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View Poll Results: Which other TMNT characters can have their own television miniseries
April O'Neil (with Channel 6 crew, Irma if she's a journalist) 0 0%
Splinter–Hamato Yoshi 0 0%
Shredder and the Foot Clan 2 18.18%
Krang, the Kraang or Utroms 1 9.09%
Leatherhead 0 0%
Casey Jones 4 36.36%
Other 4 36.36%
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:25 PM   #1
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Which other TMNT characters can have their own television series

A Star Wars film about Han Solo has just been released. This makes me wonder:

Which other TMNT characters do you think can have their own television series (probably a miniseries, set before or during the main-adventures of the turtles begin)?
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:28 PM   #2
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Saki and Yoshi?
Sakir's Rise to becoming Shredder?
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:11 PM   #3
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Agent Bishop maybe?
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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A TV show called "The Foot."
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:17 PM   #5
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Would have been really interested to see Murphy’s Mighty Mutanimals cartoon that never was. I think a modern day adaptation of IDW’s Mutanimals would be pretty keen too.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:32 PM   #6
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Would have been really interested to see Murphy’s Mighty Mutanimals cartoon that never was.
I would prefer such a series to be set in Brazil, for some exchange.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:44 PM   #7
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I'd like a show set in Dimension X, showing us everything about that world and the struggle between the Neutrinos and Rock soldiers.

The main cast of the 87 show would only make occassional guest appearances.

It could also be a nice way to directly show us Krang's backstory and visualize all of the plot points only mentioned in the 87 cartoon (such as Krang betraying Beserko, making his Rock soldiers from mutagen, meeting Shreeka etc.)
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:03 PM   #8
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A TV show called "The Foot."
Not sure about the name but this is what I want most of all, even more than a Casey Jones series.

Use the Ninja Assassin formula, to cut between the past & modern day. Show both the Foot Clan's origins (& Saki/Yohi's arcs) as well as what they're up to now, as a Yakuza crime syndicate with home base in JP (where we occasionally cut to see Karai's dealings) & an American outfit in NY led by Shredder. You can tie in themes of mysticism & spirit quests in the days of old, gun-running & business fronts in the present, & in both feature staples like extortion, training montages, espionage, etc. across the ages. You could have an episode where one of their missions is nearly thwarted by Casey Jones, another where they overtake a neighborhood previously run by Purple Dragons. Toss in the occasional turtle tease along the way with a small appearance in the season finale or something. Like perhaps an over the shoulder view of them on a roof-top, seeing The Foot for the first time, or conveying that they've been monitoring them for a while now.

No Bebop & Rocksteady, no Krang, no meddling about in matters of science, just purely Japanese ninja/Yakuza badassery.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:18 PM   #9
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I think an April O'Neil series based on the original series.

It would be set during season 2, when April is working at Channel 6 and has to deal with Burne Thompson at work, and trying to first hide what she knowas about the turtles for Irma (before "Catwoman from Channel 6"). We would see more of her aunt, and some flashback scenes from her girlhood years.

But a series set in Dimension X, with clashing spacecraft and the wars between Krang and the Neutrinos, would also be cool.
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I guess the absolute easiest option, that is to say cost effiecient, is to make one about Casey. You don't need a lot of money to film a guy beating up street gangs. Your special effects budget would be limited to like fake blood and bruises. I've had this idea that if you cut the TMNT and all the mutants/aliens/robots out of it, you could make a fairly decent series at a low budget if you kept it to the humans and extremely humanoid characters like Renet. You don't really have to worry about casual audiences being turned off, or people demanding it should be comedy about pizza that way.

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The main cast of the 87 show would only make occassional guest appearances.
You know, after the Nick show did 6 episodes guest starring the Fred Wolf characters within 3 years as well as a short, it wore out it's welcome. It felt tired, Okay? Leave that show in the past and don't force it into the present, the fans and the franchise need to move on from it.
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I guess the absolute easiest option, that is to say cost effiecient, is to make one about Casey. You don't need a lot of money to film a guy beating up street gangs.
It musn't be live-action. But it's definately a good idea if you need live-action. It could have three episodes:

1). The Purple Dragons strike a series of street crimes on Manhattan. Casey Jones fights against them.

2.) More about Casey Jones vendetta against street criminals, and the Purple Dragons in general. We see flashback scenes where the Purple Dragons burn down Casey Jones' father's shop.

3.) The final battle one night in Central Park or something.
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The Mirage Utroms have a cool enough story that I'd like to see a story focused on their adjustment to life on Earth. Making their exosuits, trying to stay in hiding during that time, figuring out how to blend in properly, how they even managed to make an entire building or how they managed to prove they were humans that always existed. Then there's the sideline of how they coped with being stranded away from their home and families.

Xeinos and Leatherhead would eventually factor in. There could be Rikby having to deal with the truck going out of control - nearly killing an old man and causing catastrophe with losing the mutagenic ooze.
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It musn't be live-action.
In that case I'd just recommend adapting one of the IDW mini's. Karai's Path, Secret History, Utrom Empire, 3/4 of the Micros and several issues of Universe aren't really about the Turtles. You could even combine certain parts if it seems a little light on content.

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The Mirage Utroms have a cool enough story that I'd like to see a story focused on their adjustment to life on Earth. Making their exosuits, trying to stay in hiding during that time, figuring out how to blend in properly, how they even managed to make an entire building or how they managed to prove they were humans that always existed. Then there's the sideline of how they coped with being stranded away from their home and families.

Xeinos and Leatherhead would eventually factor in. There could be Rikby having to deal with the truck going out of control - nearly killing an old man and causing catastrophe with losing the mutagenic ooze.
Yeah, that could work.
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I'd like a show set in Dimension X, showing us everything about that world and the struggle between the Neutrinos and Rock soldiers.

The main cast of the 87 show would only make occassional guest appearances.

It could also be a nice way to directly show us Krang's backstory and visualize all of the plot points only mentioned in the 87 cartoon (such as Krang betraying Beserko, making his Rock soldiers from mutagen, meeting Shreeka etc.)
Ah that would be so cool.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:54 AM   #15
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Even the 2003–2009 series stories with Triceratons, Utroms and the humanoid Federation would be cool to se as a series.
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I'm liking the foot clan series idea but I can see the scope for the more sci-fi aspect too.
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I'd like a show set in Dimension X, showing us everything about that world and the struggle between the Neutrinos and Rock soldiers.

The main cast of the 87 show would only make occassional guest appearances.

It could also be a nice way to directly show us Krang's backstory and visualize all of the plot points only mentioned in the 87 cartoon (such as Krang betraying Beserko, making his Rock soldiers from mutagen, meeting Shreeka etc.)
It would be a great "Star Wars in Dimension X", with Neutrino rebels. Also remember Neutrino infants are born with telekenetic abilities. I would also want it to explore the politics of Dimension X.
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