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  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Sep '12 14:36 / 1 edit
    Does anyone remember this show? Apparently it was an ecologically conscious, animated feature created by Ted Turner that ran in the early to mid 90s. I had never heard of it until now, but it sounds like the type of good and wholesome entertainment that should be more prevalent.

    In it, Captain Planet and the Planeteers battle ne'er-do-wells who threaten to cause ecological disaster upon the Earth, which is represented by a character named 'Gaia' (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and Margot Kidder). The inspiration for her would seem to be drawn from James Lovelock's 'Gaia Hypothesis'.

    Some of the dastardly Eco-Villains included:
    Hoggish Greedly – A pig-like human who represents the dangers of overconsumption and greed.

    Looten Plunder – A wealthy poacher and crooked businessman who represents the evils of uncontrolled capitalism and unethical business actions.

    Dr. Blight – A mad scientist with a half-scarred face hidden behind her hair who represents the dangers of uncontrolled technology and unethical scientific experimentation.

    Why can't we have more shows like this on TV?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Planet_and_the_Planeteers
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    21 Sep '12 18:58
    CAPTAIN PLANET!
    HE'S A HERO!
    HE'S GONNA TURN POLLUTION
    DOWN TO ZERO!!!!
  3. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Sep '12 19:35
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    CAPTAIN PLANET!
    HE'S A HERO!
    HE'S GONNA TURN POLLUTION
    DOWN TO ZERO!!!!
    Was that his slogan? Or did you just make that up?
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    21 Sep '12 19:37
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Was that his slogan? Or did you just make that up?
    That's the theme song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo0D6bzxLLw
  5. 21 Sep '12 19:38
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Does anyone remember this show? Apparently it was an ecologically conscious, animated feature created by Ted Turner that ran in the early to mid 90s. I had never heard of it until now, but it sounds like the type of good and wholesome entertainment that should be more prevalent.

    In it, [b]Captain Planet and the Planeteers
    battle ne'er-do-wells who t ...[text shortened]... shows like this on TV?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Planet_and_the_Planeteers[/b]
    I wish they would rerun the "Red Dwarf" series...
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Sep '12 19:48
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's the theme song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo0D6bzxLLw
    Interesting. But this one was funnier:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=TwJaELXadKo
  7. 21 Sep '12 21:01
    Captain planet was awesome. I watched it all the time when I was a kid.