G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero: Season 2
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After Cobras countless defeats by the heroic special forces unit known as G.I. Joe, the mad supergenius Dr. Mindbender seeks to dethrone the maniacal Cobra Commander by genetically combining the DNA of the most formidable conquerors in history. The result is a threat more menacing and power hungry than Cobra Commander can ever hope to challenge: the mighty Serpentor! Armed with a new master, a new army of Battle Android Troopers and a new set of plans for world domination, Cobra seems unstoppable! That is, of course, unless General Hawk and his team of commandos have anything to say about it. Yo Joe!
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It begins with the 5-part episode "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" This is where we see the 1st season characters mixed with all the new players, for both G.I. Joe & Cobra. After this it's all single, self-contained episodes for the rest of the entire season.
As a kid in the 80's, I absolutely loved Season 1, yet I lost interest somewhere in the beginning of Season 2. These days I like it all. It seems like a signature of the 80's, years before heightened political correctness, that kids had heroes with names like Sgt. Slaughter! :) Serpentor is basically a 1-dimensional character, constantly yelling at subordinates & slapping them around, not unlike some supervisors I've had in the past(!). :o
I like that the ranking of the main G.I. Joe & Cobra characters gets clarified & explained. The Joes are led, in order, by General Hawk, Duke, Flint, and Beach Head- with Sgt. Slaughter having some kind of special role. Cobra's leadership is remixed & fractured, with Serpentor and Dr. Mindbender taking center stage, and with Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, and Zartan still around but not as prevalent. Zaranna gets a surprising amount of screen time. Major Bludd, Storm Shadow, and Firefly are still here, yet barely get involved. Lots of characters from Season 1 either briefly appear or are seen in the backgrounds. Shipwreck, Flint & Lady Jaye are major carry overs into the new season.
I think the writing is especially creative in Season 2, although it's obvious the creators were pushing the new characters into the forefront.Read more ›
What I liked about this was the portrayal of good vs. evil. The good guys were good and the bad guys were bad. There was no grey area where you felt sympathy for the villians. Too many of todays cartoon dramas focus on making the villian a sympathetic character. Cobra, Destro and the rest were focused on one goal. World domination. The Joes had one goal. Taking out the enemy, Cobra. It was a bold and colorful drama, and a formula that shouldn't be tampered with.
Accept no imataitons. If you want to see the real G.I. Joe, watch the animated show. The live action movie is just an imatation.
66-70. Arise, Serpentor, Arise!: After being inspired by a strange dream, the fiendish Doctor Mindbender plans to obtain the DNA samples of history's greatest conquerors in order to make the ultimate Cobra Emperor. Next to The Revenge of Cobra, this is the best of the 5 part stories. It is really good. A+
71. Last Hour To Doomsday: Cobra demands the U.S. to submit or they will use a giant vortex to destroy the East Coast of the United States. Flint and Lady Jaye decide to take on this mission to stop them in order to prove to Beachhead that the two lovers can work effectively as a team and save the day. A good episode. B
72. Computer Complications: A space probe containing anti-matter crashes into the ocean and both Joes and Cobra try to retrieve it. Meanwhile, Mainframe falls in love with a disguised Zaranna. This was a great spotlight for Mainframe. A
73. Sink The Montanna!: The Joes are at the decommissioning ceremony for a battleship, the U.S.S. Montana. But Cobra tries to foil their plans. Admiral Lattimer, former captain of the Montana, betrays the Joes and allies himself with Cobra and the Joes must stop him from harming more innocent people. One of the best episodes ever. A+
74. Let's Play Soldier: The Joes raid a village in southeast Asia to prevent villagers from collecting tree sap for Cobra. During the mission, Leatherneck has an encounter with four street orphans. Easily the worst episode of G. I.Read more ›
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this complete second and final season of the original 1980's series containing the five part movie, 'arise serpentor,arise'. Read morePublished 1 month ago by andemoine winrow
Is this one the sAme as series 2 season 1 How How does a serious go 1.1 in 1.2 then 1.3 but then what's the restPublished 2 months ago by Amazon billy
Just as good show I remember as a kid, I just wish I still had my toys to play with! I must admit though, season two animation crew slacked off a lot from the first season. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Louis R.
Classic American cartoon. Needed more Serpentor, and missed some of the characters from season one like Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adam S
Yes, this was a pretty good DVD, it has been a long time, since I've seen the cartoon, and it looks pretty good, the DVD starts out, with the creation of the New leader, then... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jereme Semien
This was the second (and final) season of the show produced by Sunbow Animation, and it's changed quite a bit from the first season, mostly due to the inclusion of the Serpentor... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeff F
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I know the previous release, Season 2 Part 1 from several years ago, had the UK version as a choice, but you could switch to "mono" and it was the Americcan version.
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