Steven Universe air times for June 26 – July 2, 2017

No re-runs are scheduled this week.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 144: Beta

GC13, David, and Hunter talk about Beta (and the rest of the show too).

Beta can be considered two episodes: one lighthearted morp show in the barn, and one tour of the beta kindergarten (even getting dark at the end). This makes Beta the first episode where we’re cheated out of a big chunk of time hanging out with Peridot and Lapis.

Was Jasper’s post-Malachite arc something you enjoyed? Will the way the Crystal Gems treated Lapis back when she was in the mirror ever actually be dealt with? What should be next after the series ends?

We don’t have answers for you: those are yours to provide.

Steven Universe air times for June 19-25, 2017

All times are EDT.

Friday: Steven’s Powers
12:00 PM: Steven Floats
12:15 PM: The New Lars
12:30 PM: Kiki’s Pizza Delivery Service
12:45 PM: Steven vs Amethyst

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 143: Bismuth

GC13, Sophia, and David talk about Bismuth (and a fair bit about Bismuth as well).

Bismuth is a key episode for understanding the timeline, but it indicates that a lot of action was packed into the final three hundred years of the war: most crucially, Pink Diamond’s shattering and therefore the entire Cluster project.

So we have Bismuth: a rebel among rebels. She was in it for the revolution, it seems. It’s just a shame that, as yet, we haven’t got any more of her. Hopefully we’ll get more of her before the series is finished.

Plus: the series has to end with Cookie Cats going back into production. Search your feelings, you know it to be true!

Steven Universe air times for June 12-18, 2017

All times are EDT.

Friday: Father’s Day
12:00 PM: Drop Beat Dad
12:15 PM: Mr. Greg
12:30 PM: Greg the Babysitter
12:45 PM: Three Gems and a Baby

Question: Is the ship from Lion 4 an arm or a pair of legs?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind. (Alright, maybe not everyone, but people have certainly noticed and brought it up.) This is, of course, assuming that it’s a ship. Still, let’s go ahead and make that assumption.

Certainly it is made to look like a pair of legs. That would be a very new kind of Gem ship though. We’ve seen two Red Eyes and several Roaming Eyes, but the only other anatomy-based ships we’ve seen have been from the upper-body: the hand ship Peridot and Jasper arrived on Earth in, and the Diamonds’ own arm ships.

Based on that alone we’d expect the pink ship to likewise be an arm ship (or at least a hand). Still, it’s interesting to note Blue and Yellow’s position on the Diamond Authority symbol: they occupy the middle, while White occupies the top and Pink occupies the bottom; Blue and Yellow even have their gems at arm level.

Perhaps, then, White Diamond’s ship (she may not have one, but the Gems could have established a pattern as though she does) would be a head and the eye-based ships we’ve seen are to it as the hand ship is to the arm ships: lesser designs that pay homage to a Diamond’s (real or hypothetical) vessel.

Besides, who remembers Arcade Mania and the giant foot? If Pink Diamond has a leg ship, then surely there must have been foot ships as well.

That said, there are still good arguments for it being an arm ship as well, if we were to leap to the conclusion that this must be Pink Diamond’s own ship. Just to get one out of the way: wouldn’t a pair of legs flying through space just be silly? Yes, arms are strange too, but the show has already successfully made those normal.

Blue Diamond's arm ship, with a small differently colored circle in the center of the hand.The more serious reason though: scale. Again, if this is actually Pink Diamond’s ship (which, we must admit, we can’t be sure of), it would have been enormous. Look at Blue Diamond’s ship: that mark in the center of the hand is large enough for her palanquin to enter through, and each finger is much wider than that mark.

Using Steven and Lion for scale on the pink ship, and the palanquin for scale on Blue’s ship, those two appendages we can see would be about right for fingers on Blue’s ship.

Those appendages are also far larger than those on the hand ship from The Return. They’re obviously too long to be toes. The way we see it, based on ship shapes we’ve seen so far, it can only be either a small leg ship or a large arm ship.

Until that ship comes out of the sand, however, we won’t know for sure. We only have our guesses, things we can work out based on what we’ve already seen. That’s why, for now, it’s a mystery.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 142: Wanted

Oh boy, were we waiting for this. GC13, Sophia, Isabelle, and David deliver a lengthy discussion of the Wanted event, covering Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff Colors, and Lars’ Head.

From the surprise reveal of Topaz’s voice to Steven’s triumphant return to Earth, we obviously had plenty to talk about.

Do you like your TV shows happy or sad? Was the death of Lars brutal enough? Do you think he’ll ever drink that juice box?

Don’t forget the real hero of the event though: Zircon. Without her, Steven and Lars wouldn’t have been able to make their escape. Plus, whether she had the right suspects or not, she gave us a lot to think about…

Steven Universe air times for June 5-11, 2017

All times are EDT.

Friday: Flashback Friday
12:00 PM: Gem Glow
12:15 PM: Laser Light Cannon
12:30 PM: Cheeseburger Backpack
12:45 PM: Together Breakfast

Soundtrack volume one released

The soundtrack went live on various music services at midnight. You can buy it on iTunes or Google Play for $10, or stream it on Spotify or Apple Music.

Unfortunately this does mean that almost everything Steven Universe-released on Aivi and Surasshu’s Soundcloud account had to be removed. Still, Cartoon Network allowed them to leave us with one last gift. It’s hard to think of any song that could be more appropriate.

A sad day: Most of the soundtrack is to be removed from the Soundcloud account

Yesterday Aivi broke the news: when the soundtrack goes up for sale, we’ll be losing most of the Steven Universe tracks from Aivi and Surasshu’s Soundcloud account. This unfortunately includes the large majority of the instrumental tracks though they are still not for sale.

Despite that, have heart! What is being released was labeled as volume one and contained almost every vocal song that has ever appeared on the show; surely there must be a volume two being dreamed up, or perhaps even being worked on already.

Either way, this probably means the end of Music postings here. At the very least, it will turn most of the existing Music postings into dead links.

We’ll be getting one last hurrah though: on June 2 as the soundtrack releases and the songs go down, Cartoon Network has permitted one last thing to go up. What could it be?

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