Dark Horizon Parts One and Two
EDIT ON APRIL 7, 2015 – Good thing I check on these things somewhat regularly. The original poster has taken down the link so here are the two parts as two different videos so my time stamps are no longer current. Dang it!
Thanks to KID S Cartoons
The wonderful creative team of Chris Yost and Craig Kyke, wrote this episode.
1:53 – 2:04 Plush Lockheed! If only had it been purple. They probably didn’t want to make it purple, as if they did bring in Lockheed, they wouldn’t want people thinking that plush animal turned to life. Or they are cowards, poor little guy can’t get any animation love. He really isn’t to be blamed for the failure of the Pryde of the X-Men cartoon. Also, crazy how Disney hasn’t greenlit a Pet Avengers animated series or feature. They are probably holding out until Big Hero Six in November. Which of all the franchises to take a chance on, they are taking a chance on one that needs to build an audience already. But they are doing the same thing for Guardians of the Galaxy, but at least that is a current ongoing. Big Hero Six, I imagine we will start seeing more of come August / September with the November solicts. I have slated five comics that that team appeared in, and that’s out of nineteen options. Marvel has to have plans for releasing an Omnibus for the team.
Regardless, look plush Lockheed place holder!
Rogue is going around absorbing the X-Men’s powers.
I like that with Season Three, they were able to give the cast second outfits. I like it when a cartoon has a character open a closet and reveal twenty sets of a same outfit. Not many do it but when they do, it makes me smile.
At breakfast, we see several mutants using their powers in practical ways.
On one of the signs in the background while Jean and Scott are talking at the school, there is a giant sign that reads “Congrats Classe.” Did they want classes and changed their mind?
I do like how their principal is Robert Kelly. A bit of a step down from being a senator but at least he doesn’t have to worry about term limits.
At the Brotherhood house, they are watching a Power Puff Girls parody.
Rogue is there to take their powers as well.
9:33 – Colossus, boo!
10:25 – Rogue and Gambit on screen together
11:00 – They kiss! Rogue is in the process of taking Magneto’s elite guard’s powers.
Poor X-Men, they all know something is going to go wrong at graduation.
We see Jean’s family.
Magneto’s entire team shows up, clearing the field.
13:48 – We discover Mesmero is controlling Rogue.
Kitty is taken out by a chair. Why didn’t she just stay phased?
X-Men and Brotherhood working together
15:26 – Wolverine and Sabretooth sniffing a car. Gambit points out the plane overhead.
16:48 – Nice of Mesmero to have establishing shots in his memory.
18:26 – I love Kitty’s sinking to the ground down to her knees. Then she makes this awesome dive underground. She owns the screen time to the 19 minute mark. It is a nice touch of flair for her. Her power isn’t that exciting, but she makes it fun.
21:13 – We start seeing the teams get separated
22:08 – Part Two Begins
Magneto, Xavier and Beast are one team.
Jean, Bobby and Storm are a second team.
Cyclops, Quicksilver and Pyro are a third team. This one makes sense, Xavier’s essential son with Magneto’s actual son.
22:33 – 23:50 – Excalibur! Kitty, Kurt and Colossus.
24:25 – Rama Tut is mentioned, and later seen. That’s Kang the Conqueror.
We get a nice, simple and clean origin for Apocalypse.
26:30 – Two teams reunite, Scott’s and Storm’s.
28:28 – Gambit’s “Let’s just follow the footprints” Wolverine and Sabretooth want to keep sniffing everything.
28:39 – 29:00 – Excalibur again! Kurt doesn’t trust Colossus, Kitty likes how he is quiet. Then Colossus knocks down a wall, he fell behind and got worried.
30:28 – Xavier sees a helmet and puts it on. That is what he do.
Mystique, Rogue and Mesmero are in Tibet.
31:29 – Gambit wants to knock both Wolverine and Sabretooth off the mountain.
31:45 – 31:59 – Kitty and Colossus combo. She phases a giant robot partly into the ground, and Colossus knocks it over.
I forget this show gave Mystique the ability to turn into animals. Not sure if they did it first or Sean McKeever did during his incredible Mystique ongoing.
33:48 – Mystique turns into a statue. She will be that way for a while.
34:58 – Apocalypse wakes
36:18 – Mesmero is taken out by a tackle from Sabretooth
36:28 – Apocalypse absorbs all of the extra powers Rogue had
37:48 – Wolverine proves to be useless
38:19 – Everyone else is useless
39:00 – Magneto tries again, is useless
Shame that Season Four is still not on DVD, some fantastic moments happen in the final season. Maybe in 2016, with the Apocalypse film comes out, they will finally release the final season.