The 42cast Episode 164: X-Cellent Animation

X-Men the Animated Series

Thirty years ago, a new animated series would take the world by storm. It would quickly become the most watched series on Saturday mornings and giving the fledgling Fox Kids programming block a distinct win. The series was a win for Marvel as well, introducing the X-Men characters to a generation of viewers and catapulting the affiliated comics to the height of their success. In this episode we take a look back at 1992’s X-Men series. We discuss the role that gender diversity had in the series’ success. We also talk about the use of theater trained actors rather than traditional voice-over artists. We also opine on the role that the scripting played in the series. Along the way we discus the animation, the characters, and why we feel that the legacy of this series has endured.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Michael Edens.

This week’s five-minute controversy asks if we’re taking “no spoilers” restrictions too far.

This week Rachele, Eric, and Mike join the cast.

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