Wolverine and the X-Men

Season 1 Episode 6

X-Calibre

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 20, 2009 on Nicktoons Networks
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Cargo ships have a booming side business - ferrying desperate refugee mutants to the island of Genosha. But when Nightcrawler realizes the refugees are mistreated, he secretly boards one ship and teaches the captain and crew a lesson. It seems like he has the situation under control until the ship is boarded by pirates. These modern-day marauders have made a practice of scuttling ships and abducting the mutants onboard. It's up to Nightcrawler to defeat the pirates and save the refugees in a battle on the high seas.moreless

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  • Nightcrawler is found traveling on a cargo ship to Genosha. When strange pirates attack the ship it's up to him to save the mutants on board.

    9.5
    Finally a Nightcrawler episode. I was starting to worry that we wouldn't get one. This incarnation of Nightcrawler really hit dead on. (Minus the religious tendencies of the comic book Kurt.) The flashbacks to Kurt's past were well done. The only thing that bothers me is that some of the characters (the pirates) aren't really ever introduced. That and Kurt has no eyes.

    But the way Kurt takes control of the situation really fits his character. Plus it was a good lead-in to the next Nightcrawler episode (where they start to introduce the Genosha plotline) The best part is that Kurt finally got his own plot line. And Wolverine was only in about 2 scenes. I think they might be over using him just a bit.



    BUt overall it was a good episode. One of the best in my opinion. But I'm a Kurt fanatic so... yeah.moreless
  • Television finally hits Nightcrawler's character spot-on!

    9.5
    In most television shows Nightcrawler is either a silly crazy guy or super religious priestly guy. But in Wolverine and The X-Men they have finally got Kurt Wagner's comic book persona down to a t. They had the perfect combination of his sweet kindness and his adventurous, fun, piratey side. I was just so freaking happy that they got him so perfectly pinned down, that I didn't even really care that they didn't mention his religious side. Though I REALLY want them to. The writers of this show obviously did their homework on this character.



    The episode as a whole was really great too. I enjoyed how they worked in Kurt's backstory. It all flowed very well, I think. It had a very good story... Great dialog between the characters. Though every time that mutant girl senses something "massive" at the beginning of the episode I can't help giggling and thinking, "That's what she said."



    Things about the episode I didn't like were really ignorable. The main thing that made me want to go destroy most of the universe was Pixie. I just hate her so much and she didn't even do ANYTHING to help. I mean she hung up the flag, but couldn't they have her doing something of importance so I don't just want to smack her in the face the entire time? Also the doom that is Mojo appearing in another episode. I don't like him either, because he's not that interesting of a villain. I was hoping he was going to go away after this, but I can tell by the ending he is definitely coming back. I'll rant about his character problems in that episode though.moreless
  • Nightcrawler hits the scene, and there's nothing cooler than watching him teleport water out of a flooded ship.

    8.0
    I liked most of what they've done with this character- though they've seem to scaled back on his religious tones; a shame. The title is a refrence to his time in the comics as a member of an X-Men-like team called XCalibur. A direct nod to this is in the moment where he weilds a sword on the edge of the ship. In what was essentially a Wolverine-less episode, Kurt was the main star here. He's still got his X-Men roots, but Wagner is fighting the good fight on his own these days, and his decision not to rejoin the X-Men was dissapointing, but refreshing.



    Also a treat for viewers was examining mutants with supposed "useless"powers, a nice reminder that not every ability can be cool.moreless
  • Finally! Some Nightcrawler spotlight! And barely any Wolverine!

    8.0
    The sixth episode of the series finally gave us our much needed Nightcrawler fix. And he is probably the most developed character of the bunch. The episode is filled with intense action, but still not that much. And the episode also had many cameos, including Dazzler, and a few others I didn't recognize. The episode has the Reavers attacking the ship Nightcrawler was on, and he single handily defeats them. Shows you what kind of grip he has on his powers. The episode ends with a cliffhanger that won't be answered until episode 15, where Mojo comes on screen, wanting to capture Nightcrawler. The episode as a whole, not as good as episodes 2 & 3, but still pretty damn good.moreless
Danielle Judovits

Danielle Judovits

Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Logan/Wolverine

Jim Ward

Jim Ward

Professor Charles Xavier/Professor X

Liam O'Brien (V)

Liam O'Brien (V)

Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler

Fred Tatasciore

Fred Tatasciore

Hank McCoy/Beast

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Barge Crewman

Guest Star

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Mojo, Barge Captain

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Dominic Janes

Dominic Janes

Sammy Paré/Squidboy

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