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Incursion of the Skrulls
Review and Media by Stu

Episode 04 - Incursion Of The Skrulls
Original Airdate 15th October 1994

An evil alien race known as The Skrulls invade the earth and impersonate The Fantastic Four in order to discredit them so they can take over the earth.

Credits
Story By: Ron Friedman, Screenplay By Elwin Ransom
Music By: Giorgio Moroder
Guest Voices: Stan Lee as Himself, Kitty Moffat as Commander Lyja


Review: There are some episodes when something so stupid happens itís simply too hard to get passed it, and it ruins a good episode. This episode isnít like that. The incident simply makes a bad episode even worse.

Reed playing monster movies tricks the Skrulls into thinking Earth isn't a planet worth taking over. The Skrulls. who are supposedly a superior race, actually believed him. How any of it is to be taken seriously is simply preposterous, and basically signaled the end for the chance of a good series. Every single cheap trick in the book seemed to be used in this season.

The Skrulls couldíve been great villains. But again, the show refused to take its villains seriously. I could understand why they would do this, if they went for a full on comedy root, or something similar to Teen Titans. But itís simply bad storytelling from a writer who simply doesnít Ďgetí the Fantastic Four.

Yet another episode barely worthy of a single star.
 


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