Tears to Tiara #25 — Dr. Strangelove

September 20th, 2009

 

Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb.

Impressions:

Well, on the upside, I’ve given up on this show, so I’m not bothered them fighting the same skeletons that they were fighting in episode 2, by Taliesin’s return from under an avalanche with an army of dragons, nor am I bothered with Nameless Angel killing himself out of general craziness. "I’ve been screwing around this whole fight, BUT YOU SCRATCHED ME!? That’s it, I’m better off dead." Not even the moronic exposition at the start, retconning previous events bothered me. Remember when Arthur went crazy and spent two episodes angsting it up? Not a character flaw adding a margin of depth. It was MIND TAKING. OoooOOOEEEEOOOOO. I guess Arthur was a perfect little boy all along whose only flaw is his inexperience. It also raises the question of why they thought the best way to take out their arch enemy was to mind control some kid into attacking him in a swamp and then sitting around and waiting for a mercenary to finish the job. Or what the other ten angels are doing during all of this.

So anyway, since I don’t care about any of that, this was a rather enjoyable episode, mostly filled with action and gives a good transition into the final fight against an impossibly large generic monster that has only been defeated by Arawn once before. That’s almost as few times as zero! I look forward to them combining their swords and summoning the MegaDragozord in order to defeat it. If we’re really lucky, maybe the maids will show up in their own Super Maid Robots and finally make themselves relevant for the first time in the entire bloody series.

You know, sometimes I feel like I can no longer tell where the sarcasm ends with what I write anymore.

Preview:

Fight! Dragozord! For a better tomorrow!

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sterling01 says:

    I thought the angel’s name was Lector

  • Aroduc says:

    It is, but I think they mentioned that all of once in the first two minutes of the episode and then never used it again.

    And I could be mistaken about those first two minutes.

  • kadian1364 says:

    Ah the requisite Dr. Strangelove reference. Never gets old.

  • DK says:

    Hmm… All I can say is, Skeletons were demoted from 3D to 2D, another gigantic, phallic monster attack and “Stand around doing shit while enemy BSOD’s” also seems to apply to the good guys as well.

    It’s maybe a little too early to give my final verdict on this series, but it really had the potential to be awesome at the beginning. It’s just too bad that awkward pacing, wrong choice of story arcs to emphasize, and TONS upon TONS of flashbacks turned it into a flaming trainwreck in the end.

  • Nanaya says:

    Funny, I was just watching that movie on tv yesterday.

    So Aroduc has finally given up… one one hand, we’re guaranteed endless sarcasm for the rest of the series; on the other, him completely snapping is no longer an option. *sigh* Ah well, when life gives you lemons…