Many years ago, back in the mid-1980s, I used to watch a late-night programming block called “Night Flight.” Most of what I loved was trippy cartoons and messed-up short features, including ‘Fantastic Planet,’ which still wigs me out decades later. But, interestingly, another of the recurring features was ‘Dynaman,’ a gag dub of what I know now to be an early season of the Japanese Super Sentai series that eventually came to our shores as Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. I clearly recall the Dynaman series, and even stole one of my most beloved jokes from it, but I often wonder what might have happened had I tried to find out about Super Sentai earlier in my life. (Short answer: Without Google, nothing. Nothing would have happened.) And what if my drunken viewing of ‘Robot Carnival’ at a party in college had led me down the path of anime and manga?
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) ponders the road not taken, asking:
What do you wish you had become a fan of earlier in your lifetime?