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Underrated, but Great Animated Series
on May 14, 2013
I really enjoyed this animated series that aired on the Cartoon Network years ago. At the time of its initial showing, Duck Dodgers wasn't really treated very well, with CN premiering episodes all over the schedule, which can really hurt a program if the viewers can't find it.
Duck Dodgers is a combination of Chuck Jones classic cartoon short that combined Daffy Duck with the world of fifties sci-fi fantasy, and combines it with recent takes on Star Trek, Star Wars, and even the Six Million Dollar Man.
As a fan of the original cartoon, I must say this series continues the proud tradition as Porky (Eager Young Space Cadet) and Duck Dodgers have it out against the the infamous Marvin the Martian and his newly introduced queen (voiced by Tia Carrera).
The special effects and the spaceship fights are top notch, easily rivaling those of Futurama, and in my opinion even better. For those of you who do pick up these DVD's, check out the space battles and take notes.
I'm looking forward to the second volume of this series, which includes the episode, "The Fudd," a bitter enemy of Duck Dodgers which combines elements of the Star Trek:Next Generation's The Borg and Elmer Fudd. A truly terrifying combination. This tale is so funny that I plan to purchase this DVD just to show a friend this horrifying tale. Will Duck Dodgers and his Eager Young Space Cadet survive an outer space threat which converts its victims into Elmer Fudd-like beings?
Looking forward to this release and the third and final release of Duck Dodgers.