While we were recuperating at home after our stint at the hospital, the brother and I marathoned the two seasons of Swat Kats: Radical Squadron.
T-Bone (Chance Furlong) and Razor (Jake Clawson) were vigilantes who regularly saved the citizens of MegaKat City from a variety of villains. Mild-mannered mechanics who worked at the city salvage yard by day, and the Swat Kats by night. They constructed their jet — the TurboKat — as well as it’s various accessories, out of scraps from the salvage yard, which was also where their bat-cave/secret hideout was.
There were a lot of anthropomorphic cartoons that came out in the 90’s like Biker Mice from Mars, The Street Sharks, Captain Bucky O’Hare, etc, but Swat kats were the best. Plus they got that OMFG AWESOME opening theme.
Of course, watching it now has made me notice all the little faults the series had. Like the disregard for the laws of physics, and how the TurboKat was just a flying Deus ex Machina, but it was still an awesome, bad-ass series that wasn’t trying hard to be cool.
About a month ago, Producer Frank Marshall released a statement saying that the cast for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender movie was final and no amount of bitching on the intarwebz was going to change their minds, so I planned to just boycott the whole thing, or torrent it so Paramount won’t get any of my money.
First images of the film were just released by USA Today a few hours ago, and now I have mixed feelings about it. The avatard in me wants to watch it just because it’s Avatar. But the casting still really, really ticks me off.
Dev Patel as Zuko
Noah Ringer as Aang
Nothing against Dev Patel, I think he’s great, but I still think he’d be better off as Sokka. Noah Ringer doesn’t look that bad. I don’t get that smudge on his forehead though. Are they nixing the tatoos, or CGI-ing them post-prod? This whole thing’s just really weird. The trailer will be out in June, so I’m crossing my fingers.
Dear World. Pls to stop raeping my fandomz. kthxbai!♥ Gab
<edit> The intarwebz just coughed up this photo. (Thanks, Julie!)
Patel’s looking hot. The angst suits him hahaha. This movie might not suck as hard as I thought. </edit>