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Hello, Sym-Bionic Titan Fans!

Hello, Sym-Bionic Titan fans, this is Concernedalien11780. While Sym-Bionic Titan was not my favorite TV show when it was on, I definitely found it to be one of the better shows on Cartoon Network in 2010-11. Genndy Tartovsky is one of the best animators who ever lived, and he knew how to make some of the smartest shows for a relatively youth audience, this one included. Sym-Bionic Titan was a very well-written, though-out, clever, emotional, and intermittenly funny sci-fi action dramedy. My favorite character was Octus because of his voice actor, comedian and comic writer Brian Posehn, and because he subverted nearly every expectation one could possibly have about the type of role he was. It's easy to think that the role of a robot who operates in disguise as a stereotypical nerd while at school and as the dad of the two main protagonists while at home as a flat character because of his monotone voice and minimal emotional expression, and yet he is probably the deepest character in the entire show. My favorite episode is "I Am Octus" because of what it says about artificial intelligence and how it shows just how far Octus will go to protect Ilana and Lance. It was cancelled after only one twenty-episode season because of, allegedly, an inability to find people to make toys, though I think that the real reason was because adults liked it more than kids. Cartoon Network was trying something different around that time. In 2008 and 2009, they tried airing mainly shows targeted at a preteen audience rather than a kids' audience, but they were really awkward about it back then. Starting in 2010, they continued the practice, but without shame, and produced many boundary-pushing shows (and this was not always a bad thing, mind you). Then Teen Titans Go came along and it went back to being a kids-only network. Sure, adults like Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and We Bare Bears, but the bumpers currently airing show just how Turner Broadcasting views the Cartoon Network audience. Sym-Bionic Titan was probably too awkward for anyone under the age of ten to enjoy watching, what with the melodrama sometimes being boring, the heavier thematic elements than most shows in the same genre to come before it, and the characterizations of Barb and Kimmy, a woman and a teenage girl, each with a creepily suggestive crush on the human hologram forms of a robot (guess Genndy Tartovsky never watched the Futurama episode, "Proposition Infinity"). Perhaps if Genndy had proposed the show to Adult Swim from the beginning rather than have reruns air for a brief time on Adult Swim's Toonami, if he had got it to air on Disney XD or Nick (the quest to bury The Legend of Korra under all of the shows they actually wanted kids to watch didn't begin until 2013, so it would still be relatively safe to air on Nick in 2010), or possibly on the Internet, because Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon didn't start making their own TV shows until 2013, it would've lasted the length it was meant to last. Genndy was the animation director on Steven Universe, and while the show is usually pretty good as is (I do wish that it was a little less sacchrine, but I think it's a really creative concept), I probably would've been a fan sooner if Genndy had worked on it alongside Rebecca Sugar. Now he works at Sony Pictures Animation, and directed the Hotel Transylvania movies. They're OK, but lack the depth we know he's capable of, largely because of Adam Sandler's role as producer as well as star. Fortunately, his upcoming film Can You Imagine? looks like it will have more of his style worked into it. I hope to do good things for this wiki, and please message me on my chat page if you want to talk about the show or anything similar. Bye.

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