|03-08-2009, 02:19 PM||#31|
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|03-08-2009, 02:35 PM||#32|
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Join Date: Sep 2008
The main reason they used lasers in the series was probably a legal issue or more than likely network censorship. I can't think of any cartoon in the 80s or 90s that actually had a gun that didn't fire a laser. Even Megatron fired laser blasts from his gun mode.
Networks BSnP's (Broadcast Standards and Practices) used to set and demand all kinds of ludicrous things. CBS demanded that The Ninja Turtles Michelangelo not use Nunchunks because they were too violent so they gave him a grappling hook in later seasons, swords and sais were fine though. Most infamous of all though was ABC's BSNP. They would not allow the word "hockey" to appear in cartoons until 1996's the Mighty Ducks because it was a slang sex term somewhere. And in ReBoot they made the animators give the main female star a monoboob chest because an atomically correct looking chest was too "offensive".
Even though GI Joe was syndicated they probably had to use lasers to get past more networks BSnP censors so more stations would buy and air it.
|03-08-2009, 03:05 PM||#33|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
In the opening of G.I. Joe: The Movie, I believe Hawk is clearly firing away, and brass is flying out of the ejection port of his rifle. I always assumed the majority of it was tracer fire as well, except for the couple of Joes that utilized experimental weapons like Flash and Sci-Fi that were essentially "lasers", although the idea of Star Wars blasters is more appealing in the context of a military scenario. Sounds more destructive. Lasers correct your vision. Blasters burn you to a crisp.
|03-25-2009, 08:00 AM||#34|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: uniontown pa
nope they were lasers in the ep where the joes and cobra went back in time because a stray laser hit some kind of artifact. in order to get back to our own time lady jaye ( it think) asked for a fresh laser to reopen the time portal and the baroness was more than "happy" to oblige, all be it she was not aiming for the artifact
|03-25-2009, 11:06 PM||#35|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA
If I remember right Flash used a flame thrower in the MASS series. Guess that's how they kept him unique
|03-25-2009, 11:14 PM||#36|
Join Date: Feb 2009
What i always wondered is; if star wars lasers did "blue = good guy", "red = bad guy", then how come it's switched in G.I.Joe. Joes shoot red, Cobra shoots blue?
|04-07-2009, 11:57 PM||#37|
WAR DAMN EAGLE !
Join Date: Apr 2009
For one to cut down on the violence , and with all the fighting going on it would be hard to follow just muzzle flashes.At least with the lasers you could tell who was shooting and at what they were shooting.
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