This Week’s Show
Andres Alvarez (@nerdnumbers) and his brother Daniel are back to discuss a TV show from their childhood: WMAC Masters! The world’s best martial artists are all competing for the ultimate prize on a Saturday morning show that tries to blend wrestling, G.I. Joe, and Street Fighter. Did it work? Tune in to find out our thoughts.
- Andres Alvarez (@nerdnumbers)
- Daniel Alvarez. He’s not on Twitter, but he did also do the editing of the show!
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Surprisingly a show cancelled in the mid-90s due to low ratings has never been released on DVD or blu-ray. You can find the entire show on YouTube(for now) here
I normally try and leave highlight of our train of thought on the show. We hop all over the place though. I say just enjoy the show. If you watch the video show, Daniel splices in lots of clips from the show to prove we didn’t just make all of this up. Don’t worry, I’ll add some random footnotes too.
The Wikipedia entry on this show is quite comprehensive and worth checking out if you were a fan of the show.
A Trope I mention is called Stage Whisper, where characters discuss private and important information in a very obvious fashion.
Herb Perez, aka Olympus, ended up becoming a city council member in real life.
Correction, Erik Betts is a helicopter pilot in the movie “Ant-Man” not “San Andreas.”
— Erik Betts (@ErikBetts) February 16, 2015
A goal of this show was clearly to sell action figures. This failed spectacularly. A byproduct? The toys from the show are now rare and expensive.
We talk a bunch about season one’s feud between “Great Wolf” and “Tiger Claw”, which was the conversation we had that lead to us actually making this podcast episode.
Despite having a women’s division, WMAC Masters ignores their female characters (reminds me of the WWE) Out of twenty-six episodes, only seven feature womens’ fights. And many times these fights are shown in highlight flashbacks or even just characters telling each other what happened.
The idea any of these fights could happen is silly. Here’s a clip of Herb Perez in the 92 Olympics, where the fighters wear full pads, and he knocks a guy out with a kick.
With that, I’ll leave you with, in my opinion, the best dialogue in the show
“It was an accident” – Olympus
“No, YOU’RE an accident” – Chameleon