Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Netflix
Sun 16 June 2019
The show focuses on five teenagers who are all given magic rings by Gaia, the Spirit of Earth. Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse), Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America. When the powers of the five rings are combined (Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart), an environmental superhero, Captain Planet, is summoned.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Planet of the Spiders - Netflix
Planet of the Spiders is the fifth and final serial of the 11th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts on BBC1 from 4 May to 8 June 1974. It was Jon Pertwee's last serial as the Third Doctor, and marks the first, uncredited appearance of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. It marks the last regular appearance of Mike Yates. This serial introduces the term “regeneration”. The serial is set in England and on the planet Metebelis Three. In the serial, the fired salesman Lupton (John Dearth) allies with a race of psychic spiders called the Eight-Legs to gain power.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Broadcast and reception - Netflix
The story was edited and condensed into a single omnibus episode broadcast on BBC1 at 2:45 pm on 27 December 1974, reaching 8.6 million viewers. The compilation was included on the DVD release of the complete story. Paul Cornell, Martin Day, and Keith Topping wrote of the serial in The Discontinuity Guide (1995), “Grotesquely over padded and stuck with bad CSO, Planet of the Spiders is not the celebration of an era that it should have been.” However, they felt that the regeneration scene “almost atones for this”. In 2010, Patrick Mulkern of Radio Times praised the regeneration and wrote that it had “fun”. He noted that some of the cliffhangers were “unusually feeble”, but the first was one of the best. DVD Talk's John Sinnott gave the story three out of five stars, writing that it was “enjoyable” despite “not the great sendoff that Pertwee should have received” with padding and weak special effects. Reviewing the serial for SFX, Ian Berriman rated the serial three and a half out of five stars and described it as “a mix of the fresh and the hokey”. While he noted that some of plot was repetitive and traditional, he praised the inclusion of Buddhism. In 2010, Alasdair Wilkins of io9 called the story a “mash-up of a bunch of different types of Third Doctor stories”, but the plot was not enough to stretch out over six episodes and so a lot of unnecessary elements were added. However, Wilkins felt that it was a good thematic end for the Third Doctor, and named it the third best regeneration but the third worst regeneration story. In 2009, SFX listed Sarah Jane with the spider on her back as the tenth scariest Doctor Who moment.
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