X-Men: Evolution

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Feb 10, 2001 on The WB
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As an extra credit project, Evan is given a camera to record the "current events" in his life. Though most of them aren't keen on being caught on tape, Sabertooth is most definitely interested in the result.

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  • Not the best, but a personal favorite of mine.

    Spykecam is a personal favorite of mine for several reasons. First, as an aspiring filmmaker myself, I always have an affinity for anything dealing with shooting or videotaping something in your life. IN the case of Spyke, it's an assignment for class, and he documents life at the Institute. Secondly, it features my 2 favorite characters (Rogue and Kitty) butting heads over a part in the school play. (Dracula, oddly enough, which I also acted in at school- a third reason why this episode clicked with me.)

    Finally, I thought the animation was most expressive in this episode. The prime example being the scene where Spyke asks the girls to do some dancing for the camera. Check that out and see if that isn't some of the most realistic movement animation you've seen!moreless
  • This is the filler episode, but it's kinda good.

    Spyke is failing in Science, so he gets an asigment for extra credit: He needs to tape his life, and most imporatntly - things that matters to him. As usual, life of the X-men is full of drama, but Spyke can't show every single aspect of life in the Institute to his professor. Anyway, he is taping everything... from Kitty and Rogue's argument about school play role, to Scott and Logan's traing at the Institute. When Sabretooth gets a hold on camera, he finds the Institute, and seeks his bitter rival - Logan. When he realises what he have done Spyke tries to make up for his mistakes - by challenging Sbretooth with a little help of Rogue and Kitty.

    It's totally hilarious to see Rogue as a She-Wolf, and also to see Kitty blushing for a guy. Spyke starts to show his troublesome nature in this episode... but still he's cute!moreless
  • This is one of those very rare episodes through out the series in which almost nothing interresting happens.

    When Spyke gets a school assignemt and a video camera, Sabretooth sees an opportunity to meet his "good old friend" Logan again.

    The end of the episode is funny, but still I don't consider this episode worthy of the X-Men's honor. It's kind of silly, if you ask me.

    If you have to watch this episode, be sure to check out the rivalry between Kitty and Rogue. Hillarious!
Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Scott "Cyclops" Summers

Venus Terzo

Venus Terzo

Jean Grey

Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Kitty "Shadowcat" Pryde

Neil Denis

Neil Denis

Evan "Spyke" Daniels

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In between the scene where Spyke goes "Been expecting you" and releases his spikes, and the end of the Evan/Rouge/Kitty scene, there's several times where certain holes won't be in Evan's shirt and then will be back as views shift. Also, the two spikes sticking out of his stomach disappear and re-appear a few times.

    • When Kurt exclaims to Evan that his inducer is 'on the fritz' and then it goes out. Kurt still has his original clothes on. Aren't they simulated? Often when Kurt's inducer goes out, he is wearing his X-uniform.

    • Evan didn't have a camera when Scott pulled Kurt's tail.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Evan: (Sabertooth grabs him) We've been expecting you. (Evan pops his spikes) You gotta be sharp if you're gonna mess with the Spyke.
      Sabertooth: (drops Spyke goes after Kitty) Then I'll take you!
      Kitty: (Kitty phases Creed flies through) Right. I'm so sure!
      (Sabertooth knocks Kitty into a tree, goes after her again)
      Rogue: Back off ugly!
      Wolverine: Pickin' on kids, Creed? Big mistake!
      Sabertooth: Yeah, Why?
      Logan: Cause it really ticks me off!

    • Evan: Come on, Rogue, get with the program. Shake that thing.
      Rogue: Hey, she's got her moves, I got mine.
      Kitty: Yeah, girl, you gotta go with it. Y'know, you're like a walkin' zombie or something.
      Evan: Hey, listen, Rogue, how 'bout you shed those gloves and give K-girl a tap.
      Kitty and Rogue: What? No way!
      Evan: Listen to me. Just enough to rip Kitty's moves.
      Rogue: It might work. Just concentrate on 'em.
      Kitty: Okay, but you better not lay me out.
      (Rogue touches her)
      Rogue: That was like, pretty icksome! Aw, am I talking like her?

    • Rogue: Awww... and I just shaved my legs last night!
      Logan: Nice. The finishing touch. (to Kitty) And don't give me them puppy dog eyes, half-pint. You're grounded and so are the rest of you!
      Evan: For how long?
      Logan: (sighs) I don't know, till She-Wolf there gets a haircut anyway.

    • Rogue: Just when I thought you could not possibly get more pathetic.
      Kitty: At least I've got a hope of getting cast. Unlike you.
      Rogue: Think about it. I was made for this play. (catches Spyke filming them) Hey! What are you playin' at Porcupine? I better not see my face on that tape or they're gonna be calling you Spyke-less.

    • Sabertooth: (about Evan, Kitty and Rogue) Three little piggies all alone, Logan you're making this too easy.

    • Toad: (To Evan) Style, charisma... Toad's got it all, yo. So start shootin', already.

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode along with "Turn Of The Rogue" and "Survival Of The Fittest" were released on the DVD X-Men Evolution: X Marks The Spot.

    • The song that Kitty and Rogue are dancing to was not made for this episode because it was made for "Rogue Recruit." You can hear the song playing at the dance in the beginning.

    • The play used in this episode, "Drakula the Rock Opera" is a real play and can be ordered through playbook catologues. The song used, however, is an original song made for the episode.

    • The dance scene with Kitty and Rogue is a mimic of the dance scene with Buffy and Faith in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, in the episode "Bad Girls."

    • As was done in "Mutant Crush", a piece of this episode was altered for the opening credits. Footage of Evan's movie is used in the opening credits: In the episode, Kitty Pryde is shown dancing with her arms in the air in the park. In the opening credits, Kitty's exact same dancing is done in front of a night club backdrop with a strobe effect, but the Kitty Pryde animation remains exactly the same.


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