Topic: Today's episode "Child's Play"...what did you think? - SPOILERS
Defender Of The Legacy Of Rassilon (Gallifrey:Planet Of The Time Lords)
Walking muffins? Raining Cats and Dogs? A building with googly eyes? Brainy in the box. That can only mean one thing...magic. And where there's magic there's either Mordru, White Witch, Dragonmage, Mxyzptlk or someone else.
In this case, it's a young kid that looks like Mxyzptlk wearing a Brainstorm type helmet. If I heard him right, he said his name is Zix.
Yay, mention of Zerox and a cameo of Triplicate Girl.
Phantom Girl's mother, Winema....still as opinionated as ever. Hey and she's called Tinya!
The alien creatures with the vertical mouths from "Phantoms" (btw, they also look like Bizarro's "Krypto" from Superman Adventures) are running amok and they have names...Comet and Cupid.
Ouch! Lightning Lad gets turned into a rat! Bouncing Boy goes splat...literally! Quick! Someone get a 31st Century spatula!
Our little friend is prone to temper tantrums and doesn't want to go back to Wizard's World because there are too many rules.
Superman finds out (albeit the hard way) that he's vulnerable to magic.
Triplicate Girl gets a citation for illegal triplicating.
Phantom Girl has to box a giant rabbit.
Zix's outfit turns from looking like Mxyzptlk's into looking dark like Mordru's outfit. Whoa baby, he just when all dark purple Mxyzptlk like "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?"
After the preview of this episode, I feared that Zix would be really annoying, and he was, but the constant action made the story work. In fact, he did some funny stuff that evoked a few chuckles outta me.
Tinya was great on Zerok(?). One of the council members was totally Mordru, no question!
I tend to prefer the episodes with more characters or different characters, but this one was just fine. No complaints.
Looking forward to next week, with Cos and Ferro Lad and Colossal Boy.
What I've noticed while watching LoSH, scratch that, any show, is that it seems like whenever there's a really great episode(The Substitutes)there's always a let down episode waiting just around the corner(Child's Play).
I'm not saying this was a bad episode,(nor did I really have high expectations for it)I'm just saying that they could have done better with it. Although I did like the Phantom girl parts and how Superman discovered his weakness to magic.
And I don't care what anyone says, Bouncing Boy rocks!
This ep was much better than I expected! Yes, Zyx was annoying, but what omnipotent magical imp, isn't? I was just delighted that he wasn't a descendant of Mxy, but a renegade from the Sorcerer's World. It was a great, low key intro to a place that could have a big impact in the future. The bureaucracy of magic was funny, and logical, and Mordru as the belligerent council member was great. He's totally the Antonin Scalia of Zerok(?). I always enjoy the Winema/Tinya interractions, mainly because Winema ISN'T a clueless, vindictive bitch but a concerned, thoughtful, but very busy mom. In other words, more of a real person. Look's like some real tension next week. In this Legion, Rokk and Garth aren't best buds, anymore at least.
-------------------- ...but you don't have a moment where you're sitting there staring at a table full of twenty-five characters with little name signs that say, "Hi, my superpower is confusing you!"
From: Chicago, IL | Registered: Jul 2004
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I was expecting to dislike this episode but I ended up loving it, not least because Tinya saved the day. I also really enjoyed the multiple Trips constantly blinking, the giant rabbit with boxing gloves, Lightning Rat, and a bunch of other stuff that's not coming to mind right now.
-------------------- Aaron Kashtan/Sir Tim Drake
From: Providence, RI | Registered: Feb 2005
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