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Giant Robots, High School and other stuff (Sym-Bionic Titan)

Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Singularity Engine++
Some of you may know this gentleman:

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No, you say? You don't? That's fair, that's okay, I bet you know the things he did, though! Things like:

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and

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and

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Oh, and he did the storyboards for Iron Man 2 as well.

What, you still don't know? Get the fuck out.

Anyway, now that all of the philistines are gone I can get down to business. The business of telling you people that Genndy Tartakovsky, animator extraordinaire, is currently doing a new show on Cartoon Network. Well, I say new, but it's been on for a couple of weeks already and I simply don't think that it gets talked about enough here.

So here it is:

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Oh my!

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Oh my!

Yes, Sym-Bionic Titan! The story of three high-schoolers:

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Lance, Ilana and Newton Lunis who have to pilot their giant robot and save the earth!

Wait, high-schoolers? Lame! Yeah! But! They're not really high schoolers. Actually, they're aliens posing as high-schoolers because their home, the planet Galaluna, was overrun by this guy:

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General Modula! Who's very cross with Ilana's father, the King of Galaluna, for a variety of reasons, but the most recent one is the fact that he managed to send his daughter to earth, along with her bodyguard, Lance and Newton, whose real name is actually Octus. Octus is also a powerful and highly sophisticated robot who, alongside Lance, has to keep Ilana safe from Modula and his monstrous Mutraddi forces.

Oh, and the government's interested in them as well.

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Basically, the show is completely incredible. The animation is excellent, the story is compelling and told extremely well and the voice-acting is top-notch. John DiMaggio and Tara Strong do loads of different voices, and oh, yeah, Octus? He's voiced by Brian Posehn.

It's funny, suspenseful, heartwarming (and -breaking) and pretty fucking creepy and intense on occasion. As an example, they didn't go the Samurai Jack route of having all casualties be robots. They didn't go that route at all.

The show's on every Friday, with reruns every Saturday and it is definitely worth checking out. It also manages to somehow get better with each episode, without showing any signs of stopping. It's actually quite amazing.

So watch it, or if you're already following it, talk about it here. It's really, really, really good.

EDIT: There's also a completely hilarious drag race episode that basically ends with this:

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You need to see this.

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    My little brother has been watching this show.

    It seems pretty decent.

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  • FishmanFishman This'll be the year that we won't forget Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh fuck, Genndy's animating again?

    Shit, I wonder when this is gonna come out here. And how. And how long I'm going to have to wait for the DVD.


    (Also, do we have any news on the Dark Crystal sequel?)

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  • FishmanFishman This'll be the year that we won't forget Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh wait, apparently he's no longer doing that. Shame, that would have been awesome.

    Because everything he does is awesome.

    Hey, let's get back to talking about awesome bio-titans or something.

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  • MoorkusMoorkus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh hey I love all those shows, didn't even know that the same guy was responsible for all of them. I definitively have to watch this now.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Spex I love you

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So pissed they dropped CN from our cable package

    SO. PISSED.

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  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I don't know. I only saw the first two episodes, but I wasn't really feeling it. And I love Tartakovsky.

    Then again, Samurai Jack dragged at times too, and that was still awesome. I do plan on catching up at some point.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Demanding everyone watch the drag race episode before judging this show

    also demanding that this
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    be added to the OP

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I love the episode titles for this show

    Phantom Ninja

    Shaman of Fear

    Roar of the White Dragon

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I only saw two clips of it, where he beats up the cafeteria guys and the Teamwork one and I didn't really like either.

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh shiiiiiit I didn't know about this.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh

    My god

    I'm surprised that was shown on CN.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rent on
  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I was all alone and it was still all kinds of awkward

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    hooooly fuck what

    I

    what

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Demanding everyone watch the drag race episode before judging this show

    also demanding that this
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    be added to the OP

    OP adjusted for the greater good of mankind.

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  • EtchEtch Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Haha, what

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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    good show

    best thread

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  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Love this show.

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  • existexist Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    besides the SHAKE IT BAKE IT BOOTY QUAKE IT I have not seen this show

    however the Sym-Bionic Titan is one of my favorite character designs ever

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm waiting for the action figure

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  • existexist Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    i was just looking for one on amazon but yeah they don't have shit

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  • The GeekThe Geek Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    I need to catch up. I've got like 6 or 7 eps on the TiVo.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    when I watched that episode it felt like that scene went on for at least five minutes it was so awkward

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I want to watch this show but I am at episode 0 and have no way of catching up. More shows need to post their entire library online for people to watch.

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  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    This and Regular Show are my favorite cartoons on tv right now.

    They're almost too good.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    ha ha oh god I'm watching the first episode. I'm only like 10 minutes in and its already great

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  • NinjabearNinjabear Registered User regular
    edited November 2010

    Wow, that is just too funny.

    I love watching Octus interact with the opposite sex.

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited November 2010
    like, how story-based is this? can I just watch an episode and be entertained or do I have to watch it from the beginning

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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    you can just jump in, all you really need to know about the plot can be found in the OP

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited November 2010
    awesome, now I just need to delete some of my moms episodes of "Scary Ghost Dog Hunters (ft. Hulk Hogan)" and "Iron Chef: Jersey Shore" and I can dvr it

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Iron Chef is awesome, you better recognize

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    ha that video has been removed by user in the last 20 or 30 minutes or so

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Luckily I had it loaded from earlier but forgot about it, but uh.. it was definitely a thing. Not sure what to think.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    "Awkwardly hilarious "

    You're welcome

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think Octus is the best character "Dark hair, bedroom eyes, I totally get it"

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    "Parallelogram!"

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah so I spent the majority of the evening watching this show. Lesson in Love was awkward in the best ways

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