Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TMNT (1987) Season 5, Part 1 Review

I'm a little late to tie this one in with Easter, but really, the "TMNT's Awesome Easter" two-parter was a greater affront to the memory of Jesus than my forgetting entirely about the holiday could ever be.

As we open season five, we have to deal with that obnoxious fucker Hokum Hare, but after that's over and done with we have some great episodes featuring Lt. Kazuo Saki (the brother of Shredder), Mutagen Man and Mondo Gecko.  Also, the Badd Family, because this show can't keep up a winning streak for very long.

Here's my review of TMNT (1987) Season 5, Part 1 at Adventures in Poor Taste.

Because "Donatello's Badd Time" was the series finale in Japan (I'm so sorry, Japan), that seemed like a good enough point to segue into the two-part anime OVA series.  So I'll be doing those next.

If I survive.


Anonymous said...

I liked how Season 5 tried to include some more mutants in the show, even if it was only a few. I liked the majority of Season 5 as the season was shorter and thus the bad episodes were fewer. Still I agree with your review of these first 6 episodes. The first Hokum and Badd family episodes are awful, but the other 4 are among my favorites. I also wish the Technodrome spent more time in the arctic but at least they make use of it in "The Ice creature Cometh" episode.

Anonymous said...

Hokum Hare was definitely one of the worst characters to ever come out of the OT. I must be a strange one because characters like Zach the 5th Turtle never bothered me that much, but Hokum Hare I despise with every ounce of my being.

He doesn't even feel like a TMNT character. I also don't understand why he continued into, "once upon a time machine" when the episode would have been 95% the same without him. If he was only in that first easter episode we all could have ignored him. Thankfully he never did appear again.

John Pannozzi said...

So, are you going to review the Super Mutants OVA before or after the other Viking Heroes crossovers?

I kinda want to see the Viking Heroes crossovers first.