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Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« on: December 25, 2008, 07:20:42 PM »


For the vast majority of those who won't know what this is, it was a kids tv show on UK TV called Rainbow that was on decades ago. Enjoy  ;D

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 12:16:36 AM »

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 02:58:10 AM »
I was more into Cartoons and the degeneration in regards of cartoons to the present day is scary. The best example would be the original Transformers. They had a metal intro, they showed that acting for a greater good and values like turth and honor are actually worth it. What do we have today? Hiphop-Rap-Intros to badly drawn shows that tell the kids it's good to pull pranks on others and just do bullshit. Where is the sense in things like Spongebob?

Batman (All kind of different shows including Batman Beyond)
The Centurions
Bionic 6
Mega Man
Swat Kats
Flash Gordon (Yes, the first thing I did when I saw it I went to the barber and got me the same haircut ^_^)
RoboCop - Alphacommando
Gargoyles (MUST SEE!!!)
Mummys Alive (was entertaining)
Silver Hawks
Thunder Cats

...just to name a few
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 06:25:29 AM by magnamos »

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 07:28:54 AM »
Today has, or at least had, Invader Zim.

That counts for a lot  :D

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 07:45:22 AM »
This was back when there wasnt a sexual innuendo for every word in the english language ^_^

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 07:46:17 AM »
Can't say I've paid much attention for innuendo in Zim. Too busy laughing  :D

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 10:19:46 AM »
I used to watch Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, Thundercats, Fraggle Rock, Pete and Pete, Salute Your Shorts, Clarissa Explains It All, Goosebumps...I was a Nick Kid growing up for the most part. >.< I still watch Thundercats and sometimes around Halloween they play Goosebumps marathons. ^_^

I can't stand some of the shows on today though. I like Avatar the Last Airbender, Samurai Jack, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends...but not much more than that. Most of it seems to be taking away my brain cells when I watch it. My little sister loves Sponge Bob and the Wiggles. I don't have a problem with the Wiggles though. I did research on them and they are actually good people, so I don't mind her watching that.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 04:44:05 PM »
I'm well known for watching Lilo & Stitch and Kim Possible with my 14-year-old stepdaughter (I draw the line at Tokyo Mew Mew, though!) and for never missing any Wallace & Gromit showings. And I'm actually looking forward to getting Bagpuss and Clangers DVDs to watch with my little one.

Most of the stuff I used to watch as a child were Greek productions, including lots of puppet work and shadow theatre. If anyone put those on DVD, I'd buy instantly.

Offline Mathim

Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009, 04:56:02 PM »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the classic, not the piece of crap new one they've got), Tiny Toons/Animaniacs (Go WB!), Beetlejuice the cartoon, Power Rangers, Nickelodeon's old stuff...yeah, I was addicted to TV back then. Now they've got crap like Ed, Edd and Eddy which I swear is making kids dumber. They need more shows like Animaniacs where occasionally they'll try to teach kids things. Cartoon variety shows are the best.

Offline Lazarus

Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009, 11:33:04 AM »
I hope you don't mind me adding my 2 cents.  I am a new member waiting for approval.  It was suggested I look through the chats and participate in some of the threads to get to know the members.  As I am a kid at heart and love cartoons, this looked like a good place to start.

It is funny reading the responses in the thread.  You can get a sense of how old someone is by what they watched while growing up.  I am old school like some of you.  I grew up with the same shows as Ruby Slippers.  I loved the old cartoons like Popeye, Superman, Spiderman and (hold on to your hats, my all time favorite) Super Friends.

Thanks for letting me participate and I look forward to getting to know you and maybe even participating in some games or role plays.  Happy New Year!

Offline King_Furby

Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2009, 02:10:35 PM »
yea there are some major crap shows, but there are also some really good ones. I think some people get so lost thinking about the olds shows that they don't see any charm in even the good new ones. For example Ben 10 and Ben 10 Alien Force. It's a really good show.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 02:57:15 PM »
This is true.  My oldest daughter has been watching the Avatar series and that is pretty good too. I even enjoy watching that with her.

Offline goalt

Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2009, 05:01:15 PM »
Good current animated shows include:
Avatar: The Last Airbender (Just ended recently, as much for adults as kids)
Transformers: Animated (next season coming soon)
Batman: Brave and the Bold (currently airing. Not-so-dark Batman teams up with someone every episode)
Spectacular Spiderman (next season coming soon)

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2009, 05:14:22 PM »
I remember the first Transformers cartoon.  Do your remember Thunder Cats?  That one was on the edge for me.  I stopped watching cartoons after that.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2009, 05:23:46 PM »
Animated is MUCH better than the 1980s Transformers show.  :P

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2009, 05:42:08 PM »
I agree with you.  I could never get into them.  And the toys always drove me nuts.  I guess I got the broken ones because it used to transform into something other than what it was supposed to.   ;D

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2009, 03:07:48 PM »
Today has, or at least had, Invader Zim.

That counts for a lot  :D
Lasted what; two seasons. I miss that show... and the cupcake...

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2009, 03:48:34 PM »
Speaking of old cartoons, besides the classic Looney Toons which I still watch occasionnaly, and Animaniacs *which I'd like to watch if I get ahold of some old episodes sometime*, I'd have to add Voltron to this list :)

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2009, 03:52:30 PM »
Lasted what; two seasons. I miss that show... and the cupcake...

Thereabouts. Not sure if the second season was finished or not.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2009, 03:55:29 PM »

Batman (All kind of different shows including Batman Beyond)
The Centurions
Bionic 6
Mega Man
Swat Kats
Flash Gordon (Yes, the first thing I did when I saw it I went to the barber and got me the same haircut ^_^)
RoboCop - Alphacommando
Gargoyles (MUST SEE!!!)
Mummys Alive (was entertaining)
Silver Hawks
Thunder Cats


Save for Silver hawks and Flash gordon I seen and loved all those shoes when I was growing up.
I can't believe someone else knows about Centurions. Such a great show but I was the only one in my area that ever watched it!

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2009, 07:32:17 PM »
Another good one is the Spider-Man cartoon in the mid to late nineties.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2009, 10:35:39 PM »
Oh man I am on another board and a similar topic came up just the other day.  Talking about old commercials that then spawned into old TV shows.  So many to list but wow the reminiscing kinda gets to you when you think about all that has changed since then.

Here's a few that I haven't seen mentioned yet.

He-man
Shera
Voltron!!!
Ghostbusters.

Nickelodean shows like:
You can't do that on Television with the slime all the time.
That show at the Ranch?  Can't remember the name.
I remember having a crush on the girl from Clarissa Explains it all.

Can't forget all the Friday night shows either on network TV:
Family Matters with Erkle
Full house with the Olsen Twins!
Step by Step was it?  The 80's version of the Brady Bunch
Growing Pains

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2009, 01:22:54 AM »
Save for Silver hawks and Flash gordon I seen and loved all those shoes when I was growing up.
I can't believe someone else knows about Centurions. Such a great show but I was the only one in my area that ever watched it!

Same here! Actually it was more an accident. I always messed with horizontal and vertical frequencys as a kid when my father wasn't around and suddendly I hit Astra 1d which aired Cartoon Network. I saved it to a spot in the reciever that noone would look for that fast (666 :) ). That station is the reason for my messed up english! Many people in my area didn't even know that there was a station called Cartoon Network! I totally loved that show <3

Power Extreme! *spawns a myriad of weaponry and equipment that attaches to his body and flys away*

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2009, 06:29:19 AM »
Does anyone remember the cartoon Mighty Max? King Arthor and the knights of the round table (Who were really football players, lol) Hmmm.... Eureka's Castle. That...elephant show. "Skiddery dink a rinky dink, skiddery dink a do. I love you!" Good lord what else? Mummies alive! G.I Joes... that 3d show of animals who were really robots...one of them was a rat who cracked me up. Annnnd Gummy Bears! Where they drank that juice and bounced around  ;D

Classics

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2009, 07:30:54 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_and_the_Sea_Monsters


LOL this one is a real time warp for me. The characters were so strange and bizarre; these little green Cthulhu things have been stamped in my memory ever since I watched this, long after I had forgotten the show. A web search not too long ago brought this up and I realized everything we see as a child is stamped on neurons somewhere, even if they haven't fired in decades.


OK, how many here remember these little gems? I grew up with this stuff. Jason of Star Command; hard to miss how...Han-Soloey he is, ROFL.


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And let's not forget the Wave Motion Gun, which we all waited for them to fire. This was pretty much the ultimate sci-fi B.F.G., eclipsed perhaps only by the main gun on the Death Star.

[youtube=425,344][/youtube]
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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2009, 05:32:22 PM »
I used to watch Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, Thundercats, Fraggle Rock, Pete and Pete, Salute Your Shorts, Clarissa Explains It All, Goosebumps...

Yep yep! All of those 'cept for Thundercats and Goosebumps (I read the books, though, but I liked Fear Street better ... 'till it went all undead cheerleader-crazy).

Also Jem, Power Rangers (the first run with Jason (Red Ranger), Billy (Blue Ranger), Trini (Yellow Ranger), Zack (Black Ranger), and Kimberly (Pink Ranger)), definitely Scooby Doo. David the Gnome was one of my favourites, but I recall it being on at an odd time where I couldn't always catch it.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2009, 05:57:55 PM »
This thread is awesome.  ::flexes::

Old Anime:
G-Force
Centurions
Silverhawks (I had the main protagonist's action figure!)
Thundercats (the figs for these were MONDO awesome, dudes; they had karate action AND their eyes glowed in the dark!)
Bionic Family (I don't know if this is the name, but it was about a family of cyborgs?  Their toys were like GI Joes but made of metal)

WB
Freakazoid
Animaniacs
Tiny Toon Adventures
Batman (B: TAS, Batman & Robin Adventures, Batman Beyond-- anything that Bruce Timm touches is awesome, excluding the Zeta Project.)

UPN Disney
Duck Tales
Tailspin
Goof Troop

Saturday Morning
X-Men (90s, Pryde of the X-men:  but Evolution and the new 'Wolverine and the X-men' rock!)
Spiderman (90s, Unlimited, Spectacular, MTV)
Biker Mice From Mars
The Tick
Reboot

Snick!
Salute Your Shorts
Hey Dude
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Wild and Crazy Kids
Guts
Secrets of the Mayan Temple
Round House --> All That --> Keenan and Kel

OH SHIT, how could I almost forget ARCADE, the GOD of all TV contest shows?

Old Stuff
Captain America (the theme was so corny, but I sang it all the time: 'When Captain America throws his mighty shield!  When Captain America throws his mighty shield!')
Super Friends

Aww.  I loved my childhood.  My friends and I loved AMAZINGLY bad movies, too (like 3 Ninjas, Surf Ninjas and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Part 3).  ::sighs happily::

And I must also add that as adolescents, we preferred the Sega Genesis to the Super Nintendo.  Streets of Rage > Final Fight.  And and and!  We really, really, really dug Highlander.  It's almost stupid how much we loved Highlander when we were growing up.
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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2009, 06:01:49 PM »
*cackle* Yeah, I knew I forgot some. The Biker Mice were great, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, I watched Duck Tales and Tailspin and Goof Troop, Rescue Rangers.

... jesus, I watched a lot of teevee as a kid. O_o

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2009, 06:06:06 PM »
... It's DARKWING DUCK!

Let's.  Get.  Dangerous.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2009, 06:20:34 PM »
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Offline The Overlord

Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2009, 06:31:59 PM »

Baa ba ba ba ba ba baaaaaa....

Hell yeah thanks for reminding me of more Saturday morning gold. I always loved this theme along with the one from Star Blazers.



[youtube=425,344][/youtube]

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2009, 06:34:32 PM »


Wait a sec...


'Surprise attack by alien galaxies from beyond space..."


*blink*

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2009, 06:54:24 PM »
This is one of the earliest cartoon series I can remember watching as a kid. Flash Gordon, circa 1979

[youtube=425,344][/youtube]

Not sure if this was technically a kids show, but I loved Monkey  :)

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Ditto this one, The Water Margin

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G Force

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2009, 01:32:33 AM »
This thread is awesome.  ::flexes::

Old Anime:
G-Force
Centurions
Silverhawks (I had the main protagonist's action figure!)
Thundercats (the figs for these were MONDO awesome, dudes; they had karate action AND their eyes glowed in the dark!)
Bionic Family (I don't know if this is the name, but it was about a family of cyborgs?  Their toys were like GI Joes but made of metal)
(...)

Did you mean this perhaps?

[youtube=425,344][/youtube]

I also used to watch Flash Gordon but mine rocked more :)

Whatever made this person think that it's more secure or whatever to make people click a link instead of copy and past the video directly... anyway here it is
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 01:35:34 AM by magnamos »

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2009, 06:37:30 AM »
This is one of the earliest cartoon series I can remember watching as a kid. Flash Gordon, circa 1979



Hell yeah, this was the really hot version of Princess Aura. Maybe a little bit too much for a Saturday morning cartoon.

And really, what's up with Ming anyway? Why do galactic overlords always stand about in garish robes laughing diabolically? Doesn't that palace have a spa or something to lighten up?

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2009, 08:39:04 AM »
Hell yeah, this was the really hot version of Princess Aura. Maybe a little bit too much for a Saturday morning cartoon.

At that age I wouldn't have noticed :)

And really, what's up with Ming anyway? Why do galactic overlords always stand about in garish robes laughing diabolically? Doesn't that palace have a spa or something to lighten up?

Maniacal laughter has proven stress relieving properties. The problem is when they do it in the presence of the heros, because that's just asking for trouble.

He probably needs to read the Evil Overlord list though.

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Re: Kids tv has changed a lot since then
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2009, 12:55:24 PM »
I remember a Starship Troopers animated series when I was a kid and I thought it was the awesomeness of cool!