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  • Dunes
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 188

    I’m fairly sure that the mini Technodrome was another case of “We need to sell a toy, so put it in the episode”.

  • Ultratech94
    End Of Transmission
    S.T.A.R.S.
    Comments: 381

    dear lord the Mini Technodrome bit was hilarious. it’s sad that Shredder would take all of this time to build a huge robot and a Mini Technodrome but is destroyed in a matter of seconds. it’s like they’re not even trying to be threatening anymore, huh? I guess even the Shredder suffers from what I like to call “Wile E. Coyote Effect”. also, isn’t it kind of odd that Shredder created Groundchuck & Dirtbag when The Dark Queen has similar characters working for her called General Slaughter & Big Blag? man, Shredder & The Dark Queen really should work together. they have similar goals and they fight against a team of reptile/amphibian characters. who else besides me would want to see a cartoon cross over with TMNT & Battletoads? it’s at least a better concept than a cross over with the Power Rangers.

  • dougputhoff
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 7

    I can’t believe it!  You have a review featuring all sorts of humanoid animals, but you didn’t use the Singing Cat!  That’s a crime.  I’m a peace-loving person, but I think you should be execute.  😉

  • extramirth
    extramirth
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 6

    A Mini-Technodrome? At first I thought it was a cool idea but no, it’s awful. I am trying to imagine a reason for such a thing to exist. The purpose of the real Technodrome is that it’s a unbeatable war machine. Shoots lasers, makes foot soldiers, it’s a mobile base. It should be called the Technotank instead, being just a small vehicle with powerful attack capabilities.

    Here’s what I want to know: if the actual Technodrome was on the Earth’s surface at the time, would the Turtleoid’s ship laser also destroy the Technodrome? I guess what I am really asking is “is the defense and attack capabilities of the Mini-Technodrome the same as the Technodrome’s?” I sure hope not.

    • Ultratech94
      End Of Transmission
      S.T.A.R.S.
      Comments: 381

      my question is why does this fearful death machine has so many flaws. yes it’s just as popular as the Death Star, but even the Death Star has technical flaws that makes it inferior to both the World Devastators & the Eclipse Super Star Destroyer. my guess is that the Mini Technodrome had some advantages that the Technodrome doesn’t. one of them being free movement. think about it for a moment. the regular Technodrome is always getting itself stuck, is slow & clunky, and as a base it’s hard to maneuver around certain areas. I can imagine how much energy the Technodrome would eat through in a single day, so I can actually see why a Mini Technodrome would have some technical advantages the more you think about it. also, if Shredder & Krang can just conjure up new mutants at any given moment, then why do they keep Bebop & Rocksteady around? you’d think that they would keep some of the other mutants around like Groundchuck, Dirtbag, or even Tokka & Rahzar. but Bebop & Rockstead? why not keep some extra mutagen around just in case Shredder needs to become Super Shredder at any given time? or why not have Shredder upgrade his armor? even Utrom Shredder upgraded his armor to become Fulgore, (cough) oh uh, I mean Cyber Shredder. they really do tend to suffer from the Wile E Coyote Effect, don’t they?

    • Ultratech94
      End Of Transmission
      S.T.A.R.S.
      Comments: 381

      and yes, I was actually seriously with the 2nd to last statement. Cyber Shredder from the 2003 TMNT series looks far too similar to Fulgore from Killer Instinct. the red eyes, the silver armor, and the duel wielding gauntlet blades, it’s undeniable. look at these pictures back to back and tell me if you get that vibe as well.

      Fulgore – http://41.media.tumblr.com/62aef801a6ab7d3e0dc88d0d225e3021/tumblr_n3sh8c1KCC1sh19qjo1_1280.png

      Cyber Shredder – http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/3154259312_bf12acec23_o.jpg

  • Trixie_is_best
    Trixie_is_best
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 83

    Is it possible that this episode of TMNT was written by Beauties Father from the Good Times film?

  • SpeedyEric
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 60

    1:06- Face it, robots are ruined!

    What kind of name is Herman the Horrible?  This 2-part episode is becoming more and more of an 8-year-old TMNT fan’s fanfiction, and Herman is named after the bully who beated him up for his lunch money.

    4:35- At least the 2014 Turtles movie was better that this.

    6:34- After doing some Googling, and being a complete nerd, I know that trilithiam is a fictional mineral from the Star Trek Universe.  So, along with the adamantium, the mentioning of trilithium can be added to this TMNT episode’s pile of “Are you people fuckin’ serious!?”

    11:14- And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadden’t been for you blasted turtles!

    Seriously, original TMNT series, why can’t you just let the Technodrome out of the caves, Dimention X, and whatever, and let it run a muck through the city!?  That would have been awesome!

    13:47 & 14:00 – These faces of your pretty much sums up this entire 2-part episode of TMNT, Phelous.

  • CourtneyWoodbury
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 10

    Just because a resource isn’t rare, don’t mean it isn’t valuable.  It may not provide wealth, but since they need it to survive it’s pretty valuable.  But I guess I’m just kinda picking on your phrasing.

    • CourtneyWoodbury
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 10

      *Doesn’t…goodness I know better than that.

    • Phelous
      Phelous
      Administrator
      Comments: 617

      Yeah but they stated they wanted it for other gold THINGS. Implying they wanted it for wealth.
      They never said anything about wanting it for reasons connected to their race’s survival. If they had wanted to hold the Turtleoids food supply hostage they would have had to destroy the entire gold city too and kidnap anyone connected in creating the alchemy machine.

  • Dragonage2ftw
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    So, is the robot in this special like Noob Saibot from Conquest, in a sense that when you destroy it, you learn a lesson?

  • BB Shockwave
    BB Shockwave
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 42

    Just when I thought about revisiting the old TMNT(sorry, TMHT!) series you remind me how mind–numbingly stupid it was. 😀

    The old TMNT/New TMNT crossover sure dropped a ball by not having new Raph be enraged at what a Pinkie Pie-like 4th wall-breaking wisecracker old Raph was. Seriously, they choose to give this personality to the classic angry sociopath?

    Oh Shredder and Krang, I often forgot how inept you are. You are close to Team Rocket, and they have the excuse of NOT having a giant battlestation and an army of ninjabots.

    Maaan, Phelous, where did you get that awesome Krang rubber toy? I want one!!!

     

  • BB Shockwave
    BB Shockwave
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 42

    That… was really rather surprising and somewhat horrifying as Leo cuts Herman’s heads off just as he is talking!!!

    It was a weird 80ies thing – if something is a robot (or a magically created duplicate, remember that Zelda episode?) even if they were clearly sentient and free-willed, it was ay-o-kay to kill them mercilessly. 🙁

  • WhyNeighborDanWhy
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 28

    Phelous! Where did you get that Krang toy? That thing looks amazing! It’s weird to say this, but seeing it has awoken a part of me that wants to have cool stuff from when i was a kid. I want to dig all my old turtle toys out of storage and display them in my front room now.

  • Ryuukokoro
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 24

    Haha! This review was excellent! Phelous’s deadpan look at the intricacies of a goofy 80’s show are always on point and entertaining. And I didn’t even know Dirtbag and Groundchuck (and the Turtleoids of course) got another episode in a later season! Bonus points for sheer awesome levels of goofyness.

    I really sincerely hope the ending to this review implies more TMNT reviews are coming soon! 😀 -hums the credit song-

  • wrybread
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    I don’t know why this bugs me so much as it’s not remotely the stupidest thing in this episode, but if the Turtleoids get their nutritional energy from the alchemical gold instead of food, a process that presumably doesn’t produce any solid waste, then why does their city have sewers?

    To steal a line from the late great Richard Jeni, it’s because the Turtleoids are stupid, and everyone else in this show is stupid and the people who made this show are stupid, and now I feel stupid because I’m sitting here at my computer talking about it and if I didn’t post this I was going to be up all night thinking about the stupid Turtleoids and their stupid unnecessary sewers.

  • Josielynn
    Josielynn
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 6

    Groundchuck and Dirtbag were some of my favorite actionfigures as a kid and i remember being really excited about this episode when i watched it as a rerun. Also, totally unrelated but i’m about to watch the Japanese turtles miniseries where they transform into superheroes. Everytime i watch your TNMT related videos wonder if you have watched it, since you’re an even bigger Turtles expert than i am.

  • karignisha
    karignisha
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 34

    I hope you will someday review the live action Turtle tv show lol. Female turtle that joins the team.