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Old 12-10-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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why do people hate fast foward

My question is why does everyone hates fast forward. This has been something i have been wondering why for years now and i would like to get a new perspective on this season.
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Old 12-10-2020, 01:57 PM   #2
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I think cause it was too goofy and stupid, took the gang away from their supporting cast and basically killed the regular series. Also since they were time travelling now, the studios now decided they couldn't continue the show back to present day unless they added some kind of gimmick to it, when the show being about talking turtles that fight should already be the gimmick. The only reason we got Back to the Sewers after that was because they decided to use the internet as a gimmick. Their other options were having the turtles watch over toddler versions of themselves or turning the show into a card game show apparently since card game stuff was popular at the time.
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Old 12-10-2020, 03:19 PM   #3
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I think cause it was too goofy and stupid, took the gang away from their supporting cast and basically killed the regular series. Also since they were time travelling now, the studios now decided they couldn't continue the show back to present day unless they added some kind of gimmick to it, when the show being about talking turtles that fight should already be the gimmick. The only reason we got Back to the Sewers after that was because they decided to use the internet as a gimmick. Their other options were having the turtles watch over toddler versions of themselves or turning the show into a card game show apparently since card game stuff was popular at the time.
All of this, plus it was just terrible.
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Old 12-10-2020, 03:31 PM   #4
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Besides the complete change in tone, cheaper animation, and the jettisoning of most of the cast and storylines, as well as not finishing it's own storylines, one thing that has been somewhat muted after the fact was the fact that this season came at the expense of season 5. Season 4 ended on a huge cliffhanger that set up season 5, and season 5 itself was essentially the grand finale that wrapped up the whole show. Imagine people's surprise when suddenly, instead of following up on the cliffhanger, the show was suddenly skipped ahead to a completely different season 6, simply because the higher-ups thought it would sell more toys. A decision which itself is even more baffling in hindsight, since you would think all of the mystical stuff would have made great toys.
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Because it sucked.

Also, Serling sucked, Cody sucked, and the robot Constable sucked. Too much "comedy", not enough focus on storytelling.

Some of the ideas were good and should have been explored more.

If Fast Forward had leaned more into some Mirage Volume 4 inspiration (Utroms on Earth, Donatello investigating science stuff, Mikey and the Triceratons) or even some of its existing 4Kids ideas (Baxter, Bishop, Ch'rell), it would have been a lot more interesting.

And yes, it briefly touched on Bishop and Baxter, but it also chose to squander episodes on Triple Threat and wrestling, or Shokanabo or however you spell that guy's name.

So basically, coulda been good, but it wasn't.
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Old 12-10-2020, 04:05 PM   #6
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Most of the episodes individually (except the awful Triple Threat episodes) were pretty good or fun. It just took away 2k3, but to be fair, there wasn't much further the show could go in the present anyway with both Shredder's defeated.

FF had a lot of continuing plotlines and story arcs, I just wish they didn't make so many filler-ish eps at the beginning because it took awhile to get going.
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Old 12-10-2020, 04:23 PM   #7
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Besides the complete change in tone, cheaper animation, and the jettisoning of most of the cast and storylines, as well as not finishing it's own storylines, one thing that has been somewhat muted after the fact was the fact that this season came at the expense of season 5. Season 4 ended on a huge cliffhanger that set up season 5, and season 5 itself was essentially the grand finale that wrapped up the whole show. Imagine people's surprise when suddenly, instead of following up on the cliffhanger, the show was suddenly skipped ahead to a completely different season 6, simply because the higher-ups thought it would sell more toys. A decision which itself is even more baffling in hindsight, since you would think all of the mystical stuff would have made great toys.
This right here, you beat me to it. In 2006-2007, I HATED Fast Forward. But once 2008 came around, and the fifth season aired on TV and was released on DVD, I very much came to accept FF. Now I not only accept it, but I actually find it very entertaining.
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Old 12-10-2020, 05:59 PM   #8
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Why hate Fastforward? Here's a list over the reasons why that might be:
Conceptually, it has very little to do with what the show (or even the franchise in general) had done up until that point.
  1. Very few characters that were established in previous episodes had a chance of showing up, even mainstays like Casey and April.
  2. There are very few plot connections with the previous episodes.
  3. No direct adaptations like in the previous seasons.
  4. Many of the new characters are arguably annoying.
  5. The "evil uncle trying to seize the nephew's assets" is fairly cliché.
  6. There is some questionable consistancy in the writing, like how making weapons being bad is one of the plot points, which ignores that the main characters use and make weapons all the time.
  7. A lot of episode plots are fairly generic kiddy plots that could be inserted into almost anything.
  8. Everything has been made brighter and more... I wouldn't say the show wasn't kid friendly before because it was clearly meant for kids... "toothless"?

In short, the show had a clear identity and the fact that (unlike most adaptations of comics) did more with the source material than just use the general premise. Fastforward just kind of throws that out the window.
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Old 12-15-2020, 05:48 AM   #9
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My question is why does everyone hates fast forward. This has been something i have been wondering why for years now and i would like to get a new perspective on this season.
(does not remember ever having had hatred*)




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Old 12-17-2020, 07:11 AM   #10
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I never liked the superhero episodes except for Nobody.
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