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Let me first say that I'm glad Atomic Betty is airing once again in the United States, and am glad they're airing what episodes never got aired on Cartoon Network. I read somewhere that there's going to be a new Atomic Betty series, with Betty grown up. It remains to be seen if the series will air in the U.S. or not. Anything is possible.
About the episode, Minimus has a different voice-over:. Dwayne Hill took over the role. I thought he did a pretty good job for this episode.Spoiler:
I really enjoyed this two-part episode. Not sure how I feel about the "Mission Earth" theme, it's definitely different. It's going to be interesting to see how Noah interacts with the Galactic Guardians in other episodes. Glad Betty kept her word on Noah and becoming a Galactic Guardian. I welcome the addition of a the ending sketch/short. Heh heh, poor Sparky. X-5 captured him on video while singing in the shower.
Episode 2 was...messy.
The first segment had some pacing issues at times, as well as having every scene that Noah appears has him growling of jealousy (caracter derailment in a Canadian animated series, what a shock).
The second segment was a bit better, mostly thanks to Carolyn Hay as the villain. She's known for writing for writing half of Ruby Gloom's episodes, and it turns out that she act pretty good here.
I agree that the second episode of Mission Earth was not quite as awesome as the premiere. Family Feud was so-so, definitely the weaker of the 11-min episodes. I agree with what Mesousa said. I didn't care for the scenes with Noah expressing jealousy. Good to know Chaz (Penelope's older brother) isn't like his sister.
The second 11-min episode was the better of the two. Yipe...Sparky as Spakarina. X-5 and his CPU freeze, after eating ice cream. Regeena seems cool, I wonder if she becomes a Galactic Guardian later on. I thought Pontifidora was an interesting villain.
The short sketch, titled "Elevator Traitor" was decent.
Saturday (Oct 23): Aarrgh...It Be 'Olidays was good, I thought. Loved the pirate-theme in this episode. Betty's parents didn't seem phased by Greenbeard and his gang; I believe it's because they believed that it was part of amusement. Loved the ending, too. Rodeo Robots was okay, I didn't have much to say on that episode. The ending sketch featured X-5 and Noah titled Crash-Test Noah: Body Snatchers. I didn't care for it as much as the previous ending sketches.
Sunday (Oct 24): Probably the best 11-minute episode from this weekend's episodes would be Who's the Baby Now? To me, this was the best episode with Infantor as the main villain I've seen. We finally get to see Noah train as a Galactic Guardian. Never trust him with a hat that included a weapon attached to it. Do I see a Rocky reference? The end featured Noah getting his learner's belt, and Sparky still acting like a baby. The second 11-min episode, Spliced, was probably the weakest one I saw this weekend.I just couldn't enjoy that episode, which featured a Soo-Soo fly. The short sketch was funnier than the one on Saturday. It featured Sparky and Minimus battling to see which one can pick up the most girls.
Let me go a little off topic. Was the second season, the one with Paloma, ever shown on U.S. television before Hub? I don't remember ever seeing any ep with Paloma on Cartoon Network. I think all the weekday eps Hub shows are second season eps.
Now one specific question. I just saw the short called "The Market". Did Penelope have a dog in the first season? I don't remember any more; it's been so long. I was surprised at the pathos of that short's first scene, with Penelope laying flowers on her dog's grave.
Thanks. I suspected that CN only showed the first season.
Today's (11/20) ep. Did anyone else notice that the name of Iciclia's henchman kept getting censored. I'm guessing his name was "Dingleberry". BTW: I heard that word before, but I didn't know what it meant until I looked it up just now.
I feel kind of sorry for Noah.
- He likes Betty, but it seems like those feelings will never be returned, since Betty has her eyes on other boys.
- She's always leaving him hanging and he's surprisingly patient with her
- He accidently destroyed Galactic Guardian Headquarters, true. But Maximus was the one to really blame.
Noah seems to be getting the short end of the stick on everything
- Betty herself said he was Galactic Guardian material but now he seems to be excluded from everything and looked down upon by the other Guardians.
The Hub airs Deltora Quest, a series that had a villian's weakness involving having her blood spilled to the ground (twice), the wackiest My Little Pony series ever, Batman freaking Beyond, and this is what gets the censored treatment?
I finally got to see an episode today. Much better than the CN run, especially now that Betty has more of a personality.
Now 20% cooler
A recently episode featured Penelope kicking Betty in the face.
I came back from watching "My Dog Tulip", a good animated film for adults about a guys recollections of his dog. That film's frank portrayals of the dog's bowel movements was one reason it's regarded as a film for adults.
Then I watched my recording of the 12/20 episode of "Atomic Betty", "Great Eggspectations", and that episode shows some pretty graphic scenes of zoo animal poop that could rival "Tulip". Sure those scenes are juvenile, but I was still surprised they made it past the censors. Some of the grossest scenes I've ever seen in a kiddie cartoon.
There was a new episode on Tuesday.
The first segment involved Maximus sending his troops to training with Minimus in charge. Betty and her friends go to a camping trip. Really good segment, with some pretty good action and humor that has hits and no misses for once. The fact that it's written by Carolyn Hay pretty much sealed the deal.
The second segment was...blah. The Galactic Guardians go to some sort of gultch. The whole segment was flat, and I could barely chuckle, probably due to the abuse of fart jokes. And then there's Noah. Ugh. I know he's a rookie, but this seems more like torture, and he basically tried to babysit some aliens that makes it seem they want to kill him in the end.
What doesn't help is that Betty thinks that he'll be fine. What a friend.
I have a question in this new season is everyone on Earth have knowledge of intergalactive species and them living on earth, or are they all so dense they think they are humans that look funny?
I am liking this series, I have seen the average Joe or in this case average Jane that protects the world or universe everyday many times, but it is still entertaining. Doesn't Sparky look like Billy from Grim Adventures Of Billy and Mandy?
I have been thinking about this for days, but I hear the rumors about another Atomic Betty series with a grown up Betty. What do they mean by grown up, is it like Rugrats grown up series, which was false abvertising, most of them weren't even teenagers.
Is Betty just going to high school or college, or a real adult with maybe a kid of her own?
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