Sunday, May 24, 2015

Teen Titans (Gone to Soon Series)

Teen Titans (Tv Series) July 19, 2003 (2003-07-19) – September 15, 2006
Wikipedia (Premise)
Teen Titans centers around the five main members of the superhero team: Robin (Scott Menville), the intelligent, capable leader of the Teen Titans who has romantic feelings for Starfire; Starfire (Hynden Walch), a quirky, curious alien princess from the planet Tamaran who has feelings for Robin; Cyborg (Khary Payton), a half-human/half-robot who is known for his strength and technological prowess; Raven (Tara Strong), a stoic girl from the parallel world, Azarath, who draws upon dark energy and psionic abilities; and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), the ditzy, good-natured prankster of the group. They are situated in Titans Tower, a large T-shaped structure featuring living quarters as well as a command centre and variety of training facilities, on an island just offshore from the fictional West Coast city of Jump City.

The team deals with all manner of criminal activity and threats to the city, while dealing with their own struggles with adolescence, their mutual friendships, and their limitations. Slade, their main enemy, is a newly designed version of the DC villain Deathstroke. The team encounters several allies throughout the series; including Aqualad in the first season; Terra in the second season (who is integral to that season's story arc), as well as Speedy, Hotspot and Wildebeest; Bumblebee and Más y Menos in the third season (who join Aqualad and Speedy to form 'Titans East') and numerous other heroes adapted from the DC universe in the fifth season to aid in the battle against the Brotherhood of Evil.

Season /
Season-centric Titan
EpisodesOriginally airedDVD release dates
1Robin132003February 7, 2006
2Terra132004September 12, 2006
3Cyborg132004April 10, 2007
4Raven132005November 20, 2007
5Beast Boy132005 – 2006July 22, 2008
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo2006February 6, 2007


Mack's Thoughts
The original Teen Titans was one of the best animated shows on Cartoon Network. Season 5 was by far the best season especially  the end in which appeared to be going in the direction of Justice League Unlimited or Young Justice Invasion.  Season 5 was critically acclaimed and had a dark under tone which  was refreshing and familiar with DC Comics. A season 6 was a sure thing and should have been based on Star-Fire but instead execs replaced the show with the kiddie age appropriate Teen TItans Go which continues to air on Cartoon Network.

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-Mack Nichols

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