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10 Facts About 'Gargoyles' That Will Make You Even More Nostalgic For The Most Underrated '90s Show

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Gargoyles was one of the most underrated cartoon shows of the 90s. It only lasted three seasons, which left the cult following of fans salivating for more. It ran from October 1994 - February 1997, and honestly if there was ever a show in need of a reboot for the modern television experience, it's this one.

Looking back on the show's three-year run, here are 10 things about the show and the story behind it that most people don't know.

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation lent their voices to the show.

Another show that was pretty big in the 90s was Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it had a lot in common with Gargoyles. Nine actors from Star Trek were voice actors for Gargoyles: Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spinder, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Avery Brooks, Colm Meaney, Nichelle Nichols and Kate Mulgrew.


2. Gathering of the Gargoyles

Gargoyles had such a huge cult following, that between 1997 - 2009 there were yearly conventions dedicated to the show and its characters. It was called Gathering of the Gargoyles, and members of the original cast regularly showed up to participate with their fans.


3. The Sega Genesis game

Like a lot of kids shows and movies of the time, Gargoyles spawned its own video game for the Sega Genesis. Many of the games from this time were brutal, boring, and ridiculously hard, amounting to nothing more than cash grabs. The Gargoyles game was actually well received by critics and fans alike. If you are a classic game aficionado, this one is for you.

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4. The comics that followed

Fans were devastated when Gargoyles went off the air because they wanted to know what was going to happen next. Nothing is worse than not knowing how the story is supposed to end. Greg Weisman, the creative genius behind the show had a professional history working with DC Comics, helped created a bi-monthly graphic novel that ran all the way until 2008. It was cancelled because of higher costs associated with the licensing fees.


5. Actual stone gargoyles that inspired the show actually have a true purpose.

You may have seen the stone gargoyles hanging off the sides of buildings in your city. They may have inspired the show, but they weren't created to protect the city and its inhabitants. They are actually old-school gutters. They would help pour rainwater away from the buildings so that the water wouldn't damage the mortar holding the stones together.  

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