Reviews For A Swarm of Robot Ants
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Reviewer: kittenmommy Signed [Report This]
Date: 03/04/2014 4:23 AM Title: A Swarm of Robot Ants Revisited

Antoff!  OMG, LOL!  I'd love to know what the people behind this stuff were smoking, you know?

Author's Response: I think I mentioned Quaaludes at some point. There may have been other substances in the cookies they had at morning tea. Thanks for reviewing :)

Reviewer: Candi Gomez Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06/04/2010 12:57 PM Title: A Swarm of Robot Ants Revisited

One thing I've never gotten over is the way the buck teeth wiggle when the guy in the ant suit is talking... (Yes, in GoS it's the PDOS.)

Still, this is a great ep, even if the how-to-defeat mechanism is rather 'out there'.

And thanks for the nose-cola warning. You weren't the only one on the floor! :D

Good work!

And here's some super-dark chocolate to conter the Zarkiness... And here's some frozen rodents for the featherfaces.



Author's Response: I think the buck teeth are meant to be mandibles, and, yeah, it's very silly. Especially the sun noises. I wonder what drugs you have to take for the sun to make noises? Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: UnpublishedWriter Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/15/2009 9:48 PM Title: A Swarm of Robot Ants Revisited

Technobabble. Gotta love it. Both SF and skiffy run on it.

I had a saliva-spray moment over Antoff. I have a lot of those when I read your reviews. Stupid name, and then the costume! Ant head, trunk hose, and Elizabethan collar. Gotta give him credit for even appearing in public dressed that way.

I think one reason people still like this show after all these years is the animation (the real stuff, not the tacked-on crud). Compared to the television shows produced in America at the time, it was mind-blowing. I don't recall very many American-made animated series with pans, zooms, characters and vehicles moving background to foreground (or vice versa), and other cinematic tricks more common to live-action television or movies. There were also those little bits that the animators liked to throw in, even though those must have taken a lot of extra time: those wonderful facial expressions, hairs trailing over foreheads, goon 'wardrobe malfunctions', and so on.

I recall most American animation consisting of action moving across the screen, right to left, or left to right. If characters did move in any other direction, they tended to leave or enter the shot. No extra little bits, not much variation in facial expression, and very little nuance.

Author's Response: Oh, I agree. BotP was a vast improvement on such offerings as 'Scooby Doo' and such like, wasn't it? Ground breaking stuff for its time. All the same... 'Antoff?!' Hahahaha- ow. Thanks for reviewing.

Author's Response: Oh, I agree. BotP was a vast improvement on such offerings as 'Scooby Doo' and such like, wasn't it? Ground breaking stuff for its time. All the same... 'Antoff?!' Hahahaha- ow. Thanks for reviewing.

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