Review and Media by Jon T
Episode #19 - The Terrible Tribunal
Review:Like most people I suspect, I'm not a big fan of clip shows. I can see where they have their uses for viewers however, as in the days before VCRs such episodes would have been a helpful opportunity for people to see what has happened on previous episodes. I just don't think that such a show serves any purpose in this series after just 19 episodes.
The story by necessity is a totally original one, and while it does have some neat ideas, the difference between this and the Lee-Kirby based episodes is immediately noticeable. I do like the idea that an alien society could consider good deeds a crime against evil, as simplistic as it is.
As for the Council of Evil themselves, well I could just about imagine Klaw and Molecule Man together as seen in this series, but Blast Starr's previous appearance showed him to be extraordinarily belligerent towards everyone and everything. I just can't buy that the same Blast Starr would be content to simply sit at a trial and wait for a verdict to be found on the Fantastic Four.
A contrived episode that serves only to save the show's budget.