Here we are at the actual Teen Titans pilot episode - one that makes it readily apparent why they decided to air Final Exam first. Between underdeveloped characters, an inorganic conflict and a weak resolution, it definitely isn't the series putting its best foot forward. Which is funny because foot-related mishaps are what drive the plot.
Also, we get to witness what could have been - Slade with a butler! Poor Wintergreen, this version of Slade was just too brooding and antisocial for your services.
This is also one of our shortest episodes in a long time. Maybe even the closest we've come to the vaunted "tight 45"! Think we can do it? Or will we lose ourselves in tangents about the cartoon institution of the toxic sludge factory?
Also, we DID in fact get two emails after we recorded this episode! Thank you so much, Ari and Alysa - we'll read them out next time!
Uh oh, watch out everyone! Starfire's cool older sister is in town and she's here to tempt our heroes into the depths of depravity. Lock the spice cabinet because she WILL empty your oregano into a baggie and sell it back to you.
We do talk about drugs a lot in this one, as a heads up.
But anyway! Not only is Sisters a fun episode, it's one of our first character study episodes in a show full of great ones. Not to mention a couple study, since this has the show's first big Robin and Starfire moments. Oh, if only Ulrich and Yumi had had this kind of open and honest communication...
After two long years and five even longer months, the dream lives again. Like three cockroaches crawling out of an irradiated crater, the Super Nuclear Group returns to deliver sweet, marketable cartoon nostalgia to your ear holes.
This time, we're bidding a temporary adieu to Avatar and starting fresh with a show all three of us remember with misty-eyed longing - just in time for its 20th anniversary. That's right, it's Teen Titans time!
We're covering the episodes in release order, not production order, so we're starting with Final Exam. It's frankly a better introduction to the series, wherein we meet Raven and those other guys.
Anyway, welcome to Titan Talk!
This was recorded back in July while David and Mary (who live together now!) were visiting his folks in Texas. So view it with that context in mind - but we'll get closer to the present soon.
Pardon our dust as we ramp back up - we have a lot of exciting things in store!