“Sword Of Omens, give me sight BEYOND sight”
My son and I were flicking through the sky channels Saturday morning when to our surprise we spotted Thundercats being aired on Cartoon Network HD later in the evening. I couldn’t describe my feelings at that moment, maybe overwhelmed, but the next action was to hit the RECORD button on the sky remote and watch it later.
This new-look Thundercats took you back to the beginning, when Lion-O was just a mere cub and some of the characters still being introduced.
I even saw Grune in this first episode and if my memory serves me correctly, the last time I saw him was in the episode The Ghost Warrior, when he had a one-on-one with Jaga and had his butt kicked. I also recall Grune was stripped of his Thundercat title because he acted against the very code of Thundera, so you already know where that is heading.
I like the look of the new Thundercats but looking around on the web, it’s been getting some negative comments because of the new-look. Don’t get me wrong, I watched nearly every episode of the Thundercats during the 80’s, but I am always open to new visuals and hopefully this will appeal to kids today as much as it appealed to me when I was growing up, well my son can validate that.
So, in keeping with the spirit, here are some images of the old and new Thundercats. Enjoy!