Monday, July 09, 2007
Tasty Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters
Over at The Hot Blog, we’ve been having a very, uh, animated discussion about the demographic breakdown of the audience for Transformers. Some of the more heated debate has revolved around the question of whether a movie seemingly aimed squarely (if not exclusively) at young guys really could, as exit surveys indicate, have so much appeal for females of all ages. And the ongoing discussion over target audiences has reminded me of…
Well, let me put it this way: Anybody else out there remember Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills? It was an exuberantly junky Mighty Morphin Power Rangers knock-off that made the Rangers TV show look as lavishly produced as Transformers (the new live-action feature, not the '86 cartoon movie). The half-hour series ran briefly on the USA Network 1994 to ’95 – and, yes, I frequently viewed it with my son. Of course, it was a bonding experience, completely innocent and wholesome. (Wink-wink, nudge-nudge.) But if you look at this clip, you’ll see the reason I suspect other fathers wanted to watch that “kid show.” At least one of the “teen” protagonists went through a very dramatic change whenever she transformed from mere mortal to alien fighter. Like, from a C cup to a D cup, I'd say.