So, I decided to make a list of the top 10 reasons why this show made for ballin' television so that if you weren't in love with it before, you will be by the end. And if you were already a fan, it'll be a good refresher for you. Every week I'll post another reason (or 2) for why this show was awesome until Christmas time (by which time, I'm sure there will be dozens of JQ DVDs in stockings over fireplaces everywhere, right?)
I'll probably be preaching to a large choir, but if I can muster up a few converts, I can die happy (without the dying part). So, without further ado...
Reason #1: The Opening Credits
So, speak away bad-ass opening theme song:
Reason #2: Questworld
This is one of the more debated issues regarding this series. Some loved the use of virtual reality in the reboot of the Quest franchise; some thought it was cheesy and superfluous. For those of you unfamiliar with TRAJQ, Questworld was an on-line virtual reality computer system created by Dr. Quest to help him do sciensy genius stuff. But mostly, it became a really cool place for the kids to get their game on. At least one person (usually Hadji) had to remain in the real world to operate and monitor the system while the user donned a snazzy green visor made out of lazers. Here’s a quicky video, often aired at the end of episodes called a "QuestByte," using a lot of what I’m pretty sure are made up words to explain the genesis and features of Questworld (Ignore the little robot voices, somebody added those on youtube and I'm not sure why):
|Somebody paid their rent by animating this guy's acne scars and 5 o' clock shadow. Just consider that for a moment.|
|"Paralyzed super villain seeks henchmen to aid in trash-talking 10-year-old girls on XBox Live. Some light housekeeping may be required as well. No experience necessary.|
Being able to see psychically into the future. Yet another reason why this show was brilliant television.
|Quest Team: 1. Technological Innovation: 0.|
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the next Reason Why The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Was Ballin' Television.
NOTE TO ALL TRUE BLUE JQ FANS:
- Buy a new copy from any reputable online vendor (NOT used. Unfortunately, when you buy used copies, 0% of those profits go back to the creators and the company who would actually be able to bring the show back so it's wasted money for the cause).
- If you're super awesome, you'll buy a copy for a friend or sibling for Christmas.
|"Jonny Quest, consider yourself pwned"|
...Do it for the kids.