Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 329: The Lucy and the Yetis episodes

GC13 and David discuss the five episodes about Lucy and the yetis from the third season of Summer Camp Island: Don’t Tell LucyThe Yum WhispererThe Sherbet ScoopLucy’s Instrument, and Where’s the Confetti?.

So, it’s time for a big, five-episode focus on yetis. What about poor Oscar though? He’s never been so jet-lagged. At least he finally got to be a proud father.

Plus, they were able to find parts for Keith David and Kate Micucci.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 328: Our 2020 Christmas Special

GC13, David, and Ken meet in this Christmas special podcast to discuss their favorite Christmas special cartoon episodes.

What’s your pick? Are you going for traditional celebrations of Christmas with Steven Universe, Santa and toys with Fairly Oddparents, or are you a man of culture who prefers Invader Zim?

What’s your pick for your favorite Christmas special?

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 327: The Puddle and the King episodes

GC13 and David discuss the thee episodes featuring Puddle and the King from the third season of Summer Camp Island: Honey MoondogRoyally Bored, and All the King’s Slides.

Yes, Queen Hedgehog and Prime Minister Oscar probably feature more heavily, but are you going to say no to more of our favorite aliens? We won’t say no to them, to lore, or even to a brief glimpse at the wider galaxy of Summer Camp Island.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Her Own Plan: She-Ra’s Patient Schemer

We know Shadow Weaver manipulated Adora for her entire life. We know that when Adora became She-Ra that had to go—Adora was part of Shadow Weaver’s plan. But what WAS the plan then?

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power makes a clear contrast between what Shadow Weaver was able to accomplish with the Horde and what Catra was able to accomplish, but what if Shadow Weaver was in no hurry to win?

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 326: The Susie and Ramona episodes

GC13 and David discuss the four Susie and Ramona episodes that opened up Summer Camp Island’s third season: Susie’s Ark, Ghost Baby Jabberwock, Meet Me in Massachusetts, and Witches in the City.

Well, are you ready to cry? We are, we are. Usually Summer Camp Island is such a chill show, but it seems to have taken a page out of Steven Universe’s playbook.

Plus, whether you think it’s a retcon or not, we learn a lot about the backstory of the island. You are not prepared.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Shadow Weaver’s Hold on Adora: She-Ra’s Mistress of Manipulation

Shadow Weaver is easily the most manipulative character in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Surely even her powers would be no match for Adora’s good nature though, right? There’s no way Adora could have gone through with the attack on Thaymor, even if she hadn’t become She-Ra, is there?

Not so fast. Adora may be elemental good, but Shadow Weaver is elemental manipulation. Plus, she’s got tricks up her sleeve. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power would have turned out quite differently for Adora had she not happened upon the Sword of Protection.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 325: Going, Going, Gauntlet!

GC13 and David discuss Going, Going, Gauntlet! from Glitch Techs. Ah, their first day on the job…

And what an eventful day it was. And such a splendid episode too! Who knew that living the fantasy of being a Glitch Tech would be so cool? Grind for your XP!

Of course charging glitches head-on and applying solutions directly to the problem can be tough when you’re a rookie, but I guess that’s where the episode gets fun, isn’t it?

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Cartoon Network November 2020 Ratings Report

The big event of November was the (almost) end of Thundercats Roar. We also got the TV premiers of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies and LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters. The Amazing World of Gumball aired more episodes of the Gumball Chronicles, Teen Titans Go! and Total Dramarama aired as well, and Bakugan: Battle Planet continued airing in its lonely 6:30 AM timeslot.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 324: Head Chef

GC13 and David discuss Head Chef from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart. Put your hand up if you thought Mao Mao would ever have a cooking show episode, and then put it back down again because you are a liar.

But it’s always some wild episode type, isn’t it? The real surprise would be if it were a typical episode, typically done. We’ll get to the bottom of the Gary conspiracy one day…

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

How Steven Universe’s Endings Succeeded Against the Odds

Despite the freedom of animation, cartoons are limited by their medium, and the circumstances they’re created under. Some fans consider Steven Universe to have ended too early, and to be missing too many uncompleted ideas.

David remembers their experiences with cartoons that ended too early, and how Steven Universe flexed its creative muscles to create a complete story against the odds.