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More SDCC Trailers Give Us Doctor Who and a Really Bad Ninja Turtles

I am just one man, blogging, while also at my day job. There’s a very good chance I won’t get to everything that comes out this weekend from San Diego Comic-Con. But I can post a new trailer like anybody’s business! And these are a bunch that arrived last night!

First up, a proper teaser trailer for the new season of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker. I like this much better than the quickie we got earlier in the week. We get some actual Doctor in this one, some real personality.

Next up is a story trailer for the Spider-Man game coming to Playstation 4 on Sept. 7. Now that I actually own a Playtation 4, I’m actually very excited about this game. So any new look at what we’re going to get is exciting.

Even if it still runs the risk of being a bad game. We’ll see.

Another trailer we got is a look at the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I quite enjoyed that cartoon, and I guess enough fans did as well that Disney is bringing it back for another batch of brand new episodes!

Anything that gives us more Ahsoka Tano is good news to me! Even if the ultimate Ahsoka/Darth Vader showdown already exists.

Finally, we got another look at that new Ninja Turtles cartoon, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This first look also provides a couple minutes of actual episode. And I can honestly say I won’t be having anything to do with this show. It looks terrible.

That’s not to say I’m one of those bitter fans complaining about how this new show is killing my childhood. Not at all. I’m simply recognizing that this show is not meant for me, and therefore I won’t take part. The animation, the comedy, the entire style of the show is just not for me. But I wish everybody involved the best of luck and I hope their take on the Turtles is successful.

Be sure to keep returning to my blog today as I dutifully attempt to upload all of the trailers and news that I either can or care about.


I am Totally OK With This Weird New Ninja Turtles Cartoon

A trailer arrived late last week for the funky new cartoon show, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check it out for yourself!

I am totally fine with all the crazy and wild changes to this new Ninja Turtles cartoon. I love the Ninja Turtles…but I’m not in any rush to watch this cartoon. It doesn’t look like it’s for me, and not really appealing. But I am 100% behind the idea of reimagning the Ninja Turtles however some new creative person wants.

Freak out if you want about the new cartoon, but the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to withstand pretty much anything. And heck, maybe it’ll be great.


Please, Nobody Freak Out About the New Ninja Turtles

There’s going to be a new Ninja Turtles cartoon, called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There are going to be a lot of changes to the series, as detailed at Entertainment Weekly. All I’m asking is that nobody freak out.

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Looks fine

I am a huge Ninja Turtles fan. Their original cartoon was probably my favorite classic 80s cartoon growing up. And a lot of people can be strict Ninja Turtles purists. Those people might have a problem with these new changes, including the fact that Raphael is the leader, Leonardo is the rebel, the Turtles are all different species of turtle, and they have different looks and weapons.

I’m here to tell you that this is totally OK.

I was a big fan of the last Ninja Turtles cartoon on Nickelodeon, and I didn’t even know it had come to an end. And that’s entirely my point:

There are so many different incarnations of the Ninja Turtles these days that a few cosmetic changes DO NOT MATTER!

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Perfectly fine

There are SO many different Ninja Turtles things these days. There are half a dozen separate cartoons, each one a little bit different. There are the original movies and the newer movies. There are multiple comic book series from several different publishers. So many video games. There is no end to the different incarnations of the Ninja Turtles.

Therefore, it is pointless to get upset with whatever changes they implement in only the latest incarnation.

Do we really want to just keep re-living the same Ninja Turtles over and over again ad infinitum? If we’re getting a new cartoon, why not let the creative people behind it flex their muscles and try something new? There’ll be a new cartoon or movie or video game coming along in a couple of years. It’s inevitable.

So don’t freak out about the changes in this cartoon. They’ll be changed back in the next cartoon, probably. Just let this one be. Maybe it’ll be good.

The important thing is that the Ninja Turtles are still cool.


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