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World Within Worlds
Review and Media by Stu

Episode 18 - Worlds Within Worlds
Original Airdate 21st October 1995

Reed discovers a new compound that affects people’s emotions, making them furiously angry. The compound comes from the Microverse and Psycho Man wants it back. He turns Sue into Maclice, Mistress of Hare and pits her against her family.

Story By Steve Granat and Cydne Clark; Screenplay By: David Erhman
Directed By: Mynra Bushman
Music By: William Anderson and Anderson Scores
Animation By: PASI (Philippines)
Guest Starring: Jamie Horton as Psycho Man
Based on Fantastic Four # #76-77 & 280-283

Review: This episode was certainly a different one from Fantastic Four’s usual standards, but still an interesting one. Since the show began, we’ve not seen much of Sue outside of her being kidnapped more times than Jack Bauer’s daughter so it was nice to see her get some development here. When used correctly, she’s actually a very interesting character.

The villain of the piece wasn’t anything especially outstanding, but not bad at all. Again, Sue was the centre point of the episode. It’s interesting to see what happens when they forced to fight each other. It worked both in this episode and earlier in the season in the first part of the Inhumans Saga.

One of my favorite parts of the episode was the ‘reedium’ affecting their moods, and made everyone start shouting at each other. One important thing to note, Mr. Fantastic is damn funny when he’s angry. He goes off on one but still manages to speak in his intellectual manner; a hoot and a holler.

Again, it’s something different. That in itself makes for a nice change of pace. It certainly beats Johnny mopping over a girl he knew for about an hour.