Song of the week: Teens of Rage

Sadie is probably a teen, definitely knows how to handle herself in a fight, and we know sometimes she can get angry. What does that make her? A Teen of Rage! So it should come as no surprise that Teens of Rage is this week’s song of the week.

Steven Universe DVD sighted on Amazon

Right now on Amazon, there is a listing for a Steven Universe DVD. Its release date is set at January 13, 2015, and it has an MSRP of $15. It includes the following episodes:

  • Gem Glow
  • Laser Light Cannon
  • Cat Fingers
  • Bubble Buddies
  • Tiger Millionaire
  • Steven’s Lion
  • Onion Trade
  • Giant Woman
  • Lars and the Cool Kids
  • Rose’s Room
  • Beach Party
  • Steven and the Stevens

It also features the pilot episode for the series.

The episodes are non-sequential, but that’s no reason to despair: when Adventure Time was getting its first DVD releases, they were similar to this. Eventually it got full-fledged season set DVDs and blu-rays, so hopefully Steven Universe has the same success in the home media market.

Steven Universe air times for October 27 – November 2, 2014

All times are EST.

6:45 PM: An Indirect Kiss

2:00 PM: Serious Steven
2:15 PM: Cheeseburger Backpack
2:30 PM: Onion Trade
2:45 PM: Coach Steven
3:00 PM: Monster Buddies
3:15 PM: Joking Victim
6:45 PM: Space Race

6:45 PM: Space Race

6:45 PM: Keep Beach City Weird!

6:45 PM: Monster Buddies

6:45 PM: Keep Beach City Weird!

What could Island Adventure mean?

We raised a question yesterday, brought up by Island Adventure. Unfortunately we have no answers for you: only speculation. It’s our lot in life, and it’s a good thing we enjoy it.

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Preview for Keep Beach City Weird!

This one comes in via CNPreview. Fair warning: this one seems to spoil more than is normal for these previews. Though it does look like it’s from the beginning of the episode, it’s still written like a climax and makes it look like most of the episode will be flashback.


What we learned from Island Adventure

The scenery in Island Adventure was fantastic, as was the interaction between the characters. What did we learn about Gems, though?

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Ratings for Island Adventure

Ouch, it looks like Dish Network cutting Cartoon Network wasn’t good for ratings at all: according to TV Media InsightsIsland Adventure only got 1,528,000 viewers on Thursday. None of the other premiers got within shouting distance of two million viewers either, so it looks like it was pain all around.

Immediate reaction to Island Adventure

Island Adventure is another Sadie and Lars episode that seems to have picked up right where Joking Victim left off. The feels are strong with this one, but the magical elements are a bit stronger thanks to the setting.

This was another lore-light episode, but we did get a new location to add to the list later. Unlike the sky spire from Giant Woman, though, the tropical island (underneath the molten lava—no! No singing!) isn’t obviously tampered with (aside from the presence of the warp pad, which signifies that it had some reason for Gems to come to it).

What to expect from Island Adventure

We (most of us, anyway) will get to see Island Adventure on Thursday. This is going to be another Sadie and Lars episode, and will feature another song from Steven (though unfortunately it lacks the phrase “on a tropical island” despite being ripe for the reference to Ms. Sugar’s work on Adventure Time).

The bulk of the action will take place on what looks to be a very Gem-touched island, with Steven, Sadie, and Lars trapped there (probably because Steven isn’t the warp master after all). We might see enough of the island to divine its purpose (we’re putting money on tourist destination, but don’t look at us: we don’t have all the answers—that’s the hula dancers’ job), but as is par for the course nothing will be dwelled on.

In the preview, the Crystal Gems are searching for a monster. Expect it to show up towards the end of the episode, probably cementing the bonding between Sadie and Lars we see in the song; there’s just no fun to the episode if they spend all of it putting on lotion, sitting by the ocean.

Until Thursday: get us out of this cave, because it’s nothing but a monster-Gem grave.

New episode: Keep Beach City Weird! will air on October 30, 2014

Steven Universe will have a new episode airing next Thursday at 6:45 EST.

Keep Beach City Weird!
Steven gets caught up in Ronaldo’s paranormal theories about the strange occurrences in Beach City.