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The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other 7 were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.Written by
The main setting of the series is a planet called "Third Earth". This is supposed to be our own Earth in its distant future, though humans are no longer the dominant species. Several figures from the past of the planet do make appearances, including the Lady of the Lake and Merlin from Arthurian legends. Mumm-Ra is supposedly a survivor from an earlier era, in his own words: "From a time when this was still First Earth!" See more »
Sword Of Omens, give me sight BEYOND sight.
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One of the best animated shows of the '80s, maybe even ever
I am a huge fan of animation, and when I came across ThunderCats I was interested. The concept intrigued me, so I decided to watch a few episodes to give it a try. In no time, I was actually hooked. ThunderCats is nothing short of brilliant. As I have said before I have seen plenty of exceptional shows, animated and non-animated, and ThunderCats is definitely one of those exceptional shows.
The animation is amazingly detailed in general, the colours and backgrounds are very sophisticated and the characters are all drawn wonderfully. There may be the odd occasion where it was perhaps imperfect but that is very minor. The music is also wonderful, the theme tune is one of the most memorable theme tunes in an animated show ever. The writing is very intelligent and thoughtful with a sense of adventure, and the story lines are incredibly deep(like I just said reviewing Gargoyles) and complex. Even more impressive are the characters, Lion-O is a courageous hero and leader, Cheetara is a beautiful, vivacious character and Mumm-Ra is a mysterious and sometimes frightening villain with a very sinister yet effective voice. The voice acting is superb and fit with the characters wonderfully, especially Earl Hammond as Mumm-Ra.
Overall, a brilliant show, one of the best animated shows of the '80s, maybe even ever. That may be rather rash to say, but it is pretty much my way of saying how wonderful ThunderCats is. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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