Okay, I know this may sound more negative than it actually is, but just hear me out. I was crazy excited about the 2011 series, but even shortly after the announcement the show would go into production, I had my doubts. Why? Simply because the original 1985 series was such a complex beast made to look deceptively easy. There was a layering of many components that made that series work then & why it remains so memorable today. From the signature character designs, to the brilliant voice cast, Bernard Hoffer's indelible score, and the writers who seamlessly blended elements of Fantasy & Sci-Fi together. That series left its mark on a generation (actually two generations if you count those that were discovering it for the first time on Cartoon Network). It was like lightening in a bottle & though I wished all who were working on the 2011 series the best of luck--I really did want it to work---I knew in the back of my mind, despite voice acting cameos & nods to other characters in that universe (etc), rekindling something as monumental as that '85 series would be a ridiculously tall order. Now, here's where the title of this post comes in. Silverhawks, God bless 'em. I love 'em....well, more so the concept of the series & the character designs of the main heroes & Mon-Star. Truth be told, although I watched Silverhawks from time to time in the 80's, I had totally forgotten about them by the time I was a teenager. A large part of that could be because it only ran for one season, but frankly none of the episodes were particularly memorable. The only thing that happened to ring that bell in the far recesses of my mind would be that amazing theme song & opening sequence which I would later rediscover when Thundercats started to air on Toonami. By researching more information on that series, I ran across a RealPlayer clip (ooh, remember those?) of the intro. Anyway, even though today I own both volumes of Silverhawks on dvd, the plots of most of the episodes are still just as forgettable as they were back in the day. With no disrespect intended to any who worked on the series, the basic "cops & robbers in space" shtick gets pretty old fast & many of the characters are very one dimensional; lacking the depth & complexity Thundercats had given us. They tell us briefly, but who really were these people before they just voluntarily signed up to become "partly metal, partly real?" The lack of a true backstory & some other nuggets that would've made the series more engaging leads me to believe that because it lacked those elements that made Thundercats stick to our subconscious, it would've been a better fit for a revamp BEFORE they attempted to revive Thundercats. With Silverhawks, it's almost like they had a blank slate to work with. They could have easily retooled large portions of it & no one would've really noticed or cared because it would've been that much of an improvement. With Thundercats, there were so many ideas, characters, & stories that are cemented in that logo that any attempt to alter its history was playing with fire.--And yes, I am well aware that the 2011 series was a big success & still has its loyal fans, but we know it has its share of critics as well. So, with all that said, do you agree or disagree with my argument that a revamped Silverhawks would have been a safer bet before attempting to touch the minefield that is Thundercats? Sound off below.