Episode Reviews - Stranded

Episode #47 - Stranded
Original Airdate - June 11th, 2005

An exciting battle on a distant SPACE STATION ends with a tremendous explosion that blows the T-Ship apart -- and sends the Titans flying off in five different directions to crashland on a STRANGE ALIEN WORLD. Will our five shipwrecked heroes ever be able to get back together and find their way home?

Review by Amazing Spidey
Media by Gareb
Titans Writers
Written by Melody Fox
Directed by Alex Soto
Producer Glen Murakami
Producers Linda M. Steiner, David Slack
Music by Michael McCuistion
Casting and Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Animation by DongWoo Animation Co., LTD.

Titans Voices
Greg Cipes as Beast Boy
Scott Menville as Robin
Khary Payton as Cyborg
Tara Strong as Raven
Hynden Walch as Starfire
Dee Bradley Baker as Space Monster

Screen Grabs


This episode was awesome. It wasn't a big shocker like The Prophecy, completely nutty episode like Fractured, or even an action packed blockbuster like X no, this episode was fun. Fun with a capital 'F'.

The episode, as one would expect with a name like "Stranded" leaves the Titans separated on a strange alien world. Raven is left on her own, surrounded by an army of extremely annoying but cute midget… things… whilst Beast Boy is left to try and put a completely scattered Cyborg's body back together. I usually find myself loathing Beast Boy's stupidity, but this episode was arguably his funniest appearance yet. It's unusual for all of the plots of a Titans episode to work, I usually find one of them is either annoying, lacks any humor or simply taking time away from another, more interesting scenario, but here, all the 'B' plots work wonderfully. Raven's could've got real old, real quick, but thankfully, she didn't appear too long to have any lasting annoyance on the viewer.

As always, the animation and storyboarding excelled. I was especially impressed with Robin jumping up the falling rocks. I also liked how they went back to what was revealed in ‘Switched’, with Starfire's happiness fuelling her powers. I hate it when a show ignores its characters established traits, and was glad to see it wasn’t the case here.

The undoubted highlight however, was Robin and his difficulty explaining his feelings to Starfire. This could've been a potentially sappy episode, but the writers wisely get the tone of the episode with their tongues firmly placed in cheek. I really love this whole Robin/Starfire relationship, and hope to, one day, get a conclusion from it. Out of all the characters, I find these two to have the best chemistry. Hopefully, we'll see more of these types of episodes.

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