Episode #7 X-Men: The Animated Series “Night of the Sentinels Part One”

X-Men: The Animated Series two part pilot “Night of the Sentinels Part One”

Pilots and Petards Podcast: The podcast with nothing much ado about aircrafts, and potentially everything ado with first episodes of a filmic series. Join us today as we examine and cast judgement on the absolutely iconic 1992 X-Men the animated series. If you don’t remember the show, I guarantee you’ll remember the theme song!  to hoist or not to hoist: that is the question!

Cheat Sheet:

  • Petard = bomb
  • Hoist a pilot = bad episode
  • Not hoist a pilot = good episode

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Show Notes

[1:55] Background: Jimbo had a super nostalgia boner and this show was Drew’s first and forever X-Men.

[4:00] Sixty Sec Summary: Jubilee finds and learns about the X-Men prior to being contained by the Mutant Control Agency. The show ends on a cliffhanger with the X-Men trying to save Jubilee.

[5:41] High Points: Balanced showing and telling. Character design, everyone had their own look. Diversity of characters and personalities. Mutant metaphor.

[16:09] Low Points: Potential low point, comic book dialogue (cool for kids). Hostile work environment, and SWAT style strike team.

[20:55] Crabman Award: Drew nominated the sneaky Sentinels, with so much thigh definition. Jimbo nominated Sabertooth. Crabman award by unanimous decision goes to Sabertooth.

[26:22] MVPs: Jimbo called out the storytelling. Drew found a way to sing the X-Men theme song three times in two episodes.

[34:27] Dangling Threads of Interest: Bringing Marvel mainstream. X-Men #1 by Jim Lee. Tolerance and show’s influence on morality. Wolverine’s claws and standards and practices. Serialized cartoon/kids show.

[46:27] Watch or Rewatch: Qualified rewatch, especially if it was easier to access.

[48:28] To Hoist or Not to Hoist?: Super not hoist by unanimous decision.

[49:52] Petardar:

[54:28] Next Week: The Wonder Years as suggested by our subscriber and reviewer Dwayne, who wrote our first review. Thanks Dwayne!

[55:51] Plugs: music by Jake Drew. 2 reviews. The Last Jedi, and not the last time…

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