X-Men '97: Tolerance Is Extinction, Part 3
May 15, 2024 5:27 AM - Season 1, Episode 10 - Subscribe

The X-Men’s dream is put to the test as mutant-human relations reach a tipping point.
posted by 1970s Antihero (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It’s so good I woke up early to see it before my commute!

I already have theories about season 2 & 3.

Somehow we make a wild excuse that our heroes go back to the present into an Age of Apocalypse future with Bishop able to know our current reality. Instead of the MKran crystal we need our future heroes to reset the timeline. To do both stories justice I think Season 2 is all AoA. We don’t get to see Cyclops and Phoenix until Season 3.

But Season 1 was so dense they might do both in 2 episodes.
posted by politikitty at 9:01 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]

MY SPOUSE: Who's that?

ME: Silver Samurai.

MY SPOUSE: Who's that?

ME: Alpha Flight.

MY SPOUSE: Wait ... how did Rogue do that hand clap thing without any atmosphere?

ME: Oh, that's the Blue Area of the Moon. There's atmosphere there.

MY SPOUSE: I see. And how do you feel about knowing all this offhand?

ME (cheerfully): Deeply ashamed!

Anyway, pretty great season overall.
posted by kyrademon at 1:09 PM on May 15 [26 favorites]

Me: "Huh, how close to Days of Future Past are we going - "
Forge: recreates the cover on his wall

I missed the 3000 BC note for Rogue and Nightcrawler at first, until I saw the 3960AD note for Scott and Jean.

Until Apocalypse wandered up, I was sort of expecting Onslaught to crop up as the big bad in the next season - vaguely, a combination of Xavier's and Magneto's worst impulses or something. (I skipped the comics the first time round.)

Note, there's a mid-credits extra.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:53 PM on May 15 [5 favorites]

LOL, I was wondering about that atmosphere on the moon, thanks for clearing it up kyrademon!
posted by adrianhon at 6:33 AM on May 16 [1 favorite]

It s so good. I don't have much to say but it s so good. Thanks to everyone who made this
posted by eustatic at 8:30 AM on May 16 [1 favorite]

The "Asteroid M" plot just seemed a bit lonely, compared to the Jim Lee run, with the gold and blue teams, and the array of characters in the comics.so many characters in those serials that were paper thin, but got filled out later. I guess it s easier for the comics to have 'filler'characters?

but otherwise this series is great for centering the fact that the x men are an ensemble cast, a team, a family, a collective. And that includes bringing in erstwhile family like Magneto.

I know fantastic four are supposed to be the "superheroes, but family" Comic, but x men have always done it better, I feel.

It also explains how neither of these serials have been adapted by Hollywood well. Hollywood has been crap at creating the 'family' dynamic. Does it work for the fast and furious movies?
posted by eustatic at 4:03 PM on May 16

FF is the nuclear family

X-Men/New Mutants are the found family
posted by kokaku at 6:24 AM on May 18 [2 favorites]

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