Captain Plant is back! Who is excited for the return of the worlds greatest Eco-Heroes?!?! We have heard that Sony has been working on this project for at least 3 years now, but this time we got a name for the official overseer for the project and it is no other than Mark Gordon. Okay, let’s step back, for those of you that do not know what or who Capetian Planet and The Planeteers are, here is the Plot of the series:
Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, is awakened from a long sleep by Hoggish Greedly, who happens to be drilling above her resting chamber. Realizing that the damage is extensive, Gaia sends five magic rings, four with the power to control an element of nature and one controlling the element of Heart, to five chosen youths across the globe: Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from the Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union’s collapse), Gi from Asia, and Ma-Ti from South America. These five are dubbed the Planeteers and are tasked with defending the Earth from the greatest of disasters and making efforts to educate mankind to keep others from happening. Gaia uses her “Planet Vision” to discover where the most devastating destruction is occurring (in most episodes one or more of the Eco-Villains is behind it) and sends the Planeteers to help solve the problem. The Planeteers use transportation (usually a flying machine called a Geo-Cruiser) based on solar power to avoid causing pollution themselves. In situations that the Planeteers cannot resolve alone, they can combine their powers to summon Captain Planet, a super hero, who possesses all of their powers magnified, symbolizing the premise that the combined efforts of a team are stronger than its individual parts. Captain Planet only appears in his Captain Planet garb. These are not clothes but elements of the Earth that are integral to his composition. He is able to rearrange his molecular structure to transform himself into the various powers and elements of nature. Captain Planet’s outfit does not represent a specific culture. He has a grass-green proto-mullet, crystal blue skin, earthy brown eyes, a fire-red chest, gloves, trunks, and boots, and a sun-yellow globe insignia. The Planeteers cannot use their rings while Captain Planet has been summoned. Despite his vulnerability to pollution, Captain Planet is a formidable and valiant hero. Once his work is done, Captain Planet returns to the Earth, restoring the Planeteers’ powers. When he does this, Captain Planet reminds viewers of the message of the series with his catchphrase, “The Power Is Yours!” Which means that we all have the power to end the destruction of the earth if we work together as one world rather than fighting each other as separate nations.
Okay, now back to Mark Gordon, Mark has been an awesome producer for a long time. Producing shows such as Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, The Patriot, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 10,000 BC, Reaper, and is currently working with Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair. With his name attached to the show it looks like we might actually get the movie!
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