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Old 08-15-2018, 06:00 PM   #241
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Was wondering... When it does officially premier on Sept. 17th, do you guys think they'll just start with the eps we've already seen or jump to into the next ones we haven't?
Definitely start from the first episode. I’m pretty sure they’re doing a mega marathon on the 17th
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Old Yesterday, 03:05 PM   #242
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There is a new promo with old and new scenes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmrGO24j...ken-by=tmnt_hq
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #243
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I've watched the first 3 episodes now (or 2.5 I guess) and I must admit it doesn't really feel like Turtles to me.

It's a fun distraction for 10-15 minutes, and I must say I think the decision to go with 2 mini episodes per episode does fit well with the type of stories they're telling, but overall it just isn't clicking for me at the moment.

I'll see how it goes, probably for at least the first season, but so far it's not for me.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM   #244
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I had no idea this show had premiered, if it wasn't for this board I'd still be in the dark. There seems to be a complete lack of promo for this show, even the usual nerd-media sites are not covering this.

To be honest I think there's something of a TMNT burn out that a lot of people are experiencing right now. We've had a lot of TMNT stuff in the last few years and little of it has been actually good that people are kind of fed up with the franchise. You see this with the news that not only is a new movie in the works but it's been handling by the same guys who drove the last big screen iteration into a ditch you'd think more people would have something to say about that but there's been very little chatter about it.

Also there hasn't been a significant turnover over of young fans since the last show. Most of the kids that are watching this will be the same kids stuck with the previous Nickelodeon series and if most adult fans that have experienced multiple iterations struggle with change so will the kids who for them this is all brand new.

All this may account for the shows low ratings. I know, I know TV ratings are not the be all and end all, they never were and especially not now when people have multiple ways to watch their favourite shows but I just don't see a whole lot hype for this show. It seems to exist for the sole reason to keep the brand active when it should not be. My personal theory is that Nickelodeon assumed that Out Of The Shadows was going to be a huge hit and create a new wave of interest in the franchise ripe for a new with the movie's concepts but since it wasn't they retooled a few of their ideas and pushed one out anyway. I've never subscribed to the belief that some fans have that TMNT needs downtime but it could certainly do with some now.

Anyway what did I think of the show itself?

I didn't care for it (surprise). Admittedly it's not really for me, the animation style and tone are clearly done with a young audience in mind and I can't fault them for going in that direction but there's a lot of stuff in the show that just doesn't work no matter what age you are.

We just had a movie were audiences of all ages repudiated the idea that giant roided up turtles look cool or that the turtles have to ultra colour coordinated and be heavily accessorized so people can tell them apart. There's designs that just don't hit the eye right and concepts that just seem screwy. It's actually bizarre they keep making these decisions when it never seems to work.

It's like every attempt to make a new primary villain other than the Shredder. There's something very Lord Dregg and Dragonlord about Baron Draxum. I suspect that Draxum will be somewhat connected to the turtles origin in this new show but I can't help but think who is this guy and why is he the turtles enemy. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with the character or either of the two villains I mentioned, it's not like these are TMNT universe but it seems weird most of the world will revolve around him.

Defenders of show will likely roll their eyes and ask do we really want to see the same story over and over but to some degree TMNT has to be that. It's part of the same mass merchandising properties like Transformers, Power Rangers and Pokemon (at it's peak it was the king of them) but unlike those franchises it was not created to be one, it doesn't have regeneration built into it's concept. There can't be a TMNT: The Next Generation or TMNT: Beast Wars or TMNT: Time Force. You could try and it might be interesting but it would likely end up like Next Mutation or Fast Foward.

Now every version will inevitably branch off into it's own thing. Look at 2K3 which arguably did have villains that successfully replaced Shredder in Hun and Bishop but they were built up and made much more sense in the TMNT world. You could argue Null in the TMNT Adventures comic fitted with the environmental themes that were strongly represented in that book.

Throwing a bunch of failed concepts and an ultra kewl new villain just isn't for me and I don't think it's for many other people either.
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There is a new promo with old and new scenes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmrGO24j...ken-by=tmnt_hq

Oh my goodness ...

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Fred Wolf (1987) Raphael makes a background cameo.

I wonder if we'll get a crossover soon.
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Old Today, 04:00 AM   #246
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Oh my goodness ...

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Fred Wolf (1987) Raphael makes a background cameo.

I wonder if we'll get a crossover soon.
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Old Today, 11:32 AM   #247
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Yeah, if they went for a crossover anytime soon, esp within the first season, I'd really question if they even went into this show with enough ideas to even support a series.
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Old Today, 11:49 AM   #248
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yep. so much for 'this show is so original, it can stand on it's own, because it's so different!'

Bull cough.

'We want something lighter!' 'But we don't have enough creativity to do it on our own!' 'Who cares! we'll figure it out as we go..'
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Old Today, 12:23 PM   #249
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yep. so much for 'this show is so original, it can stand on it's own, because it's so different!'

Bull cough.

'We want something lighter!' 'But we don't have enough creativity to do it on our own!' 'Who cares! we'll figure it out as we go..'
Big baby hate.
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