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Saturday Morning Cartoon: X-Men: The Animated Series

Saturday Morning Cartoon: X-Men: The Animated Series

It’s crazy that we haven’t mentioned X-Men: The Animated Series on our Saturday Morning Cartoons segment yet. We have an entire show dedicated to watching old X-Men cartoons, The Mutant Ages!

Of all the shows we’ve posted here, X-Men: The Animated Series is one that everyone here at Atomic Blue watched and was obsessed with. It got to the point that we had X-Men themed parties while watching this cartoon and dressing up like the X-Men.

The thing that makes the X-Men so great are that they are outcasts with superpowers. They are faced with prejudice and extreme political conflict while trying to live normal lives. We love the X-Men in all of their incarnations. They are the heart and soul of Atomic Blue Productions. We ARE the X-Men, when it comes down to it.

Something that goes unaccredited for this show was how deep the thematic overtones go. Yes, we know it was about politics, but if you break it down like Maddy and Ryan do on the Mutant Ages, this show was presenting a lot of very different political views. Since the show was for kids, it’s masked under a bunch of goofy one liners, but the themes are still heavy and dark.

Also everyone is super gay? And we’re representing that!

We can’t recommend this show enough. Go watch it. Like stop reading this and just go binge-watch X-Men: The Animated Series right now.

Also Wolverine/Gambit and Rogue/Storm are totally dating.

The Mutant Ages – Gambit’s Origin Story or something

Today: Gambit’s ORIGIN STORY or something

Maddy and Ryan dove into X-Men: The Animated Series take on Gambit’s origin in “X-Ternally Yours” which featured Betty Spagetty as the Great Fairy from Zelda, rising up from the post-apocalyptic ruins of Lousiana’s swamps where rivaling thieves and assassins guilds are making offerings to her with golden butter dishes, staged like West Side Story.

Yeah, you would THINK Maddy and Ryan made this up — So that’s why we made this video.

The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – X-Ternally Yours

THE TITHE! This episode isn’t called “The Tithe.” But it should be. Ryan and Maddy watched “X-Ternally Yours,” an X-Men: The Animated Series episode that tells us Gambit’s backstory, but it doesn’t make any sense. It’s hilarious, though, and who doesn’t enjoy hearing voice actors with their best (worst) approximation of Cajun accents telling you about the tithe? You’ll never find out what the tithe actually is, but we make our best guesses.

X-Men Spotlight: GAMBIT, that slippery Cajun and longtime fling of Wolverine!

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The Mutant Ages – Meet the Flintstones

Remember that time Maddy couldn’t get over Fred Flintstone in the background of X-Men: The Animated Series?

Well, we put this together so you can also be baffled by this strange costume party.

Listen to the whole episode of the Mutant Ages on Sound Cloud!

The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – Red Dawn

This week, Maddy and Ryan wish they had paid more attention in history class, because they’re pretty sure that X-Men: The Animated Series’ take on the dissolution of the Soviet Union didn’t involve a tentacled super-mutant laying waste to Eastern Europe. That’s what happens in “Red Dawn,” but don’t worry–the X-Men are on the scene, ready to intervene in an international incident! Meanwhile, Jubilee sets the standard for Nazi-punching bravery in this episode. Hell yeah.

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X-Men Spotlight: Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina, Colossus’ sister, a.k.a. Magik, a.k.a. Darkchylde, a.k.a. Lightchylde, a.k.a. X-Men Had A Goth Phase

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The Mutant Ages – Whatever It Takes

Sometimes, X-Men: The Animated Series is packed with prescient political allegories. And sometimes… it’s not.

The third episode of the show’s second season isn’t political and it’s not even accurate to the comic books. In spite of that, we enjoyed the heck out of it. This week, Maddy and Ryan cover Storm’s manufactured backstory in X-Men: TAS, as well as her canonical backstory from the comic books, and the various retcons involved. Since there’s almost no politics to discuss this week, we spend that time talking about our favorite black female heroines of the ’70s and ’80s Marvel era (Misty Knight and Monica Rambeau) and, later, detail our frustrations with the current state of the live-action adaptations of the X-Men and the MCU. Sooo, strap in for that rant!

Also, we have a special announcement: We will be at Arisia 2018, speaking on panels about the X-Men, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, videogames and horror make-up!

X-Men Spotlight: Storm!!!

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The Mutant Ages – Mr. Sinister & The Nasty Boyz

Introducing Sinister… MISTER Sinister.

AND his personal boy band “The Nasty Boyz”

Performing now at the Sinister Night Club.

Listen to the full episode here!

The Mutant Ages – Til Death Due Us Part (Part 2)

Welcome to the Mr. Sinister Show! Mwahahhaa!! Maddy and Ryan have a villain-packed episode for you this week. The second episode of season 2 of X-Men: The Animated Series is all about our favorite campy villain and his henchman, who call themselves The Nasty Boys. This episode has some serious moments, but it’s mostly goofy and delightful — and the queer subtext is barely subtext at this point. It’s just text.

X-MEN SPOTLIGHT: The Nasty Boys!

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The Mutant Ages – Gambit & Wolverine do it on a Sentinel

Wolverine & Gambit made out on top of a sentinel, and it’s canon!

From the latest Mutant Ages episode, here is proof from the animated series that Wolverine and Gambit took a break from their X-Mission to do something else X-Rated.

The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – The Final Decision

Maddy and Ryan have just wrapped up watching the first season of X-Men: The Animated Series, and they’d like to remind you that Magneto was right… among other things. Magneto has captured Senator Kelly and the X-Men try to intervene, but before they can do that, the Sentinels rush in to capture Senator Kelly themselves. Now that humans and mutants have a common enemy in these big plastic robots, they’re able to put aside their bigotry.d

Is that realistic, even as a metaphor? Maddy and Ryan have some doubts, but nonetheless, they delve into this analogy and many others that have unfolded over the course of the season. They also review their favorite and least favorite characters so far, the episodes that should be skipped, and read some excellent mail from listeners about trans narratives in the X-Men and more!

X-Men Spotlight: Master Mold

Next week: THE FIRST X-MEN MOVIE! Watch along with us, won’t you?