Ben 10: Omniverse

Season 1 Episode 1

The More Things Change, Part I

3
Aired Monday 6:00 AM Sep 22, 2012 on Cartoon Network
7.0
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After parting ways with Gwen and Kevin, Ben is assigned a new alien partner named Rook Blanko. Meanwhile, Khyber the Hunstman targets Ben as his next prey.

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  • boooooooo

    2.0
    boo you watch a cartoon tv series and place expectations on it, in the simpsons everyone is yellow and stupid in dragon ball z everyone is tanky and determined. its like the makers of ben 10 omniverse have decided to rebuild this series, a series that people watched because it was awesome in its characters and animation. It seems that they have made too many changes i'm so not a fan of this new play on ben 10moreless
  • Another Spinoff? Yep

    6.5
    The Ben 10 gravy train just doesn't stop does it? I was actually somewhat excited for this series since it seemed like we'd be getting some new characters, new setting, and maybe even a new protagonist (I didn't realize it was actually a poorly-designed new Ben). But no. It doesn't bring much more to the table.

    Basically speaking, Ben has gone from an "amateur", to a "semi-amateur", to a "pro?" to a "pro!", and then back to a "semi-amateur". Honestly, did anyone catch Ben's experience go out the window? Cause I sure didn't. I would forgive this if the writers were to use an "alternate universe" excuse, but even then it's a bad plot device. Though... regardless of my whining... I'm very glad that "semi-amateur" Ben is back. He was much more enjoyable to watch.

    Now for Ben's fancy new watch. He gets one every new series, doesn't he? And just like Ben himself, the Omnitrix got a major downgrade. Not only does it no longer allow him to control what he turns into (it seems to be completely random now judging by Ben's reactions), but it also times out inconveniently just like it did in the original series (I'm actually happy with that. Ben's "time outs" were a trade-mark of his humor). If that's not bad enough, Ben can only stay an alien for about 2-3 minutes of on-screen time, which is a VERY short time. What are the good things about the new Omnitrix, you ask? Hmm... I guess it recharges faster? (I mean holy crap, give that thing 60 seconds and it's ready to go again). Is this what Azmuth calls an "Upgrade"? I think he needs to learn the Earth meaning of that word.

    As for the new characters. They were interesting, and much better than some of the tired old characters like Gwen and Kevin. In fact, thank the characters for preventing this review's rating from dropping below 5.0. Ben's new partner "Rook" is a total suck-up to Ben and is ten times better at doing his job. Regardless though, he idolizes Ben and does whatever he says. The irony is just hilarious. As for the new villain, I can't tell you much about him. He has a dog that can turn into some freaky stuff. That's about it.

    Overall, this episode gets a 6.5 out of 10 for it's new Ben, new Omnitrix, new characters, and new setting.... oh wait... no, there isn't a new setting.moreless
Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal

Ben Tennyson / Feedback

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Young Ben Tennyson

Bumper Robinson

Bumper Robinson

Rook Blanko / Bloxx

Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

Grandpa Max Tennyson

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Gwen Tennyson

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes

Kevin Levin

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Pakmar

Guest Star

Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

Dog / Lowlife

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Malware / Mr. Bowman

Guest Star

David Kaye

David Kaye

Khyber the Huntsman / Cannonbolt

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Spidermonkey / Lodestar

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Fourarms

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The cans Cannonbolt knocks over bear the image of the Tiffin, from the Ben 10: Alien Force episode "The Con of Rath".

    • Two new alien forms are introduced in this episode:

      Feedback - used by 11-year-old Ben, he has the ability to shoot and absorb energy from his hands, tail and antennae. His species is currently unknown, but is believed by the fan-base to be an evolved "Megawatt"

      Bloxx - used by 16-year-old Ben, he is an ape-like alien made entirely out of building blocks. He has the ability to shapeshift and regenerate, but his body can be easily destroyed with enough force. His primary colors are red, blue and yellow.

    • Alien Forms Used:


      11-Year Old Ben-
      1) Fourarms
      2) Feedback


      16-Year Old Ben-
      1) Lodestar
      2) Spidermonkey
      3) Cannonbolt
      4) Bloxx

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Ben: (Discussing protection racketeers) Mr. Bowman, I can stop them!
      Mr. Bowman: No! (Rubs face miserably) Every time you're in my shop you ruin it!
      Ben: (Incredulous) You think I'm gonna mess up your shop more thenthey will? (Bowman gives him a flat expression) Okay, that was one time!

    • (Ben turns into Spidermonkey instead of Humungousaur and is pinned to the wall by Kyhber's beast)
      Spidermonkey: Why do you hate me new Omnitrix?
      (Tries to spray webbing in beast's mouth, but it just rams him harder into the wall.)
      Spidermonkey: (sarcastic) Well, that was a big help...

    • Ben: You okay?
      Rook: Proto-tech armor. Very nice of you to try and save me, though. Thanks, partner.
      Ben: Don't mention it.
      Rook: But I just did.
      Ben: And we're not partners. I work alone now.
      Rook: Yes, sir.
      Ben: Call me Ben, dude.
      Rook: Okay, Ben-dude.

    • Malware: Any last pithy quips or clever observations before I destroy you, Ben Tennyson?
      Young Ben: Okay. If you're gonna stand there blabbing at me, Malware, at least pop a breath mint, will ya?

    • Kevin: Don't do anything I wouldn't do.
      Ben: Count on it.
      Kevin: Come to think of it, don't do anything you'd usually do, either.

    • Zombozo: You wouldn't have caught me all by your lonesome.
      Ben: Watch it, Zombozo. I don't need a team to get the job done. I'm a superhero. I can do this... Why am I saying this to a psycho monster clown? Time to put my money where my mouth is! (Stomach growls) But first, time to put food where my mouth is.

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