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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “Rage” (Season 1, episode 8)

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Short review tonight because I’ve got the flue or pleurisy or demonic possession or something awful going on and every part of my body aches. Also: I shiver. A lot.

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After yet another narrow get away, the Joes decide to hit a thrift shop and buy some duds to be a bit less conspicuous. While there, a guy named Steeler flies into a rage and tries to kill a local priest. It’s a Chicago thing, I guess. Duke contains the situation, and they take Steeler to a doctor, who reveals there have been a number of similarly-afflicted vets: Rage, followed by coma.

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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “Homecoming, Parts 1 and 2” (Episodes 6 and 7)

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There’s an old saw about science fiction on TV: If you haven’t got enough money to do everything you want, put the money you *do* have on the writers. The theory is that people will overlook plywood sets and even more wooden acting and lame special effects and whatnot if you give them a good story. And of course it’s true: The original Twilight Zone is the best example, but there are scads of others.

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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “Return of the Arashikage, Part 2” (Episode 5)

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Ever notice how the second part of a two-parter is never as good as the first?

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We pick up exactly where we left off, with the Joes in a burning log cabin, and Stormshadow hauling Jinx off.

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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “Return of the Arashikage, Part 1” (Episode 4)

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I can’t help but think it’s a bit early to be revealing all the mysteries surrounding Snake Eyes. The show hasn’t quite earned my faith that they’re rushing to establish all this for some larger arc-driven purpose down the road. Just the same, this was a really good episode. I really enjoyed watching it, even if it didn’t quite allay my fears.

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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “The Descent (Parts 1 and 2)” (Episodes 1 and 2)

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I don’t know that we’re going to cover this show regularly, but as I’ve always had an inexplicable thing for GI Joe (Which sucks out loud more than half the time, but I still love it), and as none of our regular shows are running tonight, I thought I’d give it a shot. I actually liked it quite a bit.

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THINGS WE'RE (Inexplicably) INTERESTED IN: "GI Joe Renegades"

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My mother's love has always been inexplicably tied to kickball, and my own has always been inexplicably tied to GI Joe. Let me emphasize that: Inexplicably. To make it worse, though the comics are by and large pretty good, I'm mostly just drawn to the cartoons, which are by and large mostly pretty bad.

It goes without saying, then, that I was gonna' be interested in this latest iteration of the franchise, but imagine my surprise when it turned out to actually look pretty clever!

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REVIEWS: MOVIE REVIEWS: “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (2009)

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There’s been a lot of punditry in the last few weeks - in my opinion, utterly pointless punditry, and counterproductive at that - taking umbrage at the idea that the version of G.I. Joe being depicted in this movie is an international force, and not the all-American team they remember from their youths.

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