Today's topic is "Dungeons and Dragons", the show originally ran from 1983 through 1985 for three seasons. Hank, the Ranger, Eric, the Cavalier, Diana, the Acrobat, Presto, the Magician, Sheila, the Thief, and Bobby, the Barbarian, along with Uni and the Dungeon Master take on Venger, Shadow Demon, and Tiamat the Dragon. Let's hear what you have to say.
I actually own this series on DVD. I regret to say that it has not aged well. It was much more entertaining when I was 11. *sigh* Nonetheless, I still use a group pic of the party that I screen capped from the DVD for my banner picture on Facebook.
loved that show as a kid. i was irked they never hit anyone with their weapons.
I was very young, and it seldom aired here. I have some fond memories of it, because, well, it was different, but even then, I remember being struck by how the characters were useless, being only defined by their special power and nothing else.
I have vague but fond memories of the show. I also have a weird off-center lump on top of my head that I keep saying will one day grow into a horn like Venger’s. /oversharing
Like MLS, I have the box set on DVD, and I can attest, it hasn’t aged well. Loved it as a kid, especially since I was just starting to play D&D with my older cousin, but it does seem a little hokey as an adult.
Also, having watched a few episodes, I’m surprised how much my attitude towards Eric has changed. As a kid, I used to not like Eric for being a coward, but now I’m wondering how Eric seems to be the only sensible one in the party. Bunch of teenagers (except Bobby, who was even younger) show up in some mystical realm, and the only one whose attitude is “let’s get home as soon as the first opportunity presents itself, and let’s avoid as much danger we can while we do so” is the only one who is thinking straight.
I am certain that would find it hokey if I were to re-watch it. Still, it was one of my favorite cartoons. They should bring it back.
A fairly good show, however much of a toy/game advertisement it was at its core. It was written pretty well, all things considered, and certainly better than much of Rankin-Bass’s later work. It also had a fairly diverse cast of characters, without seeming overly contrived or PC; that’s a good trick.