I do love how Rescue Bots has quietly become the most successful Transformers cartoon of all yet is almost completely ignored by TF Fandom. Longest time in production, highest episode count, most number of seasons, etc.
I have it all saved to disc (apart for those few epsiodes where it started & cut the first 10 seconds off) But 7 eps on a disc & burn them on to DVD for my son James who has them all to watch on his DVD player I got for last xmas cheap from Sainsburys £40. James likes Chase the best because he is the hardest toy to find. Also likes playing with his "Mini Optmiss Prime" that microchangers Fireconvoy to us lot.
I have to really applaud the Rescue Bots writers for being the first, if not one of the few cartoon series to have a female character in her Fifties become a mother for the first time. With it becoming more common for women to have a career, then a family in their later years, it is great that this show represents a character doing this.
It was something that dawned on me the other day, when I was watching a season 1 episode where Professor Baranova is discovered to be living in the ocean, and has been all by herself for 28 years. In a season 4 episode she has a baby daughter with Doc Green. This started the cogs working in my brain that she must be at least 50, which one of the writers confirmed on twitter tonight that she is indeed in her fifties.
I really enjoy how Rescue Bots is a show aimed at a very young audience, yet has great writing, characters and story telling that makes the show also appealing and fun for adults to watch. Discovering something like this makes me appreciate and respect what the writers are representing concepts that they don't need too, especially for the demographic the show is for.
I keep saying it, but this show is really much better than it should be. No wonder it is the longest running show in Transformers history.
Good bye dancing Jazz. May you continue to dance for ever some where else.
I'm going to have to check if the 2 episodes that where missed from series 2 have been shown on the loop days (which i've not done yet). Both where skipped when they showed series 2 first time but not sure if they have been repeated.