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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

X-amining X-Men: The Animated Series Season 1 Episode 1 - Patreon First

"Night of the Sentinels Part 1"

Original Airdate
October 31 1992

Written by
Mark Edward Edens

Plot
After young mutant Jubilee's foster father reports her to the Mutant Control Agency, a Sentinel attacks her house, intent on capturing her. Jubilee has, however, snuck out to the local mall. The Sentinel tracks her there, drawing the attention of fellow mutants Storm, Rogue, Gambit & Cyclops, who destroy the Sentinel and take the unconscious Jubilee back to their mansion home. There, she encounters Beast, Morph, Wolverine, Jean Grey & Professor Xavier, and learns the group is called the X-Men a team dedicated to mastering their powers and achieving peaceful coexistence with the humans who often fear & hate mutants. Learning the Sentinels are the product of the Mutant Control Agency, the X-Men infiltrate their headquarters in order to destroy their files on mutants, but the agency's security forces are, unknownst to the X-Men, lying in wait for them.

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1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, I was one of those people who missed the Halloween sneak preview. I knew the series was coming, from the "IT'S ON FOX!" commercial shots of Wolverine and the like, but I tended to miss the Fox channel on Saturday Mornings (save for the premiere of BATMAN TAS that September) while watching the ABC and CBS shows.
    I knew of the Changeling back in the 1980s, from the MARVEL UNIVERSE Deceased Handbooks, but due to the fact he wore that goofy costume, I didn't put 2 and 2 together about him and Morph until later.
    Having been out of touch with X-Men for several years, this was my intro to Gambit and Jubilee. I also grew up with the wisecracking Beast, so hearing him speak articulate was a bit disorienting.
    Although I understand the popularity to use the Blue Team (sans Psylocke but with Storm), I would have preferred Peter, Kurt, and Kitty over Hank, Gambit, and Jubilee.

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