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The X-Men TAS Podcast

Willie Simpson and Sonia Rapaport

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The ultimate archive for the classic 1990s animated series, X-Men and Spider-Man! Join us, your jolly hosts Willie Simpson and Sonia Rapaport as we break down every episode of both animated shows along with all the X-Men and Spider-Man movies! The fun doesn't stop there so make sure to continue following along as we trek deeper into the history of Marvel animation with X-Men Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men and now the world of Batman TAS! Along they way, we also have hearty discussions of ...
 
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The Caped Crusader is exposed to colorfully dangerous gases cooked up by the Scarecrow on the latest episode of Batman TAS! Join us as we discuss... Enjoying the new Star Trek while not recommending Paramount Plus! The power fear wields over the entire human race! Batman does not go out of his way to save poor Nigel or Anthony! Bruce Wayne wearing …
 
A huge episode this week as we talk the Moon Knight finale, Doc Strange 2 (with spoilers) and another excellent episode of Batman featuring the introduction of the iconic Poison Ivy! Join us as we discuss... Swinging from the doldrums of Moon Knight to being thrilled by Doctor Strange 2! Continuing to be impressed by the early animation experiments…
 
Joker saunters into the Batman universe, but really, he was always there! This is a stone-cold classic episode of Batman so make sure to join as we discuss... Some loose thoughts on Moon Knight, Thor and Superman! The incredible, immersive world of Gotham City and Paul Dini's dynamite script! How this version of Joker is reminiscent of his earliest…
 
Batman helps a gangster find religion on a very gothic and moralistic episode of Batman TAS! Join us as we discuss... Enjoying the latest Moon Knight a bit more! An episode that didn't stand out when we were kids, but shines in our adult eyes! The strong Sopranos TV Pilot vibes going on in this one! Batman teaching kids to trust in the guiding mora…
 
The terrifying Clayface emerges in the world of Batman in one of the greatest two-parters ever! Join us as we discuss... Noticing the overall dip in quality in the MCU! Teddy can't stop reminding us that Clayface's first name is 'Matt'! Why it is important that kids learn that huge actors are, more often than not, narcissistic creeps! Batman employ…
 
Batman meets Mr. Freeze in one of the most iconic episodes of superhero animation ever! Join us for this special occasion as we discuss... Narrowing in on exactly why the Disney + format isn't the best! Was there ever a more beautifully animated episode of...anything? Batman's bacta tank! How the Mr. Freeze storyline resolves itself in a video game…
 
The true first episode of Batman TAS is up this week as Batman fights the inversion of his name, which happens to be a big scary bat monster! Join us as we discuss... Dipping our toes into the mysterious world of Moon Knight! Having a whole lot of fun imagining a sky dominated by dirigibles! Be introduced to the great Harvey Bullock! The weirdness …
 
The Batman TAS era of the X-Men TAS Podcast officially begins! (hopefully that's not too confusing...) We are running the episodes down in release order so join us for the first two episodes as we discuss... Just why this show is so incredible overall, like you need any convincing! Catwoman's magical cat powers! Gotham City, just exactly where is i…
 
That's right Marvel boys and girls, this podcast has (temporarily) gone DC! We usher in a new age of Batman talk by starting with Tim Burton's unforgettable Batman movie from 1989! Join us as we discuss... Not quite as Tim Burtony as we thought! Why this movie owes a lot more to the Adam West Batman than everyone thinks! The plot? Bat mythology? No…
 
Another milestone episode has been reached as we arrive at the conclusion of the Wolverine and the X-Men series! Join us as we discuss... Taika Waititi's latest Pirate adventure and why Lucasarts video games from the 90s might be our favorite era of Star Wars history! Summarizing what worked and didn't work for Wolverine and the X-Men! Why the Sent…
 
We talk about the mysterious new "The Batman" movie and drive close to the finish line of Wolverine and the X-Men! Join us as we discuss... A spoilery first-impressions only chat about our feelings checking out "The Batman" Another satisfying Emma twist! Only one of the X-23 clones gets a name? How the X-Men Days of Future Past movie rips off this …
 
We begin the final trilogy of episodes that close out Wolverine and the X-Men! There are so many storylines to juggle and we'll need your help figuring it out so join us as we discuss... A peak behind the scenes for our future podcast plans! What works and doesn't work when you remix the X-Men mythology! Cyclops, forever under Wolverine's thumb in …
 
Jean Grey is alive (what a shock!) and proceeds to knock out everyone in upstate New York in a thrilling episode of Wolverine and the X-Men! Join us as we discuss... Getting the plot mechanics out of the way for Doctor Strange 2 and our love of Peacemaker and comics genius Ed Piskor! Jean Grey dealing with a mutant hating nurse from hell! Emma brin…
 
Gambit creeps on Polaris as we can't help but compare and contrast our favorite superhero properties over and over! Join us as we discuss... Peacemaker (still fun!) Reacher (simple fun!) Boba Fett (mindless fun!) and some heedless speculation about X-Men 97 (always fun!) and the future of DC (potentially fun!) Wait, just how old is Lorna supposed t…
 
We wonder if it is easy or hard to blow up a sentinel on the latest episode of W&tXM! Join us as we discuss... Enjoying James Gunn's Peacemaker, diving into the 90s with Pam and Tommy and diving even deeper on the new era of Star Wars! Cyclops finally gets an invite to the 'VP Professor X Coma Lounge,' only to get rudely iced out when he starts mou…
 
Old, battered down Cyclops gets a little love on the latest ep of W&tXM as we see a bit of his story and a very satisfying look into the original fab five X-Men! Join us as we discuss... Checking out Peacemaker, Beforeigners and thinking about revisiting X-Men: Dark Phoenix down the line! Seeing how Cyclops's backstory could have slotted in nicely …
 
We get a really cool alternate version of the Archangel origin story this week and dive deep into one of the more underrated OG X-Men! Join us as we discuss... Appreciating Star Wars content that doesn't ask for much in return, the downfall of Joss Whedon and our love of classic Jackie Chan! Why Angel and Iceman were sort of benched as OG X-Men and…
 
The X-Men and Brotherhood team up to fight Sentinels while we ponder why Kitty is afraid of fighting robots! It's an action packed episode so join as we discuss... Seeing the Eternals again and setting some new rules when it comes to movie reviews! Reflecting wistfully on the end of the excellent hard sci-fi drama, the Expanse! Magneto's family rem…
 
On the latest episode of Wolverine and the X-Men we explore Wolverine's Samurai backstory and on a personal note, look on with intense envy at Wolverine's healing factor! Join us as we discuss... Willie's great fall and how dreaming of Spider-Man made it worse! Trying to separate pop-culture knowledge of the Yazkua vs. the real thing! Does Wolverin…
 
Twenty years in the future, Professor X meets Polaris in the sand-swept ruins of Genosha as we contemplate twenty more years of endless Spider-Man sequels on a whole new W&tXM entry of X-TAS! Join us as we discuss... Diving into the wild rumors surrounding the resurrection of various Sony-verse Spider Universes! Trying to figure out the messed up t…
 
Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Wanda meet Mojo somewhere under the sea...far from the Mojoverse for some reason in the latest episode of W&tXM! Join us as we discuss... Our hot-takes on Matrix: Resurrections, the Hawkeye finale and some more loose thoughts we had on Spider-Man: No Way Home (mild spoilers for all)! Why Mojo would be a perfect character…
 
We return to the Spider-Man years and Sony's Spider-Tastic Cinematic Universe as we dive deep into Spider-Man: No Way Home! Join us as we discuss... All the spoilerly details fit to print (well, we won't print them here)! No extended bullet points for this one, you just gotta dive in once you have seen the flick! Hope you enjoy another movie hang e…
 
In 2021, it seems like Wolverine is the only one left in the dark when it comes to his mysterious past! This time, Mystique is the one help him find out what everyone already knows on the latest episode of W&tXM! Join us as we discuss... Our appreciation for 90s Superman TAS and our current hype level for Spider-Man: No Way Home! Figuring out what …
 
No one on the X-Men takes Wolverine seriously as the leader and Rogue finally reveals just what the heck she has been up to this whole time! It's a thrilling episode of W&tXM so join us to discuss... Is Hawkeye a smooth bit of Christmas entertainment or just a complete waste of time? Hologram phones, do they serve any kind of purpose? The delightfu…
 
Cyclops unleashes hell and lives up to the back of his Marvel trading card in the latest episode of W&tXM! Join us as we discuss... Venom 2, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, King Richard and most importantly, Get Back, the greatest gift imaginable for any Beatles fan! Cyclops commits a lot of crimes in broad daylight! Emma is quite frosty with Logan, but m…
 
Another X-Men TAS superfan flies in from across the sea to talk to us about how sad this version of Sabertooth's outfit is! We welcome in the magnificent Tom and let the hot-takes fly so join us as we discuss... Some more hopes and fears surrounding X-Men 97! How the quality of the latest crop of MCU properties makes us nervous about future X-Men f…
 
We have seen a lot of crazy things happen since launching this podcast in the ancient year of 2017 but nothing could prepare us for the RETURN of X-MEN TAS in the form of X-MEN 97! This momentous announcement required a collection of X-Men TAS Podcast SUPERFANS to help to even begin to comprehend what this all means! Join Willie, Sonia, Cedric, Bri…
 
We divide this episode between a spoilerific discussion of Eternals and some interesting X-Men world building on Genosha! Join us as we discuss... Why we liked Eternals so much and why we felt confused as to why this is the worst reviewed MCU movie ever! Magneto made a fake, nice prison only to hide his bad, evil prison...but the fake prison didn't…
 
We are in for a great treat as this is one of the most classic Wolverine and the X-Men episodes ever! Join us as we discuss... Dune! And a discussion of our thoroughly amateur film criticism skills! Professor X, MVP! What Master Mold has in common with an EZ-Bake oven! The world is ruined and its all the X-Men's fault? Where were the other thousand…
 
The X-Men have no choice but to do the most inhumane thing possible in order to save the world...or do they? Join us for the latest episode of W&tXM as we discuss... Batman, the future and the far, distant past! The interesting stylistic differences between X-Men TAS and W&tXM! How Rogue was set up to be the star of the episode, but was kind of for…
 
Wolverine faces his original comic foe and gets tossed around like a rag doll on the latest ep of Wolverine and the X-Men! Join us as we discuss... Speculating wildly about future superhero shows, movies and soft reboots! Why Wolverine and Hulk are a match made in heaven! Evil Nick Fury! Wolverine's gotta put on that mask one day right? Just who is…
 
Nightcrawler opens up all kinds of whip-ass on foes both seaborne and extra-dimensional on the latest ep of Wolverine and the X-Men! Join us as we discuss... Our love of televised DC content, both wholesome and trashy! Our thoughts on the What If finale and the future of Marvel animation! Nightcrawler's swords, one prop too many? Spiral? Mojo? What…
 
ambit meets Wolverine on Earth-8096 and they both cause a lot of destruction from burning sacks of money, to blowing up sports cars! Join us as we discuss... Our reaction to the Many Saints of Newark and the latest and grimmest What If! Wondering who actually comes up with the numbers that label all the Marvel multiverses! We probably shouldn't be …
 
We missed the X-Men so we are changing the channel and jumping to the great series, Wolverine and the X-Men! We are starting at episode four, so if you want some analysis on the first three episodes, check out our classic episode from Dec. 2019 by clicking here! Once you are caught up, join us to discuss... Just exactly why we are switching to Wolv…
 
We reflect deeply on the current and future states of Marvel's cinematic offerings while exploring the latest What If mashup between Iron Man and Black Panther! Join us as we discuss... Being old as a prerequisite to enjoy Columbo! Digging the trashy fun of HBO's Titans series! Praying that the future X-Men movies won't let us down! Seeing how Disn…
 
Zombies have sucked out the brains of the world's mightiest heroes but luckily Dr. Strange's cape brings us all a sense of calm in such frightening times! Join us as we discuss... Wishing the best for the Matrix 4! Exploding with joy over the tease of the new Wolverine video game (well, one of us anyway!) Being exposed for our dearth of encyclopedi…
 
We went back to the movies and saw Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings! We also saw the latest episode of What If where Doctor Strange goes insane! Join us as we discuss... Our spoiler heavy thoughts on Shang-Chi! Wanting a little more romantic sizzle from Marvel! Shouting out Benedict Wong as the best actor in the MCU! A perfect episode of What If.…
 
It's time to jump back into Marvel's brand-spanking new multiverse again and this time we contemplate a bunch of twisted dark endings for the MCU's most profitable heroes! Join us as we discuss... Star Trek Lower Decks, the Marvel Netflix universe and our thoughts on the new Spider-Man trailer! The brilliance of Marvel in the 1960s! Broaching the n…
 
What if What If was better than we thought!? Black Panther goes galactic on the latest entry in new-age Marvel animation so join us to discuss... Sonia seeing the original Suicide Squad and uhh...! Why this What If episode reminded us of Silver Surfer TAS! Someone should have asked Thanos to make better wishes with that Infinity Gauntlet! Some quic…
 
We enter the zeitgeist of the Marvel Multiverse this week (and also the DC Universe) as we blab on about the first episode of What If and the new James Gunn Suicide Squad movie! Join us as we discuss... Why the Suicide Squad reminded us of Deadpool! What this new Marvel animated show has in common with a defunct video game company! The thrilling(?)…
 
We have reached the end of X-Men Evolution and we get to see how everyone...well...evolved! Join us as we discuss... How Ragnarok can exist outside of Marvel and our love of global television! Boom Boom and Multiple Man make for the coolest combo! Which characters evolved best and which characters were Professor X! Our final summation of the entire…
 
We are about to cross the finish line on another Marvel animated series and boy, do we have a lot to say! Join us as we discuss... An epic rant against the new Disney movie Jungle Cruise and a lament about the Rock's movie career! Beginning to explore our overall conclusions about X-Men Evolution! Finally seeing Professor X using his powers properl…
 
The countdown to the end of Evolution commences as we explore the premiere of another classic new mutant! Join us as we discuss... Future podcast plans following the conclusion of Evolution! Floating conspiracy theories about how Evolution plotlines end up being similar to the movies! Wolverine teaches the mutants how to ride motorcycles...for reas…
 
The MCU gives us the next great villain of note while we learn that Gambit has a father named Jean Luc! Join us as we discuss... Kurosawa, Bosch (frumpy Batman) and the Loki season finale are discussed with great vigor! We start to really understand why Professor X's therapy sessions are so awful! Rogue does have really disturbing dreams though! Ga…
 
We take a break from our evolved X-Men pals and dive deep into the new Black Widow movie as well as prepare ourselves for more mystery on our way from the world of Loki! Join our very heavy spoiler talk as we discuss... Enjoying the awe Marvel brought to the table with the penultimate episode of Loki! Did we need a Black Widow movie? Yeah, it was p…
 
Spyke returns as a righteous vigilante as we ponder how many #LeechHeads are out in X-Men fandom! Join us as we discuss... Being pleased how Loki reset our expectations! The satisfying 'evolution' of Spyke! Duncan's evolution from high school jock to bigoted loser! Hoping for a Morlocks TV show featuring the Hellfire Club! This was a fantastic epis…
 
Tis the season of psychologically unstable superheroes and we tackle a slew of them, touching on Loki, Legion and Joker! Join us as we discuss... Accepting that Disney Plus Marvel shows are tease-central and there is nothing we can do about it! How Evolution is a pretty cool show for tackling X-Men storylines beyond the tried and true classics! Bal…
 
Loki continues to screw around with the foundation of the MCU and X-23 returns to blow up Hydra bases in X-Men Evolution! Join us as we discuss... How Loki will allow Disney to have their cake and eat it too when it comes to preserving their sacred timeline and intellectual property! Would you buy an Omega Red action figure? So Scott and Jean are j…
 
We have a double-date with mischief this week, first checking out Loki and then what scheme the Brotherhood is cooking up on the latest episode of Evolution! Join us as we discuss... The importance of having the right expectations with Disney/Marvel properties! Do our worst experiences on the subway compare to those of the Brotherhood? The origin o…
 
The final season of X-Men Evolution begins and gives us crazy, 'blow your socks off' plot twists that we don't even know how to process! Join us as we discuss... Why Superman TAS gives off creepy Twilight Zone vibes! Are we ready to return to the movies? Professor X wants to clear the junk (which happens to include a stone-petrified Mystique) out o…
 
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