Captain N - 11/10/09
I sometimes have a reoccurring dream that I'm watching a long-lost episode of Captain N that always starts out with them sitting on a giant flower (kind of like the one in the opening sequence of Paladin's Quest). I think I had that dream again last night.
Inspector Gadget - 05/28/09
I dreamed that this mall was having problems with children disappearing and Inspector Gadget was hired to investigate... Except that he was not a cartoon character, he was a real-life person... but he did not look like Matthew Broderick or French Stewart (both of whom played him in the recent live action movies). He looked older than them, and his clothing looked like the cartoon character's clothing, but not his head (though I think he was wearing the hat). He was also supposed to be really serious in nature and nothing like the cartoon character.
But people kept walking up to him and asking him to show off his gadgets, and he refused, saying that he only uses them when necessary. Then people started asking him to do funny things and asking about Dr. Claw and other goofy things. It got to the point where nobody seemed to care anymore about the kidnappings and they just wanted to see Inspector Gadget do something stupid or silly and he kept refusing, but not really saying or doing much about it.
I left the mall thinking, "That was really stupid to hire Inspector Gadget for that. What were they thinking? Of course, that was going to happen."
The Joker's Hummingbird - 03/20/09
I dreamed that there was this new pet shop that was really huge and had a strange rare golden hummingbird for sale as a pet. Nevermind that no such hummingbird exists in reality. Nevermind that you can't get hummingbirds for pets anyway. So, I'm in the pet store, and I see the hummingbird, and I go to leave and the Joker from Batman walks in. It could have been the Heath Ledger Joker, but it was hard to see his face, and it looked more like he was a rendered character from a modern 3D videogame, but that may have just been due to the weird, dark hazy look of the store in the dream. The Joker tries to steal the hummingbird (for what reason, the dream did not explain) and he does so by smashing the cage open. Of course, the bird escapes and we all end up chasing it around the store.
Finally, the bird returns to the person who works in that area of the pet store and he puts it back in a cage. The Joker gives up entirely at this point and starts acting sad that his plan failed. I don't remember if it was me who said this next, or some other random person in the dream, but someone yelled to him, "Get over it! If you want the hummingbird, just buy it!" The Joker seemed to acknowledge that that actually made sense, but then the dream ended.
Marvel Cartoons - 03/20/09
I dreamed that me, Codie, and (I think) Crawl (and possibly even some other people on this board, but Codie is the only one who really stood out for some reason) were in some kind of mall unlike any I've actually been to, and we were in a lounge area watching some cartoons on a huge widescreen plasma TV. Each cartoon was based on a different Marvel comics. The first was X-Men, the second was Spider-man, the third was the Incredible Hulk, and the fourth was Fantastic Four. While the X-men and Spider-man cartoons were "good" (at least according to the dream - I can't remember much about what we actually saw), the Hulk and FF cartoons were really "bad". I got up out of my chair after it was over and said something like, "Well, that just goes to show why I never liked the Hulk or the Fantastic Four." We were leaving, and it seemed like Codie wanted to say that the cartoons of the Hulk and Fantastic Four didn't really represent how good those things are in other forms (like, I guess, the comics themselves), but she didn't get a chance to say it before the dream ended - which leaves one to wonder how we knew she was thinking it.
Peanuts Foodfight - 03/07/09
I had a dream that several Peanuts characters, including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Pigpen, were fighting about something over a kitchen table. Eventually, they started throwing food back and forth at each other. It seemed most of the fighting was being carried by Linus and Pigpen in particular, but the dream didn't explain why they were mad at each other.
Then somehow it was explained that they had gone to some swamp or jungle or forest of some kind and picked all these vines and plants to give to a museum. At this point, the dream segued into the museum and it no longer looked like a cartoon. It had real people walking around and the building looked real. The vines and plants were all over the ceiling and walls. Some of the vines somehow grew into a giant boulder (must have been Boulder Dash influencing the dream) and it rolled off the ceiling and some Asian guy had to run away from it.
It was also explained that the Peanuts gang had made sugar cookies for the museum, but instead of eating them, for some reason the museum staff placed them on the floor in various rooms. It also seemed to be implied that all of this was happening during the Christmas holiday season as the cookies were shaped like christmas trees and had green sugar crystals and/or frosting on them.
Then the dream's "camera" panned slowly across a room as the ending music (during the coronation/wedding scene) from Final Fantasy 4 started playing. The music segued into the final part of the ending theme from Final Fantasy 6 and the scene faded to black and credits started rolling (though I couldn't read what any of them said), and then I woke up.
Real Ghostbusters (3) - 01/30/09
In this dream, the ghostbusters were in some kind of weird pyramid that had walls lined with glass eyeballs and holes. The entire middle of the pyramid had a large maze-like 3D map (sort of like Raiders of the Lost Ark), and they had a large diamond that was supposed to show them where something was located when it was placed properly into the maze. The dream did not explain what they were looking for, though. However, once they put the diamond in the maze and were waiting for something to happen, the glass eyeballs on the walls started lighting up and giant spiders started coming out of the holes. Peter and Ray started arguing with each other because they each had a different idea of where the diamond should be placed, and didn't notice the spiders at first. The dream ended when they finally noticed them and started shooting the spiders off the walls.
Real Ghostbusters (2) - 01/30/09
In this dream, some ghost put a spell on Janine that made her think she was a maid. The ghost theorized that Janine was the true backbone of the ghostbusters and they'd fall apart without her. She left the firehouse and moved out into the country and became a maid for these people in a large mansion in the middle of nowhere. But then the ghostbusters figured out where she was and drove out there and somehow Egon convinced her to come back and broke the spell just by talking to her. It wasn't even particularly dramatic like the big spat they had in "Janine, You've Changed". When she was packing up her things to go back, the people in the mansion were sad to see her go.
Real Ghostbusters (1) - 01/26/09
I had a dream involving the Real Ghostbusters, but I remember very little about it. One thing I remember is that there was a part where the Ecto-1 was broken down somewhere in Philadelphia and Winston was trying to fix it in a hurry because it was a bad neighborhood. When they finally got it running again, they had to cross about 5 or 6 train tracks in a row. The only other detail I can remember is that the ghost they were fighting appeared like a giant light with eyeballs in the sky.
DiC's Andy Heyward - 11/14/08
I dreamed I was watching a televised interview with Andy Heyward, the president of the DiC animation company, and he said something that either indicated he thought cartoons were generally best around the era of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show or that he thought the Super Mario Bros. Super Show was the best show DiC ever produced. I'm not sure which. Maybe both.
(Note: It was just a weird dream. I don't think he's ever really made either statement.)
Low-Budget Muppets - 09/20/08
In this dream there was a new Muppet Show that was extremely low-budget. They wanted to have a wrestling match between John McCain and some pro wrestler, but the way they did it was by having people wearing a mask on their face of the person they were supposed to be. The show ended up being so terrible that there were people outside the studio who were dragging burning wooden boards from a bonfire and trying to use them to set the building on fire.
Female Predator - 09/13/08
I had a dream that there was a TV show about a guy obsessed with wanting to marry a female Predator. I'm not sure if the show was a sitcom in the dream or like a news story about a real guy who wanted to do that. I think the internet is having strange effects on my subconscious. The funny thing is, I never once considered the idea of a female Predator before that dream and I'm not sure such a thing exists in any canon material.
Knights of Justice - 05/19/08
I had a dream that something like what happens in King Arthur and the Knights of Justice really happened in real life. But instead of being "awesome", as cartoons make such situations out to be, it was really traumatizing for everyone involved.
Ecto-1 Yard Sale - 03/09/08
I had a dream that my parents were having a yard sale and so we went to see what they were getting rid of. One of the things they were selling was a replica of the Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters movie. It was an actual functional vehicle that looked just like Ecto-1, but it was maybe a little smaller (perhaps not the same exact model, just something smaller painted to look like it.) I seemed to be a little angry that they were selling it and couldn't imagine why.
Spiderwick Chronicles - 02/25/08
I had a dream that the kids from The Spiderwick Chronicles were going off to fight an army of 22,000 goblins. Because there were so many, they were recruiting other kids to help them and they currently had about 12 members recruited. The dream was unclear as to who was leading the goblins now, but they were definitely after some kind of golden ring, just like in The Lord of the Rings, but again, the dream didn't really say why. I'm not even really sure who had the ring or where it was, though it might have been suggested that one of the kids had it.
The kids stopped at a restaurant to eat along the way and a brawl broke out. Three of their party members were injured in the fight and they were really upset because they knew they would need all the help they could get. But then the dream ended as they were wondering what to do next.
Zombie Transformers - 01/09/08
In this dream, it seemed like there were people making real vehicles based on classic Transformers models and somehow they were turning into real Transformers. It was strange because the vehicles looked real, but once they transformed, they were in cartoon form. There was one vehicle that they were saying was a "Bluestreak", but when it transformed, it was actually Prowl. It seemed like at some point, the dream segued into a full cartoon because there was then (out of nowhere) a plot about Megatron who had some kind of virus he was using to revive dead Decepticons. He was using it on dead Autobots, too and they would work for him in a "zombie" like state. At the end of the dream, somehow the virus got dumped all over Megatron and he turned into a monster.
Ghostbusters 3 (Again) - 12/06/07
I had a dream that there really was a Ghostbusters 3 movie coming out, but when we went to see it, it turned out to be more of a remake of Ghostbusters 1, but it was based more closely on the NES game. I know, I know, the NES game WAS based on the movie, but somehow Ghostbusters 3 was MORE like the game.
For the first half of the movie, all that basically happened was that the car drove all around town and you saw it from an overhead view, like the game. Then they'd get out and bust a few ghosts, then get back in and drive around. Eventually, they went to the Zuul building, but since it was like the game, it just happened after so long with no story or explanation for it. The dream seemed to skip forward to the fight with Gozer at the top of the building, and again it was like the game. They were just shooting at her as she stands motionless. None of that crossing the streams thing. And it didn't seem like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was anywhere around until the very end of the movie which was a clip of him exploding which seemed to have been taken from the first movie. The dream ended with me being really pissed off in the theater because the movie was such a rip-off.
Transformers Stuck in a Cave - 11/25/07
I had a dream about Transformers last night. It was very strange. Somehow, every Transformer that existed got stuck inside this giant cavern, and there was some kind of boobytrap that caused the whole thing to collapse on everyone. Somehow, Soundwave and Shockwave were the only ones who knew about this and the dream may have implied that they were the ones who set the trap. After the cave-in, they flew off and were discussing what they were going to do to overthrow Megatron, who for some reason, was the only Transformer not at the cave-in. This is really weird because Soundwave and Shockwave are the two Decepticons that are most loyal to Megatron. The dream ended with the other Transformers who had been trapped all working together to escape, but I don't remember what happened after that, if anything.
Harry Potter & the Muppets - 01/15/06
This dream was like a combination of Harry Potter and the Muppets. I dreamed there was this weird building that had all the old muppets from the Muppet Show stored in the basement. Someone went down into the basement, and they all started to coming to life (on their own!) and they wanted to make a new Muppet Show. This one would take place in the building they were stored in which turned out to be, like in Harry Potter, a magic school. At one point in the dream, the muppets were all seated around a long rectangular table in a room like the one in the Harry Potter movies where they get their mail and also where Dumbledore gives his speeches (except in the dream, this room only had one table, instead of one for each school house.) And also like in Harry Potter, an evil wizard (like Voldemort) was supposed to come to the school, but this wizard had the ability to change his form to look like someone else. They figured out that he had already infiltrated the school because he had destroyed a cannon that was sitting outside on the lawn. They were trying to figure out which Muppet was really the evil wizard when the dream ended.
Media Play Sale - 01/13/06
I dreamed that I was in Media Play and the store was closing for the night. I kept picking out all these anime DVDs and for some reason, I took them all to a room upstairs and slept there overnight. Also, for no explained reason, everything I had previously bought at both Media Play stores was in that room, too. The next morning when the store reopened, I wanted to pay for the things I picked out, but I had gotten them mixed up with the stuff I'd already bought and couldn't remember which ones I hadn't yet paid for. Then I think my alarm went off.
Ghostbusters 3 - 10/16/05
I dreamed I was watching a preview for a Ghostbusters 3 movie. I don't remember a whole lot about the dream, but the preview showed the Ghostbusters fighting zombies. And even though it was a Ghostbusters movie, it didn't have any of the original cast members (I suppose that makes sense - I have said in the past that I think the originals are all too old to be in another Ghostbusters movie now.) I don't know who was playing the other three new Ghostbusters, but one of them was definitely Conan O'Brien. They were wearing grey uniforms that were closer to the ones used in the movies than the ones from the cartoons, but they were slightly different than anything they've actually used before.
Muppet Show DVD - 08/09/05
I had a really weird coincidence dream: I dreamed that I bought a full season of The Muppet Show on DVD and was watching it. (I probably had this dream because I had earlier told Crawl that I wished they had released a full season on DVD instead of just a few episodes.) This morning, after I woke up and checked my usual stops on the internet, I went to imdb.com, and I don't even know why because I don't regularly visit it and usually not in the morning. And right there on the front page was the announcement that the first season of The Muppet Show was out on DVD. And I had heard nothing about this beforehand.
Transformers Science Convention - 06/01/05
I dreamed I went to a science convention and met Perceptor from the Transformers. I actually got to talk to him, but he didn't say much. It seemed like he'd been going to science conventions for some time and he was a little tired of it.
New Tenchi Series - 03/13/05
I had a dream that Pioneer made a new Tenchi series and for some reason, I was watching it on TV. The big thing about this new series is that they added three new Tenchi girls. One was a girl with cat ears (sort of like Cham Cham in Samurai Shodown 2, but she didn't look like Cham Cham). One was a really, really annoying little girl with an annoying voice who was dressed like a witch and carrying a broom. And the third one was....Bebedora.
Tonight Show Coincidence - (Recalled From Years Ago)
I had a dream one night that I was watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and they did a sketch with Edd Hall and Bob Vila. The very next night I'm watching the show and that's exactly what happens - they do a sketch with Edd Hall and Bob Vila. Very bizarre coincidence, I guess, since I didn't hear anything about the episode before I watched it.
(Note: I do not consider this dream precognitive. My explanation is here. I mean, really, what an insignficant thing to predict, right?)