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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by minty (?) » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:51 pm

I somehow thought the babies would be turned into Juralian babies. But I don't know if Juralians have babies, or even genders for that matter.

There's a piece of dust or something on the bottom of the animation cel where Chargeman Ken flies around in his ship and it's distracting.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:00 pm

minty wrote:
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There's a piece of dust or something on the bottom of the animation cel where Chargeman Ken flies around in his ship and it's distracting.
When older cartoons started getting remastered for HD, dusts on cels REALLY became visible. They're especially noticeable if the background is dark.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 am

your quick work made everyone happy

you know, except the apparently large number of parents whose kids were already... uh, dastardly plotted. It's not really clear what happened to those babies, and ken just says they were deformed... which could mean basically anything, including "had too many toes"
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 am

no, our babies have slightly oversized hands, the horror.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:51 am



BEAT THE HIJACK!
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:21 pm

Hospital episode - The part with the Juralians starting to freak out as they realized the hospital was deserted and then suddenly Ken laughing and [stock transformation sequence] popping up out of nowhere feels like it was lifted straight out of a horror movie. And then there was a severe mood whiplash as he's suddenly racing all over the place in one night to save Christmas foil the Juralian plot.

Hijacking episode - So... wait, if all of the other passengers on the plane were Juralians except for the hijackers and Ken's family... why did they even bother with an ambush? The fake priest mentions that they bought all their tickets in advance... why even bother with buying tickets? I mean, we can assume that they also replaced the pilot and/or co-pilot as well, given that one of the hijackers comes fleeing from the cockpit, clearly scared out of his wits. This is another one of those "I don't think the Juralians thought this all the way through" episodes. We know that they're capable of both building robots and infiltrating human society fairly easily; why not just replace the entire crew with robots, have them drug the in-flight meal so that Ken gets knocked out, and then just crash the plane?
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:15 pm

Episode 36: "Oh yeah, the Juralians had a king or something."

Episode 37: Holy shit, Ken caused a plane crash.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Also I was wondering the priest was going the way of

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by minty (?) » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:00 pm
When older cartoons started getting remastered for HD, dusts on cels REALLY became visible. They're especially noticeable if the background is dark.
I wouldn't be surprised if Chargeman Ken was always this way :-P

as for the hijacking episode (and boy is that dated), BARICAN DOESN'T FORGIVE.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:36 pm



OPERATION JURALIAN FAKE FRIENDSHIP

I'm sure it will go just as well as every other time they pretended to be a kid. Good job with the originality in your plants, Juralians.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:02 pm

They’re already running out of plots and having to recycle ideas :-I

Also I am way behind on this

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by minty (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:15 pm

Caron and Barican finally go to jail for their multiple crimes.

I like the kid with the glove on his head. The background characters on this show are amazing.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:08 pm

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They really dropped the ball on lip sync in this one. And coloring stuff in. I guess they spent too much on the new transformation sound effects.

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Very obviously missing a line here.

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"Maybe with all this beefcake, nobody'll notice we forgot a line here, too."

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:18 pm

I was more concerned with how much that fake kid has a sunburn on his face
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:59 pm

How to Kill Chargeman Ken in Four Simple Steps:

1. Pretend to be human and gain his trust and friendship
2. Betray him and knock him out.
3. Put him in a situation where he will be saved by his robot and/or sister because you forgot about them and/or don't consider them an actual threat to your plans.
4. Die horribly because you didn't just kill him immediately when you had the perfect chance to do so.

Simple! :spike101:
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:29 pm

FWIW, they were dissecting him. I guess that's smart, too, since he clearly outclasses them in every possible fight.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by minty (?) » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:47 pm

They probably wanted to prove Chargeman Ken has no heart.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:42 am

SlateSlabrock wrote:
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FWIW, they were dissecting him. I guess that's smart, too, since he clearly outclasses them in every possible fight.
Yeah, but in general, when you dissect something, you wait until after it's already dead to do so.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:09 pm



THE PRETTY ROBOT IS A HERALD OF DEATH
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:10 pm

"Let's go visit our family so I can make fun of my sister" - Chargeman Ken
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Logicgate (?) » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:30 pm

W.T. Fits wrote:
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Yeah, but in general, when you dissect something, you wait until after it's already dead to do so.
dissecting something still alive is called vivisection :twience:

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 pm

Logicgate wrote:
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dissecting something still alive is called vivisection :twience:
Tell the Juralians, not me. I actually rewrote my previous post several times trying to figure out a way to bring up that point and connect it to my other point, but couldn't think of a good way to phrase it. :-I
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by minty (?) » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:57 pm

That Juralian is having a good time burning the place down.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:28 am



RACE ON MURDER HIGHWAY!



CINDERELLA GIRL



THE AIR FORCE BASE IS TARGETED!



PEER THROUGH THE CAMERA VIEWFINDER

I think mustache cop is my favorite thumbnail here

Edit: Added episode names :v:
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:05 am

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Maybe doing a car chase episode isn't a great idea if you only have the budget for 40 frames of animation per episode.

Also, how did Ken get a driver's license?

"A broken-down car on the side of the road? Must be Juralians! Blast 'em!"

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:46 am

Barikan, all you do is dance.
Also, Cinderella has green hair. How is she not a Juralian already?

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"It's true that we Juralians are far more advanced scientifically"
Are you? Are you really?

Once again, Ken is spared the inconvenience of having to think that Juralians are ever nice.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:41 am

I wish they'd stop adding characters that look -exactly- like ken, such as the 'prince' type guy in Episode 41 :v:
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:38 pm

Rather than try to come up with something to say about all four episodes, I just want to put out there that episode 43 feels like another wasted opportunity. With some better writing and more than 5 minutes of screentime, that could have been a fairly poignant episode. As it stands, it kinda falls flat because we only ever have one interaction between Ken and J-7, and then J-7 gets insta-vaporized by the other Juralians.

I mean, Ken's supposed to have gotten to know this guy over the course of a month, and gotten close to him despite suspecting/knowing he's a Juralian... and it just never really comes across here.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:38 am



BEAT THE FAKE KEN

since I posted 4 last time, I waited until it was late to post this one as a bit of a break :v Anyway, please beat the fake ken. Then the real one.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

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Gloomy Rube wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:41 am
I wish they'd stop adding characters that look -exactly- like ken
My comments were prescient, I guess. But still, no more kens, even if it's done on purpose, dang it.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

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I want LIIIIGHT!

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:49 am

And once again, we have another Juralian plot that involves knocking out Ken and taking him somewhere else before killing him with a pointlessly contrived death trap instead of just... you know, vaporizing him the moment you knocked him out.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:32 pm



WHEN THE CUCKOO CLOCK STRIKES THREE

I hope you all enjoy 'music'
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:56 pm

What beautiful music. :-I

How are the Juralians losing when they can replace pretty much everyone in human society? Did they already take over and just not notice? Is Ken's family the only people left?

Y'know, they ordered Caron to kill Ken, but they didn't order her to feel so happy about it... :amazed:

Also, why take Caron (and nobody else) with you when fighting Juralians?

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:47 pm

Never has randomly hitting piano keys sounded so beautiful. Beethoven has nothing on this.

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm

If the Juralians can replace anyone they want, and have all this advanced tech, and still lose to Ken, then they deserve to lose over and over again :-I

Piano exercises are also usually more structured than “slam out the same chord over and over again with your left hand while randomly plinking out something that sorta/kinda sounds like a melody with your right hand,” but nitpicking Chargeman Ken is an exercise in futility

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by minty (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:16 pm

Does this mean Chargeman Ken lives in a piano school?

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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:34 pm

Oh hey, it's the knife-fight Friday episode!

Video embed changed to a link due to profanity; it's basically just the same episode with gag subtitles, though it makes heavy use of the F-bomb, which is why I changed it to a link.
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:02 pm



TERROR! THE HOUSE OF THE WHITE-HAIRED CRONE!

I wonder if the Juralians are behind THIS plot??
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Re: Let's Watch Chargeman Ken!

Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:06 pm

... and yet again, Chargeman Ken survives when he could have easily been slain because instead of just stabbing him to death in his sleep, they left him alone and unsecured in a slow-acting death trap with Barican nearby.

You guys, I think the Juralians might be really bad at this whole "killing Chargeman Ken" thing. :-I
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