Before I begin... my god, it's been forever since I've posted my comments on an episode. I blame other interests at the time and no real involvement as the prime suspects. Oh well.
Mars got Ortiz treatment? I take it she sounded just like Jasmine, Flannery, Kelly, Daisy, and every other teen or preteen filler girl in the first three sagas?
Oh yeah. Real, raw, sexy talent. Meeeooooowwwwrrrrrr....
Lisa Ortis? Where did PUSA get the idea that Mars would fit that kind of build? She's not even of that idea. Oh well, I do appreciate their use of Sean Schemmel as Cyrus though.
Then again, Jupiter not a better use either. I mean, they have how many female VA's to work with at this point? They could have easily used Emily Williams (I think it's Zoey, or else it's Lizabeth from movie 9) for the role and it would have worked fine. Heck, a deep tone from Emily Jenness would have worked.
Hell, even a slightly
deeper Lisa would have been better.
Every time a character is voiced by Lisa Ortiz, I'm instantly presented with a mental image of them being absorbed into a blob-like mass against their will, the prodruding faces of past victims dotted around it's formless build, to become part of a collective hive mind. That's my round-about way of saying 'God damn, that girl has zero range'.
It's the freedom to make a comment like this which makes me proud to be a long-standing member of this fine forum. Ich bin ein Serebii......er.
You know, I have to agree with you on this one. Normally, I seem to think you'll berate on just about everything about the episodes (unless it's some wacky thing that peaks your interest), but I think I see where your coming from. Mars sounded a bit too
high pitch. If you have a double take at hearing a character voice, I presume it's not really a good sign.
loved the episode.. but Mars's voice.. I was expecting something a tad deeper.
Mars's voice is fine to me. Cyrus's voice fitted him too.
Yes, Cyrus was done well.
Okay, after patiently waiting, and not getting anywhere... I finally resorted to YouTube. Normally, I don't do this (quality isn't great), but under the circumstances, I obliged myself.
All I have to say is this: Team Galactic owns every other Team in the Pokemon World up till now. Having their own leader
as part of the main group and keep it under wraps and have no one know (sadly, it helps that Ash and Dawn aren't exactly observant to begin with. Though, I could imagine this episode/the whole show would be written entirely different if they were) is pretty damn impressive.
Now, I don't really know if it was mentioned or not, but was I the only one who was willing to facepalm after the realization that both Ash, Dawn and
Brock revealed the locations of the three legendary sprites? I mean, I'm not sure if TG already knew about it in the games, but now, Cyrus knows exactly
where each of them are. Oy, its times like these that really make me want to reconsider the thinking process of the writers at times. Granted, this does
allow TG to go after the trio; which happens in the games anyways (really, it's inevitable, and had to happen somehow). But having the protagonists reveal things to the villains is something that I think will come back to haunt them once Cyrus does eventually reveal who he in fact is. Just saying.
Otherwise, the pace was well set. The best part was when Brock does his typical flirt routine, then abruptly stops on his own
due to the timing of things once he realizes that Croagunk isn't going to jab him. I mean, give it some time, and there's a slim chance Brock could potentially break the habit ('course, we'd be out of a running gag then wouldn't we?).
Well, seeing as this is merely part 1, guess I'll have to wait until next week to know the rest.
I really hope they get Jupiter's voice decent.
8/10 is my score for this one.