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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. Now we’re on The Avatar Recycle, hot on the heels of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Netflix debut! 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 at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com!
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Dec 22, 2017

Well, they can't all be winners. Missing Link does have its peaks: there's a fascinating moment of complexity and defiance for Jeremie and Aelita, a mysteriously magnanimous Sissi, and drama in the house of Ishiyama. But the premise is ridiculous, the stakes are medium rare, and the entire plot hinges on whether or not a (presumably) white girl can be made to look like a Japanese girl for a class photo. 

Note that episode of Code Lyoko carries a content warning for racist and transmisogynistic themes.

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

 

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