by Rob Boylan
So, The Cartoon Network are rebooting the 80s cartoon series ThunderCats.
No, I don't know why either.
Yes, I'm another kid from the 80s abhorred by the continued cultural grave digging that goes on concerning a decade that, let's face it, most of us want to forget.
But The ThunderCats were one of the best parts -- or so my memory tells me, though I'm unwilling to check YouTube and discover it really sucked, like Voltron and the Bionic Six did -- and one I don't want to forget. So, unwarranted blasphemy was my first response to this Japanime-style update of the series.
Besides, aren't the 90s supposed to be retro now? Didn't the second wave of the 80s fully pass already? I know we will be short of 80s icons once the Shuttle Program is decommissioned, but I say we just let it die the death it so richly deserves. Shouldn't we be drinking Crystal Pepsi and rebooting Goosebumps or Salute Your Shorts or something? A game of Pogs, anyone?
Deadline has the trailer and some background. I have to link it to warrant the post, but don't recommend watching if you were born between 1978 and 1983.