Just some random thoughts on the later seasons, see what you think 1) In the Last Day, couldn't the ancient spirits of evil SEE that Mumm-Ra had the T-cats on the ropes and to just wait a bit longer? He had them beat! All Lion-O had to do was wait it out and Mumm-Ra was finished, and then to top it all off, after destroying him, they bring him back again, they absolutely lose all credibility here, not that I liked the ASOE being vocal anyway, much superior as a silent menace, Mumm-Ra's 'benefactors' of power. The Last Day is however, the superior episode made after season 1. 2) The Circus Train...where do I start. Where does Bragg get the fuc***g right to take away all those beautiful villains? In Exile Isle, they go to lengths to give the Lunataks a 'fair trial' (not that that exile meant anything as they just came back, more on that in a sec) yet Bragg can just remove them...by hypnotizing a young boy duplicitously...nothing wrong with that at all. He should be in the Circus Train himself! The mans a clown. How DARE he remove the Mutants. I don't care about the Lunataks. But the Mutants, all leaders of their kind on Plun-Darr, all have given stalwart service to the show, all four of them part of the lasting appeal of the show to this very day! It's an INSULT and an AFFRONT to remove them in this fashion. A Mandora arrest and removal to the Grey Prison Planet would have been right and fair. 3) The Jade Dragon...Hachiman...Now, does he live in another Dimension, another time, another Planet or all of them? Whatever it is, his interplanetary travelling methods are contradictory, he needs a metal horse to go to New Thundera, but seems to be able to walk to Third Earth alone in Hachimans Honor. They make a point of his leaving the Thundercutter behind as if he would solve any issues without it, but he just summons it in the same way Lion-O summons his sword...pretty pointless. 4) Chain of Loyalty, I don't need to go over this, the Code of Thundera is reduced to absolute rubble by the notion that if this bracelet is broken, the Thundercats become hateful, spiteful nasties....I mean, what the HELL!!! Snarf 'Mumm-Ra' Egbert was hilarious in this though, I prefer him to Osbert infinitely 5) Bracelet of Power - Snarf, part of a species, according to Jaga 'The Wise', that are incapable of evil, yet here Snarf is, more than happy to wear a bracelet that gives him the right to have power over the people that have protected him, that he implies that he's been no more of a slave to all these years when in truth, Lion-O is sick to death of his mollycoddling. 6) The Totem of Dera - This is a really really good episode, heavy involvement from the Mutants, sans s-s-slithe which is all too rare, good involvement from Wily-Kit which who is so much better when parted from her idiot brother, I loved her defence over the fallen Lion-O. Also, great work from Snarfer too, who is much more superior to Snarf in basically every way. The classic soft music when Jaga appears and sees an unconscious Lion-O is particularly moving 7) The Thunderscope - Another excellent episode here, with probably the starkest moment, when Mumm-Ra appears to have killed Lion-O and finally beaten the Thundercats, Mumm-Ra, whose character would be sanitized irreparably in upcoming episodes, has one last stand here where he is truly bad-ass 8) Hair of The Dog...why would the ASOE turn Snarf into Snarf-Ra, they are aware he isn't an evil being, they must know that he intends to thwart their employee Mumm-Ra in destroying the T-Cats, their sole objective? Bizarre. 9) Right, so Exile Isle, notwithstanding the Thundercats, despite not being indigenous to third earth and relative newcomers at that, having the right to appoint themselves judge and jury by exiling the Lunataks (why have they never just 'exiled' the Mutants and Mumm-Ra before this? Because they didn't have Lynx-O to look all wizened in his seat like he's actually Jaga?), and ignoring most of the ludicrosity on Exile Isle itself, which we can just put down to Overgard and Lawrence smoking crack one night. The one bugbear I have is that a neat subplot of Season 3 is the Lunataks inability to make Skytomb spaceworthy, yet somehow they are able to make Cracker's old shack into a Spaceship and fly back to Third Earth on it! With their crimes deemed worthy of exile forgotten and they can stay. They are then seen using Skytomb again after this, but then living out of the shack again by the time of the Circus Train...so dumb...which leads me onto... 10) Crackers Revenge, in the bottom 3 worst episodes of the series, with Overgard doing his utmost to torture viewers with mind bogglingly crap plots. Cracker is such a pi** poor character with no lasting appeal whatsoever and keep getting brought back! If the Lunataks took his living quarters away in Exile Isle, then how the hell did he get off the place? Where did he get that metal box thing from and how did he locate Bragg and the Lunataks. His 'bold' revenge plan is not to harm the Thundercats who foiled his plans in the past, chiefly Lion-O, but to plunder an abandoned third earth, and not to have a pop at Tygra who he's had a past encounter with, but Pumyra who he's never met. How is that 'revenge'? Pumyra is only briefly seen for less than ten seconds in Cats Lair, but is not allowed outside to have a catch up with Lion-O. Also, in Return to Thundera Part 4, Bragg appears to have dropped the Lunataks off at WayOutBack but retained the Mutants, but in this episode, the Mutants aren't there but the Lunataks are, does Bragg just swap them over and take them out for day trips in space on his crappy train! If Overgard has to revisit one of his old characters then make this 'Shiners Revenge', with Captain Shiner being someone - after being sent into deep space by Tygra and Cheetara - who actually has a reason to gain revenge and in his Vertas spaceship, stumbles upon the Circus Train and frees the Lunataks, permanently, and they go to New Thundera, not third earth. 11) Return To Thundera...So, Lion-O wants to go back home, but he's allowed to pick and choose which of his fellow countrymen are permitted to do the same? Tygra, someone who has nurtured and cared for Lion-O since his youth is told no he can't come home, he has to stay alone in the Tower of Omens, not Cats Lair where he has lived all this time, but the Tower of Omens, and Pumyra, forced to be parted from her friends Bengali and Lynx-o with whom she has been through so much with, and has to stay in the vast Cats Lair on her own when she has lived in the Tower of Omens all this time. The Tower of Omens was only needed to keep an eye of Darkside, if there are no Lunataks then no need for the Tower of Omens at all, they could have just levelled that like they levelled Mumm-Ra's Pyramid, but there again, it was destroyed by Mumm-Ra in the Last Day, absolutely no need for a rebuild at all, and quite frankly, there is no need for any Thundercat presence on Third Earth at all, the trouble only began when they arrived! Mumm-Ra kept himself to himself before that, and there are no more Mutants or Lunataks, I'm sure the 'league of Third Earth' can take it from here. But if they feel they need to stay, then Pumyra and Tygra could have stayed on Third Earth together in Cats Lair, followed by alternate pairings throughout the series, because Peter Lawrence, not everyone finds those two characters as superfluous as you, Tygra especially is an essential part of the show, why he is considered unworthy to remain yet the kittens and Snarf can is again, another insult. Tygra designed Third Earth's Cat's Lair with an extended location search early in the series, but they don't need him to design the new cats lair? And they get Snarfs to build it in about 4 hours? While i'm here, they never thought to update the opening credits at this point even though the series has a whole new look, it features Tygra and the Mutants, but not Lynx-O or Bengali, I would be confused by this if I was a kid watching it. The only high point for me in this 5 parter (other than the inspired 'evil' Jaga) is the return of the Mutants, it really feels here as if Lawrence has realised the error of his ways and has brought them back to give the Thundercats on Third Earth a reason to be there. So it's especially awful to see them put in that sodding train again. Vultureman certainly, I feel would be too cunning to allow himself to be recaptured again 12) Leah - What a cracking episode this is, and what a fascinating idea the Mirror Wraith is, by some distance, the best season 4 episode. Shame they couldn't keep up this quality 13) The Mossland Monster - I have no probems with the actual episode, there are some good ideas here, but there are some issues, namely, the patronising tone in which Cheetara tells Tygra to get the Feliner back quickly so they can go back home, Tygra has been effectively exiled from his own planet, and has been 'allowed' to return there on the proviso that he has a quick catch up and then comes back so the three of them can get back pronto, also, Cheetara gets the kittens for company but Tygra gets no-one? Secondly, Tygra (arguably the wisest of the living Tcats (unless he's in one of his addictive phases) quoted as being both 'lord protector' and second in line to Lion-O in the chain of command), blatantly ignoring the advice from Panthro about the asteroid storm and going through it just to save time, that's behaviour you'd have expected out of Wily-Kat, not Tygra, seeing his head bowed apology at the end was just sad....plus, Tygra wasn't even involved in defeating the monster...what a character burial!