Samurai Jack

Season 1 Episode 9

IX: Jack Under The Sea

Aired Saturday 12:30 AM Sep 03, 2001 on Cartoon Network
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Jack seeks out a race of amphibians that possess a time machine capable of sending him back to his own time.

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  • In a time machine under the sea...

    This was a bit of a step backwards, and was probably in planning before Genndy had finished the Three Archers and Mad Jack. Nevertheless, the ambiance of the underwater world we're met with saves the episode from...shall we say...falling under. The alien race here is very...odd and simplistic. The voice effects were somewhat interesting, but the overall design of the characters was rather weak, their "city" wasn't much eye candy either.

    Jack, who has probably been traveling along the coastal towns since his ship-ride in Three Blind Archers, meets a fisherman who told tales of an underwater city and -gasp- a time machine. Jack, not wanting to miss an opportunity, decides to brave the ocean on his own, only to get shipwrecked and fall unconscious into the depths of the sea. Rather than have our hero die there on the spot, he is miraculously saved by a...submarine fish...which Jack can drive by stepping on the fish's....brain matter....ehk. Anyway he finds the city, meets the Triceraquins, has is first real meal after getting thrown in the future, and is taken to their...time machine.

    As you can probably imagine, the time machine thing didn't go so well, Aku pops up and goes to war with the Triceraquins. While Aku gets to have fun shapeshifting into various sea creatures (probably not something he gets to do often), this battle sequence is rather dull and culminates in Jack launching himself at Aku to destroy him. However, being underwater, Jack couldn't do all that much to keep Aku from oozing away. Jack's left with no time machine, Aku still alive, and on the upside a bag full of delicious sea food.

    All in all this episode probably wasn't as weak as The Woolies episode or Jack in Space, however, it doesn't keep up with where Genndy was taking the show, and is easily forgotten...that is if it didn't get so much airplay for whatever reason.moreless
  • Probably my least favorite episode

    This ep had a weak premise and not much in way of interesting action. When the sea people attack Aku they even recycled the Aku-sucks-projectiles-into-his arms thing. And the sea-people had some very annoying voices, namely the one that sound like a Beatle.

    This was disappointing since the opening harbor scenes were well presented via visuals and sound FX. If only the rest of the episode continued to be as good.


    3 - for the cool harbor scene

    1 - for the fish Jack 'drove'

    1 - sushi!

    Total episode rating 5.0moreless
Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett


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Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Guiness/Other Fishermen

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Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell


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