Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Swashathon - Pirates of Dark Water
Unfortunately, as with many of the best cartoons, the show had its problems. The original 5-episode miniseries, called Dark Water was bleaker than most and the rest of the series, under the full Pirates name, lightened its tone a bit. It might not have been enough though, because the show only lasted twenty-one episodes, ending abruptly before the Thirteen Treasures of Rule could be gathered. It's been said that the cancelation was a result of animation problems making the final four episodes miss its scheduled airdates. They were shown six months later, but most of the crew had already moved on, so the show never continued. It's such a shame, because Pirates of Dark Water had so much promise and will always be remembered fondly.