Green Lantern/John Stewart
Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz
When Vixen leaps over the police car and on to a traffic light, it's red, flashes very quickly to yellow, and then to green. Stoplights go the other way around (green-yellow-red), or switch to flashing red in an emergency.
As Aquaman talks about a "proper challenge," he moves his queen forward - it's one column to his right (viewer's left) of his knight, and somewhere near the middle of the board. Then they cut to a shot of Hawkgirl and the Queen is all the way to Aquaman's right in the second-to-last last column, about four columns away from the knight. Then they go to a shot facing Amazo and the Queen is back where it was, but now there's a white rook on the edge of the board near where the Queen was, which Aquaman then moves to put Shayera in check.
Shayera's name is consistently misspelled "Shiera" in the closed-captioning (the end credits confirm it's Shayera).
Aquaman moves and says "Check in five moves." It's actually four moves. In fact, after he moves, putting his opponent into check would have to be an even number of moves.
The chessboard changes substantially between when Aquaman and Hawkgirl play, and a (presumed) few minutes later when Amazo and Aquaman play. In the first scene the chess board is flush with the edges (watch particularly when Dr. Fate reassembles it) and the table legs are straight, but later there's a border around the board thick enough for the pieces to rest on, and the legs are arched between each other.
When Amazo plays Aquaman, the game is once again a mish-mash. Aquaman moves a pawn and Amazo takes his king. If moving the pawn had put Aquaman in check he couldn't have moved it. If Aquaman was already in check, he couldn't have moved the pawn - he had to do something to prevent capture of the king. Also, in chess you don't take the king - a declaration of checkmate is sufficient.
After Hawkgirl rescues the people in the car, the bridge and the octopus are behind her. She turns to face GL and the bridge is still behind her. Then they cut to a shot of Hawkgirl and GL from almost the exact same angle but a little more straight on, but the bridge disappears behind them.
When Vixen faces off against Solomon Grundy, Superman swoops in and hits the monster screen-left and he goes flying that way. Then Solomon hits a bunch of cars that presumably explode. Then they cut back to Superman from the same angle and the explosions are going off behind Superman rather then to his left.
Apparently Vixen can cause physical changes in her body without touching the Tantu Totem - she grows claws as she leaps at Grundy. But then when rescuing the boy with both arms full, why can't she take on some kind of flying/gliding power rather then make a rather precarious leap to safety?
Aquaman: (about Shayera) You disgust me!
Shayera: Join the club.
Aquaman: I win again. Huzzah.
Aquaman: Such scintillating repartee. I get better conversation from the android.
Amazo: You are aware I'm in the room?
Aquaman: Check in five moves.
Shayera: We'll see.
Aquaman: Diana told me you used to regularly beat Batman. Difficult to believe from the current pitiful level of your game.
Second College Student/Stu: My head's going right back in the toilet tomorrow.
Third College Student: Don't forget the wedgies. I don't know if I can take it any more.
Second College Student/Stu: Me either--so I stopped wearing underpants.
First College Student/Alan: That's what I get buying a book of spells on the Internet.
First College Student/Alan: Oh Malefic One, we beseech thee, grant us the power to destroy our enemies.
Second College Student/Stu: Especially Brad Turner, who if I have anything to say about it has given me my last swirlie. (others glare) I'm just saying – it's humiliating!
Green Lantern: Shayera?
Shayera: Hate the beard.
Shayera: Let's get there before the League kills (Grundy).
Amazo: (watching the League get their butts kicked) That scenario seems... unlikely.
Dr. Fate: Solomon Grundy's grave is empty.
Aquaman: Tell me where to find those responsible. Then dig more graves.
Amazo: Checkmate. You are improving. This time it took me sixteen moves to defeat you. That's nearly double the number it took last time.
Aquaman: Arrr. Set up the board...
Green Lantern: The funny thing is, (Grundy's) supposed to be dead.
Vixen: Aren't all zombies by definition dead?
Green Lantern: Uh...
Shayera: Aquaman thinks I've been here too long.
Inza: Flowers bloom when they're ready, Shayera. Not before.
Shayera: Grundy, it's me! Remember - Bird Nose?
Superman: You let (Amazo) out of the Tower now?
Dr. Fate: I'd be curious to see how you would dissuade him.
Green Lantern: You okay?
Superman: Do I look okay?!?
Superman: I believe in second chances. I believe in redemption. But mostly... I believe in my friends.
This is Amazo's last appearance in the series. This is also Aquaman's final appearance in the series.
First aired on YTV Canada on November 19, 2004
On this episode's premiere, previews of "The Once and Future Thing Part 1" and "The Cat and the Canary" are shown at the end.
Instead of showing clips of "Wake the Dead" in the opening sequence, this episode showed mixed clips of "The Return" (Orion, then Atom & Lex Luthor), "The Cat & The Canary" (Black Canary), "Fearful Symmetry" (the Question in taxi cab), "Dark Heart" (Vigilante and Shining Knight), "Initiation" (Captain Atom), "Wake the Dead" (Dr. Fate, Aquaman), "This Little Piggy" (Red Tornado, Zatanna), and "Initiation' again (Supergirl, Green Arrow).
Professor Ivo's android is referred to as "Amazo" for the first time onscreen, when Dr. Fate mentions it once briefly.
Scott Rummell, Oded Fehr, Robert Picardo, and Jennifer Hale recap their voice-roles as Aquaman, Dr. Fate, Amazo, and Inza, respectively. Bruce Timm replaces Mark Hamill as Solomon Grundy although he has no dialogue per se.
Hawkgirl (in civilian garb) is now added to the opening sequence. Maria Canals is credited only as "Shayera" in the end credits.
Those...ummm, guys Defending things
As noted in the analysis for "The Terror Beyond (1)", Dr. Fate's sub-team bears a strong resemblence to Marvel Comics' The Defenders. The similarity is further enhanced here, as the sub-team gets Amazo, a gold-metallic humanoid figure with cosmic powers who seems a bit like the Silver Surfer, a...ummm, silver-metallic humanoid figure with cosmic powers who was also a member of the Defenders. Hawkgirl, as a member of the sub-team here, fills in for Defender members Nighthawk (winged flight) and Valkyrie (violent weapon-wielding female). Also, the sub-team hang out at Fate's Tower, much as the Defenders hung out at Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum.
First College Student/Alan: Geez, Stu, did you forget your dice again?
Referencing Dungeons & Dragons, the die-rolling role-playing game of college geeks everywhere.
As the students are trooping out of Alan's room, you can see a model on the bureau, screen-right, that appears to be of the comic character Hellboy (the right hand that's a club is a giveaway).
The poster on the wall to the center right, as one of the students says, "That was so cool," is of Swamp Thing, DC's iconic primordial muck monster. The college student whose room it is is named "Alan" - possibly a reference to Alan Moore, who reconstructed Swamp Thing and gave him a revised origin in Saga of Swamp Thing #20.
Hispanic Mother: God bless you, Chica Halcón.
"Chica Halcón" is "Hawkgirl" in Spanish. Maria Canals, the actress who voices Hawkgirl, is Hispanic. It is also one of the prominently displayed names on the multi-lingual packaging of Mattel's Justice League Hawkgirl figure. The action figure stated Chica Halcon more than a year before it was used on the show.
Shayera: Your favorite movie's Old Yeller - you know exactly what he's talking about.
Old Yeller was a movie about a stray dog and his owner, who in the end has to kill the suffering dog, similiar to how Hawkgirl has to kill Grundy.
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