View Full Version : Who on Earth is Haim Saban?
03-27-2002, 02:24 PM
As I was enjoying a slice of pineapple pizza something in the newest TIME magazine caught my eye. I found this quote in the Verbatim column:
"We have two numbers in the Jewish belief that are lucky numbers. One is 18, and the other is seven. I thought 18 was kind of too high, so I went with seven."
Obviously, that bit isn't terribly important to TMNT fans. The part that is important is who they attributed it to.
"HAIM SABAN, TV executive and creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who gave a record $7 million to the Democratic National Committee."
I think all of us here know who created the TMNT, and its not this dude. So who is he? Isn't Saban the name of the company that made Next Mutation? Or am I just confused.
I'm going to e-mail TIME about their mistake, but I'd like to know who this guy is first. They don't have an e-mail address for notifying them of mistakes. (Heck, who would?) But they do have Letters@time.com
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03-27-2002, 02:26 PM
um Saban is the company if i remember right that helped put the TMNT on air, and supported them after they came back the SECOND time, and they DID make Power Ranger i do remember that
I don't know. Saban IS the name of the company who was partially responsible for The Next Mutation. And that guy is part of that company. Named after him, of course.
Obviously they just got their facts messed up. They were thinking of TNM, and clumped the whole TMNT in with that.
03-27-2002, 02:29 PM
Wow, maybe instead of giving money to the democrats *cringe* he should have put some of it into the Next mutation!
03-27-2002, 02:30 PM
geez people nowa days, isnt there a crime for tryin to take sumone else's work? like plagerism er sumthin?
03-27-2002, 02:37 PM
I think it's TIME's mistake, or where ever they got the quote from. Someone screwed up anyway.
Personally I'd like to see TIME print a correction.
03-27-2002, 02:41 PM
Shall we bug them?
If you do, make sure you give them the correct infomation, and maybe point them to where they could double check it.
03-27-2002, 02:55 PM
Thats what I'm thinking. Just something like:
To Whom it may concern, I noticed that this person is attributed to creating the TMNT...really Eastman and Laird...Please give credit where credit is due. I don't know what Saban's accomplishments are, but creating the TMNT isn't one of them.
I'm also considering giving Mirage a heads up.
03-27-2002, 02:56 PM
That's really good. im sure they would pay attention to something like that, and i'm positive the Mirage would definitely say something about it...
03-27-2002, 02:59 PM
yep... And if they didn't, they would after reading it here! :wink:
Geez, but it's not like they did a whole article on the guy. It was one sentence. They should print an apology and correction, but you don't need to get too many people involved for this one tiny mistake. But that's just my opinion.
03-27-2002, 03:08 PM
Awww...I wanna call in the national guard!
I agree, its not that big of a deal. But I brought it up here so that maybe a few other people would e-mail TIME as well. I don't want to be the "lone nut". :smile:
03-27-2002, 03:09 PM
Too late! *glomps SC and runs for it*
03-28-2002, 03:22 AM
Interesting. I don't like Saban very much, and that dude definitely didn't create the TMNT. Time should get a little tap on the wrist for their mistake, but Saban should be tarred and feathered. :razz: I don't even know if the Power Rangers are still around...
Oh, unfortunatly Power Rangers is still on in one form or another. I stopped keeping track after the first cast change. I don't even know whether there are new episodes or just repeats.
I still think that whoever did the interview said Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, and someone else tranlated that to mean ALL TMNT stuff. What bugs me is that he'd be better known for Power Rangers, so why didn't they mention that franchise?
03-28-2002, 09:03 PM
Ya, that is odd. Saban is famous (or infamous) for creating the Power Rangers. Choosing to mention TNM over Power Rangers is seems like a blooper on someone's part.
03-28-2002, 09:05 PM
Probly too embarrassed to admit his involvement in the power Rangers!! :lol:
03-28-2002, 10:28 PM
*sings* Sometimes you feel like a nut!
I'm bad. I haven't sent any e-mails yet. I had to leave for work right after I wrote that yesterday.
03-28-2002, 10:30 PM
*gives SC a mango of joy*
Who would want to admit that they were involved in the Power Rangers? Gah, I can't stand that show.
Haim Saban is the owner and creator of Saban enterprises or whatever he does now. I personally think he did an AWESOME job on NT:TNM when you look at his other works (The masked Rider, Mystic Knights of Tir Nog, Power rangers)
But he has done SOME good things. Samuri Pizza Cats, NT:TNM (of course), and Big,Bad BeetleBorgs (hey! I liked that show! It was corny but fun!)
And you could tell the people who made NT:TNM had read the origanal comics at least ONCE! Gah! Raph got to keep his bad attitude, there was more Leo/Raph conflict, and Mikey got good lines again. True there were many plot holes and things that could have been better, but all in all, it was a decent attempt!
03-29-2002, 06:28 PM
Hey, I liked TNM too. I just don't like Saban in general. Mystic Knights? I forgot he did that show!
Hey, I kinda liked Mystic Knights. I generally don't like judging shows based on their creators. (I have this weird no-prejudice philosophy.) And we all know what a big fan I am of TNM.
03-29-2002, 10:40 PM
I don't judge a show by it's creator, either. I've seen a lot of shows that Saban has done; I just didn't like too many of them. I guess that's why I don't like Saban very much. Mystic Knights started out okay, but then it got too corny. I dunno...I liked it more than Power Rangers and VR Troopers, that's for sure.
See, that's the problem with most of those shows. At least to us, anyway. They start out decent enough, and they just get weird. Instead of trying to pull in a broader fan base, Saban tends to focus on the biggest viewer age group, alienating many other viewers. It's all about the profit.
03-30-2002, 09:22 PM
Yes! Those cursed, greedy TV execs!
*readies his katana for battle*
04-02-2002, 02:32 PM
they probably meant tmnt tnm,not tmnt 9_9
i would bug them but i cant send email :razz:
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