Hello out there in tvland, or rather cartoon land, and welcome to my review of Silverhawks volume one on DVD! To those of you who are unfamiliar with this show, it is the cousin of one of the most popular cartoons of the eighties, Thundercats….HO! After kids in the mid-eighties went ga-ga over the pack of ferociously fun and morally upstanding humanoid felines, the same creative team of Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass quickly assembled another animal/human/hero concept for the kiddies 1986 after school line-up.
Before I start this review I feel I must warn the reader that I do in fact have a bit of a personal bias, as I’ve been one of the most avid and devoted fans of the Transformers universe/franchise since 1985 (coincidentally, the time of my birth…).
Yes, I am one of those people who was even partially responsible for getting that disgusting piece of filth made by Michael Bay (whose only redeeming qualities were it gave Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, his props and well deserved big screen return, and that it got a proper release of the original 1986 film on DVD).
The summer of 2008 will go down in the history books as the summer of post-strike recovery. While viewers are eagerly awaiting the return of interrupted story lines and character arcs, they can still keep their DVD players functioning with a bevy of newly released series collections. The brightest firecracker since Fourth of July is Warner Bros release of Fastlane.
Created by McG (Charlie’s Angels) and John McNamara (TV’s The Fugitive), there is only one word to describe this series: slick. The series drips with the sort of gloss McG has become known for. High octane car chases matched with zippier dialogue mixed in with McG’s penchant for split screens and slow motion effects and you can see where current television darling Chuck gets its pedigree from.
Sometimes remakes are announced which have come around so many
times they not shocking at all in their announcement but also in their content.
Flash Gordon, the almost century long franchise which has been remade
so many times it’s impossible to count will be remade yet again.
While the Sci-Fi channel has not yet announced if they are going to renew
or cancel their Flash television show currently running another version
has been announced. Continue reading “Flash Gordon, yet again.”