Justice League Unlimited

Season 1 Episode 26

The Savage Time (3)

2
Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Nov 09, 2002 on Cartoon Network
9.1
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The Savage Time (3)
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The Justice League, still divided, battle the Germans on several fronts as Vandal Savage launches his plan to invade America.

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  • Savage Operation

    8.0
    More War Wheels, big Bombers, huge explosions, and the U.S. military triumphant with the Justice League lending a hand. Everyone gets more to do (J'onn even does his density-increasing trick) although Superman still seems kinda seems wussy. Hawkgirl makes up for it. And GL shows why he's a hero even without a ring. One gripe is that the ending bears a strong resemblence to the end of "Fury" - big plane goes down, villain (apparently) drowns. That's nice - thanks for playing. Generally this is a big entertaining finish to the season and a bookend to the movie-premiere.moreless
  • The Justice League must stop Vandal Savage’s forces from invading America.

    8.5
    The Justice League must stop Vandal Savage’s forces from invading America. “The Savage Time” is the best of what the first season has to offer. Despite a few minor flaws, there is plenty of excitement. The story holds up quite nicely. There are some great moments especially near the end. Green Lantern proving himself to Easy Company. Flash warning the U.S. Navy of Savage’s invasion. The hug between Superman and Batman was pretty funny. The episode also reveals a brief hint of the upcoming Green Lantern/Hawkgirl relationship. The animation, music score and voice acting was well done. The regular voice cast has really come out on top in this episode. The third part delivers some great action. The big climatic battle with the Justice League battling Vandal’s massive aerial fleet was very entertaining. The ending was quite memorable as Wonder Woman pays a warm visit to now elderly Steve Trevor in the restored present. After “The Savage Time”, you just can’t wait for what’s in stored for Justice League in the second season.moreless
  • a great conclusion to a great story

    9.5
    this episode and the others in this story arc are some of the best written in the series. on the way back from space the justice league find themselves in a new world where the allies lost WW2 and the world is under the control of a mad dictator. the story is non stop drama from the beginning. first we find an alternate batman which shows his parents had been killed for standing against the regime. when the opportunity arises to go back and fix things the look on supermans face when he sees the hope of batman that his parents will survive as superman must try and not reveal that they will still lose there lives. the team goes back to the past and teams with the allies to go after the immortal vandal savage and set right the future. a now drained green lantern joins a squad of soldiers. these episodes are very dramatic and amazingly well written.moreless
  • The finale of this story arc...very solid!

    8.5
    In this, the conclusion to the Savage Time story, the goals of the League and Vandal Savage finally collide in scenes that are truly phenomenal to watch. I'm a fan of aerial scenes, in addiction to the normal action one associates with the show, so when they show the League members engaging the aerial fleet commanded by Vandal Savage, it was really enjoyable for me to watch. I know some might point out that some of these scenes are very similar to scenes in the ' Secret Origins ' episodes but I find them engaging regardless.



    The only weak point that I thought was glaring concerned John Stewart's character. The way in which he, and the group of GI's he's with, happen to stumble upon the airfield that is about to launch Vandal's air armada is a bit weak.



    Overall, though, a solid conclusion of this story arc. Lots of action with some sweet scenes depicted near the end. In addition, we see the groundwork laid for the Green Lantern/Hawkgirl romance. Well done!moreless
George Newbern

George Newbern

Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El

Maria Canals

Maria Canals

Hawkgirl/Shayera Hol

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg

Wonder Woman/Diana

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Flash/Wally West

Fred Dryer

Fred Dryer

Sgt. Rock

Guest Star

Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy

Steve Trevor

Guest Star

Grant Albrecht

Grant Albrecht

General Hoffman

Guest Star

Phil Morris

Phil Morris

Vandal Savage

Recurring Role

Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Blackhawk

Recurring Role

Ted Levine

Ted Levine

Bulldozer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Wonder Woman and company are ambushed in the cell, they run to the door. In this shot, the door is attached. However, in the previous episode, Wonder Woman ripped the door off its hinges.

    • The iron glove device that Savage dons here differs in appearance from what we saw in part 1. Here it has more of a greyish metal covering over everything but the shiny articulated metal fingers. In part 1 it was entirely made of a more silvery articulated metal.

    • After bombing the factory, the League discover Savage is planning to use bombers with jet engines. They make the statement that the technology is too advanced. That particular technology (what they were looking at, maybe) but the Germans did have jet aircraft during WWII. They were just developed too late in the war and not used to their full potential.

    • John's ring is not visible in the first two shots when he is tossed into the cabin and Savage tortures him. Then in the next shot it is visible on his right hand. It reappears and appears several time throughout.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Steve's Nurse
      The nurse that greets Wonder Woman as she visits Steve at the end bears a suspicious resemblence to Baroness Paula Von Gunther, a long-time German/Nazi villain in the DC universe. In the post-Crisis universe she was later reborn as Dark Angel.

    • Henchman: Stryker's working on it.
      This may be an in-joke reference to "Sergeant Stryker's Death Squad," a World War II comic put out by Atlas Comics in 1975 under the Savage Combat Tales line.

    • Bombers: B2 Bombers
      The bombers at the end look a lot like the B2 stealth bombers. The Horten Ho-229 Flying Wing was an actual plane (though slightly different), according to the history channel, actually first developed by the nazi's - to bomb New York. Maybe that's a note, not a ref, you decide.

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