I've now watched the first two episodes of Pole Position and spent much of the time critisising it. The funniest bit had to be in episode 2 when the bad guys lid a trap consisting of a trip wire made from rope which was attached to a branch stuck into the ground which itself held a giant boulder behind it. One of good guys sprung the trap and the branch was pulled out of the ground and released the giant boulder which promptly demolised a wooden hut even through it wasn't strong enough to uproot the branch in front of it.
I've been trying to watch the 1990 He-Man show, but it's hard going. It hasn't aged at all well. Lacks the charm and craft of the 80''s he-man/she-ra shows or the fun of the 2002 reboot. Decent premise and starts ok, but quickly tapers off into mediocrity. Skeletor is fun though, but not enough to save it. Ah well.
Is that the awful New Adventures of He-Man where he and Skeletor spend more time flying around in space? I remember watching that during school holidays along with other terrible cartoons such as, er, Ox Tales!
So true. I'm currently having difficulty watching my Pole Position boxset. I've only watched the first four episodes so far and all have been terrible. The third episode was mindless pap with the two heroes chasing after a villian on a motorbike around a tight mountain course before one of the heroes cars goes over the edge. The other hero uses a winch to pull the others car back up onto the mountain road whilst se is still in freefall and they carry on. They drive around the corner and catch up with the motorcyclist! It then goes into a bizarre scene where a chicken has been trained to respond to a flute tune (which actually sounds like a computer generated tune). The chicken walks through a tiny hole in a door of an ancient treasure cave, pecks on a series of modern-day computer keyboard buttons in this ancient cave and the main cave door opens allowing anyone to gain access to the treasure. It was all over my head!
I've just purchased the second boxset of M.A.S.K from Amazon and am awaiting its arrival. I enjoyed watching the first boxset and it was much better than some other 80's cartoons that I have seen recently.
The release date for the second M.A.S.K DVD boxset has been put back until some other time so in the meantime I've been scouring Youtube for anything to do with eighties cartoons. It was here that I discovered the official music video for the end theme tune to the Raccoons cartoon - possibly the best cartoon theme tune made in the eighties.
I loved it then and I love it now, having enjoyed the odd ep in dark corners of the interweb. One of the few cartoons I can enjoy pretty much the same way as when I was a kid. An essential DVD purchase. I have been wanting it to come out for 10 years, damn it!
The early seasons, that is. Let us speak not of 'Slimer and The Real Ghostbusters' abomination that formed later episodes. Nor of 'Extreme Ghostbusters'. Shudder.
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Ralph, is that Real Ghostbusters a full season set?
I was'nt too hot on Extreme Ghostbusters either, but I thought the last two episodes were okay. I heard they were going to bring in Samhein as the main villain for the next season which never got produced, but his action figure saw the light of day.
I'm trying to hunt down Filmations Ghostbusters and the 70's live action show out of curiosity.