Few months ago I was at the movies wearing a Thundercats shirt. Kid came up and said “Hey Thundercats, I love that show, but how did you get a tshirt when it just came on two weeks ago?”
Thundercats came out in 1985. 27 years ago. Its entirely possible this kid’s dad wasn’t even old enough to have seen it when it first aired!
The Premise - I wanted to make an X-Men reboot that plays to the strength of the concepts, namely growing up as a teenager, dealing with those who are different and how to deal with those who hate you. The primary change in my setting is that the mutations have a clear sci-fi foundation rather than just being random superpowers. Mutants being “the next stage in human evolution” was biologically dubious in the 60s, and now it’s just corny. Additionally, I think the X-Men premise only really makes sense in a setting without other superheroes. With that in mind, here’s my pitch…
I am not a fan of RMS and I have long agreed with the likes of ESR that his fanaticism do far more harm than they do good. I think our own course of action is to continue drowning them out by simply being louder. They aren’t going away any time soon.