So, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward just premiered. According to the Official TMNT website, “The regular season starts on September 9th (the first three eps will be repeated then).”

It’s not as bad as I was afraid it might turn out to be. Things feel a little strange, perhaps due to it being a more original storyline than they usually work with, but with Peter Laird(probably) overseeing all the scripts, I think it’ll run fine.

Cody Jones is a unique but not unwelcome addition, but I get the feeling we’ll be seeing more of him over the next season than we did of his great-grandparents.

The animation seems on par, as does most of the humor(I’m kind of digging Surly… “pity the fool,” indeed… and cue a cut to Mikey)… so far, no signs of it veering into the mess that the old show became. The theme song… will probably grow on me; I prefer the other recent one better, though.

As far as I know, Fast Forward is meant to be a one-season thing, which works for me, it lets them do something different, and I’m sure there’s no way they’d pull the show as it goes back to the norm right before the new movie comes out…

So far, word on the “season that was to be” is that it was axed midway in favor of this, but Mirage wanted it done so they could release it on DVD at least(*applause*). Here’s hoping that a year from now when the movie is due, those eps might make it to TV.

LBD “Nytetrayn”