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Old 08-05-2018, 07:20 PM   #181
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Well it was ON YT, so.... then again, it was probably taken from the actual premier. I dunno, it was just really cringy.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:22 PM   #182
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(Bad enough she apparently had a recent "Twitter meltdown" over something stupid. If any of these VAs end up out the door sooner or later like Biggs was... might be that one.)
what twitter meltdown?

if i even knew her name i'd look it up heh.
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:54 PM   #183
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I noticed that when I pulled up the YouTube video the other day just to refresh my memory on something in it, and while just skipping through it saw April's VA show up and wondered what that was even about. Didn't bother stopping to listen. Not even watching it through it was kind of annoying to throw the actors in the middle of it.

(Bad enough she apparently had a recent "Twitter meltdown" over something stupid. If any of these VAs end up out the door sooner or later like Biggs was... might be that one.)
Really? Wow, hopefully nothing too major.

No offense to the voice actress but I'm just not digging this April...at all. She's easily my least favorite version of the character, including Megan Fox's portrayal. And I never thought I'd say that last bit.

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Old 08-06-2018, 12:47 PM   #184
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Given that she might lurk, I'll be nice and leave it alone since it didn't have anything to do with TMNT (not hard to find the websites that mention it if someone were to go looking), but it was rather petty of her.
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Well it was ON YT, so.... then again, it was probably taken from the actual premier. I dunno, it was just really cringy.
It wasn't even on the tv premier, so it's strange that it's on the YouTube version. (Is it on the Nick.com video?) Maybe it was a late add-on.

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And I never thought I'd say that last bit.
lol Always sad when you think you've seen the lowest something can go, and then they prove you wrong. Like PD Splinter vs this one.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:29 PM   #185
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People are actively searching out butt-shots of Rise!Leo.

It's ... sorta creepy.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:19 PM   #186
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What's creepy is you bringing it up. We don't need that here, this has always been a relatively normal/safe part of the fandom.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:29 PM   #187
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Well, then forgive me for saying, but these designs being what they are, they're probably "actively searching" because they can't find one. Only Raph probably has enough surface area back there to have one.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:57 AM   #188
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Y'll have a point, but still ...

Why would they need to do that?! It ... just doesn't make any sense.

What's the point?!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:24 AM   #189
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It's the internet?
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:38 PM   #190
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Simple. Because many girls like guy's butts and if they're fans of a guy, even if fictional, they probably like his too.

All those comments about 2012 April's butt, but dear god, no not Turtle behinds. They could certainly be discussing worse.

Although personally, if you're going to check out Turtle behinds, choose better source material. I mean, the shell provides coverage for nearly every version so there rarely is ever anything to look at. And skinny ass (I guess literally) 2018 designs... well, good luck. lol


Really now, if PD had put Venus in there, and you know being female there is probably a 95% chance that Bay & Co would ensure that she'd have HAD to be made "sexy" to some extent... you can't tell me that many men wouldn't experience the same issues of struggling not to look.

If hunting for nonexistent 2018 butts keeps them occupied and out of others hair, well have at it. lol
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:45 AM   #191
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Watched the first episode last night. As others have pointed out, the animation is good, and the premise and story itself is interesting. I also liked the voice acting, most of the jokes and the villain.

Still not a fan of how the turtles/Splinter/April look, and the personalities of Raph, Leo and Splinter especially made me cringe. To me, the show would have worked just as good (maybe better) if they just made a show with these same plot/characters with some random mutants instead of making this a TMNT show. Iíll give the next few episodes a look, but doubt Iíll keep watching this.

Hopefully, one day weíll get a new more traditional TMNT show about their early years.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:57 AM   #192
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Man. Not a fan. There's just not a lot there for me to sink my teeth into and the herky jerky animation style along with the Ren & Stimpy like animation (cross eyed, tongue sticking out ... general sense of "derp") is almost like this is a parody show.

Midnight's Edge did a pretty good overview on the first episode that was in line with my general consensus as well.

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Those... are not rat teeth. Nor human teeth. I'm scared.
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:36 AM   #194
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He is mutant that why he is like that. But i will kill him soon and end his misery!
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:30 PM   #195
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He is mutant that why he is like that. But i will kill him soon and end his misery!
Are you going to spend your entire life pretending to be a fictional character?
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:01 AM   #196
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Those... are not rat teeth. Nor human teeth. I'm scared.
Maybe he started out as a chimp?
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #197
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Maybe he started out as a chimp?
Hm, decent theory. Yoshi the escaped/stolen chimpanzee from the zoo.
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:14 AM   #198
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Overall this episode was interesting, but I donít find it a compelling first episode. I donít mind that we havenít been given any real origin to how to the Turtles met April or how they were mutated. While often we learn about the Turtles origins in early if not first episodes of a series, that concept isnít always needed in every single version of the Turtles. Currently, the series is establishing itself and giving us a chance to know the characters and it will explain their origin in its own time.

However, this episode doesnít really do much really establish any of the characters or who they are. While people who are familiar with the franchise will know the character traits of each of the Turtles and what role each of them has on the team. For someone who is new to the franchise, they all may as well be the same character.

Splinter is also a turn off in this series. While Eric Bauza is obviously enjoying the role and he plays it well. This is also just coming off 2012 incarnation where Splinter serves the role of both the wise and patient sensei as well as the role of the strict and caring parent. Seeing Splinter as a lazy, self-centered, caricature of himself who mostly refers to his sons by their signature color rather than their names. That just feels like an insult to all the previous televised incarnations of the character.

So this without a doubt is my least favorite versions of Splinter and this series would certainly have to a lot to restore any faith in this variation of the character.

Now for Baron Draxum as one of the larger villains of this series. The character is intriguing, but so far Iím not impressed with him. We donít really have a solid idea about who he is or his motivations for wanting to cause mutations. One consistent thing with TMNT is their outstanding villains, such as the Shredder or Krang. The moment they are introduced you donít need to really know anything about them, because you already know whatever they are interested in doing it doesnít bode well for the four turtles. Even the mediocre bad guys such as the Purple Dragons are capable enemies during establishing episodes of the series.

All we have to go on is that Draxum supposedly was the person who had first mutated the Turtles years ago. Not to knock John Cena as a voice actor, he is obviously trying to do this new villain justice. Unfortunately, I donít feel any sort of menace in this character. Voice talent such as Kevin Michael Richardson or even Eric Bouza are more convincing as villains because they can achieve a sinister tone that clearly says this person is a threat.

John Cena is also an expensive actor to have on the episode budget, so he is likely only contacted for a limited number of episodes. This, unfortunately, means we arenít able to delve into his character as a villain as much as we should be doing since he is being marketed as one of the big bads of this series. Also, I really donít see much point to creating a new villain, when there are other villains that are just as dangerous as the Shredder who havenít had a TV debut as of yet. Null is a good example, this character is the deadliest enemy the turtles have face aside from the Shredder himself. However, this character has only existed in the Archie and the IDW comics.

For example, in the IDW version, Null is the CEO of a business conglomerate that sought to create and exploit mutants for profit. That right there could have been suitable and understandable motivation for wanting to mutate the city of New York.

Archie Null is a bit dicier as he does have an arc that would come across as copy and paste of the Apocalypse arc from X-Men. Essentially there was a three-part arc where he controls the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Death, Famine, War, and Pestilence. However in this regard he only really commands Death and in turn, Death controls the other three horsemen like puppets. Yet, you can have the same situation if you replace the four horsemen something else, such as with the four holy beasts of Asia, Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Gembu.

Perhaps the only reason this character has never appeared on a TV version is that Null is a devil, but still, there are ways of getting around that. Besides itís not like other versions of the TMNT havenít had demonic characters on the villain roster so Null being Satan himself (or herself in the case of the IDW) isnít much of an excuse.

As for the mystic weapons, they are an interesting plot device but I feel they were too conveniently found. All four are just there and glowing with each of the Turtles signature colors as though these weapons were meant to be theirs from the start.

What would have been better is if they had picked up a seemingly random weapon they thought would work for or suited them. Then in the midsts of battle have it suddenly revealed that these weapons have mystic powers. I do appreciate the fact that the Turtles were not able to effectively use the power of their weapons from the very start, meaning that they would at least take the time to learn how to effectively control their weapons gradually over the course of the series.

Iím also not surprised that Donnie chose to reject the mystic staff and remain with his tech bo. After all most versions of this character tend to have a dubious view if not an outright bias against spiritual or mystical aspects. This version of Donnie doesnít outright denounce mysticism but he does rigidly stay with his tech bo because that is something familiar that he knows he can trust. Still, I do believe the mystic staff will fall into his possession eventually since why going to the trouble of including a mystic weapon for him if he wasnít going end up using it later on.
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