DiC Geeks

Episode 41

Sonic The Hedgehog (1993)

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More affectionately known as "SatAM", Sonic the Hedgehog was Dic's second cartoon featuring the blue blur. Rather than take a second spin at the cartoon antics of AoSTH, SatAM is considerably darker and edgier. It features Sonic, Tails and Robotnik, with them having been placed in a cartoon that has basically nothing to do with them, and the Freedom Fighters, a group of generic animal people which the cartoon actually focuses on. Yeah, if it's not too obvious by this point, we weren't too appreciative of this one. The entire show feels drab and dull and Sonic's arsehole personality (which worked nicely in the silly antics environment of AoSTH) sticks out like a sore thumb and makes him utterly unlikable. Listen in to hear us go a bit more indepth into the whole thing and why it simply didn't work anywhere near as well as Adventures did.

On a partially related sidenote: Hello! We're back! Season 3 of Dic Geeks is officially commencing with this episode, and we're shifting ourselves back to the biweekly schedule we originally started on. Turns out, much as we wanted to push through the exhaustive and exhausting list of shows that Dic made, doing it weekly tired us out quicker than ever. But we've had a nice break from it all, and we're diving straight back into it. We wont normally announce these things in order to allow us more freedom of choice with regards to picking shows out, but next episode we'll be taking a little look at the phenomenon that is Street Sharks.

Outro music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8I6OLsOb00

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