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Classic Kids' TV Shows That Still Rock Our World - 28/10/2013 6:47:40 PM   
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Flumps? - 28/10/2013 6:47:40 PM   
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Seriously where are they? Or Roobarb and Custard? Or Jamie and The Magic Torch? Or The Trapdoor?

Serious Omissions.

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Wrongzilla.. - 28/10/2013 7:01:31 PM   
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What you have there is the shit Roland Emmerich movie spin-off from 1998. What you really want is -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTItRfN-LO8

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- 28/10/2013 7:25:57 PM   
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Was just about to mention the wrong video for Godzilla being the much later 1998 series. Couple more mistakes though...

You refer to The Tick as The Flea in your blurb about him. Also, The Biker Mice aren't Cyborgs... The only machine parts any of them have are Modo's arm. Vinnie metal face is just a mask.

But yeah... Where are the likes of Trapdoor? Or even Captain Planet which you mention... Or the good 94 Spiderman series? And TerraHawks over Captain Scarlet, or even Stingray? Are you guys nuts?

And Chorlton and the Wheelies..? I remember The Clangers way more then I remember that load of junk.

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- 28/10/2013 7:42:26 PM   
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Ohh.. or for that matter... Bravestar. Galaxy Rangers, Defenders of the Earth, Duck Tales, Inspector Gadget, Gargoyles, Gummi Bears, Silverhawks... I could go on. But heck, not to mention Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles...

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But you forgot... - 28/10/2013 8:46:45 PM   
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Every time I see a list like this, there's always a bunch of people piping up about how you forgot X, Y and Z. And usually I just think jeez, get over it BUT I felt compelled to point out that Voltron and BraveStarr are sorely missing from an otherwise awesome list.

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Preferred Gobots myself... - 28/10/2013 9:38:03 PM   
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A nice nostalgia-inducing list. And yes I could say "Hey! What about this!?" In fact I reckon you could make up another list of 37 shows and it feel just as valid. BUT I will say that Mr Benn was clearly a Quantum Leap for the under-10s not Stargate. And although the inclusion of Johnny Bravo at first seemed WAY too recent - he is the last cartoon character I think I associate with childhood/young adulthood. AND there were so many awesome theme tunes in the 80s but I think ULYSSES 31 wins. Also...wot no Wuzzles?

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Reboot! - 28/10/2013 9:49:21 PM   
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Seriously, no love for Reboot?
I was watching that when I stopped watching all other cartoons, it was that good...

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Thundercats: The 'A-Team' of Kids' TV - 28/10/2013 11:01:33 PM   
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Much like The A-team, 'Thundercats' has a phenomenal opening title sequence and theme - still sends shivers down my spine to this day... alas that's where the brilliance ends. I picked up a few old 'Thundercats' VHS tapes from a charity shop years ago in an attempt to relive the joy of my Primary School days... the show really is shit. Some nostalgia is best left where it was; as a glorious, rose-tinted memory.

On the other-hand though, 'Mysterious Cities of Gold' is worth seeking out - aged well, with good serialised storytelling and decent animation.

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Good list, but............ - 28/10/2013 11:33:43 PM   
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........no Brave Star or Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Bad omissions. Oh and how about Trap Door and Garfield?

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- 29/10/2013 12:55:00 AM   
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90's Nick, such as All That, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts, Ren and Stimpy, Doug, Hey Arnold!, and countless other classics from the (used to be) one and only network for kids, Anyone?

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- 29/10/2013 1:04:15 AM   
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Lets croak us some toads!

Couldn't key this list go by without mentioning Superted...

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TMHT - 29/10/2013 8:45:29 AM   
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Surely Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles should be there??? Or was it too obvious a choice?

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- 29/10/2013 10:19:09 AM   
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I can't believe I still know all the words to the Animaniacs theme tune. Love It!

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Visionaries - 29/10/2013 10:22:42 AM   
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I remember a show called Visionaries - Knights of the Magical Light. A world where technology had failed and magic had returned - to me the characters look extremely like Centurions. Anyone else remember that? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_fLZLdvwI4

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RE: Visionaries - 29/10/2013 11:03:25 AM   
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Visionaries was one of my favourite shows growing up. Bought the series on DVD a couple of years back and it still holds up: great entertainment.

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Bucky O'Hare - 29/10/2013 11:16:53 AM   
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I can't actually believe there were only 13 episodes of Bucky O'Hare - I used to have a load of action figures related to it too! How short lived!

And another I just remembered thats missing - The Hair Bear Bunch and Wacky Races!

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Visionaries & Centurions - 29/10/2013 11:46:33 AM   
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@ gambit21 - totally remember those cartoons and yes I wanted to be a Knight of Magical Light!

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Seriously.... - 29/10/2013 11:47:06 AM   
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....no love for The Mysterious Cities Of Gold!?!?!?

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- 29/10/2013 12:20:55 PM   
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What? No Samurai Jack?

Still can't believe they haven't made D&D into a movie based on the premise of the classic cartoon. Sure as hell couldn't be worse than the one they actually made (or it's slightly better sequels).

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Some old favourites here - 29/10/2013 12:57:12 PM   
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But why Gerry Anderson (or anyone else) never brought back Joe 90 (okay maybe Doll House tried) is something i think of when i seen these sorts of quizzes. Guess we all have our favourites and the list is not long enough

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RE: Some old favourites here - 29/10/2013 1:10:54 PM   
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It really depends on how old you are, but my favourite will always be Battle of the Planets

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Wheeled Warriors! - 29/10/2013 1:13:01 PM   
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Just can't get enough of the Wheeled Warriors intro. It was my favourite as a kid. Don't actually remember much about half the shows beyond their intro sequences.

We did feature of the best cartoon intros over at - http://maskedheroes.co.uk/tag/classic-cartoon-intros/

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Have this conversation about 3 times a month! - 29/10/2013 1:21:54 PM   
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Honourable mention must go to the (mostly unheard of) Galaxy Rangers (seriously give it a try!!)
My most fondly remembered is easily the Mysterious Cities of Gold (the intro music brought a tear to my eye)
Also loved the early 90s cartoon interpretation of Tintin which closely followed the books (not to be confused with the silly 60s Tintin cartoon)

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Terrahawks - 29/10/2013 1:39:19 PM   
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Zelda used to scare the absolute shit outta me as a kid...still gives me the heeby geebys now!!

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Re: Visionaries - 29/10/2013 1:50:08 PM   
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I've always thought Visionaries was ripe for a film adaptation...I loved it

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The Real Ghostbusters - 29/10/2013 1:58:40 PM   
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One Episode Of The Real Ghostbusters completely spoiled Citizen Kane for me, even though I was too young to have seen Citizen Kane... One episode had a ghost obsessing about "Rosebud"... Which was revealed to be the same as in Kane, I don't know why that episode stuck with me, but when I saw Kane for the first time in my 30's, I immediately knew what Rosebud probably was.

Incidentally - geeky trivia: In The Real Ghostbusters, Venkman was voiced by Lorenzo Music. Music also voiced Garfield in the cartoon series, and Bill Murray then provided the voice for Garfield in the live action films...

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Spiral Zone - 29/10/2013 2:00:03 PM   
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No love for Spiral Zone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvHxhUyPiq4

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Star Fleet - 29/10/2013 2:03:34 PM   
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Does anyone else remember this classic?

My main memories of it was that the ship (X-Bomber) seemed to spend most of it's time either crashed on planets or not working, and the incredible Dai-X robot that was created by combining three smaller ships together.

Brian May even covered the theme tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7GFU5ncKhU

Apologies, that cannot be un-watched, and incidentally featured Eddie Van Halen on guitar...

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If you want weird, what about Ludwig - 29/10/2013 2:43:48 PM   
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A silver egg and some link with Beethoven, I seem to remember...and what about Issy Noho, magic panda...those 70s really were trippy! Good choices elsewhere though, even if I'm a bit too old to remember some of them (the early 90s were post student days, so I missed most of the ones from then...)

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