Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Evil That Dwells Within: The Inhumanoids!
Sitting back from my art table, I catch myself daydreaming about remakes... It was only inevitable that I would ask the question: "... If I could remake a series, what would it be...?" Heh, this is PLANET GRIFFIN WEEKEND EDITION.
Billed as a third tier Hasbro toy property back in 1986 (as a backup to G.I.JOE and TRANSFORMERS toy line), it eventually became a popular Saturday Morning Cartoon (wow... Don't those 3 words sound odd together now?) produced by Sunbow, Marvel, and TOEI animation. (y'know, the cheap stuff) It was considered unusual back in the day that a series would be named for the villians rather than the heroes, The EARTH CORPS.
Ah yes... The Earth Corp versus The Inhumanoids with the Mutores (underground elementals) caught in-between. Sure, the show had it's hokier-than-thou moments and glitchy animation for it's time (of course, so was Transformers and Joe), but the idea of a major underground adventure story and character designs are still cool! (Strangely enough, similar designs would pop up again in The GUYVER series a few years later) This series would definitely be ripe for a facelift--- Of course, I snap back to reality just in time to catch my ink bottle from falling... But the memories do stick, don't they?