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Check it out, you guys: a short documentary on the making of Thundarr.

I honestly had no idea they’d released the complete series on DVD. Thirty bucks is a pretty steep price, but I may treat myself as a reward for finishing and releasing The Great Way. Still, it sucks that the DVD case says it’s part of the “Hannah Barbera Collection” when it wasn’t a Hannah Barbera show.

Why is this not on Netflix? How is this IP laying fallow when they’re doing another fucking Ninja Turtle movie? Channing Tatum should should stop campaigning to play Gambit (of all things) and push for a live-action Thundarr instead.

I’d be at the front of the line.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here but not there.

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nick_kaufmann
Feb. 9th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thundarr was one of my favorites as a kid. The Herculoids, too. They had a lot in common.
burger_eater
Feb. 9th, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
As much as I enjoyed The Herculoids, I recognized they were an inferior product.
nick_kaufmann
Feb. 9th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
YOU SHUT UP YOUR FACE!
burger_eater
Feb. 9th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
The recycled animations in Herculoids were even more blatant than TtB, and nobody but Gloop and Gleep had a personality, not even the humans. Hmf.
amberley
Feb. 10th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
Now made glorious these Saturdays of our youth
Even better, Herculoids is out on DVD! ORDERED. Also I see there's now D&D animated, Space Ghost, and He-Man. But the greatest of these is Herculoids. Formless! Fearless! Wonders! Really, it was all about how two minishoggoths kept a band of idiots from getting themselves killed, on a daily basis.

Not that any of it held a patch to Jonny Quest, but that came out on DVD ages ago. (Invisible Monster held up pretty well, I thought.)

I'm pretty tempted to run Herculoids with Fate or perhaps Fate Accelerated. Approaches: Reason With It, Stretch, Bounce, Make Noise, Fetch Help, Shoot Energy Rocks Until It Explodes.
burger_eater
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Now made glorious these Saturdays of our youth
A Thundarr Fate game would be pretty awesome, actually. You can keep your exploding slingshot pellets; I'd prefer a sunsword.
mizkit
Feb. 10th, 2014 08:05 am (UTC)
I feel strongly that Channing Tatum should stop campaigning to play Gambit, full stop, but am eager to support the prospect of him campaigning to play ANYBODY ELSE because augh
burger_eater
Feb. 10th, 2014 09:07 am (UTC)
I'm guessing you're a Gambit fan? If so, it's nice to meet one finally after so many years.
mizkit
Feb. 10th, 2014 10:27 am (UTC)
I love Gambit. I always have. We are not alone. I can introduce you to others who also like him. :)
burger_eater
Feb. 10th, 2014 04:46 pm (UTC)
No, that's okay. You don't have to make anyone else come out of hiding.
ext_2131746
Feb. 11th, 2014 05:39 am (UTC)
It's funny, Thundarr and The Herculoids have kind of merged in my memory into a soupy mess of mighty-thewed heroes, bizzarro creatures, and pseudo sci-fi shennanigans.

Also, I could have sworn that both shows had at least 500 episodes apiece, but Thundarr only had 21. Weird.
burger_eater
Feb. 11th, 2014 06:14 am (UTC)
Only 21? I hadn't realized.
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