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Super Nuclear Presents

Remember the cartoons you loved as a kid? Do you, like us, remember mid-2000s Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network with a mix of fondness and terror – or, if you don’t, do you want to know what the fuss was about? Join Mary, David, and Ben as we revisit the cartoons that shaped us in an episode-by-episode deep dive, as well as the Internet fan culture as it was then and is now. How do these nostalgic shows hold up? What do we think of them now, as not kids but sad adults? How has the zeitgeist and Internet following evolved along with us? We set out to answer these questions and also to be incredibly hilarious and physically attractive. We started in 2017 with Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective, which ran from 2017-2019 and makes up the first part of this feed. Second was The Ultimate Reprise, which ran from 2019-2020 and covers Oban: Star Racers. Then we started on The Avatar Recycle, hot on the heels of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Netflix debut - and now, after a 2.5-year hiatus, we're back with Titan Talk, covering the 2003 Teen Titans animated series! Join us wheresoever you like. Watching along is not necessary - but highly encouraged – and we try to keep spoiler free up to the current episode! Follow us on Twitter or (grumble grumble) X at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com!
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Now displaying: September, 2023
Sep 23, 2023

Here we are at the actual Teen Titans pilot episode - one that makes it readily apparent why they decided to air Final Exam first. Between underdeveloped characters, an inorganic conflict and a weak resolution, it definitely isn't the series putting its best foot forward. Which is funny because foot-related mishaps are what drive the plot.

Also, we get to witness what could have been - Slade with a butler! Poor Wintergreen, this version of Slade was just too brooding and antisocial for your services. 

This is also one of our shortest episodes in a long time. Maybe even the closest we've come to the vaunted "tight 45"! Think we can do it? Or will we lose ourselves in tangents about the cartoon institution of the toxic sludge factory?

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Also, we DID in fact get two emails after we recorded this episode! Thank you so much, Ari and Alysa - we'll read them out next time! 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup
 
OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM
 
Our logo is by LovelessKia! Find more of their work at https://twitter.com/lovelesskia.
 
Theme song is "Jump City Rock" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.
Sep 12, 2023

Uh oh, watch out everyone! Starfire's cool older sister is in town and she's here to tempt our heroes into the depths of depravity. Lock the spice cabinet because she WILL empty your oregano  into a baggie and sell it back to you.

We do talk about drugs a lot in this one, as a heads up.

But anyway! Not only is Sisters a fun episode, it's one of our first character study episodes in a show full of great ones. Not to mention a couple study, since this has the show's first big Robin and Starfire moments. Oh, if only Ulrich and Yumi had had this kind of open and honest communication...

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup
 
OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM
 
Our logo is by LovelessKia! Find more of their work at https://twitter.com/lovelesskia.
 
Theme song is "Jump City Rock" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.
Sep 5, 2023

After two long years and five even longer months, the dream lives again. Like three cockroaches crawling out of an irradiated crater, the Super Nuclear Group returns to deliver sweet, marketable cartoon nostalgia to your ear holes.

This time, we're bidding a temporary adieu to Avatar and starting fresh with a show all three of us remember with misty-eyed longing - just in time for its 20th anniversary. That's right, it's Teen Titans time! 

We're covering the episodes in release order, not production order, so we're starting with Final Exam. It's frankly a better introduction to the series, wherein we meet Raven and those other guys.

Anyway, welcome to Titan Talk!

This was recorded back in July while David and Mary (who live together now!) were visiting his folks in Texas. So view it with that context in mind - but we'll get closer to the present soon. 

Pardon our dust as we ramp back up - we have a lot of exciting things in store!

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
 
OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM
 
Our logo is by LovelessKia! Find more of their work at https://twitter.com/lovelesskia.
 
Theme song is "Jump City Rock" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.
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