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Syfy Series ‘Killjoys’ First Three Seasons Streaming on Vrv Under Exclusive Pact (Exclusive)

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Vrv is now the exclusive subscription VOD home for “Killjoys” catch-up seasons in the U.S., as the multichannel service from At&T/Chernin Group-owned Ellation looks to put a new sci-fi shine to its content lineup and pull in new customers.

Vrv is launching all three seasons of the futuristic bounty-hunter series that have aired on Syfy on Tuesday (July 31), under a multiyear deal with NBCUniversal. “Killjoys” was renewed for two final seasons at Syfy, and season 4 premiered July 20 on the cabler. Vrv will obtain access to season 4 and 5 of “Killjoys” after they finish their TV run.

The full first season of “Killjoys” will be available free, with ads, on Vrv — a sampling strategy aimed at enticing fans to buy a full subscription to Vrv Premium, on which the subsequent seasons will be available. (Past seasons will continue to be available on-demand to pay-tv subscribers.)

Vrv Premium is a $9.99 monthly bundle that includes 11 different channels,
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Saturday Morning Monsters: Monster in My Pocket Edition

Welcome to the first installment of an on going look at various horror themed cartoons and toys from multiple eras. I decided to start with a series that despite multiple tries was unable to ever be picked up as an on going animated series. Monster in My Pocket, a line of miniature toys inspired by various legendary creatures from film, mythology, cryptozoology, and other paranormal realms when it debuted in 1990. Originally sold as trading cards and stickers before being released as toys in single packets, packets of four, secret twelve packs, and 24 packs, causing this then eight-year-old horror fan, to instantly fall in love with the toys and try my best to collect all 229 variants of the little rubber figures, my personal favorite being the Cerberus.

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All though as child I had no clue that some of these figures were only obtainable through various promotions through assorted restaurant chains
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DVD Review: Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron – The Complete Series

Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron is one of those cartoon series you can only love if you grew up watching it as a kid. Otherwise, the formulaic storytelling and lack of interesting characters just doesn’t make for an enjoyable time. The stories get so repetitive that even those who watched the series when it originally aired in 1993 will have a hard time watching more than a few episodes.

The series is released as a 5-Disc DVD set as part of the Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection. It features the voice talents of Barry Gordon as Razor, Charles Adler as Chance Furlong, Gary Owens as Commander Ulysses Feral and Tress MacNeille as Callie Briggs. Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, Gnomeo & Juliet, The Super Hero Squad Show), Mark Hamill (Batman: Arkham City), Candi Milo (Planet Sheen) and Lori Alan (90210, Family Guy) also perform guest roles.

The story revolves around two cats, Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson,
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Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron Complete Series DVD Review And Giveaway

It's actually rather difficult to explain the appeal of Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron. Similar, I suppose, in the power behind its effectiveness to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there's just something about the crazy juxtaposition that sucks you in. Plus, Chance Furlong is just a wickedly cool name.

The scrap jockeys, and their impressively sinister-looking alter egos, lay waste to the most bizarre villains you've ever run into, and they do it with impossibly big guns and... well, I would say cat-like reflexes, but I suppose it is simply cat reflexes.

This early-mid 90's animated effort was in many ways a throwback to earlier days of Hanna-Barbera fun. While there are some long arc entanglements, like the boys fall from grace with Feral, the show mostly consists of throwing some sort of massive opposition at our heroes, and watching the explosions. Balanced with our "tinker time," as Chance and Jake
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[TV] Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron - Complete Series

It's an urban legend that Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron was cancelled in the middle of its second season with three episodes unfinished because Ted Turner himself caught an episode and thought it too violent for kids. While there's no way of knowing if this is actually true (no reason was ever given for its cancellation), it's amusing to keep the legend alive, and believable enough because, while Swat Kats is hardly a hotbed of senseless brutality, it is edgier compared to its contemporaries—especially politically correct goody-goody shows like Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Despite the fact that it's populated with anthropomorphized cats, it deals in pretty straightforward asskicking.

Its lack of ridiculousness is probably why the show, despite being popular at the time (my wee self watched it religiously, as did other boys my age I knew), never took hold of 90's pop history the way Captain Planet did.
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Tmp Reviews - Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron Complete Series DVD

Let me start this review by telling you exactly how hard it was to be non-biased on this DVD set. Swat Kats was one of my favorite all time TV shows when I was a kid. I came home from school and watched it everyday. Then when I was older, and it was running on Boomerang, you can bet I had that recorded on my DVR. So when Warner Bros. gave me a chance to review the DVD boxset of the entire series that just became available...I jumped at the chance.

What's It About?

Swat Kats The Radical Squadron was a cartoon show that debuted back in 1993. The premise was somewhat far-fetched, but considering the other cartoons of the time, made absolute sense. Here's the official description:

Deadly bacteria! Doomsday devices! Robotic spiders! Sound like a big budget sci-fi thriller? Nope. Even better. It’s the 5-Disc, 26-Episode Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
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