Infinity Train Retrospective: The Grid Car

The Grid Car is the first episode of Infinity Train. As the beginning of a ten-episode miniseries it has a lot of work to do, establishing Tulip as a character and the train as a place. Also, it sets up the primary conflict that Tulip is running away from: her parents’ divorce. Finally, we get the mystery of Tulip’s number.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 264: The Steven Universe: Future intro

GC13 and David discuss the intro for Steven Universe: Future. Twenty seconds of glimpses into the future.

It’s also a glimpse at the end of the series—yes, once this season (or season-length series?) is over it will by all accounts be the end of Steven Universe.

What we’re seeing is enticing though. It’s a whole new era, and it’s time to find some more loose ends to tie up!

This episode is also available on YouTube.

Steven Universe air times for October 7-13, 2019 (1 hour)

All times are EDT.

7:00 PM: Dewey Wins
7:15 PM: Gemcation
7:30 PM: Raising the Barn
7:45 PM: Back to the Kindergarten

Cartoon Network September 2019 Ratings Report

Steven Universe: The Movie dominated the ratings in the month of September, with OK KO’s finale getting the most ratings among one-off airings and Mao Mao getting the most among weekly premiers.

Here we are in the future: Steven Universe: Future announced

New York Comic Con brought some big news this year. Want to take a look at the future of Steven Universe? Here’s the intro:

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 263: The First Day

GC13 and David discuss the first episode of Summer Camp Island, The First Day.

For a character who begins the episode riding in a car without his seatbelt on, then quickly climbs on top of the roof, Oscar has some problems with anxiety. It’s okay, that just means he has more room to grow.

It’s a good setup for the rest of the series though, showing you the characters you’ll come to know and making it clear that the series will be about staying at summer camp, not about wanting to leave it.

This episode of the podcast is also available to listen to on YouTube.

Steven Universe air times for September 30 – October 6, 2019 (1 hour)

8:00 PM EDT – 9:00 PM EDT: Unspecified episodes

Adorabat’s Growth as a Hero as Mao Mao’s Student

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart is about a trio of heroes. Two of them are experienced adventurers, but Adorabat starts the show off without any combat experience at all, just the same will to be a hero that Mao Mao had.

Over the course of the twenty-eight episodes we’ve seen so far Adorabat has become much better in a fight, and even shown that she has the smarts to win when fighting isn’t an option, and it’s time to appreciate how far she’s come.

Unlocked episodes as of September 27, 2019

Here’s what’s available to watch on the Cartoon Network website and app without logging in with a cable provider:

  • Chille Tid
  • Nightmare Hospital
  • Frybo
  • Cat Fingers
  • Horror Club

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 262: The end of OK K.O.

GC13 and David discuss the finale of OK K.O.: Let’s Be Heroes!: Dendy’s Video ChannelLet’s Fight to the End, and Thank You For Watching the Show.

It needs to be said again and again, but OK KO ended before its time. Even one more season of the same length, or making season three a more normal length compared to the rest of the show, would have done wonders.

What’s next for Ian Jones-Quartey? Cartoons take a long time to get off the ground, after all.

This episode is also available on YouTube.