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Joe Moore 07-29-2011 07:00 AM

Reminder - Thundercats Airs Tonight

Use this as the official discussion thread for episode 1 and 2 of Thundercats (2011/Modern) - The Sword of Omens and Ancient Spirits of Evil.

Feel free to talk back and forth before, during and after the episode!

Only 2 hours and change to go!

Transformed 07-29-2011 08:10 AM

Will it be uploaded here like Transformers Prime and G.I. Joe Renegades is on sister sites?:D

Joe Moore 07-29-2011 08:12 AM

We cannot officially offer the episodes for download. Though, we may be a bit lenient with direct download links.

Tony_Bacala 07-29-2011 09:37 AM

I can't wait. Bring it!

I didn't see it at Comic Con, and have stayed mostly spoiler free. So looking forward to it with a fresh palette.

Too bad CN isn't available in HD on FIOS. They have theHub, DisneyXD, and other kids in HD, but no CN? FAIL! Put that network/operator BS in the garbage, charge, then pay, fair rates, and gimmie some HD CN!

Shishard 07-29-2011 09:55 AM

20 something year wait for NEW Tcats.....yeah I am watching tonight!

Ravenxl7 07-29-2011 11:53 AM

I don't believe I've been quite this excited for a new cartoon...ever. Thundercats was my first obsession, and thus will always have a special place in my heart. Transformers could permanently end today, and while I'd be upset, it would ultimately just free-up some more space for Thundercats, lol.

wizzra 07-29-2011 11:55 AM

Exciting times! Hope the show will rock!

Monkian 07-29-2011 01:12 PM

I'm stoked man! What time tonight is it? I saw a countdown clock on CN this morning. It's exciting to see it offered up to a new generation of kids. I think it's going to be a big hit.

Joe Moore 07-29-2011 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monkian (Post 7975)
I'm stoked man! What time tonight is it? I saw a countdown clock on CN this morning. It's exciting to see it offered up to a new generation of kids. I think it's going to be a big hit.

It starts 8PM Eastern.

ragmanrag 07-29-2011 02:20 PM

i seriously can't wait for the show to air, man we have waited 20 years just to get a new glimpse of another THUNDERCATS! I really hope its good, from all the trailers and the interviews i've seen of the show it seems they are really doing this justice to the original series!

THUNDERCATS ARE BACK HO!

Ravenxl7 07-29-2011 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monkian (Post 7975)
It's exciting to see it offered up to a new generation of kids.

Which is why I wish my nephew was just a little older. I could probably get him to watch an episode or two, but I know he wouldn't pay much of any attention to it, lol. Maybe he and I can sit down and watch them on DVD when he's a little older.

Edit: Since this is the official discussion for the first two episodes, I'll add some more to this post.

I've probably said this several times by now, but I've never been this excited for a new cartoon. It's just too bad they didn't utilize the time before or after the premier to show some original Thundercats episodes. Saw part of one episode this past Sunday morning, but since I hadn't been expecting them to show any, I had missed what would have been a nice opportunity to watch a fair few episodes. Oh well, I've been watching them online and plan on getting them on DVD.

Anyways, back to the new show. This is going to be great. In fact, the next several years should be pretty great.

Thundara 07-29-2011 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tony_Bacala (Post 7952)
I can't wait. Bring it!

I didn't see it at Comic Con, and have stayed mostly spoiler free. So looking forward to it with a fresh palette.

Too bad CN isn't available in HD on FIOS. They have theHub, DisneyXD, and other kids in HD, but no CN? FAIL! Put that network/operator BS in the garbage, charge, then pay, fair rates, and gimmie some HD CN!

Weird, I have HD Cartoon Network but no HD Hub:(. Directv by the way. I hate watching Prime in non high def but at least I get Thundercats.

hdeleon 07-29-2011 07:26 PM

I cannot wait.... its gonna be EPIC

Tony_Bacala 07-29-2011 07:42 PM

Watching now! Im on a delay because I got stuck doing a target run with girl. So far so good. "Games" about to start.

Thundara 07-29-2011 07:58 PM

DAMN!!!!!! When Lion O finally did the cry it gave me chill bumps!!!

Monkian 07-29-2011 08:09 PM

Positively Awesome
 
That was pretty bad ass, if I must say. Definitely met and exceeded my expectations.

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:12 PM

That was flat awesome! I got chills too. Anybody that complains about that is stupid...even got Claudius (Larry) giving us a thundercats ho! Come on...how could it be any better!

ryan O 07-29-2011 08:13 PM

God that was great. Now i want to watch the episodes over again. I hope that CN puts the show on its website for repeat viewing. I absolutely love the new art direction and 4C studios. I grew up watching the old thunder cats and i gotta say its so much cooler in the anime style. I cant wait for next friday. HO!

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:13 PM

My 7 year old son LOVED it! I'm gonna watch again on CN west
At 11. Wow! I can't get over how good it was, the first 15 minutes were intellectually deeper than the entirety of the OG cartoon.

Tony_Bacala 07-29-2011 08:13 PM

Still not done but DAMN. Thundera has fallen! All that leading up to that was bad ass. 10 mins left bbl!

ryan O 07-29-2011 08:14 PM

...even got Claudius (Larry) giving us a thundercats ho!


That was cool, i was so excited!

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Lion O (Post 8009)
That was flat awesome! I got chills too. Anybody that complains about that is stupid...even got Claudius (Larry) giving us a thundercats ho! Come on...how could it be any better!

I was so stoked about Lion O giving the ThunderCats cry that it slipped my mind that Claudius screamed it as well, also EPIC. What does Lion-O say to MummRa before he does the cry? I remember it setting up for it nicely.

cory 07-29-2011 08:17 PM

wahhhhhh the whole time i was crying so hard i have no idea what went on! why did claudius and jaga have to die??

Steevy Maximus 07-29-2011 08:18 PM

I was VERY impressed with what I saw. Excellent animation, great voice acting all around, and the artistic design of the world was just awesome.

They "de-sucked" Snarf and made him VERY enjoyable without being an annoying "nanny" to Lion-O. Writing was excellent all around from portraying the Thundercat society as being bloated and corrupt, to the presence of technology, to the the Thundercats being actual, you know, CHARACTERS.

The series has all the strengths of the 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon with a stronger script/story, superior animation, and given the lack of any half decent fantasy series on the market, I think Cartoon Network has me invested in the long run.

I really hope that this series finds some good legs among kids, it would be a tragedy to see such a quality series not be successful.

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tony_Bacala (Post 8012)
Still not done but DAMN. Thundera has fallen! All that leading up to that was bad ass. 10 mins left bbl!

Stop spoiling it for yourself. Hurry back in ten minutes. We'll be here. Haha

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:18 PM

Did anyone else see Lynx O in the tower? So awesome! I could have watched 12 hours of that!

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thundara (Post 8014)
I was so stoked about Lion O giving the ThunderCats cry that it slipped my mind that Claudius screamed it as well, also EPIC. What does Lion-O say to MummRa before he does the cry? I remember it setting up for it nicely.

Think he said you took my father, you will not take his sword!

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Lion O (Post 8018)
Did anyone else see Lynx O in the tower? So awesome! I could have watched 12 hours of that!

I did catch that! "I know that scent from a mile away....."

dolza_khyron 07-29-2011 08:21 PM

i haven't seen it yet, *would be nice if people used spoiler alerts!* LOL! but yea, i assume they had to die, so LionO can be king!

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Lion O (Post 8019)
Think he said you took my father, you will not take his sword!

Yeah that's it! Thanks bro good looks.

Ravenxl7 07-29-2011 08:23 PM

I'm sort of speechless, in a good way. I'm just glad I'll be able to enjoy those first two episodes as often as I want, as I videotaped it. Sort of nostalgic in that sense, but I didn't have any blank DVD's on-hand (didn't think to tape it till about fifteen minutes before it started). Guess I was lucky to have a couple blank VHS tapes lying around. Won't be the perfect reviewing experience, but it'll do till it comes out on DVD. Can't wait to see the new toys on store shelves/pegs.

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:25 PM

Probably sounds crazy but I was choking up...i was like what's wrong with me...then I realized after all these years just what a simple cartoon could mean to a child and how everyday when I got home from school and nobody else was around...they were always there for me...everyday. Now I get to be there with my son with thundercats! I am totally stoked! He loved it, thanks to everyone who made this happen.

Lion-OH 07-29-2011 08:26 PM

Excellent show. Very epic feel to the story.Can't wait for the new episode next week.

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thundara (Post 8022)
Yeah that's it! Thanks bro good looks.

Anytime!

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thundara (Post 8020)
i did catch that! "i know that scent from a mile away....."

awesome!

ryan O 07-29-2011 08:31 PM

I really hope this series succeeds. they been trying to make a movie for Thunder Cats since 2005. Its recently been put on hold...guess they want to see what happens with the new series first. I will be buying this and supporting the creators to make sure it stays around for a while!

Michael'O 07-29-2011 08:34 PM

Hot damn this series is going to be stella, I love it already and I have only watched two episodes, I think this is going to be the next big thing, so hold on and strap in and I can't wait for the other episodes it gives me something to look forward to on a Friday night again, however CN don't screw this up please let a good thing remain a good thing.

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryan O (Post 8032)
I really hope this series succeeds. they been trying to make a movie for Thunder Cats since 2005. Its recently been put on hold...guess they want to see what happens with the new series first. I will be buying this and supporting the creators to make sure it stays around for a while!


I'm with you! Me too. I want them to finish this the way they intend to. I think it's gonna be huge...

cory 07-29-2011 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Lion O (Post 8025)
Probably sounds crazy but I was choking up...i was like what's wrong with me...then I realized after all these years just what a simple cartoon could mean to a child and how everyday when I got home from school and nobody else was around...they were always there for me...everyday. Now I get to be there with my son with thundercats! I am totally stoked! He loved it, thanks to everyone who made this happen.

no i was crying the whole time, from when i heard larrys voice i cried all through, esp when the guys died and the fall of the head tower, it was probly the only truly happy time i can remember as a little girl, all my sisters have the eye of thundera tattooed on them, its our family crest! i dont think my sons like it much yet, but they have been watching the original on dvd all along and they love anime style shows [big geeks in the making <3] its pretty great to hear other people say it.

Tony_Bacala 07-29-2011 08:37 PM

Done. Pure awesome.

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1233928590...20clapping.gif

The ending with Lion O getting his King on was a nice touch, setting up the Mumm-Ra / Lion-O feud for the eps ahead.

I don't remember from the first series, but was Mumm-Ra always allergic to the sun like that, vampire style?

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cory (Post 8037)
no i was crying the whole time, from when i heard larrys voice i cried all through, esp when the guys died and the fall of the head tower, it was probly the only truly happy time i can remember as a little girl, all my sisters have the eye of thundera tattooed on them, its our family crest! i dont think my sons like it much yet, but they have been watching the original on dvd all along and they love anime style shows [big geeks in the making <3] its pretty great to hear other people say it.

That's awesome....thank you, that makes me feel better. :).

Jack-Pumpkinhead 07-29-2011 08:40 PM

Oh my god that was amazing! I can't find a single flaw with what happened! I mean, Will Friedle was a great Lion-O, and getting Larry to give one last Thundercats Ho was epic. Honestly, all the voices were great. The art was fantastic! So detailed, and beautiful animation. The writing was amazing, it combined the stuff that worked from the old show, removed the uber-silly, and made it epic (clearly someone learned from AtLA). As for characters, Tygra actually has a personality! Cheetara is amazing! Lynx-O got a cameo! The Kittens have a purpose and are funny! And Snarf is precious!! I'm a guy and I want a plushie Snarf now! I love the villains, especially how they handled Mumm-Ra. We didn't get to see the Big Guy, but I love the vulnerability to sunlight. I don't think we'll get the 'scared of his own reflection' this go-around.

I honestly hope this thing gets good ratings and continues for many more seasons.

Lord Lion O 07-29-2011 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tony_Bacala (Post 8038)
Done. Pure awesome. The ending with Lion O getting his King on was a nice touch, setting up the Mumm-Ra / Lion-O feud for the eps ahead.

I don't remember from the first series, but was Mumm-Ra always allergic to the sun like that, vampire style?

No it was his reflection in the og....nice updated touch though...will be interesting to see how they use that going forward

Joe Moore 07-29-2011 08:41 PM

Thundercats Premiere Review

Awesome, loved it and cannot wait to see the next episode.

Tony_Bacala 07-29-2011 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thundara (Post 8017)
Stop spoiling it for yourself. Hurry back in ten minutes. We'll be here. Haha

Iphone and commercials, never left the couch :).

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tony_Bacala (Post 8038)
Done. Pure awesome. The ending with Lion O getting his King on was a nice touch, setting up the Mumm-Ra / Lion-O feud for the eps ahead.

I don't remember from the first series, but was Mumm-Ra always allergic to the sun like that, vampire style?

I couldn't recall that either, it seems right though, maybe cuz he never left the black pyramid.

Lody 07-29-2011 08:45 PM

Wow

Wow

Wow

Loved it

My only complaint is that I wish they held out with Claudus and Jaga longer. I would have liked to have seen deeper character development as we didn't get to see that in the original series.

Either way

TWO THUMBS UP!

Thundara 07-29-2011 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Lion O (Post 8041)
No it was his reflection in the og....nice updated touch though...will be interesting to see how they use that going forward

Damn son, you on helpin out fire! Good memory.

Icespark 07-29-2011 08:45 PM

Well, that was excellent!

I'm incredibly pleased, and I cannot wait to see more! The rest of my family that watched have the same opinion.

The writing was very strong, and the animation was simply beautiful! I especially liked the color pallette; both the color tones, and the shading added to the atmosphere of each scene!

The voice-acting was also very strong! Will Friedle did an excellent job as Lion-O, and I loved Corey Burton's performace as Jaga.

Snarf was adorable!

Some small spoiler-laden commentary: (Warning, I can't seem to get the spoiler code to work, so, spoilers below!)




[spoiler] I can't believe they showed Lynx-O! I notice that he's already blind; I wonder if we'll recieve a back-story on that?

Since they showed us Lynx-O, I wonder where Ben-Gali and Pumyra are? I can't wait to find out!

Mumm-Ra was very menacing; I loved how they made his eyes glow; I do wish that Mumm-Ra had cackled maniacally, though.

I loved Larry Kenny's performance as King Claudis! I do wonder if he'll be in further episode, perhaps in flashback form.

A good lizard has much story-telling potential....

The plot twist with Mumm-Ra's entrance was fantastic, and took all of us by surprise; my grandmother in particular could not stop talking about it!
[\spoiler]





END SPOILERS


Thundercats 2011 is easily the strongest relaunch out of any classic series I've seen so far.

All in all, the series is off to a fantastic start. I truly hope they can keep up this level of quality. If they can, I think Thundercat fans everywhere will be in for a spectacular adventure!

Lody 07-29-2011 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thundara (Post 8044)
I couldn't recall that either, it seems right though, maybe cuz he never left the black pyramid.

No

He would shrivel back to Mum-Ra the Mummy upon seeing his reflection but the sunlight had no ill effects on him.


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