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#16 User is offline NioZero 

Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

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I have netflix and SatAM was available a lot of month ago in latinamerica (chile in my case), interesting that in usa was not in the catalog until now... the same with Underground, but AOSTH and the others aren't yet...

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View PostTheKazeblade, on 07 March 2012 - 02:26 PM, said:

View PostXCubed, on 07 March 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

His name escapes me, but I remember reading that the man responsible for the series had some plans in the works to resolve the story. He unfortunately passed away not to long ago. He was extremely passionate about the series even up to recent times. Quexnos knows more about this than anything. I hate playing the game of telephone (while on my phone) but there is a thread which houses all of this information.


Yeah, his name was Ben Hurst and he was passionate and trying to figure out a way to revive the series it seems right up until he died. It's a shame his dream wasn't reached before he passed. I'd love to know what he had in mind.


It was my understanding that he had a backup plan if he were to pass away, I guess not, oh well. :/

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

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View PostJay T., on 07 March 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

Unfortunately, Netflix kind of screwed up the episode listing a bit (no worse than AoStH, thankfully). They pretty much merged the two seasons into one, and all the episodes for Season 1 are out of order, but the Season 2 episodes are in the right order. I just finished watching it a couple of nights ago, since I never did finish the series years ago, and I gotta say I was very impressed. Did make me sad though reading up that they did plan to go further, but never did. Although, I gotta admit Rotor's changes in designs were a bit...odd. But hey, fun to finally finish it. ^^

EDIT - I do kind of wonder though, how similar is the comics to the cartoon? I know they share a lot of stuff, but I never knew what.


The comic book was being worked on at the same time DiC was working on finalizing the tones of the two animated series. See, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was the first concept that was devised, but ABC passed, wanting something a bit more for their Saturday morning block. So instead work began on creating something else, keeping the ideas for Adventures and turning it into the syndicated series we have today. The concepts of the Saturday morning series went through some changes before reaching the final state seen throughout the series. Even the tonal differences between the pilot episode "Heads or Tails" and the rest of series one shows ideas, concepts and designs were being retooled until the eleventh hour.

Now, originally Adventures and the Saturday morning series were to actually be in the same universe, with Adventures serving as the prequel. That would also mean that Sonic and Sally were supposed to have met only after the arrival of Dr. Robotnik in Mobotropolis. That's why the plot is what it is in the early Troll novelizations that came out around the same time. However, all of this was scrapped by the time the shows actually hit the air. Both teams of writers were able to do whatever they wanted.

So, in the early days of the comic series, more than likely they were just handed the series bibles of both shows and were told by Sega to make sure they used both in some fashion, to advertise everything airing on television. So that is why the first fifteen issues use the Saturday morning backdrop, the Pink Sally, and depict Robotnik closer to his Adventures counterpart. That is also why Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts were used. But as the series continued on, the writers wanted to use more and more of the Saturday morning concepts and tone, especially once the television show was cancelled. The plots never gelled together, though. The comic was never a true continuation, especially as many details were changed between the two. The comic became a springboard for Ken Penders vision of the show, not reflecting at all what Ben would have done if given the chance to make a third season.

View PostTheKazeblade, on 07 March 2012 - 02:26 PM, said:

View PostXCubed, on 07 March 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

His name escapes me, but I remember reading that the man responsible for the series had some plans in the works to resolve the story. He unfortunately passed away not to long ago. He was extremely passionate about the series even up to recent times. Quexnos knows more about this than anything. I hate playing the game of telephone (while on my phone) but there is a thread which houses all of this information.


Yeah, his name was Ben Hurst and he was passionate and trying to figure out a way to revive the series it seems right up until he died. It's a shame his dream wasn't reached before he passed. I'd love to know what he had in mind.


Sonic Retro's wiki is super cool for things like that.

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