Steven Universe: The Interview

Newsrama recently did an “interview” with Steven (the character), with Ms. Sugar providing the answers. Mostly it’s an interesting look at some fun minor characterization that probably won’t make it into the show, but it is dropped that Steven still can’t heal people after the events of House Guest.

As far as for what could be coming next in the series, we have this interesting exchange:

Steven: I dunno, I guess anything could happen, that’s usually how it is! I met a new Gem recently, her name was Lapis Lazuli and she seemed really cool! She flew away to the Gem Homeworld!

Pearl: Steven, please. Look, stranger. There’s nothing to worry about. Earth is an independent planet, and Lapis Lazuli couldn’t possibly have made it all the way home.

Steven: What? Oh no, oh Pearl, you really think so?

Pearl: Or, well, Steven, I’m sure she did, yes, right, she definitely made it back, I’m sure she’s… having a really fun time… telling everyone… nothing!

Fascinating. It doesn’t sound like we were far from the mark when we predicted the Crystal Gems were worried that Lapis could cause some serious trouble for them. Maybe Warp Tour will shed some light on why they were worried about the Galaxy Warp despite their insistence that Lapis couldn’t have made it home with just her wings.

Finally: an independent planet? What a tease. 😎

What to expect from Warp Tour

The big promise of Warp Tour is that we might just finally learn more about the Warp that the Crystal Gems are always zipping around the planet through. Did you see the preview? That shot right there will be worth it. There’s also a lot of promise for lore which might back up a universe-scale Gem war if the Crystal Gems want to explain the history to Steven.

Preview for Warp Tour

Coin Op TV has this week’s episode preview, a little late but definitely better than never.

It’s just… Wow. All of our dreams might come true after all.


New episode: Alone Together will air on January 15, 2015

Steven Universe is back to having a full half-hour in the evening for this block of episodes, it seems. Be sure to catch Alone Together at 6:30 PM EST on January 15, 2015.

Alone Together
The Crystal Gems try to teach Steven to use his fusion powers.

Song of the week: Sugilite Returns

Steven Universe returns this week after its long drive in the cold night of winter (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) and will proudly air its first new episode of 2015. As such, Sugilite Returns is our song of the week.

Steven Universe air times for January 5-11, 2015

All times are EST.

6:30 PM: Garnet’s Universe
6:45 PM: Laser Light Cannon

2:00 PM: Beach Party
2:15 PM: Steven and the Stevens
2:30 PM: Monster Buddies
2:45 PM: An Indirect Kiss
3:00 PM: Joking Victim
3:15 PM: Mirror Gem
6:30 PM: Watermelon Steven
6:45 PM: Cheeseburger Backpack

6:30 PM: Island Adventure
6:45 PM: Gem Glow

6:30 PM: Warp Tour
6:45 PM: Space Race

6:30 PM: Lion 3: Straight to Video
6:45 PM: Cat Fingers

6:30 PM: Warp Tour
6:45 PM: House Guest

Aivi and Surasshu post: Alexandrite

More music to help us ring in the new year. Aivi and Surasshu have just posted Alexandrite (0:20), a short but very sweet track from Fusion Cuisine.

New episode: Warp Tour will air on January 8, 2014

As the astute will already have noticed, we’re getting a new episode on January 8. There are going to be a lot of good episodes coming up soon, but this one has been on our short list of most-anticipated episodes for a long time. We’ll see you there.

Warp Tour
Steven thinks he sees something creepy traversing the warp streams and the Gems try to ease his paranoia.

Song of the week: Night Drive

Yes, we’ve been driving in the night for a while without a new episode, but it’s nothing like the drought we went through earlier this year, before Coach Steven aired. Three months is a long time to go in the middle of a season. Compared to that, we’re just taking a little break. Night Drive will help us put it all in perspective this week.

Steven Universe air times for December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015

All times are EST.

6:45 PM: Lars and the Cool Kids

2:00 PM: Onion Trade
2:15 PM: Steven and the Stevens
2:30 PM: Rose’s Room
2:45 PM: Monster Buddies
3:00 PM: Beach Party
3:15 PM: An Indirect Kiss
6:45 PM: Coach Steven

9:00 AM: Garnet’s Universe
9:15 AM: Secret Team
9:30 AM: Island Adventure
9:45 AM: Lion 3: Straight to Video

6:45 PM: Watermelon Steven

6:45 PM: Lion 2: The Movie

6:45 PM: Fusion Cuisine