Transformers is back! This week Transformers Prime season two kicks off with Optimus Prime getting amnesia, a 30 Rock star makes an appearance on Archer, and we see a zombie battle in the Star Wars Universe - Minor spoilers ahead!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre"
This episode kicks off the last story arc of season four with a bang, as Asajj Ventress accepts entrance into the Nightsisters. Dooku dispatches Grievous to kill Ventress, but the Nightsisters resurrect a bevy of dead sisters to fight off the four-armed General. This week's clip shows off the Zombie Nightsisters as they destroy a pack of Battle Droids - one of the best and most bizarre battles of the season.
Marvel Anime: Blade – "Bad Blood"
Blade and Makato venture to a silver mine looking for Deacon Frost – a silver mine run by the Existence. A local shaman pleads with Blade to stay away from the Existence, as the group will attack their village in retribution. Later in the episode, Blade battles Sagari, an accomplice of Deacon Frost and vampire who takes on a rat-like appearance, in one of the more unique battle scenes from the series.
Archer – "Bloody Ferlin"
The backwoods of West Virginia – a harrowing place for any human, but Archer is headed there. Jack McBrayer, Kenneth from 30 Rock, appears in this episode as Randy, the younger brother of Archer's co-worker Gillette. Gillette is stealing guns and grenades to protect Randy and his less than legal farming activities from the local sheriff, EZ.
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole – "Jules Verne's Monster Rally Run!"
This episode brings back memories of weekday afternoon re-runs of Hanna-Barbera's Wacky Races. After being shown up by Dracula in front of his lady, Dr. Frankenstein enters the Monster Rally Run, a race through time and space. The rally features Phantom Menace pod race worthy banter and a dead Larry Bird as the announcer.
Dan Vs. – "The Monster Under the Bed"
I'm really starting to like this show. In this week's study of Dan's hatred, Dan summons an ancient beast…one that resides under his bed. The beast eats one of Dan's (and my) favorite delicacies– fast food burritos. Out of fear, Dan flees his apartment in his undies and gets mocked by a young girl.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - "A Friend in Deed "
Finally, an angry citizen of Ponyville. Cranky Doodle Donkey moves to town and refuses to be friends with incessantly happy Pinkie Pie. I like Cranky Doodle Donkey - he's like a more hardcore Eeyore. Pinkie Pie's singing can apparently cure depression and/or seasonal affective disorder, with her talents on display in this clip.
Transformers Prime – "Orion Pax, Part 1"
Transformers Prime returns for a second season, kicking off with a quest to restore Optimus Prime's memories. Optimus Prime reverts to his earlier life as Orion Pax, and Megatron convinces the mind-wiped Pax to join the Decepticons. This clip shows Arcee (I'm an Arcee fan, shoot me) on a mission to free Optimus and turn a couple of Decepticons into scrap metal in the process. This season's second episode airs tonight.
Blade airs Friday nights on G4TV. Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs Friday nights on the Cartoon Network. Archer airs Thursday nights on FX. Frankenhole airs Sunday nights during Adult Swim. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Dan Vs. air Saturday Mornings on The Hub, when cartoons should air.