The second season finally got to the top of the stack of stuff to watch. There were three seasons of the show back in 1991 and 1992. I watched the first season back in July and the third season came out a bit ago. I'm keeping an eye on Amazon for it to get cheaper than 25% off. I always like to have a couple of things I want so I can take advantage of their free shipping. From what I hear they might be changing the sales tax laws and I will have to pay that. On a few items that sales tax can add up.
The Shooting Star was the first book to get adapted in the season. It's the only one that gets a single show to tell the story. A meteor falls and Tintin joins a whacky professor to go find it. Rastapopolus tries to stop them from getting there first.
The Broken Ear was the next story to get turned into a cartoon. This one, and all the rest, are two part adaptations. There's a robbery at the local museum. A South American idol is stolen. There's a murder of a sculptor. Tintin thinks there's a connection and maybe a story. He gets involved and that leads him to South America where he's framed and sentenced to the firing squad. That sucks, huh. Lucky for him the local rebels, under General Alcazar, come crashing in as the firing squad take their aim. The General takes Tintin into the jungle to his camp. Eventually Tintin finds the idol and returns it to the museum.
King Ottokar's Sceptre has Tintin foiling the theft of the sceptre mentioned in the title. It's a Syldavian National Treasure that is needed for the ruler to rule. Some guys are trying to take over and they want the King to abdicate. There's plenty of running around and fighting along with the double dealing political intrigue.
Tintin in Tibet finds Tintin searching for his friend Chan who is lost in the mountains of Tibet. There's a Yeti for those that like them. Chan will be ok with Tintin and Captain haddock on the trail.
Tintin and the Picaros has Tintin returning to South America to help his friends who have been wrongly imprisoned by General Tapicoa. Its' the same country that General Alcazar has been leading a revolution for some time. It's time to shit or get off the pot and Tintin helps him take over the country. Not that it's much better under the new General. Third world countries suck, huh.
Land of Black Gold has Tintin investigating exploding engines in cars. Someone is tampering with the gas supply and that leads Tintin to a fictional country where his old enemy Mueller is involved with some scummy plot.
Flight 714 has Tintin get involved with aliens. They have a space ship and mind control. Nice, huh. There's also an annoying rich guy and the return of Rastapopoulos. That guy is a major creep. Not someone I would want to have to tangle with but I'm not Tintin. He'll get help from the aliens.
I'm glad I picked up the dvd of these shows. I had them on home made dvds but the real dvds have much nicer looking pictures. Still nothing by way of special extras but that's the way it goes. The quality of the shows on YouTube are not the greatest but they are certainly watchable. You can see them for free and decide if the dvds are for you. I keepp meaning to read the Tintin books but I keep finding something else to read instead. That always seems to happen to me. Oh, well. I think I'll go watch some Charlie Chan.