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Hey, TV, You’re Awesome This Season


Technically, I don’t watch television since I have been watching everything online now. I still don’t know if I should feel bad about that or not, but I do things during the night and-and-and– it’s super hard to follow TV schedules, you guys. If you’ve been listening to our podcast, you know which shows I am big on this season but if not, I decided to write this blog for you and explain in Space Pirate Queen terms why I think these shows are awesome. Get ready.

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Ep. 58 The Hulk’s Butt Cheeks

Pilbeam has joins us in the correct time zone (aka she’s visiting California from England) and sits down to discuss all things superhero movies and cartoons. A little bit of The Avengers, a little bit of the Batman, a lot of Kevin Conroy love. Plus, Magic Mike and Channing Tatum.

Best News of the Decade

This made me squee with joy. SQUEE. I’m so excited that they’re putting the shows I grew up with back on TV. I’m betting most of you are excited too.

Personally, I’m most excited about Clarissa Explains It All. I have season 1 on DVD and I’m not disappointed by it, like I am when I re-watch some other childhood shows.

I don’t think Roundhouse or All That will age well (though I will still love them).

The cartoons? Are going to be amazing. Rugrats, Rocko, Ahh! Real Monsters (I still have all the stuffed animals for that show).

Ep. 21 Transformers Go BOOM!

Fortune Cookie keeps the Space Pirate Queen company while Gizzy is away and so the ladies discuss the third installment of the Transformer movies and how Victoria Secret models can act better than Megan Fox. We enjoy explosions and giant robots. They get a little bit nostalgic for their childhood cartoons and think a lot of kids these days are wieners.

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My Little Reboot

There’s a new show taking up home in my DVR and that show is “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”.

Wait. What. A KID’S show? A very GIRLY kids show? A remake of a girly 30-minute franchise advertisement series?

I grew up watching My Little Pony and My Little Pony Tales so when I heard about the reboot, I was ecstatic to revisit my childhood even though nostalgia is often blind in one eye.

It couldn’t be that bad, right?

I was slightly horrified to see the designs.

What I remember:

What I got:

This was NOT the My Little Pony I remembered. If the animation cel appearance is like the mellow taste of rum, this slick Flash animation was like being hit with a bottle of vodka with its crisp lines. Not to mention the very heavy anime-influenced look threw me for a loop. If MLP from the past looked like marshmallow horses, these guys looked like the 80% fat-free version with gumdrop eyes.

I still love anime but I’ve seen American cartoons try to emulate the wrong things in anime when they try to capitalize on its success in the USA. They would fail horribly since they would focus on only the visual gags and not character or story depth. Continue reading