This series struck me as odd...It took the basic ideas of the Original (And BEST) cartoon of the 80's, and transformed them into a more Saturday Morning version. What I mean is Gadget Boy is a small child (roughly 8-10 years old...whatever).Once again voiced by Don Adams, albeit a bit pre-pubescent sounding (which of course, was the best idea this show had; returning Adams to the role...eh...sort of). Heather is about in her early 20's and an official crime solver, (and Gadget Boy's official sidekick...As opposed to Penny, whom just snuck around behind the Inspector's back).I thought that the character WAS the original Penny at first, even looks as if Penny had grown up. (Hey, THAT would have been a great concept; Penny turning her snooping & meddling nature into her sworn duty.) This show even has a K-9 Companion, of course, how could it NOT. I remember Brain being one of the funniest characters on the old show. This dog is a much goofier version of Brain, with his own bumbling nature and accident proneness (is that a word?) ...But this time things are different. The Dog has the same enhancements as Gadget Boy himself! Every thing you can imagine (extending arms, roller blade paws, even a helicopter in his back, if I am correct). It's very interesting to see, and to imagine how Brain would have dealt with that, er, responsibility.
The Villain angle totally moves on from the M.A.D. organization, onto a newer, `more' sinister route (even though the villains are still ridiculously moronic...some things never change). Spidra, a fem-fatal (and hideous) creature with 6 arms runs the game now, with her pet, I believe a talking buzzard, by her side. (Almost like Deja-vous?) This series was ok...However; the most good that this show ever could do is making you nostalgic for the days of old.
I Believe, that if you get a chance to see this show, you should take it, watch it at least once...It's interesting...However, I recommend that you do not watch the "Gadget Boy's Adventures Through Time"...It's the same premise as THIS series, but it takes place about time travel, and saving old historians, and saving the lives of people that are forever in high school text books. (And now, my almost unrelated opinion)...NEVER make a NON-educational cartoon EDUCATIONAL!!! It RUINS the entire concept of the cartoon in question...I have no problems with "smart" TV, none at all, just keep it away from the stuff you watch when you DON'T want to watch "smart" TV...That's my mind, and you can't stop me...
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