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Posted: Nov 9 2005, 08:00 PM
The 4-D Man
Member No.: 5
Joined: 15-December 04
Here is where you can discuss the time convoulted first season finale, "The Savage Time" in its entirety.
My review to come forth.
Posted: Nov 9 2005, 08:24 PM
Member No.: 221
Joined: 21-March 05
Sorry, Dark Weezing. I would have done it myself but I got back from class just a few minutes too late. Again, I'm sorry.
I'll comment on some of the things I do remember from this three-part episode.
What if the Nazis won World War II? We can all guess due to the path Nazi Germany was walking --- systematically purging the world of "undesirables" --- that if they'd won, we'd get the same crap happening in our own countries. And in such a world, there is no room for a Justice League. However, there is room for an even grimmer Batman, whose parents this time were killed for speaking out agains the regime.
"Nothing would make me happier." - Alternate Batman's response when Superman tells him that stopping the Nazis from winning World War II would mean that this version of him would have never existed. That succinct statement proves what a hopeless world this is, that even someone who is an ironic symbol of hope and redemption would wish he never existed.
Then there's a whole bunch of time-traveling lunacy. Green Lantern's ring runs out of juice, so he has to make do with the skills he acquired during his time with the Marines. Speaking of GL as a WWII soldier, you'd think there'd be some allusion to the prejudice black soldiers suffered from white soldiers. Maybe I simply wasn't examining it as deeply, but I didn't see much in the way of that except some brief, muted hostility.
And whaddaya know, there's romance. Yes, between Wonder Woman and a military pilot named Steve Trevor. Didn't they have some kind of relationship in the comics?
The end? Well, there is an end. The League puts a foot to the behind of the mastermind behind the Nazis . . . who happens to be Vandal Savage instead of Hitler, whom we see in cryogenic suspension. They proceed to go back to their own time, which has been restored to normal. Superman is so happy to see Batman back to himself that he gives him a hug and Batman's response is, "WTF?! Get off me!" Ok, not in those words, but that was the gist of it.
And Wonder Woman sees a well-aged Steve one more time.
All's well that ends well.
"The training is nothing. The will is everything." - Ducard, Batman Begins