Back in the 90's and this would be during my teens, one of the TV shows that I used to watch with great interest was the series called "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest".
This was a powerful and captivating cartoon series, with all the right ingredients in the mix. There was adventure, action and suspense. But there were also themes if one was paying enough attention. There was this eclectic mix of computers and technology in general, virtual reality, virtual worlds/cyber space and some, if not all of the episodes were related to either investigating a paranormal event or beating up the bad guys in the real and/or virtual worlds.
The development and background of each one of the characters and their stories was really well thought out and it complimented the overall story really well. Speaking of the characters, the show consisted of the following. (In random order):
Now, this tv series (that was developed in the 90's) largely focused around Jonny, Hadji and Jessie. With Dr. Benton Quest and Race Bannon making appearances from time to time. Thought I'd make that distinction, as some of the previous versions from the 60's and 70's had more so focused on the characters of Dr. Benton Quest and Race Bannon.
That being said, Dr. Benton Quest was and will be my favourite fictional character from an actual TV series. I used to watch this character with great interest. The character of Dr. Quest was depicted as a brilliant scientist, someone who is well versed with the different kinds of technology. He also possessed a broad range of interests, that would range from archaeology to an interest in mysticism. From time to time, the US Government would hire him, with the intent of unravelling and investigating the unexplained paranormal events.
The thing that captured the bulk of my attention was the use of Technology. For me personally, my love for technology came about at a very early age and that was when my dad got us a Atari and a couple of books on how to code in BASIC.
But, only after watching and observing Dr. Benton Quest, could I begin to understand the world of possibilities that could come about with the proper use of technology. I mean there were always other shows and movies. But the interactions as they were exhibited by Dr. Benton Quest, seemed like a very natural and logical extension of technology in the next decade or so. The kinds of technologies that seemed more realistic and attainable within the next decade or so.
Now that I look back and recollect those very interactions, I can see how this fictional character of Dr. Benton Quest was shown as making good use of the following technologies (below). Please note: This was a while back and I am pulling all of this from memory and my memory from the 90's is hazy at best. But, let's give it a try:
Like I said, such a fascinating character. Even if it was fictional. Overall, the cartoon series also made it a point in promoting good themes. Such as the indirect promotion of science and technology and also important concepts such as diversity, respect, service and sacrifice.
Odd coincidence, my height and weight is exactly the same, compared to this fictional character of Dr. Benton Quest. Also similarity of interest when it comes to science, computer science, archaeology and some mysticism.
Last but not the least, why don't they make tv shows like these anymore?