You remember how I mentioned I felt like I missed out on Pokemon because I was just a little too old when it came around? Well reverse that feeling for the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, dodged that bullet.  Man did I hate the little kids running around during recess playing power rangers.

Anyways, this is Lord Zedd who replaced Rita Repulsa as the series main baddie for the 2nd and 3rd season. He was easily a lot more menacing than Rita but many people thought he was too frightening for a kids show. As a result as the show went on he became a little more bumbling and goofy much like Shredder in the TMNT cartoon show.

Though as an adult the Japanese shows have a certain charm for me.


Dum Dum

The term "Jumping the Shark" refers to when something popular starts to loose steam and ends up trying something zany to draw people back in but is actually the shows death rattle. It originated on the show Happy Days when the Fonz actually jumped over a shark. The Flinstones (an older version of today's King of Queens series) eventually jumped the shark with the introduction of the Great Gazoo.

The Great Gazoo was a little green man from the planet Zetox who got stuck on earth during caveman days. He often caused trouble for Fred and Barney who were one of the few people who could see him. He seemed to be an all powerful being but ended just being a pain, in many ways he is a lot like Q from Star Trek.  Shortly after his introduction the show ended.


Klaatu Barada Nikto

The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of the great Sci-Fi classics. I've never seen the 2008 remake but haven't really heard anything great about it.

The plot is that basically a spaceman comes to Earth to check us out along with Gort, a giant enforcer robot. In the end humanity learns that they are jerks.


Beep Beep Beep

I'll admit that I had a Tamagotchi when I was a kid. For those who don't know, Tamagotchi were the first of the "virtual pet" craze that swept across the world, not counting pet rocks of course (those things were soulless hellspawn) Basically little toys that demanded every moment of a kids time, kind of like Farmville for this generation. I eventually grew to hate the little buggers and even killed one of my cousins Tamagotchi by repeatedly flushing it down the toilet (not in real life but in game)

I never realized that the Tamagotchi were aliens though when I was a kid. I guess their story is that they came from a far away planet in eggs to grow and observe earth.  They start as little eggs and depending on how well you tend to their virtual needs they evolve into different critters, this version is called Masktchis.


Bossy Brain

Krang is an alien from Dimension X and one of the main antagonists in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I loved his voice despite kind of hating the character, Shredder was always the much cooler villan. I feel bad for anybody who didn't get to grow up with the Ninja Turtles.

Like anybody in my generation I could go on and on about the TMNT but I wanted to make this a quick drawing today so it's also getting a quick description.