The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > TMNT Universes > General TMNT Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2019, 12:44 PM   #21
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
It's kinda funny how he was so incompetent and sometimes made to look like an idiot, when in fact he actually seemed somewhat clever.
Probably censors, as it was most prominent around seasons 3-5.
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 04:23 AM   #22
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
It's kinda funny how he was so incompetent and sometimes made to look like an idiot, when in fact he actually seemed somewhat clever.
Same with Krang, even though he was incompetent many times (though not to the same extent as Shredder, and far less than Bebop/Rocksteady), he and Shredder frequently talked on the same level of techno babble and were always inventing various devices that would require them to be engineering geniuses.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors.
What they could do without being held back is my question.
Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building.
I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue.
Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 08:40 AM   #23
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo View Post
Same with Krang, even though he was incompetent many times (though not to the same extent as Shredder, and far less than Bebop/Rocksteady), he and Shredder frequently talked on the same level of techno babble and were always inventing various devices that would require them to be engineering geniuses.
Krang was always superior to Shredder in inventing devices (which makes sense).
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 12:15 PM   #24
Utrommaniac
Resident overthinker
 
Utrommaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in Texas
Posts: 4,961
It's that "900+ IQ" he talked about
__________________
Utrommaniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 12:34 PM   #25
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Technodrome

Another issue: how did the Technodrome, with Krang inside, end up on Earth, and where did it end up? Did it just pop up in the same underground caverns beneath Manhattan where it was during season 1?

A general rule is that nothing extraordinary has been noticed by most Humans at the time when the major adventures of the Ninja Turtles begin.
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 06:02 PM   #26
pferreira
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utrommaniac View Post
Shredder never "had" the Technodrome, he just lives there and occasionally takes the wheel.
THIS! It's Krang's technology and the only reason Krang allowed Shredder access was because he supplied an army of soldiers to slowly take over the city. Throughout the whole of the first season it's clear that Shredder doesn't trust Krang, which is why Krang spends so much time begging for his robot body to be built. In fact Krang even helps Mikey escape at one point to get Shredder to fail and provide Krang another excuse as to why he should build Krang the suit. Sorry neatoman, this can be explained.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neatoman View Post
Another thing you could add to the list is:
Why did Krang get a ninja/warlord to build a an android body, rather than an engineer?
Why not? Shredder proved himself over the course of the show to have technical understanding of Krang's inventions so it would make sense to employee your closest ally. Baxter sure wasn't any help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan View Post
Another issue: how did the Technodrome, with Krang inside, end up on Earth, and where did it end up? Did it just pop up in the same underground caverns beneath Manhattan where it was during season 1?
Why not the caverns? It obviously came through the interdimensional portal.
pferreira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 07:59 PM   #27
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 16,224
So I am to believe that Shredder had a surveyor down there, with a compass and graph paper and a yardstick and whatnot, mapping things out to make sure that everything was just right before Krang zapped himself and the Technodrome over from Dimension X? Is that right?

Nah, I don't buy it. I mean, there's other explanations, such as it was built slowly over a period of years, but frankly, they're all kinda crap. I really don't understand why people insist on trying to apply logic to a show that clearly wasn't concerned with that, and didn't want anyone watching it to be, either.

You're NOT supposed to think too hard when watching the FW cartoon. I get that it's fun to toss ideas around and whatnot, but seriously. Some of these conversations are silly. Each and every one of you has already applied 1000% more thought and energy into this stuff than they did when they were writing it. Why bother? They got paid to write the stuff, are y'all getting paid to fill in the plotholes? C'mon.

Not trying to be mean, just... jeez. "How'd the Technodrome get there?" "A f*cking wizard did it, same as everything." End of story.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 09:20 PM   #28
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo656 View Post
So I am to believe that Shredder had a surveyor down there, with a compass and graph paper and a yardstick and whatnot, mapping things out to make sure that everything was just right before Krang zapped himself and the Technodrome over from Dimension X? Is that right?
Krang didn't "zap himself and his technodrome" to earth, he was banished there.

And it is likely that he and Shredder met after he was already on earth, since there is no indication that Shredder had access to dimensional travel prior to meeting Krang.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors.
What they could do without being held back is my question.
Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building.
I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue.
Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 09:26 PM   #29
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 16,224
I like to imagine that they met at a particularly colorful Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. They probably had the same sponsor.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 11:10 PM   #30
Xav
Foot Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,736
Quote:
Originally Posted by pferreira View Post
THIS! It's Krang's technology and the only reason Krang allowed Shredder access was because he supplied an army of soldiers to slowly take over the city.
What army of soldiers did he supply Krang with? All the Foot Soldiers were made in the Technodrome and outside of Bebop and Rocksteady the gang working for him all disappeared.
Xav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 04:11 AM   #31
neatoman
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 5,769
Also, if Krang was banished, why let him keep the Technodrome in the first place?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTH View Post
Turtles is basically the red-headed stepchild of Nick.
Hahahaha!
neatoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 05:57 AM   #32
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo View Post
Krang didn't "zap himself and his technodrome" to earth, he was banished there.

And it is likely that he and Shredder met after he was already on earth, since there is no indication that Shredder had access to dimensional travel prior to meeting Krang.
What if Krang left Dimension X in the Technodrome on his own, right after the decision to banish him had been taken?

Shredder didn't have access to portals until Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X.
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 06:06 AM   #33
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan View Post
What if Krang left Dimension X in the Technodrome on his own, right after the decision to banish him had been taken?
Thats certainly an interesting way to look at it, though if one were to take the Nickelodeon crossovers as gospel, then it was Kraang Subrpime who "kicked him out", against his will.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors.
What they could do without being held back is my question.
Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building.
I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue.
Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 05:58 AM   #34
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo View Post
Thats certainly an interesting way to look at it, though if one were to take the Nickelodeon crossovers as gospel, then it was Kraang Subrpime who "kicked him out", against his will.
Krang's backstory itself deserves a thread on its own.
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 09:08 AM   #35
Utrommaniac
Resident overthinker
 
Utrommaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in Texas
Posts: 4,961
Now that you mention it, it is pretty funny how he was exiled and immediately said "lol fvck that, easy to get back when I have the stuff."
__________________
Utrommaniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 11:42 AM   #36
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utrommaniac View Post
Now that you mention it, it is pretty funny how he was exiled and immediately said "lol fvck that, easy to get back when I have the stuff."
I believe the Technodrome portal was damaged and broke right after the Technodrome first crashed on Earth, before Krang and Shredder met. So Shredder and Krang rebuilt it (which is why Shredder said it will open for first time).
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 11:47 AM   #37
Prowler
Emperor
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan View Post
I believe the Technodrome portal was damaged and broke right after the Technodrome first crashed on Earth, before Krang and Shredder met. So Shredder and Krang rebuilt it (which is why Shredder said it will open for first time).
During most of the show The Technodrome either lacked fuel or was stuck somewhere Krang and Shredder didn't want it to be in. That's what held their plans back. If the Technodrome hadn't had such problems throughout most of the show, it would have rampaged NYC.
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 12:52 PM   #38
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
If the Technodrome hadn't had such problems throughout most of the show, it would have rampaged NYC.
If the Technodrome was full-powered all the time, every episode (at least with Krang and Shredder) would have been like a series finale (large-scale invasion).
__________________
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction based on the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, something many other fanfiction writers already do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/968367/O...NT-Cartoon-Fan
Original TMNT Cartoon Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:49 PM   #39
pferreira
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo656 View Post
Nah, I don't buy it. I mean, there's other explanations, such as it was built slowly over a period of years, but frankly, they're all kinda crap. I really don't understand why people insist on trying to apply logic to a show that clearly wasn't concerned with that, and didn't want anyone watching it to be, either.
It would be dishonest to say the writers didn't think of some of these plot points. No writer goes to write a script with the intention of delivering one plot hole after another. If there's some logic intended for the series I'm not going to sit back and say "who cares" like a neatoman.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xav View Post
What army of soldiers did he supply Krang with? All the Foot Soldiers were made in the Technodrome and outside of Bebop and Rocksteady the gang working for him all disappeared.
From what I understood the original foot soldiers were humans trained by Shredder. After a short while and some trust from Krang he got robot ones, which was a good call considering the speed the TMNT went through them. Hope that clears things up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neatoman View Post
Also, if Krang was banished, why let him keep the Technodrome in the first place?
Are you talking about why Krang has the Technodrome? He stole it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Utrommaniac View Post
Now that you mention it, it is pretty funny how he was exiled and immediately said "lol fvck that, easy to get back when I have the stuff."
Krang is a warlord so he'd want to show power through conquer before returning back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan View Post
If the Technodrome was full-powered all the time, every episode (at least with Krang and Shredder) would have been like a series finale (large-scale invasion).
Now THAT is a true plot contrivance.
pferreira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 08:54 PM   #40
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 16,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by pferreira View Post
It would be dishonest to say the writers didn't think of some of these plot points. No writer goes to write a script with the intention of delivering one plot hole after another. If there's some logic intended for the series I'm not going to sit back and say "who cares" like a neatoman.
.
But they DIDN'T think of it. Just like the people writing the He-Man cartoon didn't bother to think of any explanation for where Snake Mountain came from, or why Skeletor hung out there in the first place. Where'd Filmation Skeletor even come from, originally? Never explained. Or like how the people writing Filmation's Ghostbusters cartoon never bothered explaining WHY the car could talk, or travel through time, or why the entire Hauntquarters was full of ghosts and spooky sh*t and the guys don't bat an eye. Or why the other Thundercats bother listening to Lion-O when he's clearly incompetent. Where'd they find the resources to build the Cat's Lair and that tank, anyways? What, all five of them are f*cking engineers, now? It's implied that Panthro did most or all of it himself, but how much goddamn sense does that make? None! And so on and so on and so on. Pick any popular cartoon of the 80s, there's TONS of unexplained backstory and tons of lapses in logic as well.

The answers to ALL of this - and the question about the Technodrome's origins in the Fred Wolf cartoon - are the same exact answer: "Dude, we wrote it for 5-year olds; we knew nobody watching it was going to ask those questions, so we didn't bother coming up with answers to a question nobody was realistically going to ask." If you do the research, some of the writers of various popular cartoons of that era are on record saying more or less exactly that.

It's not an indictment of any of those shows, it's simply a statement of fact: They weren't creating "high art", they NEVER expected people to still be talking about and over-analyzing these children's cartoons three or four decades later, they were creating a children's product and under an obligation to churn out dozens of scripts in as little time as humanly possible. "Don't think: WRITE" was the order of the day. That's why the shows themselves, while thoroughly entertaining, are also thoroughly inconsistent with regards to their own internal lore and logic. No, they weren't "trying to create plot holes"; but "plot holes" weren't even a THING in TV back then. The idea of ANY television show remaining internally consistent for its entire run is a relatively new, mid-1990s phenomenon; before that, most shows - even live-action ones aimed at adults, like most of the popular sitcoms of the era - were completely made up on the fly, resulting in characters' entire backstories being different, completely different personalities for the same character depending on what episode you were watching, a character having an entirely different job or even last name than the one they had two episodes previously... it was a mess. But nobody cared! You HAVE to remember that people didn't take TV so seriously a couple of decades ago, and that literally everything was being made up with no regard at all to what happened last week, or what kind of questions these inconsistencies might raise.

People simply didn't watch TV back then to think, especially not kids' cartoons. The writers never came up with any explanation for the Technodrome because they quite reasonably and realistically assumed that their target audience wasn't going to care one bit. Frankly, I don't think it hurt anyone's enjoyment of the show, so they were correct. It would have been NICE to get some kind of explanation, but they were right in assuming that no explanation was ultimately necessary. What first-grade kid was gonna care?

That's not reductive in any way, it's a simple matter of priority and knowing who the audience is.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.