Before Sony rebooted “Spider-Man” back in 2012 Sam Raimi was in the process of making another sequel with Tobey Maguire and company. But for various reasons, Raimi and Sony parted ways on the project and Sony decided to reboot the property with Marc Webb as director and Andrew Garfield starring in the titular role. I found that reboot to be much less enjoyable than the Raimi versions. And the sequel to the reboot, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was just “Batman and Robin” bad and almost a franchise killer.
There’s new footage to be found in it, including a kick-ass Batman scene, but the theme pretty much remains the same. Batman doesn’t trust Superman because of that Metropolis destructo-fest in “Man of Steel” and decides to do something about it.
Four years after the end of the Original Star Trek Series (1966-69), Paramount commissioned “Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-74) to run Saturday mornings on NBC, with the first episode debuting September 8, 1973.
“The Simpsons? Who are they? Never heard of them!” These would be the words of someone who has lived under a rock for the better part of a quarter century. “The Simpsons” have been around for twenty-five years now, having just started their twenty-sixth season.
Batman: The Animated Series was first broadcast on Fox from September 1992 to September 1995. It was the first entry in what would turn into a new DC shared continuity universe. And it also surprisingly took on a much more adult tone. It was a show where both kids and adults could enjoy alike.
“I know you are but what am I?” – Pee-wee Herman
Has there ever been a better comeback?
Pee-wee Herman was, of course, the child-like construct of comedian Paul Reubens. His Saturday morning show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” aired on CBS from September of ’86 to November of ’90.
“Star Trek: The Animated Series (originally known as simply Star Trek, but also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek) is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s. The animated series was aired under the name Star Trek, but it has become widely known under this longer name (or abbreviated as ST: TAS or TAS) to differentiate it from the original live-action Star Trek. The success in syndication of the original live action series and fan pressure for a Star Trek revival led to The Animated Series from 1973–1974, as the source of new adventures of the Enterprise crew, the next being the 1979 live-action feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”
First off, let me get this out of the way…
Okay, now we can move on.
Ren & Stimpy was quite the cutting edge show of it’s time. It aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1996. But why don’t I let Wikipedia tell the story (because they do it so much better than I).