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RavenStar

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« Reply #240 on: 02-02-2005 16:31 »
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DVD NEWS!!!!!

The details on the second volume of Season 1 is here!

 http://www.titansgo.net/singleposts.php?id=140

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 12TH!

Price looks to be $19.97.

The cover:

(of course, it doesn't have that little red dude at the bottom...that's only there because this is a screenshot of the pic on dvdtoons.com...)

and goddamnit...no commentaries... oh well. At least I hope it includes "The Lost Episode," unless they're saving that for one of the later DVD sets...

evan

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« Reply #241 on: 02-02-2005 20:32 »

Wouldn't it make more sense to just release the show in complete seasons, or do they not do that for "children's" shows?
RavenStar

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« Reply #242 on: 02-02-2005 20:49 »

I don't know why they do that, but that's how all of CN's kid shows appear to be - the "Ed, Ed, N' Eddy' DVD set that's coming out around the same time also is a season 1 vol disc. It's probably two things: 1)keeps cost down; 2)makes more money for the network by selling two sets per season instead of one.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #243 on: 02-04-2005 02:20 »
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Well, at least they're selling this one in an amaray case instead of a crappy snapper like the first one.

As for "Birthmark", it'll be interesting to see how Slade managed to comeback after suffering a small case of "fallingintolavaitis". And in hopes that Raven will kick his ass, And that torn up costume. Wow!    flirt   eek

I love Raven centric episodes....and Raven.
David A

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« Reply #244 on: 02-04-2005 09:18 »

How do you think that the Titans will react to Slade's return?

Maybe it would go something like this:

Robin: "Slade!  But how?  You're..."

Slade: "Dead?  That's exactly what I wanted you to believe.  Fooling you has always been child's play.  You were all so willing to let yourselves be fooled by my apprentice, Terra..."

Beast Boy morphs into a Tyrannosaurus rex and bites Slade in half.  The other Titans look on in stunned silence, except for Cyborg, who just shakes his head sadly.

Cyborg: "He shouldn't have brought that up."

Okay, so that probably won't happen, but if Beast Boy doesn't have at least some sort of reaction to Slade's return, I'll be disappointed.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #245 on: 02-04-2005 21:07 »

Ladies and Gentleman, the 30 second episode of Teen Titans.

*Referring to David A's halarious post*
evan

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« Reply #246 on: 02-04-2005 23:16 »

About the DVDs, it's not like I would buy them anyway (strokes hi-speed internet connection), but still, they could at least put some real extras on the disc to make it worth the while. A "Hi Hi PuffyAmyYumi" commercial isn't what I had in mind.
RavenStar

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« Reply #247 on: 02-05-2005 00:10 »
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the show's target audience is 8-11 year olds, evan. They're not gonna really care about extra features...though I'm still miffed at the lack of commentary...
evan

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« Reply #248 on: 02-05-2005 01:19 »

I think there's a big enough market (teenagers, comic geeks, people like us) to warrant commentaries or featurettes.  But, then again, I'm sure CN will re-release this show on enough DVDs in order to milk the cash cow.
RavenStar

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« Reply #249 on: 02-05-2005 02:02 »

let's not give up hope, but the show's really started to take off now, so there might be more stuff on the first season 2 set...
RavenStar

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« Reply #250 on: 02-06-2005 01:31 »

Ok...holy hell. That's all I can say after watching "Birthmark." Holy fucking hell...

That was an awesome ep.
winna

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« Reply #251 on: 02-06-2005 01:37 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Wouldn't it make more sense to just release the show in complete seasons, or do they not do that for "children's" shows?

Yes.

Also I noticed this thread's name is Teen Titians....  roll eyes

Also after hearing what slip said, I prolly need to download this episode (no I don't stroke my 56k modem  tongue), work has been cutting into my Titan's schedule.  frown
David A

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« Reply #252 on: 02-06-2005 12:53 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2005 12:53 »

I knew that this was going to be a good one, so I made sure that I was home by eight o'clock last night.  I was not disappointed.  I would have posted something right after after watching it, but I wanted to wait and let RavenStar post his reactions first.

Stuff and junk:

I liked seeing Dr. Light being lame and pathetic again (just like in the comics); and he's still terrified of Raven.  Nice reference to "Fear Itself" there.

We see Slade breaking free from what looks like hardened lava.  I suppose this explains why we havent seen him since the end of season two: he's been trapped inside solid rock for over a year.

I really liked the way that this episode focused on Raven's friendship with Robin.  Previous episodes have focused on her friendships with Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire, but this episode seems to firmly establish that Robin is the Titan to whom Raven is closest.

Beast Boy mentioned Terra!  (I think that this is the first time that Terra has been mentioned on the show since season two.)  It would have been nice to have seen more of Beast Boy's anger toward Slade over what he did to Terra, but that would have taken focus away from Raven, and this is really her episode.

Raven can stop time, apparently.  Once again we see that the full extent of Raven's powers remains hidden and the things that we've seen her do are just the tip of the iceberg.  (Incedentally, the way that the time stop was portrayed, with the birds frozen in midair and everything taking on a bluish cast, reminded me of a similar scene from The Books of Magic.  I wonder if that was intentional.)

Robin and Raven seek refuge from Slade in a church.  I thought that this was a really nice touch; the church being a perfect contrast to the demonic heritage from which Raven is trying to escape.  (I also noticed that, despite the fact that the building was obviously a church, we didn't actually see any crosses or other overt symbols of religion.  Political correctness rears its ugly head again.)

At the end, when Slade pushed Raven off of a building I wondered how she was going to survive the fall.  She seemed to be too out of it to use her own powers to save herself, and everyone else was frozen.  Then, of course, Robin swings across and catches her.  Very heroic.

They seem to be building toward the Trigon story arc this season, and apparently Slade is serving Trigon.  It should be interesting to see how this storyline pans out.
RavenStar

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« Reply #253 on: 02-07-2005 00:41 »

David, they ARE doing the Trigon arc this season. That's been known since like October of last year...
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #254 on: 02-07-2005 01:36 »
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Dammit! I missed "Birthmark"(Thank you very much Aviator, cool movie BTW.)

But I did see "The Quest" earlier in the morning, so I'll talk about that.

The episode was pretty good. But the funny thing was, I didn't really care about what Robin was doing. I kept waiting for the scenes with the other Titans. Everytime another scene with the other Titans came on, the wait was totally worth it. Beast Boy wearing the Robin suit was funny, but Starfire wearing it was funnier(and kinda    flirt  ) Then when Cyborg wore the suit, it was halarious. Then I was thinking "I wonder what will happen when Raven shows up?", turns out, she ends up wearing the outfit too.     laff  and     flirt at the same time. Oh yeah, Robin's journey was okay. I was never a big fan of the Robin episodes (Except the one where he was halucinating that Salade was back, and "Date with Destiny", although that was cool because of Starfire's dress and her funny expressions of jelousy), so this part of the episode was so-so for me. That little twist towards the end, I saw coming a mile away.

Positives-
-Side story with the Robin outfits was halarous.
-The end of said Side Story
-Silkey!

Negatives
-Robin's story wasn't interesting
-Predictable twist
-Robin: The Impatient Jerk Wonder

Rating: 7/10
David A

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« Reply #255 on: 02-07-2005 10:06 »

 
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Originally posted by RavenStar:
David, they ARE doing the Trigon arc this season. That's been known since like October of last year...

I know.  I meant that this episode seemed to be the beginning of that storyline.  Sorry if I didn't make that clear.

Also, I saw "The Quest" yesterday, and I second all of spacepilot3000's opinions about the side story with the other Titans dressing up as Robin.  Funny stuff.
RavenStar

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« Reply #256 on: 02-11-2005 12:32 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2005 12:32 »

"Cyborg The Barbarian" tomorrow at 8 pm!
evan

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« Reply #257 on: 02-11-2005 17:17 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2005 17:17 »

It's weird.  For season 3, the stand-alone episodes rocked the house, but the overarching story with Cyborg and Brother Blood seemed lacking. This season, the stand-alones haven't been as strong, but the Raven and Trigon arch is awesome. "The Quest" was so-so, and "Cyborg the Barbarian" seems iffy.
David A

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« Reply #258 on: 02-11-2005 21:57 »

That's probably because Brother Blood is kinda lame, whereas Trigon the Terrible is the whole reason that the Teen Titans were formed to begin with.

And what's this about "The Quest" being so-so?  You must have seen a different episode by that title than I did, 'cause the one that I saw rocked.
evan

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« Reply #259 on: 02-11-2005 22:30 »

Well, the suspense was killed right off because everyone should have known that the old lady was the master quickly. As for the three guardians, I dunno, it just seemed unoriginal that Robin had to fight all three of them. I know I'm a bit older than the target audience, but I've seen that "the enemy doesn't use sight, so I have to ignore my sight" technique so often. I did like the rest of the Titans dressed as Robins, though.
RavenStar

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« Reply #260 on: 02-12-2005 00:10 »

On a news note kinda, there is much speculation that "Cyborg The Barbarian" will turn out to be a partial "Army of Darkness" rip - and judging that Cyborg uses an arm chainsaw in "Haunted," that doesn't seem so un-plausible...
evan

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« Reply #261 on: 02-12-2005 01:08 »

Hmmm....Army of Darkness references are good. Perhaps I was too judgemental from the promos.
David A

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« Reply #262 on: 02-12-2005 10:30 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Well, the suspense was killed right off because everyone should have known that the old lady was the master quickly.

Were we not supposed to know?  I thought that it was supposed to be obvious to us, even though Robin didn't figure it out until the very end; dramatic irony and all that.

 
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As for the three guardians, I dunno, it just seemed unoriginal that Robin had to fight all three of them. I know I'm a bit older than the target audience, but I've seen that "the enemy doesn't use sight, so I have to ignore my sight" technique so often.

Yeah, I've seen a lot of complaints about this episode being full of clichés, but I prefer to think of them as homages.  Robin's quest was like something out of one of those old martial arts films, or the TV series, Kung Fu.  Complaining that it was unoriginal is kinda missing the point, I think.

 
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I did like the rest of the Titans dressed as Robins, though.

Yeah, as much as I liked the main story with Robin, the scenes with the other Titans were my favorite parts of the episode.
RavenStar

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« Reply #263 on: 02-12-2005 20:02 »

Okay.....

 http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0502/12/index.htm

 
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*Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans will be all repeats from Feb. 28-April 4.

WHAT THE FUCK IS CARTOON NETWORK THINKING?!?!?!?
evan

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« Reply #264 on: 02-12-2005 23:50 »

That is one thing I don't like about CN's schedule. They'll show like 10 new episodes in a row, then show the final three like 3 months later.
RavenStar

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« Reply #265 on: 02-13-2005 00:35 »

Anyways, on the new ep: Alas, no "Army of Darkness" nod.

However, this ep ruled.

Why?

A character said "thou" in it.
David A

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« Reply #266 on: 02-13-2005 14:54 »

I thought that the ending was pretty clever.

It's kind of a shame, though; Cyborg finally gets a love interest who isn't a criminal or a stereotypical sassy black chick, and she's stuck 5000 years in the past.

I don't mind a few weeks of repeats.  There are still some episodes from last season that I haven't seen.
RavenStar

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« Reply #267 on: 02-13-2005 15:28 »

Her name was Sarasim - an homage to Cy's girlfriend from the comics, Sarah Simms...
David, you dissapoint me. You should have gotten that...

And I mind a few weeks of repeats. We just got through with a similar one from like November to January, and it completely ruins the pacing of the season, and showing repeats for a whole 2 MONTHS after showing 4 new episodes is ridiculous...CN's scheduling department is worse than whoever scheduled "Farscape..."
David A

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« Reply #268 on: 02-13-2005 16:16 »

 
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Originally posted by RavenStar:
Her name was Sarasim - an homage to Cy's girlfriend from the comics, Sarah Simms...
David, you dissapoint me. You should have gotten that...

In my defense, it's been a couple of decades since I read the comics, and I was rather young at the time.  Sorry if I don't remember the names of all of the minor characters.

If it wasn't for disappointments, I wouldn't have any appointments.
RavenStar

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« Reply #269 on: 02-15-2005 03:16 »

Clip for next episode up!

 http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/video/toonami/cotw/1.asx

If I hear any phrase akin to  "you're liquefied, bitch!" in this ep
("Employee of the Month" ), I'm gonna laugh my ass off...
David A

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« Reply #270 on: 02-15-2005 14:41 »

Why?   confused
RavenStar

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« Reply #271 on: 02-15-2005 17:16 »

watch the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Episode "Robositter" and you'll understand.
evan

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« Reply #272 on: 02-15-2005 19:15 »

It wasn't that good of an episode.

But, anyway, I like Beast Boy's comedic episodes. The Vespa callback is a really nice touch, and I love how the unmotivated B.B. has to take responsibility for something.
RavenStar

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« Reply #273 on: 02-15-2005 22:47 »

Yeah, after seeing the commerical, we WILL see Haruko moments in this one...
David A

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« Reply #274 on: 02-15-2005 23:23 »

 
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Originally posted by RavenStar:
watch the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Episode "Robositter" and you'll understand.

Hey, no thanks.  If it's an Aqua Teen reference, I'm probably happier not understanding.  I've already seen more than I wanted to of that show.

I doubt that any episodes of Teen Titans will contain intentional references to any Williams Street shows.
RavenStar

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« Reply #275 on: 02-17-2005 20:49 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2005 20:49 »

This also looks to be the show's homage to all 50's classic B-movies, as it appears from the UFO Cyborg smashes in the beginning of the commercial has something to with the place BB gets his job...
RavenStar

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« Reply #276 on: 02-17-2005 23:00 »

MORE DVD NEWS!

Finalized versions of the DVD cases, plus the back cover art of the season 1 vol. 2 set released:

Front:


Back:


Looks like another crappy carboard snapcase...argh.

 http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=1622
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #277 on: 02-18-2005 01:33 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2005 01:33 »

ARGH! Indeed.

Same thing happened with Vol. 1. Thought it would be amaray, ended up being a snapper.

Wow 151 minutes of Teen Titans goodness. I still need to find Vol. 1. It became difficult to find after the first week on shelves. And, if the back cover is correct, it looks like they have added the "Lost" episode that was shown on the computer. Thank god.

I saw that postopia commercial and I thought "Not all people have powerful computers you know!".

My 2 cents.

Can't wait.
RavenStar

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« Reply #278 on: 02-18-2005 01:46 »

it isn't "The Lost Episode." It's something else. "The Lost Episode" is in between Seasons 3 and 4, so that Toon Topia thing is something different.
RavenStar

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« Reply #279 on: 02-18-2005 19:49 »

"Employee of the Month" tomorrow at 8pm reminder!
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