Gargoyles was one of many animated series that many who grew up in the 80s and 90s enjoyed weekly. This series had at the time some of the most amazing animation or so we all thought. Now years later as an adult looking back at the reruns on Disney Plus I am shocked at some of the animation and cheats that were used in great abundance especially in episode one which was probably the pilot. There was a segment where the vikings were escaping and I noticed this strange loop and decided to pause, rewind and watch the sequence and to my shock they looped an animation of a character running away but looped it 8 times making it seem as though several individuals were running. As a child anyone will certainly miss that section but as an adult who practiced animation this was not missed. Unfortunately that and several other things were now being noticed and it changed my viewing of the series as great as the series was it had many flaws but was still watchable. As an animator I judge and critique my work much harder than others and after seeing this I am finally have a sense of reprieve because here is a large production done by a team of animators with great flaws which was able to get past animation checks and edits and was pushed to production possibly due to deadlines and many other factors. Either way Gargoyles is a great story and great series with great characters and even more amazing voice actors so even with it’s faults it stands the test of time. Check it out on Disney Plus.

I guess the big take away from this is don’t sweat the small stuff.


The foundation, a series that can be found on APPLETV+, is not your typical sci-fi space-opera.This series can be compared to the Dune series due to the similar artistic aesthetics, atmosphere and mood. Another point of comparison would be the heavy political overtones. Strangely enough the series is not entirely action heavy nor does it feature any space battles, the series mostly takes place on the ground environments.

Humans have long since left earth and our solar system and are truly now children of the stars not in the veins of starwars but as I mentioned closer to a similar series called Dune. If you have not seen Dune this comparison may seem mute. The highlight of this series is the set and wardrobes. The set design ranges from futuristic to quite barren. I do recommend watching this series on a rather large screen or projector just to take in scope of the sets.

The foundation, was a book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. Having not read the books I would love to know what were things taken from the book and what simply benched to make the tv depiction more appealing. The tv series as mentioned is a future viewpoint of politics and bureaucratic symbolism. There is one ruling government simply called EMPIRE which is controlled by the 3 Clones of a long dead ruler. These rulers go by the moniker Brother Dawn, Brother Day and Brother Dusk. The three clones are from three different life point of Cleon the first.

The series first setting environment is that of a water planet where we meet one of the protagonist. She is invited to the Empire home world to solve a mathematical equation. The series of events that transpire begin to roll into a political dilemma of astronomical proportions. From there the series drags you through a series of backstabbing and sabotage. Which leads to further galaxy spanning events.

That is as much detail I would like to state to not ruin your entrance into the series. You may check it out on Appletv+. Here is a trailer preview.

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