My memories of our favourite heroes in a half-shell...
My first introduction to the Turtles was in comic form, I can't remember much about it... Only that all the Bandanas where different... well not quite all, Leonardo's was blue. Michelango's was red, Raph's was Purple I don't really remember Donny's you might think that it was Orange (logically) and I think it was, but on the redder side of orange from my vague recollection.
Michelango was instantly may favourite, he had Nunchus, he had that in common with Panthro (my favourite Thundercat... I always liked weapons that involved chain). He still is my favourite although my reasoning shifted to more along the lines Paula outline last week (Episode 240).
My favourite Villain is Krang, no idea why, just is... Rocksteady is a close second, that's just because he's a rhino.
On to the '87 cartoon. When it started over here, I think I was a Lower Junior (that year 3 by the current School year system in the U.K.) that would have made it 1990?? It could have been '89. I loved the cartoon my favourite episode was "The Maltese Hamster". That's the one where Donny narrates/speaks in a detective style voice. A mob (under Shredder's orders) is stealing antiques in the city, and also capture 3 of the Turtles (not Donatello) and Splinter. The Maltese Hamster being the antique which Shredder wants (hidden on it is a secret formula for super fuel he wishes to use to raise the Technodrome). Its my favourite because it's a bit of a thriller, the enemy has the upper hand for most of the episode (always a recipe for a great episode) obviously as an 80's cartoon you knew how it was going to finish, but with this particular episode it wasn't always that easy to see how they were going to get there.
I didn't really watch the 2000's series. My little brother did, but I don't remember watching it (more than a fleeting glimpse).
I've watched the first series of the latest incarnation (I need to catch up on the rest of it when I get time). It pretty cool, I particularly liked the modern interpretation of the Rat King.... The 80s version was a bit naff.
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