Thus far, my post-mortem reports have been on recently-expired TV shows and seasons. Today, however, I’m going a bit more post-post-mortem, for an exhumation of a much older television series. The cartoon series Ulysses 31 was released in 1981, and ran for 26 episodes. As a child of the 80s, I’ve become aware of it through various 80s nostalgia sites, but it’s not a show I ever watched myself. So, when I stumbled across a DVD of a few episodes (the “Mysteries of Time” disc pictured to the left) in a thrift store, I figured I would check it out, and see if it was any good. After all, it was only a dollar.
The disc contains four episodes of the show; three with a theme of time travel, and one bonus episode. The questions I was asking going into it were simple. Was this a forgotten classic, or something that deserved to be forgotten? Was it a good, entertaining show to watch today? And perhaps more importantly, would it have been a good show to watch when I was in the target market? Continue reading