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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009 edited
    I'm way old. When I was a kid, G.I. Joe was a flat-out war toy. Big man-dolls with big jeeps and such. Me, I marched in anti-war protests with me pops when I was like, six. The only thing in the G.I. Joe line I was remotely desirous of was a wonderful Mercury capsule.

    The Claster Productions G.I. Joe cartoons and the smaller special ops Joe action figures came out . . . man, I must have been in college. Just not my thing.

    But I like Resolute. Intense, but not a non-stop shower of blammo and spatter like (say) Clone Wars.

    P.S.Trivia: Before G.I. Joe, Claster Productions was best known for the franchised Romper Room show.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
    yeah, seems pretty down to business so far. They used to dick around a lot back in the day.
      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009 edited
    I'm not used to seeing cartoons indulge in such carnage so quickly. How much got destroyed in the first four minutes? Fucking nice. Will watch it all when my iPhone stops giving me the arsehole.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    A GI Joe cartoon where characters actually die. I have waited many years for such a thing. Awesome.
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    This show is fantastic. I can't wait for the next batch!
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    awesome! never been a fan of GI Joe, but this was how it should be. actual guns, people dying but without the gore.

    now make thundercats good :D
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    Things blow up properly. I´m satisfied.
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    That was really good. Aside from the writing I'm very impressed with the animation. And the fact that you killed of a main character immediately.
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    now make thundercats good :D

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    oh, that's easy. round them up, spay and castrate them all and then watch them turn on each other as you neglect to feed them.
    might only last one episode, but it'd be the end of the bastards for sure.

    I hated thundercats.
    almost as much as I hated the themetune.
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    Internet Jesus is correct in not wanting to dirty his hands on Thundercats.

    Thunderbirds, on the other hand, I might want to see him tackle. Or Captain Scarlet. If I didn't think Mr. Anderson might find Mr. Ellis' style a little too... mature.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    Woah, an aircraft carrier and Moscow blown up within the first 5 mins.

    I'm gonna pretend there was no badmouthing of Thundercats...
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    it moved
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    @Eddie Current:

    Not that Ellis' style is defined only by grisly deaths, but...have you watched Anderson's shows?

    Thunderbirds - Not quite as bloodthirsty as later series, but in the very first episode Our Hero (Scott Tracy) does his best to kill somebody for taking pictures of his aircraft. Now, true, the photographer is actually master criminal The Hood, but Tracy doesn't know this; for all he knows the guy is the editor, photographer and sole proprietor of the East Goatdung Weekly Shopper and Hallelujah, with two kids and an asthmatic budgie, and he still strafes him off the road into a smoking crash (tm Century 21).

    Captain Scarlet - Now we're getting down to it. An interplanetary war started by one Earthman with a panicky trigger finger. Multiple violent deaths almost every episode, not excluding the hero (who, of course, gets better.) Ron Embleton's paintings for the end title cards are absolutely gorgeous - and every one of them depicts Scarlet about to die horribly (dynamited, run over by a tank, drowned AND eaten by sharks, etc) and we know he's not going to get out of it, he's just going to come back to life after suffering every minute of pain.

    Joe 90 - Fewer corpses, but most of them created by an eight-year-old boy with brain implants and live ammunition. Need I say more?

    And actually, Captain Scarlet already WAS remade a few years back, in a CGI version which ran two seasons but which apparently almost no one saw - and took a more "mature" approach in that the stories had a lot more plot and characterization to go along with the Really Cool Tech And Explosions. It's pretty impressive, and very much in the same vein as we're seeing now with Resolute.

    Which is damn good, by the way. My liking for the original GI Joe didn't last terribly long (with one or two exceptions), but this I'm enjoying.
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    I'd like to see a Mr Ellis adaptation of Mr Ben.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    The CGI Captain Scarlet was great. Anderson finally got his vision realised properly. Pity the Dan Dare TV series was so arse though.

    I'd love to see someone like Mike Hodges given a Michael Bay sized budget and a Gerry Anderson script...
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
    Fucking right on. GI Joe was the very first, I guess... where I learned to take things over and tell my own story. In the first grade we would take different roles and run around the playground pretending to be those guys and defending ourselves against Cobra attacks and vice versa. Taught me to look for strong women characters, since it seemed to have one for every fifteen male characters. And the bad guys were frequently much cooler than the good guys.

    Thanks for the folks digging up the YouTube also. My middle brother is in Afghanistan so he can't see, and I don't know if he can access YT but we can maybe work something out. THANKS!
      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009 edited
    Good to see love for Captain Scarlet. Shame the guy who wrote most of that series (and did a terrific job on it) then wrote the worst ever episode of Torchwood (alien insemination + shapeshifter + wedding = non-hilarity). Yes, the worst episode of the worst series on TV. Depressing stuff.

    Captain Scarlet was aces, though. The original was great too, though. Every so often Spectrum would fail dismally. Even as a kid I thought that was clever writing, because that, of course, meant you never really knew if the Mysterons would be thwarted every week.

    I'm sure Warren has already discussed this elsewhere, so please forgive me for asking, but is there just going to be one series of GI Joe, or has he been asked to do more? Because for the first time in my life, I want to overdose on GI Joe cartoons.
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    @Don Hilliard, whose last name I dig:

    It's more a matter of the staging. I read an interview (and I think I book marked it, I'll edit this to add later so we can check my recall) with Mr. Anderson where he noted the south park team wanted him as a consultant on Team America, and other commitments prevented it. He saw the film, and felt the way the violence and sex was handled wasn't appropriate.

    Now as you cited, Gary's not beyond such-- it's more a matter of how it's handled. And re-watching the CGI Scarlet right now-- yeah, the gulf between what Warren's doing with Resolute and that was a little bigger in my head. You are quite correct.

    Which means now I REALLY want to see Warren tackle Scarlet or International Rescue.

    For now, he's made GI Joe awesome. And I always found GI Joe and Transformers-- the afternoon time waster of choice at age 5-- to be fun, but never took either seriously. This makes it fun for me now, and not in the "omg I watched this as a kid did I not realize how silly it was let's mock it now" way.
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    I wish Warren would write more stuff for animation. hopefully Sam will convince Mr. Ellis to do some more stuff for Warner Bros. One of my favorite Justice League episodes is "Dark Heart". I love the line the Atom had, "I'm going to lay here for a while, Katie. I'm old now, and I get tired".

    anyway, I can't wait to get the DVD of G.I Joe: Resolute