Who else caught this last night? My roommate and I LOVED it. The art (anime inspired), the writing (Snarff, WilyKat & Kit were actually adorable and not annoying), the voice acting, and the direction with the re-imagining were all great. The original Lion-O even had a part.
At the end of the hour, we couldn't believe it was already over. Can't wait for next week. It comes with the highest possible recommendation if you were a fan of the original.
EDIT: I said Kit and Kit, meant Kat and Kit.
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I need to see this as well. One day last week I found that CN was playing the original show, and watched what was the "pilot" episode and the episode with the Robo-Berbils (sp?). It was great nostalgia.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
I liked the changes to Snarf and WilyKit and WilyKat but I thought the biggest improvement was Tigra. In the original--and maybe I'm misremembering because I was like 4--Cheetara was the hot one, Panthro was badass, Lion-O was like the Cena-like good guy and then Tigra was just kind of there. No role, no personality. In this series he has a personality and he's a DICK. It's great and I hope that he and Lion-O butt heads.
I haven't heard anything about a movie. There was talk of doing a couple direct-to-DVD movies as a means of bringing back Futurama, but then those plans changed to doing regular episodes. Personally, I like his "I'm a tenth level Vice President!