Swamp Thing (1990–1993)

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The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana ... See full summary »

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Mark Lindsay Chapman ...
 Dr. Anton Arcane (72 episodes, 1990-1993)
Dick Durock ...
 Swamp Thing (72 episodes, 1990-1993)
Scott Garrison ...
 Will Kipp (60 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Graham / ... (45 episodes, 1990-1993)
Carrell Myers ...
 Tressa Kipp (32 episodes, 1990-1993)
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The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana swamps by the evil Dr. Anton Arcane, Alec's body mutated. No longer is he human, or even an animal. His body is made from the muck and plants of the swamp. He's super strong and can make plants do his bidding. Good thing he's on our side... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Swamp Thing was shot on location at the Universal Studios and Gatorland theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Many rides and attractions are visible or feature prominently throughout the series. See more »

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Swamp Thing: The swamp is my world. It is who I am. It is what I am. I was once a man. I know the evil men do. Do not bring your evil here, I warn you. Beware the wrath of... Swamp Thing!
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A fascinating series, buried in the cultural abyss... possibly due to two decades of misplaced expectations
26 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am surprised that I am only the second person to write a review for this series, (which may simply be a testament to the fact that it is indeed an obscure one).

I love the Swamp Thing. Both Len Wein's and Alan Morre's manifestations of him... and I find that this series approaches the character with great affection, and attention to his most important traits of compassion and wisdom. His moral code is complex, and his diplomacy restrained. He does not intervene in forceful and demanding ways, (as many super heros do), but rather works his miracles from the background, all but anonymously.

Now, it is possible this series was a victim of viewers' unfulfilled expectations of watching an entity of fury and unstoppable, unrelenting force demolish evil in every episode. It is true that he has such power, and he does indeed flex it when necessary... but what is most essential to his character is his remarkable ability to heal, care for, support, protect, console, and love all things alive. In this respect this series is a complete success.

Beyond the refinement of character, the series is also endlessly imaginative, and profoundly moral. The plots are original, and the script couldn't be any other way. Sometimes The Swamp Thing will say something, a bit of advice or an observational musing maybe, and it will just hit you hard for some reason, deep within.

I give this series 10 stars for it's painstaking attention to the things that make Swamp Thing so endearing and fascinating. I strongly recommend it, and this is coming from an avid fan of the graphic novels.


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