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DuckTales! Life, hurricane, woo-oo, etc.

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
I'm still digesting the ep, all I know is I loved the taste and it's settling in very nicely, but one thing I've never understood from his introductory episode, and I'll never understand going forward, is why the weird cuffs on DW's new costume.

Yes I know they match the waist but they still look really weird they make the sleeves look like they're one or two sizes too small for him.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
I liked it! Bulba is a better villain than this show typically puts out, and between him and Nega Duck they have a good foundation for the spin-off they clearly want to make.
I was a little disappointed when the supervillains got zapped back, though it would be awkward having four villains whose origin story is that they were zapped here from a TV show in which they also had a different, separate origin story. I imagine we'll see them again, though, either with copycat villains or with Nega Duck zapping them back once he learns about a dimension where his TV show is real. Now that I think about it, the TV show world would make for a good stand-in for the Negaverse.

What was up with Bushroot being mute?

I'm guessing one of the reasons they made Della a pilot was to have a good excuse for Launchpad hanging out with Darkwing full-time should the spin-off happen. Ducktales could survive without him, though I don't think Darkwing could.

Darkwing and Fenton being buds is the best thing.

Back on the Scrooge side, I love that Bradford's motivation is that he thinks adventures are stupid.
I guarantee they’ve been looking for excuses from day one to get Tennant to read this line.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Soooooo, does this mean
Bonkers won't be showing up again in the series
?
He could always show up again, as the hapless victim du jour ;)

I thought the villains would have stuck around.
Honestly, I'm fine with their roles in this ep. I was initially disappointed that we wouldn't be getting their origin stories in this incarnation, since Bushroot and Liquidator's Secret Origins were so much fun (and, TBH, Liquidator doesn't work as well as a standalone villain afterwards) but then, when they were sucked back into their home dimension, I was just fine with it because, after all, this isn't Darkwing Classic. This is Darkwing Beyond.

So, considering the FOWLies that the show has already created whole-cloth, I'm VERY hyped to see the kind of Beyond rogues this Drake gets. They can even use the Ramrod explosion as their origin story, much like the Flash TV show used the Star Labs accident as a metahuman factory!


Kind of weird that Darkwing was already relocated to St. Canard without any explanation.
Well, they do mention at the beginning that "St. Canard is the crime capital of the world!" Clearly Mayor Owlson cleaned it up, but that's probably why jumped in headfirst to "make a difference."

I think the next time we see Bulba, he's going to look a bit different... and a lot more dangerous.
No kidding. I loved the new incarnation. He may not have been blown to chunks like the original one was (BTW, LOOOVED the Ramrod's destruction, and subsequent ring-like shockwave, mimicking the original's explosion that blew the top off of Canard Tower) but he was still hit directly by the blast and he was already scarred by Gos's earlier attack. And since he's a scientist himself in this version, he'll probably "cyberbull" himself.

Looking forward to the Gizmo/DW dynamic, since Fenton will be a lot more sensitive to DW's... idiosyncrasies, and Drake yearns to inspire people much more than seek fame as a superhero (and with Huey being Gizmo's fan, and Dewey being DW's, Louie is the only one who needs an excuse to have regular crossover cameos.)

Latina Gos was great.

DW's sassy British AI was a delight. Not at alllllll inspired by Jarvis, no, of course not, why would you think that, uh-uh.

Pretty damn sure the multiple colors of the circuit key will eventually reference the Ramrod's color-coded activation, too.

The old villains were a nice nostalgic sendoff of the old concept to make way for whatever comes next, and all those winks at the original DW conventions (the arrows, the Ratcatcher, Gos's Quiverwing persona) were amusing.

It's awesome that FOWL can bedevil both Scrooge and Drake now --I was initially disappointed with the modern, dumb-instead-of-suave Steelbeak, but now there's many more storytelling opportunities with him as Launchpad's nemesis. I'm just wondering how much of a chaotic element Taurus Bulba will be, and how hard FOWL will come after him too. He definitely needs to become an underworld kingpin rather than just a big cyber-tank.

It's hard to pick a favorite piece of dialogue between, "Well, technically Bushroot isn't a villain per se..." "Oh right, you're nerds!" and the entire shoutout to the underrated fan-favorite "Just Us Justice Ducks!" from the original show (I just checked, they even used the actual episode number, because of course they did) but all the banter throughout the special was delightful. Bradford's locator glowing through his throat had me in stitches.

Now bring over the rest of the Talespin characters already. I'm dying to see if Shere Khan comes along.
 
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Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
This was a meaty episode.
“I suppose you’d prefer an unmarked helicopter?”
”YES!”
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Why are their heads so round?
Are... are you not familiar with classic Disney?

I'm still digesting the ep, all I know is I loved the taste and it's settling in very nicely, but one thing I've never understood from his introductory episode, and I'll never understand going forward, is why the weird cuffs on DW's new costume.

Yes I know they match the waist but they still look really weird they make the sleeves look like they're one or two sizes too small for him.
I noticed those, too, where I didn't before, and... I think they're gloves? White gloves?
 

Red Silvers

Pokemon Red w/ 1 Nidoran
I watched the Darkwing episode on Youtube. It's my first real exposure to the reboot series, and as someone who watched it as their first episode: It works really well!
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
This was a meaty episode.
“I suppose you’d prefer an unmarked helicopter?”
”YES!”
"I'll spend my days in Duckburg, nights in St. Canard, and I'll sleep during the drive over!"

Also, on a rewatch, I appreciated even more how superhero-savvy Launchpad is, and how much he enjoyed helping DW and Gos with his "intel". He had his moments in the original show, few and far between, but I'll be glad to see the new team give him a particular area of expertise where he can excel and provide support beyond being just the pilot, muscle, and general comic relief of the team.
 
I also like that Gosalyn reminds me of a very young and very less violent and angry Rosa Diaz. Of course could just me being biased knowing who voices her but I cannot unsee it now.

Also thinking about it the two parter seems more like the start for the upcoming Negaduck season rather then a spin-off. Would be nice for the latter but I'm not gonna complain.
 
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