A rather brilliant second episode parodied that old television staple, with the characters trapped together, reminiscing on past events -- only here, with only one episode having been produced, all of their memories are of that previous week's events... Starring the entire main cast of the is a cartoon we here at IGN grew up with, and as such it holds a special place in our memories.Based on a Belgian comic strip, the tiny blue-skinned Smurfs became an unstoppable media empire with this popular 1980s Hanna-Barbera animated series.takes a sharp satirical look at American society, with an emphasis on black culture and race relations, from hip-hop and movies to icons like Martin Luther King, Jr. Controversial from the start, has drawn criticism for its use of the N-word and for its portrayal of such historical figures as King.
And in particular, television has proven to be a hugely important part of our toon-development, starting from our earliest days with the Saturday morning and after-school shows and continuing right on to today with the more mature Adult Swim offerings and the like.
In fact, as we prepped for this story and looked back at our many favorite animated series from over the years, we were amazed by the diversity of the shows that we came up with.
Featuring animation by Filmation, the show didn't typically excel visually -- cartoons proved to most definitely not be the final frontier for the Enterprise. That fidelity to the 1960s show, plus the inclusion of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and most of the other actors (or their voices anyway), led to scores big points for touching on many aspects of the human condition.
But the world of animation did offer the writers the chance to portray things they could never do on a live-action budget at the time -- from three-armed crew members to new and exciting alien worlds. The main characters are the Elric brothers, Ed and Al.
And since Scott was always upgrading his expensive buddy, he provided plenty of validation for the little boys who would grow up to be today's tech geeks and robot nerds.