History WesternAnimation / CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys

31st Jul '16 7:20:32 PM Willbyr
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14th Jun '16 4:04:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: WeCanRebuildHim: In the pilot, Rhesus-1 is shown as a puddle of gore after evidently [[YouHaveFailedMe failing]] Nebula. But a later episode shows that, after his remains were spaced, someone else retrieved them and revived him.]]

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* [[spoiler: WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler: In the pilot, Rhesus-1 is shown as a puddle of gore after evidently [[YouHaveFailedMe failing]] Nebula. But a later episode shows that, after his remains were spaced, someone else retrieved them and revived him.]]
13th Apr '16 11:50:29 PM FordPrefect
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** During the separation sequence for the ''Primate Avenger'', Spydor's lack of thumbs results in many a VisualPun, from him holding up a picture of thumb to wearing a metal thumb that rises up when he turns a little crank.

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** During the separation sequence for the ''Primate Avenger'', Spydor's lack of thumbs results in many a VisualPun, from him holding up a picture of a thumb to wearing a metal thumb that rises up when he turns a little crank.
4th Feb '16 12:31:48 AM StClair
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Space Monkeys. We have a captain who is basically [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]] as a chimpanzee, a scheming kleptomaniacal spider-monkey prone to get-rich-quick schemes, a golden monkey who never quite grows entirely out of the arrogance that comes from being a martial arts master who used to be considered an incarnate goddess, an orangutan with a split personality that sets him between a stuffy professor and a Southern US-accented hick [[IncrediblyLamePun grease-monkey]], and a simple-minded gorilla with a massively destructive temper.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Space Monkeys. We have a captain who is basically [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]] as a chimpanzee, a scheming kleptomaniacal spider-monkey prone to get-rich-quick schemes, a golden monkey who never quite grows entirely out of the arrogance that comes from being a martial arts master who used to be considered an incarnate goddess, an orangutan with a split personality that sets him between a stuffy professor and a [[SouthernFriedGenius Southern US-accented hick hick]] [[IncrediblyLamePun grease-monkey]], and a simple-minded gorilla with a massively destructive temper.



-->'''Captain Simian:''' [[Film/BladeRunner I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Holographic baboons on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched radioactive gorillas glitter in the darkness of Tannhäuser Gate.]]

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-->'''Captain --->'''Captain Simian:''' [[Film/BladeRunner I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Holographic baboons on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched radioactive gorillas glitter in the darkness of Tannhäuser Gate.]]



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A multi-level on in "Apes of Wrath": [[spoiler: Rhesus-2 sabotages the Holoboon Generator aboard the Primate Avenger in order to slip the Space Monkeys a device imprinted with his brainwave engrams, causing the holoboons to turn on the Space Monkeys. He did so in order to use the holoboons as an invincible army to help him turn against Lord Nebula. But the holoboons then turn on ''him'' under the command of Holoboon #3462-83B. And then Captain Simian manages to slip his brainwave engrams into the holoboon generator, allowing him to subvert the holoboons ''back'' from Holoboon #3462-83B's command.]]

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A multi-level on one in "Apes of Wrath": [[spoiler: Rhesus-2 sabotages the Holoboon Generator aboard the Primate Avenger in order to slip the Space Monkeys a device imprinted with his brainwave engrams, causing the holoboons to turn on the Space Monkeys. He did so in order to use the holoboons as an invincible army to help him turn against Lord Nebula. But the holoboons then turn on ''him'' under the command of Holoboon #3462-83B. And then Captain Simian manages to slip his brainwave engrams into the holoboon generator, allowing him to subvert the holoboons ''back'' from Holoboon #3462-83B's command.]]
26th Jul '15 4:49:10 PM WanderingBrowser
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Inside of the Primate Avenger, as seen in episode 14, "Apes of Wrath".


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* CompositeCharacter: Holoboon #3462-83B, in "Apes of Wrath", is basically a mixture of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain James T. Kirk]] and ''UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler''.


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* StrangeSalute:
** The Space Monkeys routinely congratulate each other by high-fiving with their feet.
** The corrupted holoboons in "Apes of Wrath" make armpit farts to salute their supreme leader, Holoboon #3462-83B.


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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A multi-level on in "Apes of Wrath": [[spoiler: Rhesus-2 sabotages the Holoboon Generator aboard the Primate Avenger in order to slip the Space Monkeys a device imprinted with his brainwave engrams, causing the holoboons to turn on the Space Monkeys. He did so in order to use the holoboons as an invincible army to help him turn against Lord Nebula. But the holoboons then turn on ''him'' under the command of Holoboon #3462-83B. And then Captain Simian manages to slip his brainwave engrams into the holoboon generator, allowing him to subvert the holoboons ''back'' from Holoboon #3462-83B's command.]]


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* WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: Franchise/StarTrek lampoons are all over the place in the series.
30th Jun '15 1:45:39 AM WanderingBrowser
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* BodyHorror: Rhesus-2, whose body is an awkward-looking patchwork of fleshy components and angular mechanical pieces, topped with a grotesquely organic brain. We actually get to see his conversion from an unevolved monkey into a KillerSpaceMonkey {{cyborg}} in episode 4 ("The Ape Has Landed"), and even in silhouette it's... not pretty.



* EvilCounterpart: Rhesus-2 to the Space Monkeys, especially Captain Simian.

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* EvilCounterpart: Rhesus-2 to the Space Monkeys, especially Captain Simian. He shares Captain Simian's origin of being an ordinary monkey launched into space as a test pilot for an experimental rocket (though from the Earth-paralleling world of Terrestria) and being upgraded by an alien that intercepted him on his one way trip. He shares Dr. Splitz/Splitzy's combination of high intelligence & techno-wizardry with a less than conventional approach to science. He shares Spydor's love of fast-talking, albeit in the form of bad puns and cheesy action liners. And, like Shao Lin and Gor, he's a deadly combatant, if focused on blasting stuff over fisticuffs.



* TrueCompanions

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* TrueCompanionsTransformationTrauma: Quite literally so; Rhesus-2's memories of actually ''undergoing'' his cyber-conversion are so traumatic, due to [[PainfulTransformation the intense agony they involved]], that they render him nearly catatonic should he be unfortunate enough to plug-in his original brain, and even with his other brains, he retains enough subconscious recollections to make the memories his worst nightmare.
* TrueCompanions: The crew of the Primate Avenger, of course.
24th Jun '15 7:47:15 PM tropower
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''Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys'' (1996-1997) is an animated sci-fi series focusing on the exploits of a rag-tag crew of an interplanetary ship composed entirely of monkeys from Earth. They have been transformed into anthropomorphic, intelligent versions of themselves by the AppliedPhlebotinum of the " ", a mysterious race of benevolent aliens whose name can't be spoken or written, only thought. The sworn enemy of the " " and the Space Monkeys is Lord Nebula, an immensely powerful being who wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] and recreate it in his own image. Nebula's second-in-command is Rhesus-2, a rhesus monkey whom he turned into a HollywoodCyborg with several interchangeable brains. Sadly, it was canceled after a relatively short run because it didn't sell enough action figures.

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''Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys'' (1996-1997) is an animated sci-fi series focusing on the exploits of a rag-tag crew of an interplanetary ship composed entirely of monkeys from Earth. They have been transformed into anthropomorphic, intelligent versions of themselves by the AppliedPhlebotinum of the " ", a mysterious race of benevolent aliens whose name can't be spoken or written, only thought. The sworn enemy of the " " and the Space Monkeys is Lord Nebula, an immensely powerful being who wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] and recreate it in his own image. Nebula's second-in-command is Rhesus-2, a rhesus monkey whom he turned into a HollywoodCyborg with several interchangeable brains. Sadly, it was canceled after a relatively short run because it didn't sell enough action figures.one season.



* DistractedByTheSexy: More of a straight and deliberate example here. In one episode Shao Lin purposefully uses the fact she is a female to distract a bunch of monkey mooks, before [[PreAssKickingOneLiner going]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Ape-shit]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook on their asses]].

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* DistractedByTheSexy: More of a straight and deliberate example here. In one episode Shao Lin purposefully uses the fact she is a female to distract a bunch of monkey mooks, before [[PreAssKickingOneLiner going]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Ape-shit]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook wild on their asses]].them]].



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In "Gorilla My Dreams", Gor dreams of his Gormungus self destroying the ''Primate Avenger'' (This was a few episodes before he gained the ability to become Gormungus).

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In "Gorilla My Dreams", Dreams"[[note]]This is not the first show to have [[StockEpisodeTitles an episode with this title]].[[/note]], Gor dreams of his Gormungus self destroying the ''Primate Avenger'' (This was a few episodes before he gained the ability to become Gormungus).



** TheHero: Captain Simian
** TheLancer[=/=]TheChick: Shao Lin
** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Splitz/Splitzy
** TheBigGuy: Gor
** TheSneakyGuy: Spydor

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** TheHero: Captain Simian
Simian ("Primate 1")
** TheLancer[=/=]TheChick: Shao Lin
Lin ("Primate 2")
** TheSneakyGuy: Spydor ("Primate 3")
** TheBigGuy: Gor ("Primate, uh...'4'"[[note]]He seems to still not be very good at counting.[[/note]])
** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Splitz/Splitzy
** TheBigGuy: Gor
** TheSneakyGuy: Spydor
Splitz/Splitzy ("Primate 5 [and 6]")
24th Jun '15 7:33:20 PM tropower
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22nd Jun '15 4:51:56 PM MarkLungo
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** And, inevitably, ''PlanetOfTheApes''.

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** And, inevitably, ''PlanetOfTheApes''.''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.



** In the first episode, when Gor accidentally crushes him, Orbitron garbles a few lines of "Bicycle Built For Two," a la [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]].
** When Simian was trying to convince Shao Lin to take the portal to Earth, he paraphrased the "hill of beans" speech from ''{{Casablanca}}''.

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** In the first episode, when Gor accidentally crushes him, Orbitron garbles a few lines of "Bicycle Built For Two," a la [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]].
** When Simian was trying to convince Shao Lin to take the portal to Earth, he paraphrased the "hill of beans" speech from ''{{Casablanca}}''.''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
22nd Jun '15 12:35:29 PM WanderingBrowser
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Space Monkeys.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Space Monkeys. We have a captain who is basically [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]] as a chimpanzee, a scheming kleptomaniacal spider-monkey prone to get-rich-quick schemes, a golden monkey who never quite grows entirely out of the arrogance that comes from being a martial arts master who used to be considered an incarnate goddess, an orangutan with a split personality that sets him between a stuffy professor and a Southern US-accented hick [[IncrediblyLamePun grease-monkey]], and a simple-minded gorilla with a massively destructive temper.
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