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It’s been a wonderful yet sad couple of weeks without new episodes of X-Men ‘97, the revival of the animated TV series that introduced many of us to the merry band of mutants. It was a breakout hit, and ushered in new fans to the classic Saturday morning cartoon, that had so many elements of these iconic comic book characters. The interest and popularity dominated conversations weekly as we hurdled towards that shocking 3-part finale. Finale reveals and shockers will have to hold us for a while until we see the second season.

Join host Anthony Flagg (X: redovah_) and his guests Alex Perez (X: alexfromcc) and Uday Kataria (X: GoldenNinja3000) as they navigate the past and present of X-Men ‘97. This episode recounts each person’s history with the original series, favorite episodes and characters, and hopes for the future seasons of X-Men ‘97. Insider Alex Perez also provides some hits about what we might expect in season 2 and hints at an answer to one burning question surrounding Jean Grey and Madelyne Pryor.

All episodes of the first season of X-Men ‘97 are streaming on Disney Plus ! Did you watch the entire season, have you gone back and caught up with X-Men: The Animated Series? Let us know on social media @mycosmiccircus or join our Discord server where we have forums for these discussions plus much more! And if you liked this episode, give our podcast account @cosmicpodcasts a follow too so you can be notified about future episodes.

Ep. 56 Timestamps: X-Men ’97 season 1 podcast (Spoilers)

00:00 – Intro

00:44 – How happy were you to see the return of this beloved animated series on Disney+?

03:17 – Did you watch/rewatch the X-Men Animated series in preparation for this?

05:45 – Thoughts on the voice actors, returning and new.

09:25 – Favorite character in X-Men ’97 season 1?

14:17 – Thoughts on the theme song and soundtrack in season 1

17:45 – Favorite episode of X-Men ’97 season 1?

22:55 – Thoughts when Jean and Madelyne may have been swapped. Alex Perez gives a hint about the answer.

26:00 – Other mutants and teams that Alex, Uday, and Anthony would like to see in future seasons or shows

31:13 – Alex Perez on the future, present, and past groups of X-Men on the show.

32:10 – Ranking X-Men ’97 among other Marvel Studios projects

36:40 – Discussion about the animation in season 1

41:30 – Rama Tut thoughts. Alex Perez talks about Apocalypse and Rama Tut and season 2 a bit.

48:10 – Alex Perez on Gambit returning for season 2: “He’ll be back.”

49:25 – more X-men ’97 season 2 talk.

54;20 – Did season 1 live up to the high expectations?

57:40 – Alex Perez talks a little about Eyes of Wakana

59:12 – Uday Kataria on the X-Men as a team that is truly a family more than any other comic book hero team.

01:00:18 – Alex’s parting thoughts to listeners about X-Men ’97.

01:00:42 – Outros

(L-R): Beast (voiced by George Buza), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Gambit (voiced by AJ LoCascio), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase) in Marvel Animation's X-MEN '97.
(L-R): Beast (George Buza), Wolverine (Cal Dodd), Morph (JP Karliak), Bishop (Isaac Robinson-Smith), Rogue (Lenore Zann), Gambit (AJ LoCascio), Storm (Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (Ray Chase) in X-MEN ’97. (Disney+/Marvel)


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  • Anthony Flagg
  • Alex Perez
  • Uday Kataria

Executive Producer/Editor

  • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 5/25/2024

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Anthony Flagg

Howdy! I cover a variety of topics for The Cosmic Circus. My favorite topics to write about are video games, Pokemon and music. Drop me a line on Twitter! @redovah_

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