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The Mask of Doom, Part 3
Review and Media by Stu

Episode 10 - The Mask Of Doom, Part 3
Original Airdate 26h November 1994

Dr. Doom kidnaps Sue Storm and blackmails the remaining Fantastic Four into doing his bidding in order for her to remain unharmed. Whilst Sue is held prisoner, she convinces Doom to explain his origins to her.

Credits
Written By: Elwin Ransom and Ron Friedman
Music By: Giorgio Moroder
Based on The Fantastic Four #5
Guest Voices: Neil Ross as Dr. Doom


Review: This episode is quite easily the worst of an already terrible 3-part story. Doom sends Mr. Fantastic, The Human Torch and The Thing back to ancient Greece in order for them to retrieve some all-powerful weapon. Luckily, Doom has a time machine handy somewhere in his basement.

The episode (much like the entire first season) had some reasonable ideas, but every single one of them was executed horrendously. Every. Single. One. In a tradition that unfortunately continued into the second season, Johnny fell in love with a girl heíd known for about maybe oh, 2 minutes and 27 seconds. The Thing, who wasnít perceived as a monster over in Ancient Greece, decides heís going to stay there. Goodbye Alicia, so long Susie, best of luck beating Doom boys! Iím living the sweet life here in Greece! 34.7 seconds later ďhang on Reed, Iím on my way. Greece isnít as nice as I thought!Ē

The most pathetic part of the episode, however, was its conclusion. Itís too rushed to be considered good. They literally strip Doom down, and he flies away. They donít attempt to go after him at all. It was literally appalling to watch; yet another episode completely unworthy of even a single star.
 


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