Posts tagged HUB
Posts tagged HUB
No and no… Yu-Gi-Oh was enough for me.
Attention people of earth!
Chase the Police Bot commands you to be a “Generation On” Joy-maker this holiday season!
Go dogs go!!
A pup for every person, and a person for every pup…
A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a press release detailing the upcoming premiere of Hasbro’s new Littlest Pet Shop cartoon on the HUB.
With the first two episodes having since aired this weekend, and my ability to gab on and on about cartoons still intact, I though I’d give a brief review/discussion…
*Now complete with HD screenshots!*
Okay, we’re breaking down my personal feelings on the evolution of Optimus Prime as a character. No Primal on display here, although I’m sure I will talk about him and his awesome gorilla self someday. As usual, I’ll just be discussing the animated incarnations, given my less than stellar knowledge of Transformers comics, or comics in general for that matter.
From a media studies standpoint, the tale of Optimus Prime is a fascinating case in the both the feeling of and the process of nostalgia. The story of a man who begins as a simple cartoon character with a three sentence personality, elevated in the minds of viewers to something bigger, greater, and grander than any individual could possibly be. Eventually, this level of veneration feeds back into the marketing rhetoric of Hasbro itself, further perpetuating Optimus as a heroic icon while, within the entertainment media he inhabits, also subtly discussing the implication behind living as a symbol first and a person second.
Because a man can be destroyed and corrupted, while symbols are everlasting… or something….
So I’ve been sitting around trying to figure out what TFP Starscream’s primary flaw is. Not ‘flaw’ in the sense that would imply something fundamentally wrong with his character, but rather in the context of an attempt to figure out what his primary problem is – what it is that’s holding him back.
After the break because this got away from me.
This is a very fun and interesting read. I too have often felt that TFP Starscream’s greatest personal flaw was that his ability to recognize that he himself is his own worst enemy.
Any of you guys ever watch this show?
Seriously… That was some heavy shit…. Damn….