Thursday, July 21, 2011

The 90's Won't Leave Me Alone

       When driving, I tend to listen either to my iPod (phone), Pandora, or National Public Radio. Since it is the only actual radio station I ever listen to, my radio stays tuned to NPR pretty much exclusively. So this morning while en route to work, I decided I wanted to change albums I was playing on my iPod, which for me involves unplugging it momentarilly so that I can navigate through the menus (otherwise it's locked and just reads "iPod in Use"). The instant I unplugged my device, I heard something to the effect of this:
The makers of Transformers are set to begin work on another project, this time involving that blue-skinned, green-haired defender of nature, Captain Planet.
They then proceeded to play a soundclip of the theme from the old tv show- which is stuck in my head now, thank you very much NPR. There wasn't too much information on it, they only spoke for about 3 minutes or so, basically just saying that the franchise is going to be given an updated look and story.
       Producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Transformers fame will be working in conjunction with Cartoon Network to develop the film, which as of yet has no release date, although in one press release Murphy did make note of the development of a "series of films", indicating that, like Transformers, they plan to milk this thing to the bitter end.
       Given the state of the environment, and the Green movement which is gaining increasing popularity, I guess it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Hopefully children will take to the idea of being friendlier to Mother Nature, although personally I never got into the show much as a kid (luckilly I was naturally a tiny bleeding-heart, animal-lover anyway). I kind of feel like this will wind up appealing more to young adults who grew up watching the show than to actual youths of today, but I've been wrong before.

I wonder if they'll let him keep the mullet?


  1. Hopefully, the young ones will find this superhero appealing while their minds are still open and willing to embrace. My granddaughter is very mindful of conserving water and turning off lights and littering. I can see her getting into this.

    as for the mullet...c'mon. It's classic.