Episode Reviews - Titans East, Part 2


Episode #38 - Titans East, Part 1
Original Airdate - January 15th, 2005

The final showdown between Cyborg and Brother Blood culminates in the creation of a new branch of the Titans team. Titans East includes a new tower in a new city with five new members: Aqualad, Bumblebee, Speedy and a pair of high-speed twins known as Mas Y Menos.

Review by Amazing Spidey
Media by Bird Boy
Titans Writers
Written by Marv Wolfman
Directed by Alex Soto
Producer Glen Murakami
Producers Linda M. Steiner, David Slack
Music by Michael McCuistion
Casting and Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Animation Services 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
John DiMaggio as Brother Blood
Mike Erwin as Speedy
T'Keyah Crystal Kemah as Bumblebee
Freddy Rodriguez as Mas, Menos
Wil Wheaton as Aqualad

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Pans



Sound Clips
Cyborg's Song (MP3, 155kb)
"I probably knew these guys!" (MP3, 155kb)
"Can't work...tacos..." (MP3, 131kb)
Review

"When there's trouble, you know what to dooooo!
Call Cyborg!!!
He's can shoot a rocket from his shoooooooooe!
'Cause he's Cyborg!!!
Do do doo or something like that, Oh yeah, na na na na, big fluffy cat! That's right!"

It was a brilliant beginning to an otherwise incredibly disappointing episode.

The Teen Titans season finale gets off to a disappointing start. The main problem is simple; Brother Blood is a very bland baddy. He lacks all of…everything that made Slade the coolest. It’s easy enough to say that the shows weakness is usually the villain, but for a season finale, the big bad so to speak, Brother Blood leaves a lot to be desired.

Whether or not Titans East will get their spin off is inconsequential at this point; this episode simply far too long away from the rest of the Titans, they might as well have not been there. I’ve liked the previous guest starring episodes; I like Speedy, Aqualad and Bee, but they suck when they’re together. It really did feel disjointed. Mas Y Menos were like Beast Boy on speed; good God, I haven’t seen anything that annoying in a cartoon since The Batman decided to butcher Alfred. It was painful…

It was a brilliant beginning to an otherwise incredibly disappointing episode. The episode could've delivered so much more. But, simply put, the new teams lack chemistry and feel forced when they're together. The villain is boring, and it lacked, well, The Titans basically. Hopefully part 2 will improve things.

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