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    What does "honor returned to the site" refer to?
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    No, it's a famous location in the GI JOE stories.

    I think we just have to admit the truth to ourselves, especially given the "weak cowardly" speech that Cobra Commander gave.

    Cobra Commander is actually...

  2.  (5621.3)
    Much better reasoning for Springfield, USA, then...

    And yet still hilarious.
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    I liked the ninja.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    Loved the dickens out of this. When shall I spend money for this mini on DVD?
  4.  (5621.6)
    What does "honor returned to the site" refer to?

    Beats me.
  5.  (5621.7)
    Cobra Commander has his own town somewhere in the US where everybody loves him? I can see why Warren chose to exploit the ninja backstory and not the Cobra backstory…
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    There was actually a Springfield resistance. If i remember correctly, Cobra's son was a member. They were quickly captured, tortured for information, and then executed. His son betraying him is what REALLY sent cobra over the edge; he had him killed and started trying to take over the world!
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009

    I'm just at the age I remember GI JOE, weird flashes of memory about Destro's mask and Cobra tank toys getting mutilated to the sounds of shrieking parents. I think most nostalgia stuff is pretty sad and more than a little weird. A man my age with a thundercats tattoo needs to register like a sex offender. I demand this.

    But this was just fun. Nice little slice of soldier-men, ninja fighting with talk of masters and secret fighting techniques and super-weapons bring death from clear blue sky. Nicely done.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009 edited
    Like some, I relived my childhood last night watching this. Er, my childhood tinted in Ellis-shaded glasses, that is. Loved it, will buy a DVD/Blu Ray if it becomes available, hopefully with lots of behind the scenes goodies.

    Fanboy questions:

    Did you have any input into the costume designs?
    *edit* I just checked the Resolute official website and saw that Dan Norton was Lead Art Director. I loved his early Wildstorm stuff, I think I have the Black Ops series he did way back, and GI Joe was probably a natural fit for him.
    Did you write the script with specific Joes in mind, or for example did you just write a scene needing an explosives expert, so Tunnel Rat was used?
  6.  (5621.11)
    I was too old to get into the original animated show. (Didn't Steve Gerber write a bunch of them?) My nephews were into it, so I had an nodding acquaintance with the characters. But not a shred of nostalgia for the thing. Always struck we as silly and basically unwatchable.

    But I found RESOLUTE entirely entertaining.
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    Tunnel-Rat! That's what I was trying to figure out!

    Ellis -- Is there a specific reason as to why Tunnel-Rat was used to go up to the stratellites instead of one of the Joe's that's known for doing high-up stuff?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    @warped savant - that was explained in the show. They needed him up there because he was the one with the skills to bring it down.
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    What I like about it is the 'clean-up' effect of the little plots; Characters and places removed to leave space for new ones. For someone not familiar with G.I. Joe, it's an outstanding job. And thanks for the actual 'killing'. In the original series, nobody dies, miraculously abandoning planes and tanks within a nanosecond before being blown to bits, etc.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    i thought it was "on our return to the site..."
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    I'm just glad the Cobra Twins, Tamox and Xamot, were nowhere to be seen...
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    Anyone else get a bit of a Dirk Anger vibe from Cobra Commander in the last episode? I half expected him to send in the drop bears once the particle cannon silo was breached.

    And I love that Roadblock just starts laughing his ass off when he opens fire on the viper squad at the HAARP facility.
    • CommentAuthorWiddow
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009
    Brilliant. Really enjoyed this, it had elements of 24 and Mission Impossible, and like my fave war films not everyone can survive!

    I will now check out the GI Joe comic relaunch!
  10.  (5621.19)
    Well, that was a lot of fun. Been a long time since I enjoyed US animation this much.
    Only minus point imho is the very quick resolution at the end (i.e. fade to black — report — done).
    Now I want to see it in a decent quality and in one go.
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009
    The "Walmart" is camouflage, like those nearby houses all the defense planes launched out of. Even if it weren't, I guess all the clerks and greeters would be at battle stations, seeing as how COBRA's plan failed and they could expect an attack at some point.

    COBRA Base really ought to be a sort of cool New Babylon-style suspended mall / arcology with northern European abstract art on the walls.