Kim Possible

Season 2 Episode 10

Vir-Tu-Ron

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Aired Daily 1:30 AM Sep 12, 2003 on Disney Channel
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Vir-Tu-Ron
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When Ron tried to impress Zita once more, he and Zita are forced into a computer game. Now they must beat the game to go back to the real world.

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  • Greetings, programs.

    5.7
    Everlot is a popular role-playing video game with the young people of Middleton. Unfortunately, there's a sore loser casting a dark cloud over the virtual environment. He's known as the Wraithmaster, and he imprisons a number of players within the game. Among them are the skilled Zita and the not-very-good Ron, who'd hoped to score some points with his new lady friend.



    There's a super-cool final shot in this episode. Unfortunately, you have to slog through a somewhat boring middle and climax in the distractingly blocky world of Everlot. Also, like a number of this season's one-time villains, this one is more of an annoyance than a threat, no matter what kind of technology he has control of.



    However, Adam Berry's music is quite good, particularly toward the end and there are some amusing moments when Wade and Kim enter the game. The cinematic feel in some scenes is also enjoyable.



    I don't play video games. Maybe that's the reason I was unimpressed...moreless
  • Ron is sucked into the cyber game world of Everlot as he attempts to impress Zita. The whole gang duels Malcolm the Wraithmaster LotR-style, with a little help from a not-so-naked Tunnel Lord.moreless

    10
    The world of Everlot is under the iron grip of a figure known only as the Wraith master. To impress Zita, Ron plays and excels with the expert advice ( cheating ) of Wade. Unfortunately he also crosses paths with the Wraith master who just happens to be competing for her affection as well. Ron’s only hope is for the return of the enigmatic Tunnel Lord, the only one strong enough to fight the Wraith master head on. My favorite part of this episode is when we see Ron and Zita stuck in everlot and then another part which is Wade and Kim trying to save each player of everlot and including Ron and Zita from the Wraith master.moreless
  • Even Kim Possible has an episode on a multiplayer online game!

    7.8
    Vir-Tu-Ron was quite an exciting episode which continued from Grudge Match in which Ron is infatuated with Zita. He gets her to think he is good at a onluine game.



    I liked the episode very much and I was glad that such an episode was written because I have been waiting for an episode like this for months! Anyway, Wade although even if he didn't appear in person, he met Ron, Zita and Kim. Monique was a very minor character in this episode. I think Malcolm was an alright omly-episode villianer as I do not think he is ready to appear in future episodes.



    The only thing that I was really dkisappointed with the episode is the fact that the virtual world was very sharp-edgy. Other than that, this episode did quite well for itself.moreless
Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Rufus

Tahj Mowry

Tahj Mowry

Wade

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Ron Stoppable

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Dr. Possible (voice)

Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano

Kim Possible (as Christy Carlson Romano)

Shaun Fleming

Shaun Fleming

Jim and Tim Possible

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  • QUOTES (10)

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (14)

    • Bedknobs and Broomsticks:

      The spell Ron uses to merge the magic staffs ("Tragoona Mercoydes") is the first part of the spell used by Eglantine Price to bring inanimate objects to life.

    • Super Mario Bros.:

      When Ron and Zita leap towards Malcolm doing the Matrix kicks, the sound effect of the jump is from Super Mario Bros.

    • TRON:

      There are some references to the movie TRON as well, most notably being forcibly trapped in the system and unable to "log out", and leading a rebellion of sorts.

    • Malcolm: The Wraith Master

      This name is a play on one of the villains in The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Ring Wraiths.

    • The Empire Strikes Back:

      The duel between the Tunnel Lord and the Wraith Master uses several elements from the lightsaber duels in The Empire Strikes Back.

    • Samurai Jack:

      The animation for the virtual-world of Everlot is done in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack (2001)

    • Everlot: Everlot
      The game world, "Everlot," is probably a poke at Massively Multiplayer Online Games and their generic nature. The name combines "Everquest," and "[Dark Age of] Camelot," the first and second most popular such games in the USA. Both games have a typical fantasy setting seen in Everlot.

    • Ron: "Boo-yah!"
      The last image of Ron in the virtual world mimics the classic painting of Frank Frazette "Against the Gods" used to illustrate Conan books, including the broken lightning bolt (it's easy to find this image in the Internet)

    • The Immersion Caps: None
      The Immersion Caps are probably a parody of the addictive game Better Than Life from the novel Red Dwarf. The only difference is that, if you take off the Immersion Cap, it doesn't kill you. Better Than Life, however, does. Eesh.

    • None: none
      Mr. Nevious' silent, unnamed, red-headed assistant bears strong physical and mannerism resemblences to Beaker, the hapless lab assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew of the Muppets.

    • None: None
      IN hte battle between Rufus and the other guy, Rufus has a blue sword and the other guy has a red sword. This is an obvious reference to Star Wars with the different color light sabers, red being evil, blue being good.

    • Ron: Treguna Mekoides!
      The magic words Ron uses ("treguna mekoides") are the first two words of the Substitutiary Locomotion spell from the Disney movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks. The full spell is "treguna mekoides trecorum satis dee".

    • Battle Scenes: Split Screens/Closeups
      The split screen and tight closeups seen during the battle scenes are a hallmark of Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack.

    • Game: Everlot
      Everlot sounds like a copy of the LotR-style game Everquest.

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