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The True Shredder
08-06-2016, 01:57 PM
I've been thinking about watching this again as I haven't seen this in ages. If anybody is interested in rewatching the episodes, great. We could discuss and analyze each ep. such as character development, breakdown, animation quality, etc. I'm commited to the rewatch, though I will admit my participation would wane if nobody is interested. If you already seen the episodes and just want to give your take on each ep. without rewatching, feel free to do so.

Krutch
08-06-2016, 02:18 PM
I might be down, yeah. I still haven't finished it yet, actually.

Technogeek29
08-06-2016, 02:34 PM
I'm down it's still fresh enough in my head.

CyberCubed
08-06-2016, 03:09 PM
I've done a complete rewatch of the show at least 5 times.

Powder
08-06-2016, 03:20 PM
I've rolled through it in full twice, in the post DVD era. I started a 3rd revisit last year but I got bored toward the end of season 4. I'm sure I'll pick up from there one of these days, maybe soon now that it's come up.

CyberCubed
08-06-2016, 03:40 PM
The tail-end of Season 4 has a lot of really good episodes, I'm surprised you'd stop there.

Powder
08-06-2016, 04:03 PM
Totally, though I may have watched them already. I can't remember if I finished or stopped just before the good stuff. I think I was distracted by a new season of anime or something like that.

The True Shredder
08-06-2016, 04:38 PM
Excellent. So there might be some of you who are willing to join in the discussion. I'll watch the first episode later today and post my thoughts about it.

I might be down, yeah. I still haven't finished it yet, actually.

I noticied it was your birthday today. Happy Birthday.

ABrown
08-06-2016, 06:08 PM
Unfortunately, I just don't have the free time to rewatch all of my favorite cartoons the way that I was able to before my twin boys were born. However, I am absolutely always up to discussing the 4Kids series.

CyberCubed
08-06-2016, 06:27 PM
Unfortunately, I just don't have the free time to rewatch all of my favorite cartoons the way that I was able to before my twin boys were born. However, I am absolutely always up to discussing the 4Kids series.

The good thing about having kids is you can now watch cartoons WITH your children. Now you can rewatch all your favorite cartoons and introduce them to your kids.

I know that if I ever become a father someday, I will make them watch every episode of every TMNT cartoon ever made. My future son won't leave the house until he's seen all 193 episodes of the original cartoon, all 156 episodes of the 2k3 series, the entire Nick cartoon, as well as other shows like Batman: TAS, Justice League, etc.

FredWolfLeonardo
08-06-2016, 07:41 PM
I like the series as a whole alot, but I especially love the first 3 seasons. In a way, when the series ends in season 3 with the Shredder being exiled, it seemed like a series finale in itself, like the Big Blow Out from the FW cartoon, which I think was originally supposed to be the series finale before the makers realized how popular the cartoon was.

thundermaster612
08-06-2016, 08:50 PM
Its the series that got me into TMNT, so I've watched it several times. Its really good. Fast Forward is kind of bland at some points but is still good for me. BTTS was really good too, although kind of short it made well for a final season before the mini shorts (great btw) and the movie

Redeemer
08-06-2016, 09:23 PM
I've been thinking about watching this again as I haven't seen this in ages. If anybody is interested in rewatching the episodes, great. We could discuss and analyze each ep. such as character development, breakdown, animation quality, etc. I'm commited to the rewatch, though I will admit my participation would wane if nobody is interested. If you already seen the episodes and just want to give your take on each ep. without rewatching, feel free to do so.

So.......We tried this before and everyone started to watch it and discuss it until everyone fell off after only the first few episodes :lol:
I am surprised CyberCubed and Powder have not mentioned this bc they commented/participated last time if I recall....... or I could be dead wrong :lol:

Anyway the problem is people watch it at different paces and some just get bored or too busy and can't finish it.

The True Shredder
08-06-2016, 10:12 PM
So.......We tried this before and everyone started to watch it and discuss it until everyone fell off after only the first few episodes :lol:
I am surprised CyberCubed and Powder have not mentioned this bc they commented/participated last time if I recall....... or I could be dead wrong :lol:

Anyway the problem is people watch it at different paces and some just get bored or too busy and can't finish it.

Yes. I tried to do this before in the past and it hasn't quite worked out as planned. Hopefully, it won't be the same as before.

CyberCubed
08-07-2016, 02:43 AM
Whenever I rewatch a show from beginning to end I always watch 3 episodes a day. 3 episodes back to back only comes out to a little over 60 minutes...so only a little over an hour of your time.

That's how you marathon shows.

Powder
08-07-2016, 04:25 AM
So.......We tried this before and everyone started to watch it and discuss it until everyone fell off after only the first few episodes :lol:
I am surprised CyberCubed and Powder have not mentioned this bc they commented/participated last time if I recall....... or I could be dead wrong :lol:

Anyway the problem is people watch it at different paces and some just get bored or too busy and can't finish it.

I think I might've tried one a few years ago but definitely not the latest.

I'm bad with commitment, unless I'm being paid. :tlol:

ABrown
08-07-2016, 11:34 AM
The good thing about having kids is you can now watch cartoons WITH your children. Now you can rewatch all your favorite cartoons and introduce them to your kids.

Actually, it's been really nice. I have gotten my three year old boys to watch some of the original TMNT cartoon. It's a very nice change from having to sit through stuff like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse when I'm home with them all day on my day off work during the week. They might kinda like the 4Kids series. But I think the original cartoon is a much easier watch for a three year old than the 4Kids series is.

Wesley
08-07-2016, 12:35 PM
No, I'm not interested in a rewatch, as I'm taking a break from watching tv shows at the moment.

CyberCubed
08-07-2016, 01:29 PM
I always do a rewatch of my favorite shows, not just TMNT but anything else I watch, every couple of years or so.

If I love a show I'm always going to want to revisit it. I can't really understand why some people only watch a show once or twice and then never go back to it. If you didn't like the show very much then I understand, but if you really did you'd get the same enjoyment over and over.

Wesley
08-07-2016, 01:53 PM
I always do a rewatch of my favorite shows, not just TMNT but anything else I watch, every couple of years or so.

If I love a show I'm always going to want to revisit it. I can't really understand why some people only watch a show once or twice and then never go back to it. If you didn't like the show very much then I understand, but if you really did you'd get the same enjoyment over and over.

I like rewatching my favourite tv shows as well. It's just that a lot of them can take up a load of time, specifically shows that have been on air for years such as procedurals and comedies. I think it is good to rewatch a show, though, to find out if it holds up well.

biganimefan
08-07-2016, 04:33 PM
not sure about committing yet, but I'd like to. When will the marathon begin?

The True Shredder
08-07-2016, 08:55 PM
^Now. I'm going to do an ep or two a day, so you'll be okay with catching up.


Episode 1: "Things Change"
Well what can I say about this episode... Introduction of the Turtles,Splinter,Baxter Stockman,Mousers, Purple Dragons, The Foot,and the mysterious figure. Ohhhh! Not that many things to talk about. Really just a way to introduce all the important characters for now. When I watched this episode I felt that this was just another episode but this is the first episode. Not really an origin story of the Turtles but we get that in the forecoming episodes. But still I felt like they could have made the ep. A bit better.The intro is pretty good as well, though it is not my favorite intro of this show. Your thoughts on this ep.?

Speedbreaker
08-08-2016, 07:09 PM
I was thinking about rewatching this series anyway, I'm glad I'm not the only one cuz I wasn't in the TMNT fandom back when it aired. I was 15 when this first aired, just the right age to want a darker, more "badass" version of my childhood loves. TMNT was the only show I watched consistently on the Fox Box, and it felt even darker, grittier and more violent than it already was when compared to all the preschooler-friendly anime 4kids was filling out the rest of the block with.

This first episode still shows its true colors as a kids' show though with moments like Mikey's bad joke before knocking out that purple Dragon. But there were some genuinely funny, clever lines - the "ninjaesque" exchange is still one of my all-time favorite bits of TMNT dialogue. The score also deserves credit - I really love the signature shamisen chords that accompany the Foot's appearance, and that they left a strong first impression as an actual threat - ditto for Saki. That, and many other little things reminded me of the first movie as a teen, cuz I had only a vague awareness that the comics existed. I wasn't even aware this show was happening until a few days before it aired. I remember the Next Mutation ad campaign more vividly. Weirdly enough, when I first saw the listing for this on the cable TV guide, the combination of the title "Things Change" and a description like "The Ninja Turtles return and search for a new home after their lair is destroyed!" made me wonder if it was going to be a follow-up to the original cartoon, or even the live-action verse of the movies and TNM. Keep in mind, this was the early oughties, and reboots as opposed to sequels of 80s properties were still relatively new. When the episode started and the Turtles all sounded like they were in their 20s or 40s in Raph's case, I thought maybe I was onto something, but then when they made a big to-do about their first time going to the surface I knew this was a straight-up reboot. But, between the title and Splinter's moral at the end, they made it plain that they were aware of all the people in the audience who grew up with the FW series, and made it plain that they were going to be doing things differently.

biganimefan
08-08-2016, 08:17 PM
Episode 1: Things Change

Very Good first episode but weakest opening of the 3 animated series'.

Cons...


No backstory(which does come 2 episodes later) does hurt this episode as any newcomers to the franchise would likely be lost.

The PD's are very generic criminals in this episode.

Animation at times is quite bad in the fight scenes(especially the mouser one)




Pros...


All 4 turtles and Splinter are pretty well developed with their personalities.

Mikey steals the show(could very well also be a con)

Saki is heavily implied to murder(or have murdered) the PD leader

The foot are portrayed as relatively competent fighters

Mikey's chucks are back! No ridiculous censors removing them!


Rating: 8/10

ABrown
08-09-2016, 08:59 AM
Episode 1: Things Change

Very Good first episode but weakest opening of the 3 animated series'.

Cons...


No backstory(which does come 2 episodes later) does hurt this episode as any newcomers to the franchise would likely be lost.

Yeah, while I absolutely love the 4Kids series, I don't think it had as strong of an opening episode as the original cartoon. And I agree about the lack of an origin story for the opening episode. It had been a good five years since the TMNT had been on the air. It's very likely that a 5-7 year old might not have known why there was big walking talking turtles. The creators took a chance in waiting a few episodes to get to their origin. And then waiting all the way until episode 10 to get to Shredder's (first) backstory with Hamato Yoshi.

biganimefan
08-09-2016, 02:32 PM
I remember in one of the first original DVD releases of the show that someone(I forget who exactly) says that this show is for the children or younger siblings of the fans of the original series. If that were true, then why make a first episode like this that only veteran fans would likely understand?

Also, I doubt that many of us fans of the original even had children back in '03. I always figured myself as one of the older fans of the original show and I wasn't even 19 yet when this came out.

MarsicornYT
08-13-2016, 09:04 PM
I'm up to the farmhouse ep, Tales of Leo, where's everyone else at?? I want to know if I slow down or catch up

Technogeek29
08-14-2016, 01:39 AM
Ah maybe I should slow down? I am up to What a croc in season 2.

DVD
08-14-2016, 05:05 AM
I've watched it at least twice all thre way through.
I've watched FF maybe 4 times !! Haha.

I have all my Turtles episodes and movies, specials and docs on a single drive. As its permantly on my network I jump in and out of the shows. With this one, I tend to watch 3-4 episodes each sitting.

Happy to watch from S01E01 any given time tho.

blindturtle02
08-14-2016, 12:34 PM
I started my re-watch around two weeks ago. I'm up to Fallen Angel. I watch around three or four a week. I walk five days out of seven and listen to/watch about an hour of TV per day as I walk to pass the time each afternoon. It's been a blast so far, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming Shredder arcs.

DevilSpooky
08-14-2016, 05:19 PM
I've just finished City at War.

nimajneb
08-17-2016, 03:49 PM
The good thing about having kids is you can now watch cartoons WITH your children. Now you can rewatch all your favorite cartoons and introduce them to your kids.

I know that if I ever become a father someday, I will make them watch every episode of every TMNT cartoon ever made. My future son won't leave the house until he's seen all 193 episodes of the original cartoon, all 156 episodes of the 2k3 series, the entire Nick cartoon, as well as other shows like Batman: TAS, Justice League, etc.

THIS!

I'll be doing this too...

nimajneb
08-17-2016, 03:53 PM
I'm working my way through the 2k3 series again, I'm midway through the City at war arc. I have skipped some eps though of which i'll revisit down the line.
I think the 2k3 Stockman is the best iteration of him. When i read the IDW comics its with the voices of the 2k3 in my head.
Much like it the Batman TAS characters in my head when i read Batman!
Its quite difficult to get a hold of the 2k3 in the UK so (in hushed tones) i'm relying on youtube for my sins

wpugh2424
08-17-2016, 11:33 PM
Rewatching season 2, I'm at city at war
Watching them on Amazon prime

Shredder.
08-22-2016, 10:49 AM
Just started rewatching the series today. 2k3 series has been my favorite so definitely going to watch all the episodes. :shredder:

Jephael
08-22-2016, 02:40 PM
Someday I'd like to sit down with my nephew and marathon the entire series, though it might not be for another couple years or so.

CyberCubed
08-23-2016, 12:02 AM
Someday I'd like to sit down with my nephew and marathon the entire series, though it might not be for another couple years or so.

Have you ever rewatched it at least once? I think I've gone through it 4-5 times already.

Jephael
08-23-2016, 05:22 PM
Have you ever rewatched it at least once? I think I've gone through it 4-5 times already.

Once in a while I'll watch episodes randomly, but I've yet to watch it from beginning to end like I have with other shows.

MrTMNT2012
08-29-2016, 07:37 PM
Leo - "Are those guys...ninjas?!"

Mike - "Well...they're certainly ninjaesque!"

Leo - "Be ready for anything."

Raph - "I am soooo gonna enjoy this!"

I legit haven't watched this series in over 6 years. I still remember those lines. Testament to 2K3's greatness!

CyberCubed
08-29-2016, 08:10 PM
I watched through the series in full about 4 or 5 times, I forget how many.

Longview01
09-05-2016, 02:05 AM
I'm on my third time and have just started Series 2, watching with my kid who has never seen it before and she is loving it...keep getting asked to put it on

ABrown
02-08-2017, 10:20 AM
I'm halfway through the first season on my rewatching of the 4Kids series. I can really start to tell now that the voice actors had gotten more comfortable with how they were going to make their characters sound compared to what they sounded like in the opening episodes of the series.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-11-2017, 06:53 AM
Rewatching should be done when you have time, no need to stress through the episodes.

ABrown
02-13-2017, 10:24 AM
Yeah, in my mid thirties now, I no longer have the free time to binge watch shows like I did when I was a teenager (heck or even in my twenties). I have to resort to watching a couple of episodes here or there.

TMNachoT
02-14-2017, 03:35 PM
I watch the show from time to time, one episode from one season, then an episode from another season, but since 2 weeks or so, Im watching it in order. Really great toon. :tgrin:

dragonside
02-18-2017, 03:41 PM
I love rewatching this show.

My favorite arcs to rewatch are

Battle Nexus
The Dimensional draco ultimate ninja arc
Fast Forward overall but specifically DNA Thicker than water

DisKosh
02-19-2017, 09:47 AM
I'm up for a rewatch. Would we be better starting a thread for each episode in our current rewatch? :)

PixieAnna1
03-05-2017, 03:44 PM
A few users on YouTube have compiled various arcs into one video and calling them movies. I've found my self re-watching them from time to time.

ABrown
03-05-2017, 09:10 PM
Just finished the Notes From The Underground three parter. Probably could've just been squeezed into one episode rather than dragged out to three. Really looking forward to the Shredder Strikes Back episodes.

Prowler
03-05-2017, 10:19 PM
I always do a rewatch of my favorite shows, not just TMNT but anything else I watch, every couple of years or so.

If I love a show I'm always going to want to revisit it. I can't really understand why some people only watch a show once or twice and then never go back to it. If you didn't like the show very much then I understand, but if you really did you'd get the same enjoyment over and over.
Honestly, I don't re-watch shows nowadays anymore. I must have re-watched the FW series all the way through dozens of times in my life, knowing the lines of many episodes by heart after all these years. Must have watched Turtle Tracks and Enter the Shredder countless of times, as in... close to 100. It used to be my personal Summer vacation tradition to re-watch the FW series from the first day of Summer break until the very last one, but the last time I've done that was in 2008 or so. The VHS player and my VHS tapes just finally died for good.

I've re-watched other cartoons in the past as well. As for anime, I never really re-watch it sans a view exceptions when I was a kid and the only way to watch something was still either on TV or on VHS tapes you begged your parents to buy for you to record your favourite shows.

I just don't have the drive/patience to fully re-watch longer shows anymore. Plus, as an adult, I have other stuff do and that includes games and other anime and movies to watch as well. You gotta make choices as an adult as far as entertainment goes since you are more tight on time. And the thing is, I don't even have a social life, so I can't imagine how those who do manage to do it.

Icebot
03-06-2017, 02:32 AM
I'm watching a marathon of this show right now and I just made it to season 5.

Rewatching Outbreak, I just now learned who the "Splicing kit" mutant is and I kinda got freaked out about it.

TMNachoT
03-07-2017, 08:55 AM
I'm watching a marathon of this show right now and I just made it to season 5.

Rewatching Outbreak, I just now learned who the "Splicing kit" mutant is and I kinda got freaked out about it.

Is that the mutant cockroach?

Icebot
03-07-2017, 07:17 PM
Is that the mutant cockroach?

Yes. He is also one of those maintenance workers from earlier in the episode. It took me a decade to realize that and that's what freaked me out.

ABrown
03-14-2017, 10:24 AM
Just finished the Shredder Strikes Back episodes last night. That two parter is still without question the standout story of the first season for me.