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Fantastic Four (1994): To Battle the Living Planet

May 17, 2019

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a special two-part look at Marvel’s mid-90s Saturday morning cartoon block: The Marvel Action Universe! More specifically, the Marvel Action Universe block that aired on the morning of November 4, 1995.


In this episode (part two), they review and breakdown “To Battle The Living Planet”, an episode of Fantastic Four in which the team gets summoned by Thor to help fight Ego, a gigantic purple, sentient living planet that is mad at Earth! Oh, and if that wasn’t a big enough story, there’s cameos from members of the Avengers and the New Warriors and even Galactus joins the fight! Listen as they discuss the history of the Fantastic Four in comics, television, and film, and how they’re slowly making a comeback. They’ll talk about how this series, much like Iron Man, was disliked by critics for its first season, leading to many changes for season two. They’ll compare this version of Ego to his appearance as the main antagonist of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, how the Marvel Animated Universe of the 90s was as connected as the Marvel Cinematic Universe of today, the Toybiz toy line that was released for the show, and much, much more! Plus: Scott puts batteries in his Galactus toy for the first time in almost 20 years to see what sounds it makes, and Hamish and Scott re-enact the page from Fantastic Four comics that made fun of this cartoon! So wash the goo off your shoes, grab a slice of skyscraper cake, and dare to mock the living planet along with us! Excelsior!


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