OPUS IS BACK, BABY!  As someone who remembers the salad days of Bloom County (also known as the mid-80s), it’s both exciting and terrifying to think of new adventures of the Bloom County gang in our frightening future reality.  Indeed, it spurs the mind to imagine what other 80s characters need a big return: Murphy Brown and her shoulder pads?  Lieutenant Commander Data?  Crockett and Tubbs?  Dare we even hope for…

…BANANAMAN?

Naaah, I’m afraid that’s probably a yard too far, but it does bring us around to today’s big-hair, short skirt, acid-wash query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that a new Captain Planet would never make it past dogmatic political concerns, as somehow environmental issues have become fightin’ words, asking: What other bit of dayglo, new-wave 80s pop culture most deserves a revival to  in the far-flung future world of 2015? 

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Malone_hasco on

    Bad ninja movies, like Sho Kosugi’s appearances in the west, or Lee Van Cleef as a ninja master. Those were silly and entertaining if not taken seriously. Better than Sharknado, for sure.

  2. I am REALLY hoping that the renewed interest in Danger Mouse will lead to a revival of Count Duckula. That was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid, right up there with G.I. Joe, Thundercats, Transformers and He-Man, but is one of the few that hasn’t been revived in one form or another.

    While Thundercats did get a revival, I’m still hoping for more. Seriously, the recent series from a few years ago was amazing, one of the few reboots that I actually liked just as much as (if not better than) the original. It was close enough to the old series while also going in it’s own direction.

    I’m REALLY hoping for a revival of Cabbage Patch Kids Koosas. They were like Cabbage Patch Mutant Aliens (to my young mind, anyway) since they looked humanoid, but had animal features like cat or dog ears and tails.

    I also think it is about time for Mr. T Cereal and Pac-Man Cereal to make a comeback. Maybe even C-3POs.

  3. Between Thunder Cats He Man and Danger Mouse quite a few of my fav raves have already been exhumed.
    Prehaps if the new Thunderbirds prove successful we could see a return for Terrahawks

  4. We’ve already seen revivals for a lot of them, but Inhumanoids definitely needs one. It had one of the absolute scariest monsters of all time with D’Compose, who could turn humans into monsters just by touching them…dude scared the hell out of me when I was a kid!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDKyL6y7FZ8

    Also, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) could use a reboot.

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