Thursday, 29 September 2011
Thunder the Barba- oops I mean ThunDARR the Barbarian
The show is about Thundarr the Barbarian who is a Conan-esk warrior who fights monsters and wizards in a world of swords and sorcery! That takes place in the year 3994.
You see back in 1994 a run away planet flew between the earth and the moon causing cosmic destruction! And our civilization is cast into ruin! (Remember when that happened? It was just after Kurt Cobain's death! We've been living in a post apocalyptic society ever since!)
And now two thousand years later the world is a savage place with sorcery! (How'd magic show up? We loose technology and magic appears? That's odd!)
So Thundarr with his magical "Sun" sword and his companions a giant beast called Ookla the Mok (who can't talk and communicates only in grunts) and a sexy woman named Ariel take it upon themselves to fight evil wizards and help people.
That's right Ariel pose sexy to fulfill your role as eye candy!
The first episode starts as the trio are riding there horses through a forest, riding around crashed airplanes and jumping over abandoned cars.
So for 2000 years those things have just sat their? No one dismantled them for parts or made them into homes? Seriously?
So as they travel though the forest/garbage dump they hear the cries of a man in danger and go to help him and in so doing they save the old man from some rat people. Yeah apparently there are rat people in the future, apparently rats only need 2000 years of Earth in destruction to evolve into humanoids!
So having fought of the rat people the trio is told of the old mans mission to bring a black ball that has magical properties to some wizards who live in the city of Manhat...(tan). The trio then decides to do his quest for him and head off the the city of Manhat (tan)!
They end up at a cliff looking out over some swampland leading to the city and to get off the cliff the one lady uses her magic to make a bridge across the swamp appear- and how do we as a people loose are technological advancements and then gain magic?
Seriously? That's pretty odd!
I wonder if we throw out our computers and never used the phone or drive a car if we'd become magical? Someone out there please try this and tell me telepathically if it works!
So as they start to cross the magical plot convenient bridge they are attacked by rat people on motorcycles. No seriously, here's a picture of it.
They're also shooting lasers.
Lasers that blast out of there wooden sticks..... weird.
So humans devolved into using swords and magic and rats evolved into using science? Huh!
So a human with a magical sword and in his underwear fights the rat men on motor bikes who shoot lasers out of their wooden sticks... now I've seen everything. Heck I've seen more than everything! I've seen the future!
To be continued! The episode is not done yet (infact this is just the beginning!) I'll post the rest tommorrow! And remember if you enjoyed reading this post there's always my old posts on Superhuman Samuria Syber-Squad, Battletoads and Dino Riders to read! (they are in the August posts to the right of this post)