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Joshua Masterson
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Passion for Art and Technology

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I just had this epiphany. #StarWars

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I for one welcome the new Gizmoduck. A modern look that doesn't betray the original suit.

I'm​ not bothered at all by Disney's decision to make Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera a Latino character, but I'm sure there will be fans filled with righteous indignation over the benign change in race.

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Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

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On this day:
At 11th May of 1996, the final episode of "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" aired on TBS. The series was produced by Turner Program Services and DIC Entertainment and it was broadcast on TBS from 1990 to 1996. "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" was one of the few shows that tried to promote environmentalism to children.

Is saving our planet the thing to do ? Is the power really yours ? These questions and more are answered in "Captain Planet and the Planeteers". This classic Saturday morning staple came out in the early 90's and stuck around for quite a while. "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" was a creation by DIC Entertainment and later wound up in Hannah Barbara's hands. The show lasted for six seasons and a total of 113 episodes.

"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" takes place in the present (or the equivalent of back in the early 90's) and features a cast of children as its protagonists. Gaia (Whoopi Goldberg), the spirit of the Earth, has come out of a deep slumber to bestow the power of the elements to some kids in order to combat pollution threatening the planet. Kwame (LeVar Burton), Wheeler (Joey Dedio), Linka (Kath Soucie), Gi (Janice Kawaye), and Ma-Ti (Scott Menville) are each given rings of power and join forces to fight against pollution.

Naturally that wouldn't be nearly as interesting if there wasn't another angle to it. By combining their powers the Planeteers can summon Captain Planet (David Coburn), who is a super-powered being capable of using all the elements put together. His only weakness is smog, or nuclear radiation, so he's naturally a powerful force for good. To give our protagonists an equal batch of adversaries, the show also introduces the Eco-Villains, which is a rogue's gallery of creeps and mutants who love to pollute.

With the premise and characters in place "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" sets forth on a largely episodic collection of adventures. In each episode the Planeteers have to save some manner of the planet. For instance there's an episode where an oil rig threatens the safety of the oceans, another where one of the Eco-Villains destroys the ozone layer over a part of the planet, another that focuses on deforestation, and even some talk of nuclear war.

In each instance the Planeteers learn something about themselves, teach the audience the wrongs of what their combating, and in the end they have to call Captain Planet out to save the day. It's formulaic almost to a fault, but then again so were most children's cartoons of the era.

Despite it's shortcomings "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" remains largely entertaining. The talented cast of voice actors, which includes Martin Sheen, Sting, Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, and the aforementioned stars such as Goldberg, Coburn, and Burton, really give credibility to the series. It elevates the material and thanks to some often witty writing, the series has a certain timeless nature to it.

It's an entertaining show with memorable characters and it's something that sticks with you for a while after you watch it. There's a timeless nature to it all, which is probably due to the fact that the planet's still in rough shape, but it's largely attributed to the quality writing and voice acting. Sure you have to take some of the episodes with a grain of salt, but it's a children's show so that comes with the territory. Consider "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" recommended.

#CaptainPlanet #CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers
#Cartoons #Onthisday #Cartoon
#VintageCartoons #90sCartoons
#Animation #AnimatedSeries
#TV #TVSeries #SciFi #TBS
#ActionAdventure #SuperheroFiction
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In this episode I show you an awesome small microphone solution that is great for vloggers, educators and anyone that needs a wireless solution without carrying around those big packs (which we also have of course). Also a cool in between tip for a…

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Kurzgesagt makes depressing topics such as the death of the universe fun to watch.

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May The Fourth Be With You

My first foray into isometric graphics
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