New episode: Island Adventure will air on October 23, 2014

Next week we’ll get to see another Steven Universe episode, Island Adventure, at the usual time: 6:45 PM EST.

Because of all the hubbub with Comic Com, we’ve actually gotten an episode preview for it early, so be sure to check that out if you missed it. Other than that, here’s the summary as always:

Island Adventure:
Steven takes Lars and Sadie on a vacation to a magical beach to mend their friendship.

Sneak peak: Island Adventure

Usually we have to wait longer for episode previews, but this week was special because of Comic Con. Here’s a clip from next week’s episode, Island Adventure:

 

Song of the week: Drop the Strawberry

Space Race was great fun, and in honor of Pearl’s intense concentration on making the Universe Mach 3, this week’s featured song is Drop the Strawberry. It’s the perfect tune to work by, whether you’re trying to get your breakfast or your spaceship just right.

 

https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/steven-universe-drop-the

Steven Universe air times for October 13-19, 2014

All times are EST.

Monday:
8:45 AM: An Indirect Kiss
10:15 AM: Mirror Gem
11:00 AM: Ocean Gem
2:00 PM: House Guest
3:45 PM: Space Race
6:45 PM: Steven and the Stevens

Tuesday:
2:00 PM: Laser Light Cannon
2:15 PM: Lion 2: The Movie
2:30 PM: Onion Trade
2:45 PM: Steven and the Stevens
3:00 PM: Steven’s Lion
3:15 PM: Space Race
6:45 PM: House Guest

Wednesday:
6:45 PM: Joking Victim

Thursday:
6:45 PM: Secret Team

Friday:
6:45 PM: Steven and the Stevens

Sunday:
6:45 PM: Secret Team

Space Race and the future of Steven Universe

Space Race told us a lot with very small signs, and when we went over the lore implications of the episode we did our best not to speculate too much—just the things that were almost assured. However, anyone who was paying attention could see that we were introduced to a very important concept that’s almost certain to come up again in the big season finale.

Today we’ll try to tease out what exactly this means not just for the finale, but for the lore of the show as well.

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What we learned from Space Race

Space Race was a very handy episode. Not only did we get a Pearl episode, with a healthy dose of Greg, but we got to uncover a bit more of the series. Some of it was hinted at in previous episodes, but at least one fact is totally new. Plus, we may just have seen a bit of foreshadowing for later…

This post will only cover what we now know for certain. Tomorrow we’ll have our usual post speculating about what secrets might be in store for us later.

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Preview for Secret Team

Secret Team will air on October 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM EST.

Here’s a preview via CNPreview:

 

Aivi and Surasshu post: Six tracks from Ocean Gem

It was a long wait, but Aivi and Surasshu have finally delivered the goods! Six tracks from Ocean Gem for your listening pleasure. The tracks include:

https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/sets/steven-universe-ocean-gem

Immediate reaction to Space Race

Oh yeah, we’re definitely feeling oracular after this one. Not to spoil things too much for those who haven’t seen it yet, but we feel like we got pretty close to the mark yesterday.

So what’s affected? Both Backstory and Locations will have more information, though maybe not as much as we’d have dreamed. Still, some big answers came out of Space Race, so it’s a win for everyone.

As is usual Saturday we’ll post the more detailed lore implications, and Sunday we’ll post our speculation about what the facts we’ve learned might mean and how they fit into the broader lore.

What to expect from Space Race

Tomorrow we get to see Space Race. In the episode preview, we can see Steven and Greg working on a “space ship” that looks suspiciously like a soapbox car with either a sparkler or a firework rocket in the back, presumably after Pearl lamented the loss of her days of traveling the stars.

It’s anyone’s guess where they go with it. We’re sure to have official confirmation that the Crystal Gems themselves are, like Lapis, from another world. Mr. Burnett has indicated that we might even get confirmation that they haven’t left Earth yet, though that might just be implied by Pearl’s lament.

However, like all of the preview clips we don’t have any idea where the meat of the episode is going to come from. Will we get to see the Galaxy Warp for ourselves? Will Pearl resolve to build a spaceship herself? Simply a flashback episode where Pearl explains what it was like?

All of these possibilities are exciting, which is what makes us anticipate this episode so much.