Rankin/Bass had caught lightning in a bottle with Thundercats, an aesthetic masterpiece but a writing and common sense abortion, to be totally honest speaking as a 30 year-old looking back 25 years now. Anyway about it, the inexplicable 130-episode success of Thundercats granted them a green light to
Funny thing, here... Perusing my discussions of music and my attention to detail on most other posts, one would think -- based upon my draw to things nostalgic to me -- that I could remember SOMETHING about the plots/goings on in this show, but damn if I could remember a FUCKING thing for this post without first consulting Google. It was even then that I even noticed that the series is actually available on DVD.
Part of me wants to spend some time with my big new shiny, cancer-curing computer this week and see if I can't find a couple episodes for download to expand my memory for this post, but another part of me remembers wanting my fucking money back for the Thundercats DVD I bought on the FIRST day they released for entirely too much damned money a couple years ago... I own none of the subsequent sets, for the record.
All that being said, the fact that I remember damn near literally NOTHING about the show, added to the fact that many cartoon ADDICTS I know look at me as if there is a vagina growing from my forehead when I mention Silverhawks leads me to stop and think 'well damn, maybe it just wasn't that good after all.'
I guess this post is less about Silverhawks in general than it is about how Rankin/Bass got over with a not-very-good-anyway show for 130 episodes in Thundercats, but still somehow worked that to the tune of 65 episodes more of another show that was apparently equally not-very-good, with the only difference between them being that their second attempt was completely and totally forgettable.