Saturday, March 2, 2013
Astro Boy 26-30
that does include opening and closing credits, which still means they are five minutes longer than current cartoons. we sure get hosed these days due to advertising constraints.
anyway, these are some interesting episodes- lots of robots rights stories, and one "don't judge aliens on their appearance story ("The Pearl People).
Dr. I.Q. Plenty shows up in "The Wacky Machine" which makes all robots stop working. Astro Boy is not in the episode until the end, and then he has the longest minute in recorded history to stop the machine. had to last at least five minutes. I know kids probably wouldn't have cared at the time, but watching five episodes in a row will do that to you.
Astro sounds very young in these episodes, like he's about five. that gets a little grating on occasion. the animation hasn't improved just yet, but it should start, the first "season" is over.