This week kicks off with the season finale of Clone Wars, one of the most awaited half hours of sci-fi television this year! Not to be left out, DC Nation brings it with new episodes of Green Lantern and Young Justice, along with some hilarious shorts. Archer vomits too. MAJOR spoilers ahead!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revenge"
Darth Maul is back, but his memory is missing - he can only recite a word resembling the name of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the man who sent Darth Maul plunging down a reactor shaft one fateful night in theaters nearly thirteen years ago.
In this first clip, Savage Opress brings Maul to Mother Talzin, one the standout characters of this Clone Wars story arc, with the hope that Talzin can restore Maul's body and mind.
Once Maul's body and mind is restored, he quickly recognizes a lack of balance in the force, and speaks to what he was to become under the tutelage of Darth Sidious. Maul begins to slaughter innocents in order to draw out Kenobi.
Opress and Maul ambush and capture Kenobi, but Asajj Ventress shows up in pursuit of a bounty on Savage Opress' head, leading to a duel between Kenobi and Maul shown in this clip to end Season 4 of Clone Wars.
Green Lantern: TAS – "Razer's Edge"
During this episode Razer, a defected Red Lantern, joins Hal and Kilowog in their battle against the forces of evil. This clip is a comedic one, showing off one of the better themes of the series, with Hal and Kilowog playing Good Cop/Bad Cop. I'm hoping for more of this.
Young Justice – "Image"
Young Justice steps in to prevent a military operation that could harm an animal sanctuary, trying to be covert and prevent an international incident. Miss Martian takes the lead in this episode, revealing an interesting secret in the finale.
DC Nation Short – "New Teen Titans & Baby Superman"
Here are a couple of the DC shorts that aired last Saturday Morning. In the New Teen Titans short Wardrobe Malfunction, Beast Boy accidentally washes Robin's utility belt while doing his own laundry. To make up for it, Beast Boy makes a utility belt of his own, including tofu and a Frisbee.
In the second short, Baby Superman, we learn that when an infant uses Superman's cape as a diaper, said baby gets the powers of flight and super strength. Krypton should export re-usable diapers to Earth.
Marvel Anime: Blade – "The Bond"
Blade and Kikyo, both former students of Tanba Yagyu, duel in this episode. This clip is a flashback sequence of the duo's training under Tanba, with Blade later confessing that he desires to leave Tanba's training in order to fight draculas.
Archer – "Space Race: Part 1"
At least somebody is going to space, if only in a cartoon. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) voices a Commander Drake of the ISA, rallying Archer and ISIS to take to the stars and re-gain control of Horizon, the International Space Station. This clip features Archer's take on the Vomit Comet, along with a spectacular example of his towel snapping prowess. Archer haters - stay out of the locker room.
Transformers Prime – "Operation: Bumblebee, Part 1"
Megatron is looking for two artifacts from Iacon, but Bumblee is tipped off to Megatron's plans and sets out to stop him single handedly. Bumblebee is ambushed, and in the process loses his Tranformation Cog.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – "Dragon Quest"
Later today, the new episode Dragon Quest debuts on The Hub. Spike, the lone dragon in Ponyville, wants to know where he came from. To do so, Spike hooks up with some tough teenage dragons on a journey of self-discovery called the "Great Dragon Migration."
The Aquabats! Super Show! – "Mysterious Egg!"
The Aquabats find a large egg in the forest and wait for it to hatch, not the smartest idea. You could have had an amazing omelet. When the egg hatches, it's denizen, a mutant bird attacks the band and imprints on Jimmy the Robot. This episode also features an interstitial cartoon, shown in this clip.
Blade airs Friday nights on G4TV. Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs Friday nights on the Cartoon Network. Archer airs Thursday nights on FX. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Aquabats air Saturday afternoons on The Hub. Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice air Saturday mornings on the Cartoon Network, so turn your television on.