History Trivia / CaptainNTheGameMaster

29th Oct '16 4:58:19 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While Creator/{{NBC}} gave ''Captain N'' fair treatment for its first season, its second and third season became the target of network politics as NBC began to move away from its Saturday Morning block. The third season in particular was noted for the removal of many licensed characters (except those from Creator/{{Nintendo}}), shorter episode length, dialogue changes and shift to cheaper animation studios. NBC canceled the program without warning after this final straw (its pairing program, ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', also suffered this fate), and its timeslot was returned to the affiliates once the 1991-1992 television season ended. The affiliates promptly replaced the show with additional local news. The show suffered this in its final two seasons as Creator/{{NBC}} began phasing out their Saturday morning block. First, NBC stopped promoting the series from season two onwards, meaning that viewers would have to rely on word-of-mouth in order to not miss a new episode. Second, after season three was renewed, NBC drastically cut the show's production budget in favor of a superior performer, ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', causing the quality of the show to deteriorate and prompting audiences to stay away. Finally, once the abysmal ratings for season three came in, NBC halted production of the show, along with all other animated programming, indefinitely, putting it and other programs in reruns for about a year before ditching its Saturday morning block completely, effectively canceling ''Captain N''. Its timeslot was later replaced by local news.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While Creator/{{NBC}} gave ''Captain N'' fair treatment for its first season, its second and third season became the target of network politics as NBC began to move away from its Saturday Morning block. The block; NBC stopped promoting the series from season two onwards, meaning that viewers would have to rely on word-of-mouth in order to not miss a new episode, and the third season in particular was noted for the removal of many licensed characters (except those from Creator/{{Nintendo}}), shorter episode length, dialogue changes and shift to cheaper animation studios. studios (the last of which was in favor for a superior performer, ''Series/SavedByTheBell''). NBC canceled the program without warning after this final straw and season three's abysmal ratings (its pairing program, ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', also suffered this fate), and its timeslot was returned to the affiliates once the 1991-1992 television season ended. The affiliates promptly replaced the show with additional local news. The show suffered this in its final two seasons as Creator/{{NBC}} began phasing out their Saturday morning block. First, NBC stopped promoting the series from season two onwards, meaning that viewers would have to rely on word-of-mouth in order to not miss a new episode. Second, after season three was renewed, NBC drastically cut the show's production budget in favor of a superior performer, ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', causing the quality of the show to deteriorate and prompting audiences to stay away. Finally, once the abysmal ratings for season three came in, NBC halted production of the show, along with all other animated programming, indefinitely, putting it and other programs in reruns for about a year before ditching its Saturday morning block completely, effectively canceling ''Captain N''.ended. Its timeslot was later replaced by local news.
16th Sep '16 8:58:22 PM whateveryousay21
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** An issue of Nintendo Power during the show's run indicated that an actual game based on the cartoon was in the planning stages at one point. No doubt the sheer legal mess of using the various characters in one title killed this off fairly early on, however.
11th Apr '16 3:21:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Mother Brain's VA is Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs, better known as the blood-craving plant Audrey II on the movie adaptation of ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors.''
** Four of the actors went on to provide voices in WesternAnimation/BeastWars: Gary Chalk (King Hippo, Donkey Kong, additional) would play Optimus Primal, Doug Parker (Mega Man) would play Terrorsaur, James Ian Corlett (Dr. Wily) would play Cheetor, and Creator/VenusTerzo (Princess Lana) would play Black Arachnia. Incidentially, Corlett would voice Mega Man in the [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears cartoon]].
** Creator/FrankWelker (too many credits to reference) voiced Game Boy. Welker used the same voice he used as J.I.N.X. the robot in ''[=SpaceCamp=]''.
** Kevin himself is voiced by Creator/MattHill.
** Lana's father is voiced by Long John Baldry, best known as the voice of [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sega's leading villain]]. Gary Chalk and Ian James Corlett would also play Grounder and Coconuts, respectively in that same series.
** VideoGame/KidIcarus is voiced by Alessandro Juliani. You might know him best as the ill-fated Lt. Felix Gaeta on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', the genius detective, L, from the show ''Manga/DeathNote'', or as Emil Hamilton on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
*** He also reunited with three of the above-mentioned actors when he played Nightscream on ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' (guess which actors).
** If the appearance of Link, Zelda and Ganon weren't enough for the series, they have the same voices they had on ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'''s [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda cartoon]].
** The Eggplant Wizard is voiced by Michael Donovan, who years later went on to voice Mr. Greenrind (a watermelon) and quite a few of the [[JustForPun fruity]] characters on WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland.
1st Mar '16 4:16:27 PM hamza678
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While Creator/{{NBC}} gave ''Captain N'' fair treatment for its first season, its second and third season became the target of network politics as NBC began to move away from its Saturday Morning block The third season in particular was noted for the removal of many licensed characters (except those from Creator/{{Nintendo}}), shorter episode length, dialogue changes and shift to cheaper animation studios. NBC canceled the program without warning after this final straw (its pairing program, ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', also suffered this fate), and its timeslot was returned to the affiliates once the 1991-1992 television season ended. The affiliates promptly replaced the show with additional local news. The show suffered this in its final two seasons as Creator/{{NBC}} began phasing out their Saturday morning block. First, NBC stopped promoting the series from season two onwards, meaning that viewers would have to rely on word-of-mouth in order to not miss a new episode. Second, after season three was renewed, NBC drastically cut the show's production budget in favor of a superior performer, ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', causing the quality of the show to deteriorate and prompting audiences to stay away. Finally, once the abysmal ratings for season three came in, NBC halted production of the show, along with all other animated programming, indefinitely, putting it and other programs in reruns for about a year before ditching its Saturday morning block completely, effectively canceling ''Captain N''. It's timeslot was later replaced by local news.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While Creator/{{NBC}} gave ''Captain N'' fair treatment for its first season, its second and third season became the target of network politics as NBC began to move away from its Saturday Morning block block. The third season in particular was noted for the removal of many licensed characters (except those from Creator/{{Nintendo}}), shorter episode length, dialogue changes and shift to cheaper animation studios. NBC canceled the program without warning after this final straw (its pairing program, ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', also suffered this fate), and its timeslot was returned to the affiliates once the 1991-1992 television season ended. The affiliates promptly replaced the show with additional local news. The show suffered this in its final two seasons as Creator/{{NBC}} began phasing out their Saturday morning block. First, NBC stopped promoting the series from season two onwards, meaning that viewers would have to rely on word-of-mouth in order to not miss a new episode. Second, after season three was renewed, NBC drastically cut the show's production budget in favor of a superior performer, ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', causing the quality of the show to deteriorate and prompting audiences to stay away. Finally, once the abysmal ratings for season three came in, NBC halted production of the show, along with all other animated programming, indefinitely, putting it and other programs in reruns for about a year before ditching its Saturday morning block completely, effectively canceling ''Captain N''. It's Its timeslot was later replaced by local news.
27th Jan '16 4:25:10 PM nombretomado
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** If the appearance of Link, Zelda and Ganon weren't enough for the series, they have the same voices they had on TheSuperMarioBrothersSuperShow's [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda cartoon]].

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** If the appearance of Link, Zelda and Ganon weren't enough for the series, they have the same voices they had on TheSuperMarioBrothersSuperShow's ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'''s [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda cartoon]].
2nd Nov '15 8:16:01 AM Vahanisback
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** Almost all of the opening teasers safe for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were accidentally destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s short tenure there.

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** Almost all of the opening teasers safe save for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were accidentally destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s short tenure there.
2nd Nov '15 8:13:30 AM Vahanisback
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While Creator/{{NBC}} gave ''Captain N'' fair treatment for its first season, its second and third season became the target of network politics as NBC began to move away from its Saturday Morning block The third season in particular was noted for the removal of many licensed characters (except those from Creator/{{Nintendo}}), shorter episode length, dialogue changes and shift to cheaper animation studios. NBC canceled the program without warning after this final straw (its pairing program, ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', also suffered this fate), and its timeslot was returned to the affiliates once the 1991-1992 television season ended. The affiliates promptly replaced the show with additional local news.

to:

* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While Creator/{{NBC}} gave ''Captain N'' fair treatment for its first season, its second and third season became the target of network politics as NBC began to move away from its Saturday Morning block The third season in particular was noted for the removal of many licensed characters (except those from Creator/{{Nintendo}}), shorter episode length, dialogue changes and shift to cheaper animation studios. NBC canceled the program without warning after this final straw (its pairing program, ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', also suffered this fate), and its timeslot was returned to the affiliates once the 1991-1992 television season ended. The affiliates promptly replaced the show with additional local news. The show suffered this in its final two seasons as Creator/{{NBC}} began phasing out their Saturday morning block. First, NBC stopped promoting the series from season two onwards, meaning that viewers would have to rely on word-of-mouth in order to not miss a new episode. Second, after season three was renewed, NBC drastically cut the show's production budget in favor of a superior performer, ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', causing the quality of the show to deteriorate and prompting audiences to stay away. Finally, once the abysmal ratings for season three came in, NBC halted production of the show, along with all other animated programming, indefinitely, putting it and other programs in reruns for about a year before ditching its Saturday morning block completely, effectively canceling ''Captain N''. It's timeslot was later replaced by local news.
3rd Oct '15 11:48:00 AM Mario1995
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** Almost all of the opening teasers safe for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s tenure there as they were deemed "unwanted" by Disney.

to:

** Almost all of the opening teasers safe for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were accidentally destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s short tenure there as they were deemed "unwanted" by Disney.there.
3rd Oct '15 11:46:58 AM Mario1995
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** Almost all of the opening teasers safe for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s tenure there as it was deemed "unwanted" by Disney.

to:

** Almost all of the opening teasers safe for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s tenure there as it was they were deemed "unwanted" by Disney.
3rd Oct '15 11:46:32 AM Mario1995
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** Almost all of the opening teasers safe for the first episode and some season three episodes are gone in the DVD sets. Depending on who you ask, either they were not part of Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s deal with Creator/DICEntertainment, or they were destroyed by Creator/{{Disney}} during [=DiC=]'s tenure there as it was deemed "unwanted" by Disney.
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