Vindicators 3: My Favorite Rick and Morty Episode

Vindicators 3 may not be the most popular episode of Rick and Morty around (see what it did to the poor Whirly Dirly Conspiracy), but, I’m sorry, it’s my favorite episode of the series.

Of course trying to explain why something is your favorite episode is actually pretty hard. So why does Vindicators 3 stand out for me among all of the other episodes of Rick and Morty? I suppose we’ll just have to look at a few of its positive attributes.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 297: Moon Problems

GC13 and David discuss Moon Problems from Summer Camp Island.

Oh what a mess a lost friendship bracelet can cause. Would you have gone looking for it, or would you have partied with the ice cream sandwiches? Whatever you choose, hopefully Susie ends up getting her new hair style (pancake, you will be remembered).

Showbiz friends may not be real friends, but we make it sound good.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Steven Universe’s Glass of Time: Steven and the Stevens Had a Happy Ending

Even after the end of Steven Universe: Future, people still wonder if Steven and the Stevens secretly had a dark ending. There were a lot of Stevens that disappeared when the Glass of Time was destroyed, and we know Steven is pretty crucial to Earth’s safety in the main Steven Universe timeline. If there were any timelines missing their Steven, they’d be a lot less happy.

Thankfully, Steven Universe’s flirtation with time travel has a happy ending: Stevens weren’t snatched from alternate timelines in Steven and the Stevens, they were created with magical sand. This is why the Diamonds never tried to use the Glass of Time to save Pink from being shattered: it can only create a new past, never alter the real one.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 296: Crisis at Elder Rock

GC13 and David discuss one of the recent Craig of the Creek episodes: Crisis at Elder Rock.

The Elders are kids in crisis. As is JP. And Craig’s math skills (he and Alice from Summer Camp Island should hang out some time…). A moment of silence, if you will, for Mark’s lost shovel. And Mark’s lost job.

Remember kids, fallen boulders are no laughing matter. If you or someone you know is ever trapped under a boulder, call the fire department.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

The Apex From Infinity Train: The Monsters You Meet In Real Life

Season two of Infinity Train saw Jesse meet all sorts of bad people. The Apex, however, take the cake as the worst. Their casual cruelty towards the denizens of the Infinity Train, who they dehumanize by calling “nulls”, is far worse than the neediness of Marcel or the parasitism of Perry.

If you take only one lesson from The Mall Car, let it be this: be careful who you hang out with. You’ll turn into them over time, and while Jesse saw what the Apex were like before it was too late, real life doesn’t always turn out as well as it did on Infinity Train.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 295: the trailer for BMO from Adventure Time: Distant Lands

GC13 and David discuss the trailer for the first episode of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, BMO.

It looks like this episode will give you what you want out of a BMO episode: our cute robotic protagonist looks to be doing his very best to hero his way through a tough situation. Whether the bunny boy and the shapeshifting alien will turn out to be echoes of Finn and Jake remains to be seen.

We don’t know for sure when BMO will appear, but when it does release it will be exclusive to HBO Max.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Our She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 4 Analysis and Predictions

The third arc of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was huge for our heroes, and devastating for Catra. In our discussion, GC13 shares his nicknames for the theatrical Double Trouble; Sophia reveals she’s unsure if she is weaponized in the TSA processing line; and David hopes Horde Prime’s hair tentacles aren’t uncomfortably suggestive of sibling sodomy.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 294: The trailer for season five of She-Ra

GC13 and David discuss the big trailer for the fifth and final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

The trailer footage was… Well-selected. There’s a lot to speculate on, but we’re very short on conclusive answers (though GC13 will of course point out that the trailer makes it look like *SPOILERS REDACTED*, as expected in our upcoming discussion of season four).

Are you hype? Get hype! Season five drops on the fifteenth.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Cartoon Network April 2020 Ratings Report

Cartoon Network continued in April by airing almost entirely weekly runs. Teen Titans Go! took the ratings crown with its last weekly episode and its Easter special, Egg Hunt, averaging 532,000 viewers between the two episodes.

Saturday’s premiers all came in with ratings above 300k, with Craig of the Creek leading the pack with 374k, then Thundercats Roar with 361k, Apple and Onion with 355k, Total Dramarama with 352k, and Victor and Valentino with 334k.

Sunday’s premiers didn’t do so well, all coming in between 200k and 300k. DC Super Hero Girls was the best on Sunday with 263k, then Ben 10 finished with 259k and Bakugan: Battle Planet also managed 259k. Unikitty’s single premier got 249k viewers, Transformers Cyberverse got 230k, and Power Players got 213k.

Unlocked episodes as of May 1, 2020

Here are the episodes of Steven Universe that are currently available to watch on the Cartoon Network website and app without logging in with your cable provider:

  • The Good Lars
  • Gem Hunt
  • Sworn to the Sword
  • Together Forever
  • The Future