Episode Title: The Un-Men Unleashed
Original Airdate: 10-31-1990
This review is done as part of the Nature’s Fury blogathon being held over at Cinematic Catharsis. I decided that since I had already covered the Swamp Thing movie, its sequel and the Marvel equivalent Man-Thing that I would take a look at the pilot of the Swamp Thing live action TV series. There was only one problem: I couldn’t find it anywhere except on iTunes. That normally wouldn’t be a big problem except for the fact that I’m not an Apple guy so that means that I only open the Windows version of iTunes once or twice a year, usually to give out podcast reviews to help out the podcasts that I listen to. It also means that when I do run it, I have to deal with updating, crashing, misremembering my password even though it says I’m signed in yet prompts me for the password at every turn, and other problems. This time around it wouldn’t let me add any billing information so I could actually pay the overpriced $1.99 for a single half-hour episode of a 20+ year old television show. So instead, I found this animated episode on YouTube.
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Episode Title: “Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!”
Original Air Date: October 1, 2010
If you like Flashes, not just the Flash but Flashes, then this is the episode for you. Its got Old Flash, Reverse Flash, Kid Flash and, of course, the Flash so it should move quickly, right? It’s also got some rogues and a dash of Outsiders.
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Episode Title: “The Siege of Starro! Part 2”
Original Air Date: September 24, 2010
So this is the conclusion to the Starro story arc that has been building the first half of the season. We also get a glimpse of the origin for one of the characters that has been important to the story, and for the first time one of Batman’s colleagues meets his demise. Does all of this lead to a satisfying conclusion of the events set up so far? Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “The Siege of Starro! Part 1″
Original Air Date: September 17, 2010
This episode features the beginning of the culmination of all the Starro teasers we have gotten so far. Much like the first season built up Equinox via teasers, this season has built up Starro. But we’re only half way through the season, so why bring it to a peak now? Also, I didn’t feel like the show stuck the landing with Equinox last season, so I wonder if they’ll do better this time around. Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Gorillas in Our Midst!”
Original Air Date: April 16, 2010
So we have the return of Detective Chimp, the character whose name describes him perfectly because he is a detective who is also a chimp. Along with Batman, the hirsute Sherlock Holmes is out to stop a trio of criminal gorillas, so when the shows throws in B’Wanna Beast and Vixen it seems perfectly set up for a real rumble in the jungle. Read on to find out how it unfolds.
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Episode Title: “Chill of the Night!”
Original Air Date: April 9, 2010
Batman’s origin is always fertile ground in which to grow an intriguing story, and that’s where this episode takes us. It also weaves in some classic, mysterious supernatural figures from DC’s lore, and most importantly this episode was written by Paul Dini. Really guys, did you think you were just going to quietly slip in a Paul Dini story without anyone noticing? The title sequencee should have started with, “ LOOK! THIS EPISODE WAS WRITTEN BY PAUL DINI!” Of course Dini is the greatest writer of animated Batman tales ever, as well as great work writing for He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, Ewoks: The Animated Series and Days of Our Lives… well he’s written some good Batman Tales! Read on for more.
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Episode Title: “The Power of Shazam!”
Original Air Date: April 2, 2010
This week we have an alien menace threatening the inhabitants of Earth, starting of course with its heroes. We also have our visit with the Earth’s mightiest mortal, known to some as the big red cheese. I think we also get a message about family, and maybe not being cliquish? I’m not real sure about that last one. Read on for details.
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Episode Title: “The Super-Batman of Planet X!”
Original Air Date: March 26, 2010
I can barely contain myself, this episode has so much! An appearance by Matches Malone, a fluorescent colored batman, a super powered conceit, and a Lex Luthor that spells his name backward. Most importantly, the most legendary voice actor in the history of Batman animation makes an appearance. Read on for all the details.
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Episode Title: “A Bat Divided!”
Original Air Date: February 5, 2010
So what is a better subject for and younger viewer oriented cartoon than nuclear physics? We get to investigate fusion, fission, unstable elements, and maybe covalent bonds. The question remains whether all of this subject matter can be combined in an entertaining way, or will the half life of my attention span decay before making it to the end of the episode. Read on to find out.
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Episode Title: “Clash of the Metal Men!”
Original Air Date: January 29, 2010
Metals, gases and mind control, sounds like a pretty good combination for a fun episode. We have a teaser that builds on this season’s primary arc, as well as some trippy silver age characters and the threat of an erupting volcano to boot! Can one episode contain all this intrigue? read on to find out.
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