Category Archives: Cartoons

I Am Loving Star Trek: Lower Decks!

I have never been much of a Star Trek fan, but I’ve finally found my series: Lower Decks! The animated, Rick and Morty-esque cartoon, is a real delight! A bunch of episodes have come out so far and they’re all great! And a new trailer was revealed for the rest of the season at recent Star Trek Day.

Love the show. If you’ve got CBS All Access, give it a watch! It’s true to the spirit of Star Trek, while also being well-written and hilarious.

There was also a trailer for the next season for Star Trek: Discovery. I enjoy that show as well, for the most part.

Now that I have Lower Decks, I don’t know if I need Discovery anymore…not that I need either. But hey, Discovery is still going, so hopefully people are enjoying it.

But seriously, watch Lower Decks, it’s my new must-watch cartoon now that BoJack Horseman, Steven Universe and Adventure Time are over, and we don’t know if we’ll get a season 3 of Harley Quinn, and Rick and Morty remains up in the various airs.

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My 6 Favorite Venture Bros. Characters

The sad news came down yesterday that The Venture Bros. cartoon has been stealth cancelled. The creators were working on the upcoming seasons when they got word several months ago. This is a major shame because The Venture Bros. is one of the greatest cartoons of all time.

Rest well, sweet heroes

As befitting such a great show, I wanted to do a really good List of Six, but honestly, I barely remember anything about the show. I thought about doing my favorite episodes…but that would require an entire rewatch to pick them out. I thought about listing the various unsolved mysteries and storylines that will never get solved…but that would also require an entire rewatch. And we only got the news yesterday! So how about something simple, like my favorite characters from The Venture Bros!

That should be easy! Join me after the jump for my favorite characters from the show. And feel free to share your own in the comments!

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So, uh, The Venture Bros. Has Been Cancelled

2020 continues to extract a heavy toll on all of us. The Venture Bros., one of the greatest television shows of all time, has been quietly cancelled. Apparently it happened months ago while creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer were working on season 8.

This is pretty shocking. The reason for the cancellation hasn’t been revealed yet, but the fact that the show took several years between seasons probably played a part. We’ve only gotten seven seasons over the course of 17 years! I have often complained that it takes too long between seasons, and it would make sense for that to bite the creators in the butt in the end.

Cartoon Network has also posted on Twitter that they hope to continue the story somewhere else. Season 7 was not the planned ending, and considering how The Venture Bros. was all about building up and pushing off stories, it sucks to lose all of that ongoing material.

The Venture Bros. was a defining show for me back during its heyday. I even cosplayed as Henchman 21 at a couple comic book conventions! So it’s sad to see it go…but we all probably should have seen this coming at some point.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is, Honestly, the Best Cartoon of All Time

So, Avatar: The Last Airbender came to Netflix a couple weeks ago and everybody is either discovering or re-discovering it’s awesomeness. I don’t have time to watch the whole series again — though I should probably make time — so I’m just going to settle for the new Honest Trailer.

Man, that really was a great show. I should make time to watch it again.

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Watch the First Episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks for Free!

Far be it for me to offer free publicity to CBS and the Star Trek franchise; I just want to share this awesome new show with you people. A lot of shows, or at least cartoons, nowadays are putting their first episode for free on YouTube. I think that’s a great marketing tactic! Because who here is actually subscribed to CBS All Access?

Anyway, Star Trek: Lower Decks is a great show so far and I think you should all give it a try!

I think it’s a funny show. Rapid delivering, dry, grounded humor, fun characters, a lot of great Star Trek lore baked deep into the show. It’s good stuff! And it’s free to watch! At least the first episode is…

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