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Everyone Again To The Rock by Nicholas Napoli

The brand new continuation of Fraggle Rock: Again To The Rock appears wonderful, excellent, I’m undoubtedly watching this. Since I used to be somewhat child, the present I’ve most wished to see introduced again is Fraggle Rock, extra so than The Muppets. The Muppets have by no means gone away, and each from time to time inform us a brand new enjoyable story, however Fraggle Rock is one lengthy narrative that has a lot that means and is so highly effective, I feel 2022 can be precisely the right time to convey the message of Fraggle Rock again to screens. I’m on this present, not simply as a fan who desires to see this story continued but additionally its results on individuals, particularly kids. I grew up watching Fraggle Rock obsessedly since I used to be little or no, I all the time thought it was all so vibrant however hoped for brighter colors and settings, this new collection offers that, I’m so excited to observe this. Ditzies! We get Ditzies! Followers discover these things and I for one like it, modernized Doozer automobiles with lights travelling below the development! That is precisely how I’d pictured and hoped a return to Fraggle Rock would seem like. I’m so excited, are we getting Sprocket? How will Doc’s substitute be written into the story? Will poor Sprocket must show Fraggles are actual once more for a second time? Or is there a brand new ingredient now with Fraggles interacting with people, slowly gaining their belief as they did with the Gorgs within the authentic? The Gorgs! I actually hope they’re again, how do their modernized appears evaluate to the unique? Will we lastly be getting Gorg 6” Funko flocked figures? I’m so excited for all this, every part about it, I feel it’s all completely finished. 

When the trailer first got here out, I couldn’t consider my eyes, the image artwork alone had me desperate to press play and I did and I discovered it wonderful. Not simply the present, that feeling, the childhood pleasure that all of us felt as kids, each time we zoomed in via the window, into the workshop, in direction of the Fraggle gap and thru it till we stumbled on Gobo who guided us into Fraggle Rock throughout the theme tune. That feeling of déjà vu nostalgia that takes you again to your childhood days watching the unique and nothing else was occurring round you. After I watched it, about ten occasions, I then stopped and determined I wasn’t going to observe it once more, I loved it, I’m keen to observe the present, however having fun with it a lot was bothering me. Steve Whitmire, he’s the one ingredient lacking from this incredible new rebuilt world of the Fraggles, although I nonetheless plan to observe this as a result of there is no such thing as a approach I cannot watch. I started to learn the feedback, actually, I wished to see if there was something about Steve Whitmire or Wembley within the remark sections. Most all people dislikes the brand new Mokey and the digital backgrounds aren’t preferred by many, I really don’t have an issue with this, the truth is I feel I desire these adjustments, I actually like them. As I learn the feedback, I used to be blissful, Fraggle Rock: Again To The Rock was not getting the reward it deserved, why was I blissful? Deep down the Steve Whitmire factor bothers me a lot, I really feel dangerous for liking and planning to observe the present and subconsciously having hatred in direction of the brand new present that I used to be blissful to see negativity round it. How is that mind-set on my half within the spirit of Fraggle Rock? How can I be so excited for one thing but nonetheless not really feel captivated with it like the unique? When every part about this new model is ideal, apart from the vacancy of Steve Whitmire’s absence.

Mokey, I all the time felt like she was extra mature, older than the opposite 4 Fraggles, I didn’t like that for one cause. I most well-liked to consider the Fraggle 5 had been all clean slates studying collectively, alongside it’s viewers, all on the identical time, no one had a bonus over anyone else. That is why when Cantus randomly appeared or the Trash Heap gave recommendation it was so essential and invaluable, not only for the Fraggles however the viewers too. I like that this new Mokey appears youthful, extra aged just like the others. I suppose she began sporting her hair up and stopped consuming Fraggle Berries, she appears youthful and extra alert, hopefully she gained’t be excluded from merchandise as a lot now. I do hope that generally Mokey lets her hair down, or perhaps seeing her tie up her hair as they discuss amongst themselves. Sounds foolish, however it could make it simpler to really feel the phantasm that that is our Mokey returning after a few years. A brand new Mokey, who we’re seeing remodel at occasions in entrance of us into this new haired up model with wider eyes, which remains to be her and never an up to date model of the puppet. 

As for the digital backgrounds, I like them, although I do perceive why others don’t, I hope we do get some extra pure cave settings, as I feel has been confirmed we are going to. What I like about this new expertise, though it may not be as acquainted as followers would really like, is the truth that it permits the Fraggles to discover extra locations, particularly the Gorgs backyard. What’s past the Gorgs backyard? Might the Gorgs and Fraggles enterprise out additional away from the fort? Might they discover extra areas inside the caves? Might they discover new areas the tunnels lead into? So many extra prospects at the moment are accessible for these characters, that has me so excited. The Darkish Crystal: The Age of Resistance was unimaginable, added a lot to the unique film, like Fraggle Rock one other lengthy narrative being instructed and I additionally suppose it got here again on the excellent time. Nearly as good as Age of Resistance was, Netflix determined to not renew season two, finances prices. I hope the finances for Fraggle Rock is stored as little as doable, in order that we don’t keep wanting a season two we gained’t get. Hopefully Fraggle Rock will get many seasons, it undoubtedly deserves it, perhaps if it succeeds The Darkish Crystal’s lengthy narrative can proceed to be instructed with a season two on Apple TV+. 

Wembley from Fraggle Rock: Rock On was good, Wembley from the Fraggle Rock: Again To The Rock teaser additionally appeared good. Nothing towards the 2 separate guys performing them, they each appear to do an excellent job, I hope these performers get their very own characters to construct up inside the world of Fraggle Rock. Regardless that these are good Wembley’s, it’s not Steve Whitmire’s Wembley. To me if a performer passes away or steps down it feels just like the hand contained in the puppet, the soul, has needed to go away and now all that’s left is a dull puppet, who turns into retired however just for a sure period of time. With time, having a brand new performer, a brand new hand, a brand new soul revive that character is welcomed, wanted, accepted and the phantasm can proceed. When the performer is forcibly eliminated, when that hand, that soul has been taken away and introduced again by one other instantly, I can’t join with that character. I can’t fall into the phantasm that these are actual characters that I’ve adopted since childhood, my buddies. I really feel like I’ve betrayed not a lot the performer, however relatively the character, I do know this sounds foolish however the whispers popping out from the outlet in my kitchen are telling me that this makes a variety of sense. 

Think about if Steve Whitmire had been allowed to be a part of the collection, at this level solely voicing over Wembley for the primary season and returning to convey Wembley to life in future seasons. What power, what energy that may give to this new present, exterior of the story there can be particular that means of a real-life expertise followers can hook up with with the present. How way more widespread may this present be with headlines saying “Steve Whitmire returns to The Henson Firm”. I’ll watch the present it doesn’t matter what, however including Steve Whitmire, as a fan to me, that may add a lot worth to this present being eternal in my thoughts alongside the unique. There can be a lot that means surrounding this new collection, a lot pleasure, a lot happiness. The Henson fandom is split, this might repair that, the fandom repaired, every part and all people slowly coming again collectively alongside a brand new Fraggle Rock collection, how highly effective. It may most likely repair a lot if Steve Whitmire had been included with the Fraggles, it’s the very last thing lacking in my view.


Fraggle Rock: Again to the Rock — Official Teaser | Apple TV+ – YouTube I can’t wait to observe this, appears like an ideal continuation, I want Steve Whitmire had been a part of it, give me Gorg merchandise.

– Nicholas Napoli



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