Sure, the science was often dodgy but the show\'s heart was in the right place: education. It tried to show the importance of learning and the value of knowledge, for usually knowledge was what saved the day. Compare that to many of the half-hour long advertisements served to today\'s childen.
The animation quality was generally very good and the show offered an interesting mix of characters. The \"star\" Jonny Quest always had an important role in the episode but he did not do everything himself. Rather than grouping for the sake of grouping, the show demonstrated that a successful team was made of individually strong members who complemented each others\' skills.
Kids could learn a lot from this series, and so could adults.