I am more excited to see this 4th, and last, season of Rebels more than I am to see The Last Jedi. For those who have not ventured into the animated world of Star Wars, Rebels is a treat. As a matter of fact we have the wonderful animated Clone Wars series to thank for the acquisition and continuation of the Star Wars saga.
Although much smaller in scope, Rebels has that unique Star Wars flavor that I thoroughly enjoy. This last season will be pretty dark, and more grown up than one would expect from a show that airs on Disney XD. While I no longer have the ability to access the show via the Disney site for free, I plan on purchasing the entire season, like I did the last, on Google Play.
Today, in the Quantum Cave, we are screening the first few episodes of Wolverine and the X-Men. This is a show that was pulled off of the air far before its time. Well animated, and perfectly plotted, the series took a new spin on an old favorite. It wasn’t a continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series, nor was it related to X-Men: Evolution. The only thing unchanged between this iteration and the previous, Evolution, was the return of Meghan Black as the voice of Rouge. Along with that link to a previous show came the voice of Steven Blum, as Logan, to firmly anchor us into this new reality for the team. His voice gives the show a solid amount of gravitas from the very beginning.
I won’t get through the entire series today, we have a Back to the Future trilogy marathon planned, so I’ll jump forward and praise the finale. The show ended on such a strong note that it’s even more unfortunate that we didn’t get a second season. No spoilers if you haven’t seen it, but a nod and wink to those who did. Like Young Justice, this one deserves another shot.
Good news, everyone! Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 begins on Friday, August 4th on Netflix 😎👍
If you haven’t seen this program, then you just don’t know what you are missing. I was 14 when Beast King: Go-Lion was repackaged as Voltron: Defender of the Universe for an American audience. I was into Anime, then known more commonly as Japanime, and anything with a Mech was right up my ally. The treatment wasn’t that great, but they didn’t have a lot to work with. That being said, I have fond memories of enjoying the show for what it was, and drawing the combined robot for a while.
You have a week, and a day from now, to fire up Netflix and catch up on the fun. If you don’t have Netflix, you can always purchase the first two seasons from Google Play (it’s far cheaper to sign up for Netflix for a month).
Watching this for the first time. It’s not bad. It is aimed at a younger audience. I am already digging the fact that the Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. are involved with the show. While I write this, I am also watching the show. At this point I won’t hold my breath for Dum Dum Dugan to make an appearance.
The Howling Commandos was one of the best things that Marvel has put out in years. Having said that, it was also a short lived title. So seeing some of them show up in the animated universe is a treat.
This direct to video presentation is entertaining enough, but don’t expect anything too deep. It’s fun for what it is. If you like Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Howling Commandos, and don’t mind simplistic plots, then this show is for you. It really is worth a watch.