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Old 01-06-2016, 12:31 PM
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New episode aired tonight as part of a weeklong Steven Bomb. "The Answer" has Garnet telling the story of how Ruby and Sapphire met and joined the Crystal Gems. It's told in a somewhat stylized style, with the already-known characters (Ruby, Sapphire, Garnet, Pearl, Rose Quartz) with their regular designs and voices and the incidental characters and background done in silhouette with Garnet provides their voices along with the narration.

Interesting points:

-Blue Diamond is in this episode, but we don't see her (hidden behind a veiled palanquin) or hear her (Garnet provides the voice in her story). We see her Pearl, though.
-Sapphire was a high ranking gem and a member of Blue Diamond's court, which explains her frou-frou princess dress and opera gloves.
-Sapphire was summoned to Earth in the early days of the rebellion specifically to provide her future vision. She came with three Ruby bodyguards, one of which was our Ruby.
-Sapphire's initial prophecy was that the Crystal Gems would attack their present location (The Sky Arena), and would be defeated, ending the rebellion, but only after a certain number of gems, including two Rubies and Sapphire herself, were destroyed. Sapphire is very fatalistic about this.
-Rose and Pearl sure know how to make an entrance and fight. Rose takes down the fused Rubies with one shot, and Pearl takes out several larger gems and is prepared to cut down a passive Sapphire before Our Ruby intervenes by jumping to protect Sapphire and ends up fusing with her accidentally, invalidating her earlier prophecy.
-Confirmed that, while fusion among gems of the same type is common on Homeworld, fusion with a different type of gem is seen as anathema. Blue Diamond actually sentences Ruby to death for daring to fuse with a high status gem, which causes Sapphire to flee with Ruby and defect.
-Everything about Ruby and Sapphire in the is ep is awesome.

One thing I noticed was that we see a Lapis silhouette on/in the sky arena when the Rubys are escorting Sapphire. That seems to kill the Lapis is Blue Diamond theory I've seen kicked around.

Last night's episode was interesting.
Steven is 14 but stuck in the body of a nine year old. He can shape-shift kinda but it's a terrible strain on him. I was actually hoping the teen-Steven would be permanent since the show is getting a lot more mature.

When he was baby Steven in the car, I noted the car seat and since they have established Greg as kind of a hoarder I assumed "Eh, he just never took it out of the van." The Amethyst reveal cracked me up.
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And after two eps that significantly deepen our appreciation for major characters*, one that both moves the relationships dynamics and the arc along some.

My guess about the last bit is
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that Peridot is NOT planning to use that pilfered diamond against them, as we are set up to believe, although she will be accused of such, but to help their cause.


But we will see.

*I particular was struck by Steven's expressing his upset over Connie growing up while he stays prepubescent in terms of what if she becomes President ... and if he'd have to be first boy. They have fused, an experience that this show has set up to be the ultimate in intimacy ... neither is chomping at the bits to become physically intimate but both clearly imagine themselves as a forever couple. His potentially staying the same boy, as she matures into a woman and then ages ... is scary for both of them. I was less impressed with night one: it made their love seem more trivial to me. An accidental fusion and it's deep and forever love? If there is to be a backstory I'd like to see a relationship develop and grow, not emerge fully formed from unintended intimacy.
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Pretty good call on your spoiler.

This was quite a week of episodes for Steven Universe, with a ton of significant info and reveals about gem society and the gem homeworld. The cluster storyline is still unresolved, although the team has taken a few steps closer towards enacting their plan.

Of course, the big spoiler for this Stevenbomb is
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Peridot officially joins the Crystal Gems! It's kind of cute how she wonders if she has to wear a star and where she is going to put it.





Notable moments from the Stevenbomb:

-We finally meet Blue Diamond and Yellow Diamond. Their huge sizes, combined with whatwe learn about the diamonds' role, should put an end to speculation about already existing characters (Lapis, Rose) being diamonds.
-Pearl's an absolutely vicious two-sword fighter. She wasn't boasting in "On the Run" when she said that Amethyst had no chance of beating her.
-Ruby's awkwardness around Sapphire is adorkable. Sapphire's probably the first non-Ruby gem to ever be kind or considerate to her.
-Rose Quartz telling Garnet "Welcome to Earth" when she is befuddled by her new circumstances. An exact parallel to Garnet saying it to Peridot in "Back to the Barn"
-Yellow Pearl's facial expressions while Peridot is talking to Yellow Diamond.
-On the other hand, Blue Pearl present more as someone trapped in an abusive relationship.
-Steven is 14? He doesn't look it and now we know why....
-The Maheshwarens are all about safety. They even have their own defibrillator...
-Was that a Cookie Cat cookie cake?
-Car-seat Amethyst was certainly disconcerting.
-Hey, Steven! When Amethyst, of all gems, warns you that you are doing something dangerous, you should listen.
-The map on the moonbase shows an Earth very different from ours....
-Peridot is, indeed, a massive nerd.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:20 PM
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There is a nice little Witness reference when Garnet invites Peridot to dance/fuse. She picks the same song that Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis dance to in their barn scene. Harrison's big city detective is even on a similar journey to Peridot, in living with and learning about an unfamiliar culture.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:11 PM
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I really liked this sequence, and was impressed at how well the arc fit together. When Periodot makes her choice, it seemed abrupt to me at first. Then, Log date 7 15 2 made everything make sense- and brought things back to Garnet's story in The Answer. No wonder the Diamonds hate Earth, it must seem like everyone sent there goes crazy. The place breeds rebellion.

"Terrifying renegade Pearl"

I am so looking forward to seeing where the show goes.
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I wonder if the Gems will be able to modify the Temple to give Peridot a room or will she have to live in Steven's bathroom?
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:19 PM
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Still no word on when new episodes will start again, but there are two official (at least Cartoon Network UK official) preview clips up with about four minutes of footage that you can see HERE

The clips have major spoilers.

SPOILER:
The first clip features a fusion smackdown battle: Malachite vs Alexandrite. Plus, the Lost Tribe of Watermelon Stevens.

The second clip features Steven, Peridot, and Lapis Lazuli being pursued by a Hunter Eye. Peridot learns why it's a good idea to stay on Lapis' good side.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:38 PM
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Cartoon Network has decided that "Log Date 7.5.12" was the Season 2 finale. Season 3 will start on June and then Steven Universe will run weekly throughout the summer. Also, Steven Universe has been renewed through season five. However, the remaining seasons will be short seasons (26 episodes compared to to the 52 of season 1).
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:17 AM
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Roommate has been watching it and I've been exposed by osmosis. I kinda like the Gems and the implied back story, but Steven is a whiny, annoying idiot. He makes Morty (of Rick and Morty) look competent and stable. Very frustrating that the show would be so much more watchable for me without the main character!
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If I had started watching the show from the beginning, I might have felt the same way, as Steven's irresponsible goofball schtick was pretty grating in the early episodes. However, this is a show that's all about character development and Steven's had development in spades. There are no longer any episodes built around problems caused by Steven goofing off on missions or by Steven misusing gem tech.
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If I had started watching the show from the beginning, I might have felt the same way, as Steven's irresponsible goofball schtick was pretty grating in the early episodes. However, this is a show that's all about character development and Steven's had development in spades. There are no longer any episodes built around problems caused by Steven goofing off on missions or by Steven misusing gem tech.
Did they cut out his larynx and give him a new one, too? Because then you might have my attention. I cringe every time he talks.
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Zach Callison's voice didn't change until partway through recording the current episodes. Depending on how far you've watched, you might not even be far enough to hear him having to pitch his voice up to remain semi-consistent. With Steven's recent birthday, we can only hope that someday his voice will drop.

Different but still SU related topic: On the "not officially released until tomorrow so you can't have it yet" shelf at my local comic book store today (4/5) there was a new SU comic I've got to get- Steven Universe Too Cool for School. It'll be interesting to see how public schooling plays out for Steven.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:33 PM
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Now that Steven Universe is on a few-month hiatus, it seems there's nothing to do than come up with fan theories about what's going to happen in the show and the nature of the gems. The latest Stevenbomb seems to have put a stake in several fan theories that had been bouncing around (e.g The Diamonds are fusions, Rose Quartz is/was Pink Diamond), but there were still plenty floating around. Two pretty new ones that don't fly with me are....

1) Pearl Belonged to White Diamond: I find this based on very thin grounds (both Pearl and White Diamond have there gems located in their foreheads) and overly complicated. Occam's Razor would dictate that our Pearl belonged to Rose Quartz (perhaps gifted by Pink Dimaond?), who was certainly a high-ranking enough gem to have a Pearl.

2) Jasper Will Join the Crystal Gems: She's just too axe crazy for me to see this one as viable. I can certainly seeing her do something rash and ending up on the outs with Homeworld, but that wouldn't necessarily put her on the Crystal Gems's side.
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Anyone have any Steven Universe speculation of their own? I've got two theories of my own....They might very well have been proposed out there in the fandom, but I haven't seen them.


1) Pink Diamond is broken, and Lion is a shard of Pink Diamond.

Why I think this? Older gem structures build before the rebellion have the diamond insignia with four diamonds. Newer structures have a triangle pattern made up of three diamonds. We know Yellow Diamond is still around in modern times. The missing diamond could be Blue or White Diamond, but I'm thinking it's Pink Diamond that is the missing Diamond. I've always assumed that Rose Quartz was linked to Pink Diamond. Did the other Diamonds punish her for her protege's rebellion?

In any event, Lion is obviously not a terrestrial lion. We haven't seen any sign of a gem shard on Lion, but one could be hidden under the mane. We've seem a lot of gem-shard monsters mimic earth animal forms (i.e centipeetle, giant blowfish, etc) and have powers (acid spit, super wind-breath, etc), so a lion with a teleportation roar would fit the pattern. Granted lion is a lot less monstrous and a lot more intelligent than the shard monsters the Crystal Gems fight, but I figure a Diamond shard would be exceptional.

2) Each Diamond has a sphere of influence in the Gem Empire that they rule over or have responsibility for. I'm sure there is a good deal of overlap, as each Diamond would have their own soldiers, technicians, so on. Yellow Diamond, "the best, most logical decider in the known universe". would be in charge of logistics and management for the empire, and possibly scientific research. Blue Diamond is in charge of exploration and colonization. She was the first one sent to deal with the rebellion because as a new colony, Earth was her responsibility. Lapis Lazuli, with her powers of unaided interstellar flight and planetary-scale hydrokinesis, is a natural for Blue Diamond's sphere. One of the murals presumably showed Rose Quartz battling White Diamond, which probably means that Blue Diamond failed and White Diamond was called in, implying that White Diamond is likely in charge of the Empire's Security and enforcing orthodoxy. I have no idea what Pink Diamond could have been in charge of . Did the other Diamonds divvy up her domain amongst themselves or just leave it by the wayside?

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Cartoon Network has apparently decided to bump up the schedule. Now they are advertising a four week Steven Universe event called "In Too Deep" starting on May 12.

Official preview clip is HERE.
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And bumping to remind other fans. Tomorrow!!
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I just want to say that it's funny how a random thread I started over a year ago because I woke up early on a Saturday has gone on this long.

I very much wish I could watch more episodes and stay caught up, the show sounds like it's gotten really good!
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:19 PM
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Has anyone with kids (or just a CN lover) have any experience with this show? Like I said in the title...I am just fascinated by this show
My daughters are fans, and they tried to draw me in with Pokemon, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, MLP-FIM, and a dozen others (they aren't young, but one just put a Steven Universe sticker on her Jeep), but they never clicked. I'm a bit tired of trying to relate to them, and will stay inexperienced. Sorry.

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So saw the first two tonight ...

I liked.

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Cluster denouement seemed a bit too easy though. Did like the one male dressed watermelon Steven sending the female dressed one off to battle.
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:22 PM
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Well, the "In Too Deep" event started off with a bang! Or a non-bang since the Earth didn't explode. The episodes are "Super Watermelon Island" and "Gem Drill".

Steven Quartz Universe is officially a Big Damn Hero. He saved the Earth more or less single-handedly, and his dreaming/mental projections power was the key in both episodes. And the Crystal Gems had total faith that he would find a way to do it.

Looks like no more island getaways for Sadie and Lars, as the warp pad to Mask Island was destroyed in the fight. Probably wouldn't be too peaceful with all the Watermelon People running around, anyway. Speaking of Watermelon People, the entire ritual sacrifice scene, including the camera POV from inside the monster's mouth as it moves towards the victim, feels like a homage to something, but I'm not sure what. Mothra, perhaps? Or another Japanese monster movie?

With the Cluster dealt with in the second episode of the season, one wonders what the next few episodes of "In Too Deep" will focus on.
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Maybe Steven and his dad van cook a few burgers and shenanigans ensue.

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Wouldn't be a bad idea? Outside of Greg and Connie, when was the last time we saw an inhabitant of Beach City? However, I think the rest of "In Too Deep" will mostly be about heavy-duty stuff.....

SPOILER:
First, the gang has to deal with Lapis, who is not happy with Peridot or the Crystal Gems. Then, previews show that there'll be a ship full of Rubies that arrive looking for Peridot.
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And since the Crystal Gems had Jasper in their grasp and let her slip away, the question is... what will happen with Jasper? Is Jasper dead or injured? Will she need healing from Steven? Will she get a redemption arc like Peridot and join the Crystal Gems?

My points....
1) Jasper's obviously still alive and will be back
2) I doubt Jasper is broken. She took a lot more damage in "Jail Break" without getting a scratch on her, or even getting poofed.
3) Jasper might get a redemption arc, but IMHO it's way to soon to start one. Lapis will/should be main priority.
4) Also, I can't see Jasper joining the Crystal Gems as long as Lapis is around. (She would leave if Jasper joined)
5) Just because Rose and Jasper are both powerful quartz warriors doesn't mean that Rose's conversion to Earth's cause has any bearing on Jasper. Rose is a nurturing, maternal type with healing tears and life-giving powers. It's natural that she would see the value in non-gem life. Also, Rose is more of a "Lady of War" type and I see Jasper as the "Axe Crazy" type.
6) Jasper probably thinks that fighting the Rebellion was the best time of her life. Notice how bored she seems in the Return and how she gets angry when she's denied a rematch with Rose Quartz? She might be discontented with Homeworld because a) there is nothing challenging for her to do and b) modern tech and weaponry has rendered the old-school melee-weapons battling of the Rebellion's time obsolete.
7) Even if Steven healed Jasper, I could see her resenting it. I certainly can't see her as a mentor for Steven. If anything, I see Jasper damaging Steven's faith in Rose by telling him about something horrible that Rose did. She might do this maliciously, or might even think she is helping Steven by toughening him up.
8) I think the most likely path for Jasper is as a noble enemy who respects the Crystal Gems but relishes battling them. If she does forsake Homeworld, it will be much later in the series, when she is torn between respect and her personal code and the orders of the Diamonds.


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And another strong episode this week: "Same Old World".

Nothing much happens in it. It starts with the Gems and Steven relaxing after their victories over Malachite and the Cluster while packing up to move back to the Temple. Lapis regains consciousness during the night and Steven catches her before she flies off but can't persuade her to stay.

Peridot opts to stay at the barn and to work on repairing the hole she made with her robot. Steven stays behind to look for Lion and finds Lapis, who released that she has no where to go and now that she is finally free, she doesn't know what she want to do.

Steven tries to show her that the Earth, which Lapis admits she really knows little about despite all the time she spent on it, could be a good place for her to live. They take a flying tour of some nearby areas (the nearby countryside, Empire City, Jersey), and Steven persuades her that the Earth is constantly changing, and is not the same as the world she was imprisoned on. She agrees to stay at the barn....until Peridot walks into the frame in the last scene and the episode ends.

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-The Galaxy Warp is out in the ocean, apparently not too far from the East Coast
-The audience pretty much all of Lapis' backstory in this episode.
-Lapis displays a new power, like she wasn't powerful enough already.
-New Jersey is just Jersey in the Stevenverse.
-Steven proposes Lapis might like living in Jersey because the people there seem to hate the Earth, too!
-Steven describes life in Empire City as a mashup of NYC sitcom tropes.
-Bismuth appearance?
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I just want to say that it's funny how a random thread I started over a year ago because I woke up early on a Saturday has gone on this long.

I very much wish I could watch more episodes and stay caught up, the show sounds like it's gotten really good!
It's just in the middle of a string of really good episodes. This thread actually got me to watch the show.
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Oh, and can I say how nice it was to see a Lapis Lazuli that is relaxed, happy, and confident rather than beaten down, stressed out, or angry?
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Excellent quiet relaxing episode with some cute bits.

Some fleshing of backstory, major character development, and some relationship development.

She did more than agree to stay at the barn. She made an active decision to choose to embrace being on earth rather than being trapped there.

Pacing being what it is I suspect the next week will be the new threat.
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And "Barn Mates" continues the run of "In Too Deep" episodes, picking up exactly where "Same Old World" left off. Steven tries to sell Lapis on sharing the barn with Peridot and Peridot tries to convince Lapis that she has changed, but it doesn't go so well since Steven is overly optimistic and oblivious to the depths of Lapis' feelings and Peridot has poor communication skills, even when she means well.

Peridot then plaintively asks Lapis what she want her to do and she will do it. Lapis tells Peridot to just leave, so she does. And promptly comes back pursued a Hunter Eye. Lapis seems like she's willing to leave Peridot to her fate until she sees Steven move to protect Lapis. Lapis water-swats the Eye into the ground and the other gems arrive, having tracked the Eye. It looks like a happy conclusion until

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The Eye opens and a Ruby emerges. Iris out
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:37 AM
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Oh, my read was that it wasn't Steven's protecting her that got Lapis to step up to save her but Peridot's willingness to sacrifice herself for her friends.
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"Hit the Diamond" picks up where "Barnmates" left off and concludes the series of "In Too Deep" episodes. Steven and the Crystal Gems retreat inside the barn while five, count 'em five, Rubies emerge from the Hunter Eye and start to fan out, their mission to find "the leader of the failed Earth mission".

Garnet has a plan that surprisingly doesn't involve violence: she unfuses and Ruby will infiltrate the Rubies! However, the plan relies on our Ruby being able to stay cool and act casual, so instead she points out the barn to the other Rubies and then drags out Steven to show that there are only humans in the barn. The Ruby leader still wants to search the barn, so Steven gets her to agree to a game of baseball. If the "Humans" win, the Rubies leave Earth and if the Rubies win, they can search the barn.

Even though our Ruby is a ringer for the Ruby Team, Steven and the "humans" are still losing, mainly because Sapphire and Ruby can't stop flirting with each other. Sapphire finally bears down enough to hit a game-winning walkoff homer, but as she runs home, she joyfully jumps into Ruby at the plate and fuses into Garnet.

The Rubies fuse into Giant Ruby, and it looks like there's gonna be a fight. Peridot runs out of the barn and says she'll surrender herself rather than risk her friends. However, the Rubies are there for Jasper and only want to know where she is. Steven tells them Jasper went to Neptune so they happily head off.

Probably the funniest SU episode in quite a while.

-Rubies are apparently pretty dim for the most part. Our Ruby is able to infiltrate them because the leader forgot to count herself when counting to five.
-The Gems "disguise" themsleves as humans by covering their gems with the baseball uniforms and equipment found in the barn.
-They also take human names. Amethyst is "Amy", etc. Lapis uses "Bob", from when Steven called her Bob in "Ocean Gem"
-The Rubies all have slight differences in uniform, gem placement, and personality.
-They are "named: in the end credits, even though they all call themselves Ruby:
Doc: The leader. Wears overalls and a visor. Gem on chest.
Eyeball: Gruff and focused. Gem in left eye.
Army: Gung-ho and aggressive. Gem on arm
Navy: Nice. Serene. Gem on navel.
Leggy: Clueless Noob. Gem on Leg

-Steven and the Gems are horrible liars and actors. It still works because the Rubies are so dense.
-Lapis: "This plan sucks." She spends the episode acting like one of the disinterested cool kids, although she starts warming up as the game goes along.
-Peridot curling up and hiding under a box. She has a big moment when she comes out to face the Rubies.

That's it for Steven Universe until this summer, folks.
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I wonder if the ep was inspired by, an homage to, or ripped off from, the "Baseball Blues" episode of Samurai Champloo? It shares the basic feel and is played in the same comic styling.

Is Jasper sought to be punished? Rescued?

Has she ended up as part of The Cluster now? Is she gone? Or does she have a redemntion arc?
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I wonder if the ep was inspired by, an homage to, or ripped off from, the "Baseball Blues" episode of Samurai Champloo? It shares the basic feel and is played in the same comic styling.

Is Jasper sought to be punished? Rescued?

Has she ended up as part of The Cluster now? Is she gone? Or does she have a redemntion arc?
1) Possibly. However, the baseball battle episode has been a common manga/comics/anime trope for a long long time.

2) I say rescued. As far as Yellow Diamond knows, the Cluster is still preparing to hatch any day now. She doesn't need to track down Peridot, as the Cluster will take care of her and the Earth soon enough.

3) If that crack Jasper fell down is deep enough to reach the Cluster, which is deep in the mantle, it would be a planetary-scale disaster. As for other Jasper theories, I made a longish post higher up on the page.

I'm assuming that the show is going back to Beach City episodes after all the time away.
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I like that Lapis is a dick. I hope that sticks. I don't want her to become chummy with the Gems or with Peridot. I like the idea that she likes Steven and that's it.
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That's it for Steven Universe until this summer, folks.
Is it? I know I missed a few in the middle, but...

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... the one where Steven learns he can jump really high and then float down slowly doesn't come after "Hit the Diamond"?
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Is it? I know I missed a few in the middle, but...

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... the one where Steven learns he can jump really high and then float down slowly doesn't come after "Hit the Diamond"?
It does. "Steven Floats" is the last episode in this batch, coming after "Hit the Diamond".
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:29 PM
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"Steven Floats" is a leaked episode and will not actually be broadcast until this summer.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:10 PM
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While waiting for the Summer of Steven to start, here's a thought:

We know that except for the Diamonds, gems are not unique. We've seen other Rubies and Pearls, and have heard references or implications of other Peridots, Jaspers, Lapis Lazulis, and Sapphires.

My question is: are fusions unique? For example, if one of the Ruby Squad from "Hit the Diamond" fused with a different Sapphire, would the fusion be a Garnet?
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:11 PM
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15 second preview clip from an upcoming episode called "Too Short to Ride" featuring Peridot and Steven: Here.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:26 AM
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While waiting for the Summer of Steven to start, here's a thought:

We know that except for the Diamonds, gems are not unique. We've seen other Rubies and Pearls, and have heard references or implications of other Peridots, Jaspers, Lapis Lazulis, and Sapphires.

My question is: are fusions unique? For example, if one of the Ruby Squad from "Hit the Diamond" fused with a different Sapphire, would the fusion be a Garnet?
maybe look a lot like Garnet but not the same personality.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:23 AM
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That goes without saying that another Garnet would be different from our Garnet. IMHO the personalities of the gems and the reasons/emotions behind the fusion influence the fusion. If another Jasper and another Lapis fused for a different reason, say love, I suspect it would produce a very different Malachite.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:08 PM
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I don't think there's been any word of God on that particular fusion question. I do remember that one of the writers or producers confirmed that any combo of the surviving original Crystal Gems -- Garnet (Ruby and Sapphire), Amethyst, and Pearl-- would make Alexandrite. In other words, if Sardonyx fused with Amethyst, it's the same result as if Garnet fused with Opal, or if Ruby plus Sapphire plus Amethyst plus Pearl all fused.

I'm hoping we get more fusion details in the next part of the plot, but with fusion so disparaged on Homeworld I don't know that we will.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:30 PM
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And the Summer of Steven starts July 18th with a weeklong Steven Bomb called Steven's Summer Adventure. The six episodes are confirmed to be: "Steven Floats", "Drop Beat Dad", "Mr. Greg", "Too Short to Ride", "The New Lars", and "Beach City Drift".

And that's not all! Apparently, Cartoon Network has such a backlog of unaired episodes that they plan to air all of the remaining season three episodes (The ones listed above plus seventeen more) over the rest of the summer almost every weeknight.)

Promo featuring snippets from upcoming eps is here.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:32 PM
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Want to test your Steven Universe knowledge and insight against SU creator Rebecca Sugar's? Multiple choice quiz here
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:39 PM
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Cartoon Network has officially released a 50-second teaser clip of an unnamed upcoming episode and.....SWEET JEEBUS, WE'VE GOT A NEW CRYSTAL GEM!

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The new gem isn't named in the clip, but since the clip is titled Bismuth's Reunion, the new gem is obviously the hinted at but never explicitly named Bismuth.

In case you don't follow fan theories....In "Lion 3: Straight to Video", Steven enters the dimension inside Lion's mane and there's stuff in there. He immediately takes the videotaped message, and later takes out some other things (Rose's sword and flag). One of the items shown but not followed up on was a Rose Quartz bubble with an odd-looking gem inside it that looked something like a ziggurat. The shape was a dead ringer for bismuth, a metal that can be grown into geometric crystals in iridescent rainbow colors. Thus Bismuth.

In "Same Old World", Lapis's flashback showed her being poofed by a large gem with rainbow dreadlocks and a gem that matched the bubble gem.

Anyway, Bismuth is loud, boisterous, and has been in a bubble for 5,300 years.

Also, Amethyst is wearing a different outfit in the clip.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:01 AM
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Head up for the Summer of Steven starting tonight.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:15 AM
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First responses: Steven Floats was a great episode to start the new set of episodes because it helps us see Steven's love for Beach City and the Gems. Interested to see how his new power gets used. But what I'm excited to see what happens with the cliffhanger at the end of Drop Beat Dad.
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So themes -

Steven as a flipside of The Hulk, positive emotion giving him a power but still control of emotion being vital.

And relationships, of son with absent father and present and loving step-father, of being happy doing what you are doing and not needing money for that.

Recapped in relationship between lover and jilted lover both mourning their shared loss, but again the theme that money does not get them what they want, love of Beach City and of each other is what they need.

One suspects some compare contrast is due to come not too far somewhere down the line.
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