June 11th, 2012
Yes, yes. I get the joke. Please stop now.
That was unfortunately the ‘height’ of the humor in the first half as they tracked down Convenient ‘Plot’ Element and then confronted him in Whose-His-Face’s body. I particularly liked how they all stood perfectly still as he fled, all commenting on how he was getting away and how they should probably be chasing him. Admittedly, the little exchange of "Space CQC Jammer!" "We’ve been jammed!" "It’s a jammer." came close in sheer bloodyminded dedication to stretch out and belabor a point unto death. And then when we get to the second half, the ultimate joke is once again, like always, the seemingly evil alien actually has some mundane goal regarding mass media. This time it was for the children. I wonder if they’re consciously ripping off Futurama plots, stretching them out, stripping away the jokes, and then pasting on a Cthulhu character or if it’s all accidental.
And then Mashiko used his body to protect Nyarlro so they could have a big dramatic sacrifice scene while the tentacle villain waiting patiently for them to finish and predictibly, Mashiko was just faking it the whole time. I guess at least they only faked it being serious for about a minute instead of far longer, but it was still a minute and a half longer than I was buying it thanks to all the shots of people gasping as (s)he was about to do it. Yada yada, returned to normal, catchphrase, transform, ramble aimlessly for a while, instant kill, stand around in a circle talking about how everything was so totally meaningful and stuff, body snatcher is now a magical pet and everybody loves Mahiro. Uh huh. Whatever.
Yet more to jam into his harem.