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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't remember how many seasons were syndicated. I looked it up, and there's supposedly 78 episodes... 5 from season 1, 12 from season 2, 47 from season 3 (bringing the total to 65) and 13 more from season 4. All the rest were CBS Saturday morning episodes.
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I knew what seasons were produced for first-run syndication. I was referring to the rerun syndication package (sounds complicated referring to a rerun syndication package when the show originally was syndicated). It would be sad if the CBS episodes were never included (unless they added a second syndication package).
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    While playing most of Turtles in Time the other night, I've found that the game is somewhat easier for me than it had been a few months ago. With the exception of the first battle with Krang and the Shredder battle, all of the bosses seem to be equally difficult (it's also a bit difficult to battle Tokka and Razar alone, but that's because it's two bosses). I realised that when playing it on the PS2 you can add more lives by pressing the circle button (I knew there was a way but didn't know exactly what I did to add lives). But when I got to the final battle I decided not to hit the button, to see if I could beat Shredder honestly. And I couldn't, and just ended the game when I lost lives then. But the first battle with Krang sure does take a long time (why couldn't Krang be the main villian instead of Shredder so he could be the final boss more often? Makes me wonder if the concept of Super Shredder in the second movie was done so he could be more challenging than Krang's android body).

    I don't think I've talked much about the game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare. The game's okay. I really only purchased it for the unlockable Turtles in Time, which I had to complete 16 levels to unlock. And it sure was hard but worth the wait and challenge. Quite a few levels were hard to navigate, there's some shooting levels which seem a little hard, and there's at least two bosses before the better game can be unlocked. And man are those bosses hard to defeat. With the exception of the first few levels, because after getting to the second level I kinda slacked off for a few years (and didn't think to search YouTube for runthroughs) but then it usually took me up to 3 days to complete a level. After unlocking Turtles in Time I have played Mutant Nightmare a little further, getting to a few levels, but I haven't played any further for a few weeks.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It looks like other than the three episodes they completely missed for some reason, The last of the old series has a release date. Great for closure and completests... but I'm going to avoid it.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!

    Talk about extortion! They put the 2 missing episodes (Planet of the Turtleoids and Once Upon a Time Machine) as the bonus features for the show's worst season.

    At least we got them... :sigh:
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    DOUBLE ARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!

    The crummy live action show is coming to DVD.

    Seriously. Nickelodeon BETTER the heck come up with plans to release the 2k3 series in volume sets and finish the job that Funimation and 4Kids started before they clearly went into feud mode.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Last night I downloaded Krangenstein Lives on iTunes, and it was a great episode. It's interesting to see Krang's body move on it's own and even get a voice, and there's a funny subplot where Shredder gets amnesia, but he is still evil. Great episode.

    Speaking of which, only three seasons are available for download on iTunes, seasons 1, 6, and 7. I wonder why the other seasons are missing.

    With the last season and the live-action series getting a DVD release, I wonder if there'll be anything left for when that supposedly terrible Michael Bay movie comes out (well, there are all those live-action videos that I hear are worse than TMNT III and The Next Mutation). Then again I thought I heard some gossip that that movie has been canceled (not from any reliable sources, though).
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    At least they didn't just rerelease the season they're from with the missing episode, which would require fans to repurchase that season if they already had it. And at least they didn't just release a "complete series" set with those episodes on it, without the option of buying them seperately (if they do come out with a "complete series" boxed set after this, I would hope they'd include those episodes in the right order).
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I posted that on another thread...

    Production of the Bay TMNT movie has abruptly stopped. The future of the TMNT film franchise is anyone's guess.

    But Nick STILL has the rights to the entire TMNT 2k3 series, and can stand to release those in season sets, like Funimation started doing before they had that fall out with 4Kids. Nick has a TERRIBLE batting average with DVD box sets, though. I'm sure Shout would help them release those if they were going to.

    There are clearly going to be 2 volumes at least of Next Mutation... I hope they bury those terrible music videos like Lucas did with the Star Wars Holiday special. But I want to see TMNT 2k3 in it's entirety on DVD in sets.
  10. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Alright, so, I never officially watched Next Mutation until last week and man...it sucks...I absolutely positively hate Venus! She was Bella Swan before there was Bella Swan, what with her one emotion and constant need to repeat: 'It's shinobi time!'

    Shinobi is just another word for ninja -_- I really hope Peter Laird's hatred of Venus prevents her from ever showing up ever again!!!!!

    In better news however, I love what will be the 2k12 theme mainly because they out-right state that Leonardo who happens to be my favorite turtle, is the leader in blue ^^) and I have a pretty high quality MP3 of it, so, if anyone would like it, just PM me :)

    Also, the 2k12 figures are very nice (the turtles anyway), I got the turtles all yesterday. I haven't gotten the chance to see the April figure yet and am curious about the height difference between her and the turtles, April and Casey's height difference in the 2k3 figures was what made me not get them, they were GIGANTIC compared to the turtles, and while I get Casey is significantly taller than they are, April wasn't. I haven't seen any figures of the bad guys up close and personal, but, I saw the Master Splinter figure and opted not to buy him because of the paint job, it could have been a lot better.
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Venus was Executive and Network meddling because of an insanely hypocritical regulation that all boys cartoons have to have positive female role models (especially when girl's shows don't even have strong females most of the time... look at Bratz), even though we now refuse to make toys based on shows that have girls in them when they need the girls in them if its a show for boys. April's a LUCKY character to constantly be in the TMNT action figure line up. No Mira Nova in the Buzz Lightyear line, no girls in the Avatar: The Last Airbender line... they begrudgingly have girls in some super hero lines (but no Black Canary or Wonder Woman in the Batman Brave and the Bold Line).

    But getting back to the core problem, they needed a positive female role model, and the makers of the show were too far sighted to add April to the show until the second season that was never produced. So they added the fifth turtle, which is like adding a fourth Stooge (not Shemp... I mean like Larry, Moe, Curly, and some other guy who did nothing). She threw off the balance, she was just there, and as a positive female role model, she can't have anything offensive like character flaws or a personality.

    However, I heard talks that she might make a come back in the IDW comics. They plan to bring back EVERYBODY! Hopefully she gets a bad@*$ makeover that makes her useful.
  12. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member


    Oh geez D< Well, I agree, she better be useful this time around if she does end up coming back!

    I mean, I love April so much because sure, in the 80s series she basically chased the guys around with her camera and drove their vehicles when she wasn't getting captured by lame Shredder, but, in the 2k3 series I was so happy to see her get such a great role! She was smart, she had a temper, she had emotions and she could fight! That's got to be my favorite April like ever XD

    And as for the lack of female action figures in general it gets to me and that's why I'm planning on getting more than 1 figure of 2k12 April, so I can make my own girls, which I know I'm going to start off by making Renet The Timestress (She's probably my 2nd favorite TMNT female character)
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Of all the things I find superior about the 2k3 series is April. It's not that I don't like the 80's version... but the fact that she was able to hold her own in battle and be a greater big sister figure for the turtles (especially since she and Don were scientific peers), it did the series a better service than someone who, yeah... she cares about the turtles, but plays the damsel in distress several times too many for my tastes... not to mention how obsessed she was about getting the best story. Though, as much as I dislike the final season of the original, I liked April's role as the Barbara Gordon/Oracle type character who would constantly warn them about things while doing research.

    That's why it's such a frustrating double standard. They want positive female role models, but they refuse to make toys of them, and that sometimes ruins potential licenses. That's one of the factor's that caused Symbiotic Titan to get pulled off the network (that and CN doesn't like Genndy Tartikofsky anymore). As much as I have problems with Playmate's business sense, they never shied away from female characters. April was always part of the TMNT line up, they had Uhura in the Star Trek remake sets, they had Gosalyn in their Darkwing Duck series and were going to make Morgana if they made a second series... Mattel on the other hand HATES women. No Nami in the One Piece line, no girls from Last Airbender... other than Justice League and DC classics, they refused to use female characters in The Batman and Batman Brave and the Bold lines...
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  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    According to tvshowsondvd.com, a complete series boxed set is coming out, with all of the bonus features previously released, packaged in a toy turtle van. And it'll apparrently only cost 23 dollars.

    I wonder if the discs will all be exactly like what was released on the individual seasons. If I was in charge I'd put "Planet of the Turtleoids" and "Once Upon a Time Machine" in their rightful spots as opposed to bonus features on the season ten disc, put all out-of-order episodes in the correct order, and not include double-dipping on the season ten episodes that were bonus features on the first DVD.

    EDIT: According to a facebook comment from tvshowsondvd the price is not actually 23 dollars as previously announced (I'm not surprised), it'll be 99 dollars.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw that article.... ehhh... it's nice and all, but it's not half as good as the Scooby-Doo complete series van. it actually had figural Shaggy and Scooby, whereas this one has sticker windows.

    Seriously... I'd buy the Scooby set just for the container.
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  16. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    For the record, Donatello is unquestionably the best turtle, because I say so. Teefury and Ript, t-shirt sites which often make Turtles shirts, make 1 Donatello shirt for every 4 Raph, Leo, and Mikey shirts, and it sucks that he doesn't get more attention. Much like Scooter, he seems to be unloved despite his importance and prominence.
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  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Donny's alright by me. I hate to be the only one that ever says this, but while I can't say least favorite turtles, Leo has to be my fourth favorite.
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  18. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    Yeah, Leo never seemed that interesting to me, just the typical boyscout team leader in the same vein as Cyclops or Captain America. The other three have much more interesting traits.
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  19. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    I think that means its safe to say that I'm probably the only person whose favorite turtle is Leo...
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Eh, sort of. More like Raph and Mikey always steal the show for me in any given version.

    Though I LOVED the fact Leo blew a gasket in season 4 of the 2k3 series because he thought he was unable to save his family after a huge battle.

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