By now I’m sure many of you have already seen this. But just in case you haven’t, I’m putting it up here. Because this is something everyone should see and enjoy. The Thundercats was an awesome cartoon from the 80’s. If you don’t know anything about it, here is a brief synopsis courtesy of IMDB:
The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other 7 were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the “Sword of Omens” will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.
Perhaps now you understand it’s awesome-ness? Yes, this show ruled my childhood. Even now, as a proud father, I enjoy reruns of the show with my children. When I heard that a Thundercats movie was in the works, I was very excited. Things have slowed to a near stand still on that front. But the talented folks over at WormyTV decided to take matters into their own hands. Hopefully this awesome fan made trailer will help get the ball rolling. Maybe someone will finally wake up and realize that this can be a great franchise. Until then, this awesome trailer featuring clips from Aliens, The Chronicles of Riddick, Galaxy Quest, Underworld, Planet of the Apes and Stargate. Have a look and see if you identify other movies/television shows and spot the actors featured in this great clip. Thundercats, HO!