Friday, March 21, 2014

TMNT (1987) Season 4, Part 5 Review


Another week, another review of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon from Fred Wolf.

Check out my review of Season 4, Part 5 at Adventures in Poor Taste.

This was actually an interesting batch of episode, if only because there were some good behind-the-scenes stories to a few of them.  So learn how Man Ray/Ray Fillet almost kinda sorta maybe appeared in the show but didn't really, and also witness one of David Wise's most shameless examples of wholesale script recycling.  Also, Rhino-Man and Mighty Hog and the last appearance of Lotus Blossom.

Oh and I managed to get a copy of TMNT Utrom Empire #3, so expect that belated review this weekend.

2 comments:

Adam Winters said...

Always appreciate your takes on the series. Haven't not been a Transformers fan, it's refreshing to see your comparisons of the Wise scripts across the various episodes that he wrote. Considering the free-lance culture and lack of benefits of old school cartoon writing, I can't blame him too much for making extra bucks with the same stories.

Also, I had completely forgotten about the inane ending to "Farewell Lotus Blossum."

Chet said...

The plot in the Lotus episode which has New York City being turned into feudal Japan was also reused in the 4kids cartoon, but not as well executed.