Basically, I am stealing Butt Hurt Squad's topic from his blog post today. This entire RANT is all thanks to him. At first I was skeptical about being able to relate to fellow bloggers, but this project has really opened my eyes. I try to read everyone's blogs at least once a day or every other day; however, there are a few that make me feel a little less alien in this world. I want to thank AugustineOfRhino for his amazing entry!!!
Okay, so back on the subject of THE SWAT KATS. Hands down one of the most memorable series I ever watched as a child at my Grandmother's house. I didn't have basic cable at my mother's, so it was a treat to squat down with some home made corn bread and watch Swat Kats and The Pirates of Dark Water (Another amazing cartoon, but that's for another day) The heroes were just your basic guys who loved a challenge. They had no super powers, no money, no dark secrets etc. There were no "campy lessons" or "stay away from drugs" messages. It's just two bad-asses saving the town they love. They were former Air Pilots who got fucked over by their leader, basically. As punishment they were sent to work as Junk Yard keepers/Mechanics.
I could go on about the story, but I suggest it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. It's the 90's at it's best, but was cut short thanks to Ted Turner and his belief that the cartoon was too violent. Ted Turner is a JACK-ASS for this. I can go on about the injustice, but it's not going to bring the series back. So... All I can do is spread the word that this series is amazing.
SO GO WATCH IT.