Review and Media by Stu
Episode #21 - Time Fugitives, Part One
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy
Animation Services By: AKOM
Guest Starring: Philip Akin as Bishop, Lawrence Bayne as Cable, John Colicos as Apocalypse, John Stocker as Graydon Creed and Marc Strange as Forge
Review:This episode sees the return of both time travellerís and pits them against each other. Iíve never been too fond of either Cable or Bishop, but this episode is probably their best appearance.
The episode even continues some of the seasonís ďFriends Of HumanityĒ arc, with Creed doing whatever he can to plague mutant kind. It was certainly a little ďout thereĒ for an X-Men story, with a lot of this episodeís animation/scenes being repeated modified for the second part. One of the things I like most about the story is part oneís ending. Itís a little crammed, but to it was still cool seeing Apocalypse killing all of the X-Men and Creed with a simple thought, and Cableís realisation that he has to help Apocalypse.
Bishop was annoying as usual. I find his voice to be a little irritating, but the man reason is simply his design. I know itís like that in the comics, but he has an absolutely terrible costume and a hideous haircut. He was simply an eyesore of a character.
Part two is slightly more enjoyable than part one, with Cable added to most of the scenes, which basically created more tension in the already stellar action scenes. I especially liked the Blackbird falling from the rooftop and Jeanís attempts to catch it. These earlier episode often suffer from trying to get too many characters in. Someone on the showís staff must have noticed this by next season too, as the full team rarely appeared together again, if at all right up until the final episode. I personally think the show worked better with a handful of X-Men rather than the full team. A lot of characters are simply left standing around in some of these episodes.
The stories conclusion was well executed, and simply wrapped everything up nicely. Iím not too big a fan of time travel stories in this show (which is odd, I love them in most shows, but Iíve always been a sucker for going into the