Friday, December 08, 2006


Thundarr the Barbarian

Over on the comments to this morning's Mary Poppins thread, I mentioned something about Thundarr the Barbarian in passing, and of course as soon as I'd typed the name I had to head over to YouTube to see if there were any posted clips from the show. Were there ever...

Man, I loved this show. I was soaked to the bone in it. It permeated by DNA. How do I know? Well, last year, shortly after I turned in Paragaea: A Planetary Romance to Lou Anders, I thought about the fact that I'd just written a 100K word novel about an post-historical Earth-like world, centered around a smart woman who knows all about science, a heroic male who prefers to solve his problems with a sword, and a big catman who's quick to anger and doesn't like water. And then I realized that I'd just spent a large chunk of my life reinventing Thundarr the Barbarian.

And you know what? I didn't mind that a bit.

Wow. It's remarkable what the subconscious can do when it puts your mind to it. :-)
Ah...Thundarr and the joys of childhood. I just picked up the DVD set of the old D&D cartoon. I can't wait to dig in.
There's a DVD?!

Okay, off to Netflix...
I loved Thundarr. :-)

That's hilarious about Paragaea. That never occurred to me. :-)
Saturday mornings, I spent way too much time watching this show. Conan + Light Saber + Gamma World = Thundarr. What's not to love?

"Demon dogs!"

"Lords of Light!"

"Ookla! Ariel! We ride!"
Hey did you know that they put some Thundarr action figures a few years ago! ...Yeah I bought 'em.

Take a look:
We have a "no action figure" rule in our household, I'm afraid (the result of overindulgence back in my 20s, when I had disposable income and not enough to dispose it on), but I'll admit I'm sorely tempted. Those things look awesome!
Yeah, I try not pick up too many. But since there was only three and It was my favorite cartoon. I got 'em.

Now if they would only do authorized DVD!
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