Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Trans-Dimensional Turtles Premieres at Wondercon
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon has been pretty amazing so far. The Turtles have dealt with old adversaries and some new ones that always pose a threat to them whenever they appear like Tiger Claw, Razaar, and Fish Face. The Shredder is as evil as ever but on this cartoon, people get to see new sides to this villain and new reasons for fans to dislike him. A new episode aired at WonderCon that pitted the Turtles from this show with the ones from the 1980’s program. Jay Snook was lucky to be able to attend this panel and here is what he thought of it.
The panel began with introducing some of the cast like Rob Paulsen (Donny), Greg Cipes (Mikey), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Christian Lanz (Fishface) as well as a surprise guest Zelda Williams who voices Mona Lisa. Also, in attendance was executive producer Brandon Auman. Andre from Black Nerd Comedy was the moderator and being a fan himself it made perfect sense for him to run this panel.
Once the cast was introduced a few never before seen photos and pictures were shown for attendees to enjoy which give fans a good taste of what is going to happen to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles next. There was also some great short clips that had this fan excited to see the episodes in their entirety when they air later this season. After all of this, the episode was finally shown, the lights went down and the theme song began which does a great job of building the excitement for this episode. Before fans knew it the episode was over and here is what I thought of it.
The episode reminded me of the peculiar movie Turtles Forever that came out in 2009. Yet in many ways, this episode was so much better. The way the two universes met made more sense this time, and the threat they both had to face was not as obscure as in this movie. It was also cool how when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossed into either dimension they took on the appearance of the dimension they were in. I also loved how the 2012 Turtles got annoyed by the sayings and mannerisms of the 1987 Turtles in ways that were always funny and smart. It was also great how Rob Paulsen’s Raphael and Donny had a few choice words to say to each other. There were also a few moments that were heartfelt and showed why this is the best Turtles series yet. By the end of the episode fans young and old will be happy with this episode and are sure to watch it more than once.
In my opinion, this was one of the best episodes yet. It would have been easy to mess this up but it is clear everyone involved took their time so that the episode was going to be something special. There are so many reasons to watch this episode but I don’t want to give too much away to spoil it for you. Trust me fans of this show need to watch this episode, if they don’t you will be sure to regret it. Trans-Dimensional Turtles aired on Nickelodeon on Sunday, March 27th.
Check out a short trailer here: