X-Men Favorites by taciturnwes

January 31, 2007 at 7:14 pm 8 comments

One of the best (if not the best) animated series ever made is the 90’s X-Men series. Vastly superior to the recent “Evolution” series, it baffles me to this day why they haven’t released decent DVD volumes of this classic Saturday morning fare, especially with the success of the movie trilogy. The stories, the action, the massively appealing characters all made this a series both kids and adults can appreciate. I to this day at the age of 23 can’t get enough of episodes I’ve seen dozens of times over the last decade and a half.

And my favorite entry in the series is…

 

Dark Phoenix Saga Parts 1-4

As the Phoenix entity in Jean’s body lingers on, a society of mutants and cyborgs called The Inner Circle intend to use that power by manipulating her through hallucinations. When that fails the Dark Phoenix emerges and becomes a threat to the entire galaxy. The X-Men must fight to save Jean’s life as the Shi’Ar Empire desires to destroy her to save the universe. This is by far the best adaption the series did of a story originally done by Chris Claremont in the comics. It’s literally like seeing the comic panels come to life, I especially enjoyed part 2, where we got to see Wolverine’s classic Dirty Harry speech word for word. Now true the ending in part 4 has been completely altered but that’s excusable when the rest of it is so well done. Absolutely the best.

With so many other fantastic episodes in the series, one can only hope that one day we’ll see complete season DVD boxsets released. Until then, however, I’ll have to keep perusing my eBay bootlegs.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Geoff  |  February 1, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    I am not a solid fan but I sure digged x-men with all their superpowers.

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  • 2. Justin V  |  February 1, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    HECK YA.. I still have all the old VHS of this cartoon. I’ve watched them countless times. I remember the phoenix saga, sinster etc. My mom and me, used to watch every Saturday morning. WHOA..that sounded pretty nerdy.

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  • 3. kidswereus  |  February 2, 2007 at 7:06 am

    My favorite characters were Rogue and Gambit. I wonder why they never put Gambit in the teen X-Men series. They used to show this on ABS-CBN during Fridays. Did they skip an episode?

    Now all I know is that they have reruns of this on JackTV but I never get to catch it.

    I want a DVD set of this too!

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  • 4. stel  |  February 2, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    i love Rogue! i used to imagine how it is to be like her..not being able to kiss or touch the one you love because if u do, you a re going to suck the living life out of him! wahahhaha… hmmm storm was not bad..its cool to control the weather and all..especially back then when i really love it when theres no class because theres signal #2 or something..hehehe

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  • 5. kidswereus  |  February 2, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Oh. Can I just say…if you want DVD copies of the X-Men series…they have the complete set in your nearest MRT station (one of my classmates just told me)!

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  • 6. Frances  |  February 4, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    X-men! My favorite is Kitty Pryde coz she could walk through walls.😀 I used to watch X-men Revolution on YouTube. Hahahaha!

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  • 7. Jose  |  February 15, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I love wolverine’s mutant powers. He is stuck in his mid 40’s and i think he’ll never die. He’s really cool. Bad ass attitude!! yeah! \m/

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  • 8. mk  |  March 8, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Agree I loved watching this, my favorite as well was the phoenix saga much more fascinating than the movie counterpart

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