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1 hour ago, monkeydog said:

 

The series is on Prime. The end credits are always a thing of glory.

 

OMFG Thank you!  I haven’t watched an Ep of Terrahawks since it was originally broadcast. Loved it bitd. I remember the toys being pretty great. Also noughts and crosses in the outro. :wub:
 

edit: nice bit of casual racism with the portrayal of Hiro and his accent…

 

Also, the head Terrahawk guy is the spits of Jeffrey Epstein. Makes you think…

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37 minutes ago, geldra said:

OMFG Thank you!  I haven’t watched an Ep of Terrahawks since it was originally broadcast. Loved it bitd. I remember the toys being pretty great. Also noughts and crosses in the outro. :wub:
 

edit: nice bit of casual racism with the portrayal of Hiro and his accent…

 

Also, the head Terrahawk guy is the spits of Jeffrey Epstein. Makes you think…

 

Coincidentally, I watched the first episode on Amazon last night. Just because. And yeah, the 'joke' about his pronunciation was ... of it’s time.

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Sharky and George would turn up at like 6.45 am. When there was 4 channels. You would be dying for anything entertaining at the time. It was still fucking painful to watch.

 

 

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10 hours ago, ilpostino said:

 

And with that in mind, one more:

 

 

 

What was this? Less than 10 hours after you posted it, it's become unavailable due to a copyright claim!

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19 hours ago, Chadruharazzeb said:

 

 

 

 

19 hours ago, Davros sock drawer said:

Doesn't get much cheesier than this:

 

 

 

I've never actually seen the show, but frankly any excuse to post this. Here's Brian May and Edward Van Halen covering Star Fleet, and it is glorious (apart from a meandering intro... it kicks in properly at about 45s) :

 

 

Frankly we need more of this kind of thing. Where are today's mega rock stars and why are they not banging out power metal covers of children's TV themes with twenty guitar solos?

 

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12 minutes ago, jonathanhoey said:

 

 

Frankly we need more of this kind of thing. Where are today's mega rock stars and why are they not banging out power metal covers of children's TV themes with twenty guitar solos?

 

 

they kinda are, they don't fill stadiums but they've got a million followers on youtube :lol: 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Orion said:

Sharky and George would turn up at like 6.45 am. When there was 4 channels. You would be dying for anything entertaining at the time. It was still fucking painful to watch.

 

 

Absolutely bang on. Sunday morning - Mighty Mouse then Sharky & George. Kids today have it easy. 

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23 minutes ago, jonathanhoey said:

Frankly we need more of this kind of thing. Where are today's mega rock stars and why are they not banging out power metal covers of children's TV themes with twenty guitar solos?

 

 

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You remember Mighty Max from the '90s. But do you remember Fantastic Max from the '80s?

 

 

 

The first theme tune for The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show was a jazzy piano instrumental based on the Vince Guaraldi music for the Peanuts TV specials. Then they went full '80s and gave it lyrics about partying. (Good grief!)

 

 

Later seasons of Garfield and Friends also updated its theme song to one about partying. But I think that change happened after 1990 so doesn't qualify for this thread.

 

But I can post another cartoon about a ginger tomcat...

 

Skip to 0:45 of the Heathcliff intro to get the "ohh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh" stuck in your head. Followed immediately by a truck driver's gear change! Gotta have one of those!

 

 

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3 hours ago, jonathanhoey said:

 

 

I've never actually seen the show, but frankly any excuse to post this. Here's Brian May and Edward Van Halen covering Star Fleet, and it is glorious (apart from a meandering intro... it kicks in properly at about 45s) :

 

 

Frankly we need more of this kind of thing. Where are today's mega rock stars and why are they not banging out power metal covers of children's TV themes with twenty guitar solos?

 

 

 

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You know most of those 80s American cartoon theme songs were written by Haim Saban (who went on to make Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)…

 

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After moving in 1983 to the United States,[16]Haim Saban and partner Shuki Levy became known for soundtrack compositions for children's television programs of the 1980s. Although Levy and Saban composed for their own properties (such as Kidd Video and Maple Town), they scored for other production companies as well (such as Inspector Gadget, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, M.A.S.K., Dinosaucers, Dragon Quest, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors).


He also composed the Pole Position theme….

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On 13/04/2022 at 22:10, glb said:


Ulysses is, and always will be, an absolute banger. Carl Cox wishes he dropped it at Space.


The opening theme for Ulysses 31 has rightly been mentioned several times, but I wonder if anyone knows what we were missing in the English version.

 

The ending theme for the original French was equally classic, but we never got a translation so missed out on the music entirely. That falsetto hook! “OO-oo-leece trente-un!”

 

 

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This damn thing - hated it as a kid. I remember the whole show occupying the space between the end of the good kids TV shows and the start of the lunchtime news during the summer holidays.

 

 

 

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I'm including early-90s stuff because my childhood straddled both decades and this stuff feels like a hangover of the 80s anyway.

 

 

The toxie theme is good but possibly a missed opportunity to have some of that eco-apocalypse thrash in a cartoon. Like this stuff:

 

Content warning: Images of famine, animal cruelty, a Red Hot Chili Peppers T-shirt.

 

Growing up I thought barrels of glowing toxic waste were going to be more of an everyday concern that they turned out to be. 

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