The Men who Would Be King: “Pendragon”

“In the heart of these gardens across the river lies the sword in the stone, to be claimed by the timeless king who can find it.” The Lady of the Lake

Written by: Lydia C. Marano

Original Air Date: February 12, 1996

Introduces: The Lady of the Lake, the Stone of Destiny

Timeline placement: May 18 – 19, 1996

Location: London, England; New York City

TMNT episode I could make a quite forced comparison to: “Darkness at the Edge of Town”

 

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The Good: “Mark of the Panther” (Post 2 of 2)

Written by: Lydia Marano

Original Air Date: February 8, 1996

Introduces: Tea, Anansi, Fara Maku,

Timeline placement: May 16, 1996

Location: Nigeria

TMNT episode I could make a forced comparison to: “Return of the Justice Force”

Content Note: Rape, Abuse, Assault

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Holy Metaphor, Batman: “Mark of the Panther” (Post 1 of 2)

“I loved you once. But for what you did to me you won’t live through this night.” Tea

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Written by: Lydia Marano

Original Air Date: February 8, 1996

Introduces: Tea, Anansi, Fara Maku,

Timeline placement: May 16, 1996

Location: Nigeria

TMNT episode I could make a forced comparison to: “Return of the Justice Force”

Content Note: Rape, Abuse, Assault

(Note: This is one of two posts on “Mark of the Panther”, as there are elements within the episode that deserve particular attention. Part one will discuss those elements, while part two will be a more general post.)

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Women at Work: “Walkabout”

“…law and order [Chung CHUNG!].” Dingo

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Written by: Michael Reaves, Steve Perry

Original Air Date: February 7, 1996

Introduces: Matrix, Anastasia Renard, Shaman

Timeline placement: May 1 – 2, 1996

Location: Australian outback

TMNT episode I could make a comparison to: “Membership Drive”

 

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The Troubles with Bronx Stories: “The Hound of Ulster”

“There’s no heroes anymore. Only villains. And they’ve got us all beat.” Rory Dugan

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Written by: Michael Reaves, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood

Original Air Date: February 6, 1996

Introduces: Rory Dugan / Cú Chullain ; Molly/ the Banshee / Cromm-Cruach; Mr. Dugan

Timeline placement: January 27 – 29, 1996

Location: Ulster, Ireland

TMNT episode I could make a very forced comparison to: N/A

 

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I Would Have Preferred the Goth Chick: “Grief”

“Death is always pointless. That is the point.”  Anubis

This episode takes place in Hong Kong. I can feel it.

Written by: Brynne Chandler Reaves and Michael Reaves

Original Air Date: December 28, 1995

Introduces: The emir, Anubis

Timeline placement: January 25 – 26, 1996

Location: Giza, Egypt

TMNT episode I could make a very forced comparison to: N/A

 

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The Stone Gryphon: “M.I.A.”

“We thought you’d died with Griff! Is he here?  Is he with you?”  Leo

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Written by: Robert Cohen

Original Air Date: December 21, 1995

Introduces: Griff, Una, Leo

Timeline placement: 1940; January 23 – 24, 1996

Location:  London, England

TMNT episode I could make a very forced comparison to: “Timing is Everything”

 

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