Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles was a cartoon that didn’t last very long. How long? You may wonder. It only lasted a single episode. Sgt. Savage is kind of a Captain America super charged. He was a soldier that got captured, some experiments were done on him and he was cryogenically frozen. He awoke fifty years in the future with super strength, but as a nice twist, he can’t really control it. Sometimes he goes from super to super-duper. The animation seems about on par with the mid 90’s, it reminds me of the Ghostbusters cartoon, on steroids. The thing I really like about this though is when they do the flashbacks to the 40’s they turn it to black and white. I could have watched the entire show in the 40’s era and been totally into it. There’s also the scene where he first meets his crew, and he defeats them in a game of basketball to get their attention, this is somewhere in between awfully cheesy and brilliant. Sgt. Savage gets his crew together and finds out his old nemesis is still alive and causing problems for the world (which surprisingly isn’t part of the Cobra army, though he does seem to know Cobra Commander), he just happens to be the only one that knows it, so he goes out to save the day. I really don’t get why this only lasted one episode, it seems like the type of thing that would catch on. Granted it’s not even close to as great as the classic G.I. Joe but seems like it would have had some legs in the mid-90’s. If you’re a G.I. Joe fan chances are you’ll enjoy this if you can hunt it down.

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