The girls have been watching Speed Racer: The Next Generation for the past few days, Shea and I had finished the series a few days ago but the girls have watched it from start to finish again. And that got me thinking about being a kid and the cartoons we watched.

As a kid I only remember two shows that we ever pretended we were those characters, the most easily recognizable one was He-man. Not only did we pretend to be them, we had a billion and one He-man action figures. We got some hand-me-downs and added to our collection. Otherwise we'd probably never have gotten Castle Greyskull at all. But we had it because of family hand-me-downs. yay!

The other one I remember I didn't remember the name of the show. I've thought about it over the years and never really got around to actively looking. Mom had suggested checking Speed Racer out. I didn't think it was that. I've checked out Voltron and various other ones we use to watch but I could never put the names into those shows. I did a 70s 80s cartoon search and came up with a site. And there I started clicking the names of shows I didn't know or couldn't place. Lo and behold the first on I clicked "Battle of the Planets" had main characters of Mark and Jason. Bingo! Found it. And now that I think about it I do remember G-Force being part of the pretend play too.

It's not streaming on netflix or even out on DVD as far as Netflix is concerned so I can't show it off to the girlies. Tho I'm sure they'd not like it. She-ra and He-man didn't impress them, hehe, they really didn't impress me either.

As another note of nostalgia, Dark Age of Camelot turns 10 this October. Holy, wow!

Dragon Hunting

Published on September 30, 2015

First Public Writing

Published on September 30, 2015