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I'm just tossing stuff up in the air at this point.

It started today with reading more of the Things Mr. Welch can no longer do in an RPG list.

1297. There is a 100xp penalty every time we remind the GM of the Bionic Six.

Which is mostly false, or that player has a dull GM; I have made references, have not been penalized, and as a GM-on-occasion I could conceivably reward players for doing this.

And it got me thinking...

See, I just ordered Volume 1 of Silverhawks on DVD. Birthday money ahoy!

And I got to thinking...what I have on DVD, 80's animation-wise.

Defenders of the Earth, Volume 1.
Bionic Six - Complete (admittedly bootleg)
Transformers - The Movie (I can't not have this DVD)

And someone in RL not on LJ admitted to me hoe got the complete run of M.A.S.K. (admittedly bootleg since I know it's not on region 1 DVD naturally) on DVD at a recent convention. I am...going to work on borrowing that one day. And finding a way to get a copy myself, because this was one of my favorite shows.

And I got to thinking of other shows...I mean, G.I. Joe and Transformers are the names that come to everyone's mind. G.I. Joe...I haven't seen episodes like The Viper, No Place Like Springfield, or any of the 5-part movies in a long, long time.

Transformers...not really. There's The Movie. Love The Movie, but I remember regular generation 1 episodes
sucky. Really really sucky.

And I got to thinking...what I remember.

C.O.P.S. For one.

And someone besides me actually remembered Bravestarr

And there's always He-Man. Filmation had a lot of busy, busy people in the 1980s.

Now...what do other people remember? Fondly? From the 80s and such?

See, I had a brief flash of idea of an 80s animation marathon, in the vein of 'I'm too old for adventures' these days. Because the living room TV is big enough and has a DVD player there. Or a hotel room, or...something.

Just a thought. At least it'd be fun.

Edited to Add: And for Frell's sake, I actually have the entire run of the D&D cartoon. With the radio play of the finale episode. Which I have never actually put into the DVD player...

Date: 2009-08-17 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Star Blazers!
Speed Racer!
Johnny Socko and his Flying Robot!
Tranzor Z!
Thunder Cats!
Flash Gordon!
Thundarr the Barbarian!
Battle of the Planets!

Date: 2009-08-17 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thundarr I've been seeing on Boomerang at 6 PM, these days. :)

And Voltron. I would set my alarm to get me up for whenever it was on.

Date: 2009-08-17 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Herculoids.
Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace Ghooooooooooooooost

Date: 2009-08-17 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Caveat: being older than you, I'm including 70s ;p

Battle of the Planets
Star Blazers

But lets not limit it to animation...

The Shazam/Isis Hour
The Phoenix
And lets not forget Wonder Woman, the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.

Date: 2009-08-17 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, yes, Wonder Woman. I remember watching that, but I think, born in 1975, I was a shade too late to watch Shazam/Isis, which saddens me.

Date: 2009-08-17 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I used to voluntarily get up at 7 AM, as a small child, to watch Battle of the Planets.

Thundercats? Voltron? I figured out how to disconnect the monitor from a computer in an extended-day program at my school, and remind it that it used to be a television. The program's adult supervisor walked in on us watching one day, blanched, asked how long we'd been doing it -- when she learned that we'd been rigging it daily for over two months and nobody had ever noticed, she just let us get away with it.

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. I adored Angelica.

Silverhawks, Bravestarr, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Thundarr, Robotech, you know the drill --

The Real Ghostbusters. Laser Tag Academy. Kid Video, with the sneezing fairy in leg-warmers. Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.

But there was one way in which I was utterly and ridiculously a Girl.

Once upon a dream, I think
I lived inside a fairytale
Where someone great was lost
Where some dark void was crossed
And I was tossed in my sleep --

And did I see a magic horse
Named Wildfire, or was that the dream?
(Wildfire! Wildfire!)
And deep inside my mind
I wonder what I might find
Or what I might become
If I could go where the dreams come from
If I could go where the dreams come from
(Wildfire! Wildfire! -- Wildfire!)

Date: 2009-08-17 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have actually seen Wildfire on TV, back in the day. I got confused by what it was about...

Date: 2009-08-17 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

-- Wildfire was about a princess from a fantasy world raised on Earth as an ordinary girl on a horse ranch, who was taken back and forth across the void between worlds by a magical talking horse named Wildfire. Fairly formulaic other than that, but. Magical talking horse. I was not much of a Girl but for that I could put up with being target audience. :)

Date: 2009-08-17 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
See, I remember the opening, with the dying queen. Some images stuck with me. I always wondered if she got back to her rightful place on the throne.

Date: 2009-08-17 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

My first dog was named Callie because of one of the juvenile horses on that show :D

Date: 2009-08-17 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yep. When [ profile] infinitepryde mentioned Wildfire, I thought of you.

Date: 2009-08-17 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Real Ghostbusters, Kidd Video -- YES YES YES!!! God, I miss those shows. I found several fragmented episodes of Kidd Video on Youtube or one of the other streaming video sites a year or so ago and spent many hours waiting impatiently for them to fully load. I've got a bunch of SMAHAM on DVD-ROM, too.

On top of these, I want Mighty Orbots. I loved that show.

And, on a non-animated note, I want Head of the Class. I wanted to be in the IHP.

Date: 2009-08-17 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Head of the Class. Oh, I wish. But I can find no info on DVDs, which considering that they put anything on DVD these days, irks me.

Date: 2009-08-20 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There are no such DVDs. You can, occasionally, find somebody willing to sell DVDs copies from VCDs copies from tapes that were recorded off the TV in the late 80s.

You can imagine the image and sound quality.

Date: 2009-08-17 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I remember Bravestarr!

Loved C.O.P.S. - fighting crime in a future time :)

What were my faves?

Flash Gordon
Spiderman and his Amazing Friends
Shirt Tales
The Puppy's New Adventures
G.I. Joe - T's first fandom where she wrote fanfic
Jem and the Holograms

Those are the only cartoons - I ended up watching a lot of live-action stuff like Buck Rogers, A-Team, Knight Rider and Airwolf.

I would so journey to you for an 80s marathon :D

Date: 2009-08-17 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Littles. OMG the Littles rocked.

Date: 2009-08-17 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
... the Littles so rocked.

And Jem! Where my obsession with blue hair began! :D

Date: 2009-08-17 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I remember Bravestar, yep, and Blackstar (trobbits, ew). The Galaxy Rangers. The Drac Pack. We never got any of the Japanese stuff. No Robotech or Star Blazers, etc, though there was The Mighty Orbots on regular network TV. We never saw Silverhawks, and I was never much interested in the other shows like COPS or MASK. Never got in to GI Joe, Transformers, or He-Man.

One I really did like that I've never heard anyone mention is Star Com.

Date: 2009-08-17 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually, Galaxy Rangers, Volumes 1 and 2, are on DVD these days. Been meaning to look into them.

Date: 2009-08-17 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He-Man and She-Ra
Real Ghostbusters
(Wow, I was a JMS fan even before I knew who he was. He was involved in writing everything I've listed up until this point.)
My Pet Monster
Captain Planet (Yeah, yeah. Silly show, but I loved it as a kid.)
Bionic Six
The Smurfs
Gummi Bears
The Racoons
Duck Tales

Date: 2009-08-19 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have seen damn near every series on this list plus comments.

I couldn't have remembered the names of half of them had I been asked, but seeing the titles brings them back.

Good stuff.

Date: 2009-08-19 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Same here. If I ever get the gumption to organize an 80s animation marathon watching weekend or something, can I count on you?

Date: 2009-08-19 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh. As long as work doesn't pull a sudden dick-shift on me, yeah.

Date: 2009-08-19 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cool. It would take me some time to figure it all out.

And go to bed! It's 4:30!


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