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Weapon X, Lies And Videotape
Review and Media by Stu

Episode #47 - Weapon X, Lies And Videotape
Original Airdate 20th November 1993

Wolveine is sent to Canada to learn the secret about the Weapon X program that gave him his adamantium skeleton, but runs into some familiar faces when he arrives.

Written By: Steven Melching, David McDermott
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy
Animation Services By: AKOM

Review: This episode delves into Wolverineís past a little more, and does a fine job explaining how badly the Weapon X program messed him up. It also explains his connections to Sabertooth, and finally reveals just who those 2 people are whenever you see the flashbacks to those days. Maverick came across as pretty cool, but Silver Fox was annoying as hell. Her attitude, her voice, she was constantly irritating throughout the episode.

Silver Fox wasnít the only thing messed up about the episode. AKOM strike again in one scene, in which Wolverine and Sabertooth lip sync each other, with Sabertoothís mouth moving whilst Logan talks and vice versa. Really odd to look at, but thankfully, it only lasted a couple of seconds.

The origin here is very streamlined compared to the comics, thankfully. Itís become quite a mess in the comics, with different writers constantly adding to it usually taking away itís great history, but they managed to answer a lot of questions here, yet raise more as to not take away itís mysterious nature. Iíve often thought of how cool itíd be to see a Wolverine animated series, hell, based on the events of this episode and Repo Man alone, a prequel wouldíve been awesome to see.

Itís animated slightly better than most X-Men episode, and is defiantly a cut above the majority of them, but ultimately, it leaves the viewer in the same place they where before they watched the episode. Some things changed certainly, but the new secrets revealed left the viewer with the same questions. This is probably why I rate the episode so highly, as I think Weapon X works better as a mystery rather than a full story.