Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 75
Original run: 16 September 1985 – 28 November 1986
If rumours are to be believed, M.A.S.K. will be making an appearance in the next G.I. Joe live-action movie. With that said though, we’re sure the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (M.A.S.K.) crew won’t be getting a lot of screen time, which is why they deserve their very own movie, which I’m sure plenty of fans have be clamouring for.
For those of you who have never heard of M.A.S.K., it actually started as toys by Kenner. Its cartoon gained popularity very rapidly as it was a hybrid of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and The Transformers. This is due to the fact that the M.A.S.K. team utilised vehicles that could transform and also special Masks that gave each character special abilities. Some of the coolest vehicles include the Rhino, a Kenworth semi-tractor that converts into a mobile defense platform and command centre, the Afterburner, a dragster that splits into a small jet and an elevated turret, the Stiletto, a Lamborghini Countach that splits into a helicopter and assault plane and more.
With today’s visual graphics, I’m sure designers can whip up even more realistic and believable combinations and do away with the more comical ones such as The Collector, a tollbooth that transforms into an attack installation.
The antithesis of the M.A.S.K. team is V.E.N.O.M., short for Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem (catchy, no?) who also rely on the super-powered masks and transforming vehicles. So for a live-action movie, maybe we can do away with the masks and instead just focus on vehicular carnage.