That was kind of cool.
The character designer for this show watched a lot of 'Devilman'.
|Jet Bin Fever |
I guess people beat off to Mumm-Ra too, right?
"And while we're at it, I want spikes on the sides of my helmet."
"Did I ask questions when you dictated that our visors and breather units flash every time we talk?"
|Hugo Gorilla |
The Inhumanoids cartoon seemed petty gory for its day. I clearly remember D'compose's arm being lobbed off in one episode and him picking it up and twisting it back on.
They had one monster that would eat everything. Tons of vore shots of victims struggling not to be eaten, then swallowed and deposited into its stomach with a clear window view(!) of them splashing around the acid.
Oh, come on. Don't tease us with a description like that and not provide a video.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Iron Maiden called!
They want their mascot back!
|Sanest Man Alive |
So, they cured her at the end, right?
Also, that one guy in the black robosuit reminds me of a Go-bot. I can't remember which one, so I'll just say all of them.
holy fuck I havent even thought of this show in forever.
I as a small kid when this was on tv / in toy stores and it always unsettled me.
This was basically Lovecraft for kids. And it was pretty cool for being kind of horrifying.
I had all sorts of nightmares about being eaten or transformed into a zombie from this show. This show....this fucking show.
Best part was how metal statues would come to life when any Inhumanoids were nearby. This included Civil War statues of both Union and CSA soldiers, who were usually too busy fighting each other to be of much use.
This show is a half-remembered fever dream. All I know for sure is that as a small child, I kept a bug for a few hours as a pet and named it D-Compose after this show.
The story begins with the discovery of a monstrous creature encased in an amber monolith buried in Big Sur national park, which is recovered by the government-funded Earth Corps, a geological sciences research team. The finding spurs corrupt industrialist Blackthorne Shore to clandestinely uncover a second monster buried elsewhere — a giant vine-like creature called Tendril, who attacks the amber block's public unveiling in San Francisco to release the macabre colossus trapped within, D'Compose. They rampage through city streets before fleeing into the watery darkness of the bay.
Earth Corps member Liquidator returns to Big Sur in search of further clues to the origin of these monsters, whereupon he discovers a race of sentient trees, the Redwoods, who explain that they are members of a subterranean population known as Mutores, and that their kind sealed the evil Inhumanoids Tendril and D'Compose beneath the Earth ages ago. The malevolent Inhumanoid leader, Metlar, remains imprisoned below the surface, paralyzed by the magnetic field of a Mutore duo named Magnokor.
A nocturnal assault by Tendril demolishes the Earth Corps base, prompting a chase into the depths of the Earth, but even with the help of another Mutore species, the rock-bodied Granites, they are forced to retreat back to the surface. When their budget is summarily cut by Senator Masterson — a crooked politician in Blackthorne Shore's shady pocket — they are approached by Sandra Shore, Blackthorne's sister, who has learned of her brother's sinister plot to liberate Metlar. Funded by Sandra, the team constructs new vehicles and embarks back below the Earth's surface, tracking D'Compose and Tendril to the city of the Granites, where an ensuing battle frees Metlar from Magnokor's hold. Having pilfered Earth Corps' engineering schematics via his ties to Masterson, Blackthorne joins the fray, now equipped with his own battle-suit whose magnetic powers he wields against Metlar, only to be derailed by Tendril's interference while Sandra falls victim to the mutative touch of D'Compose.
Earth Corps manages to escape and forms an alliance with the Granites. Herc accompanies them to D'Compose's domain of Skellweb while Auger and Liquidator venture into Metlar's kingdom of Infernac, and Bright convinces the Redwoods to help defend the surface world against attempts by the Inhumanoids to acquire sources of power. Herc and the Granites are able to defeat D'Compose's reanimated soldiers and restore Sandra to normal. Blackthorne pursues Auger and Liquidator to Infernac and tries to use his magnetic powers on Metlar once again but is foiled by Magnokor and taken captive by Metlar.
Acting on information forced from Blackthorne, the Inhumanoids raid a Soviet air base, stealing a handful of nuclear missiles. A seemingly repentant Blackthorne warns Earth Corps that the missiles are intended to shatter the divide between the Earth's crust and mantle, but upon travelling into the Earth to preclude this catastrophe, the team discovers that Blackthorne has set them up and that the missiles are actually meant to detonate the planet's core. Earth Corps is able to convince D'Compose to allow them access to Infernac — a deal made easier by the fact that the Inhumanoid already fears for his own survival in the face of Metlar's insane plan — and they manage to defuse enough of the missiles to thwart the explosive scheme.
Following a climactic battle, D'Compose is re-sealed in amber casing and Tendril is imprisoned by the Granites. Finally, Magnokor succeeds in neutralizing Metlar even as Blackthorne is arrested by Earth Corps. Senator Masterson provides the Earth Corps team with a new headquarters facility, but a tissue sample secured from Tendril during their first encounter with the monster has mysteriously gone missing...
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