X-Men

Season 1 Episode 2

Night of the Sentinels (2)

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Nov 07, 1992 on FOX
9.1
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Night of the Sentinels (2)
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Breaking into the Mutant Control Agency's headquarters to destroy the registration files on mutants, the X-Men lose two of their members against the Sentinels, but eventually gain another.

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  • Big changes to the X-men.

    10
    An emotional episode where a lesser known, yet very valuable mutant, Morph, is lost in battle. His sacrifice isn't without gain though as his death occurred while the team saved young Jubilee from the human group who are studying mutants. Wolverine and Cyclops are involved in a small altercation, Cyclops looking out for his team and focusing on getting them to safety unfortunately makes them have to leave their fallen friend Morph behind, along with Beast. Wolverine, being the type of person he is, took his anger out on Cyclops, and then took off on his own in classic Wolverine style, ending an epic two part episode and leaving us with an understanding of the Human/Mutant division.moreless
  • X-men, the beginning

    9.0
    A nice second part of the pilot and slightly better than the first.



    They continue where the first part left us, our heroes escaping but soon something goes terribly wrong, a lot of Sentinels arrive to stop the X-men and they can’t all escape, they leave Beast behind and Morph who dies.



    Everyone is upset about Morph’s death and Jubilee is still gone.



    The government and men who want to kill the X-men are extremely irritating, bad guys are supposed to be hated but not irritating. I hope that they die very soon.



    The episode was very well done, no character development or depth so it could have been better, but the action scenes were neat. I really like Wolverine, he’s always there for his friends. I also like his hate against Psyclops who made the right decision but somehow gets a bit on my nerves.



    Eventually they did destroy the files and they save Jubilee, sadly The Beast is still caught. Jubilee isn’t exactly very interesting but she’s a cute character and i’m glad she was lucky to have a good foster home.

    The episode was fun and a good step into the real show.

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  • Poor Morph :'(

    8.1
    The X-Men were able to break in all the way to the registration database, successfully destroying all the available files. But when they were heading back, Beast was left behind, and Morph was killed in action. Wolverine, infuriated over the fact that Cyclops was forced to leave them behind, decides to take time for himself and rethink. Cyclops goes out and gets him back, telling him they're going to strike at the Sentinel production factory itself. While the president disliked the mutants, she withdrew support of the Mutant Agency and Sentinel program. The guys behind the Sentinel program decide to take their project overseas. Cyclops visited Jubilee's home, and promised only good things of her future. He was visited by a Sentinel, who led the X-Men to the Sentinel factory itself. They rescued Jubilee, and the Sentinels are finally gone.



    Morph dying was a shocker. It was early in the cartoon series, and an X-Men already dies in action. What I loved the most about this scene is the fact that they didn't make anything too obvious, and suddenly announced his death. No emotional was built up prior to that scene, but it did make it even more dramatical for the fact it was so sudden. What was equally great was Wolverine's character. You'd expect Wolverine to be those guys that don't give a crap about anybody in their group, but he obviously cared as much or more about the loss of Morph and Beast. It really makes his character more interesting. Though what surprised me the most was how the Sentinel program ended so soonly. Obviously it'll be ressurected in the future, but I expected a longer first time lifespan than just two episodes.moreless
  • Too many classifications to list. Superb, a worthy beginning to one of the best animated show ever.

    10
    Wow...incredible. So much happened, and yet nothing went to waste. The battle at the beginning was pretty good, but then the X-men's return to the mansion, two members short, is fantastic...had I not have already seen it when I was four, I probably would have cried.



    What we get next is a whole lot of character development and plot development. We learn more about some of the X-men, most notably Wolverine and Cyclops. We see what their personality is like and how they act in battle. The stage is also set for many a story lines to come: Beast's mini-story, the Sentinel saga, and Jubilee. It's all talk for quite a while, but it's still quite intriguing, and by now the battle/tragedy will have already glued you to the episode.



    In the end, we still get a final action scene. The X-men take vengence upon the Sentinels, but still do not seem to work as a whole, which sets the stage for Captive Hearts. Overall, the episode will make you laugh, cry, and dry-eyed from staring at the screen during action scenes.



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  • Night of the Sentinels (part 2 of 2)

    9.9
    this follows up the first part very well (even if i did misplace Wolverine's quote about the tin woodsman in the wrong part - it's part 2 not 1). the direction the story took after the apparent "death" of Morph and the capture of Beast was down right spectacular. the responses the characters displayed were on point except for Wolverine going just a tad overboard with punching Scott/Cyclops. still he's the resident bad-@$$ so the writers were given a free pass on that. the fight with the sentinels seemed lame to yours truly when in comparison to the season finale but i guess it was enough for the occasion. i dont necessarily agree with some other viewers who felt that the show didnt know what to do with Beast so they "convienently" locked him up for the first season. actually this keeps in line with an old X-Factor storyline somewhat and keeps up the "us against the world" mentality the X-Men and most mutants have. and that helped set the tone for this show, a tone echoed from the comic itselfmoreless
Iona Morris

Iona Morris

Storm/Ororo Monroe

Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Rogue

Chris Potter

Chris Potter

Gambit/Remy LeBeau

Catherine Disher

Catherine Disher

Jean Grey

Cedric Smith

Cedric Smith

Professor X/Charles Xavier

George Buza

George Buza

Beast/Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy

Barry Flatman

Barry Flatman

Henry Peter Gyrich

Recurring Role

Brett Halsey

Brett Halsey

Bolivar Trask

Recurring Role

David Fox

David Fox

Sentinels

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • The President of the United States during the first season is an unnamed woman.

    • Morph "dies" here, though things are not what they appear to be, as will be shown in next season's "Till Death Do Us Part (1)"

    • Names listed on the "Mutant File" screen: Michael Booton, Geri Bryan, Andy Hamilton, Chris Hamilton, Ray Sherman, Corbin Went, and John Wesley.

    • When Rogue incapicates Wolverine, she takes off her right glove. After he passes out, she is holding her left glove in her left hand (she's still wearing the right glove). And her sleeve extends past her wrist to become another glove (a one-piece garment perhaps).

    • During the final battle against the Sentinels, Storm blasts a Sentinel, destroying it, and a second one fires at her before flying after her. When it fires, the beams are coming out of the top of the Sentinel's hand, even though the cannons are on the Sentinel's palm, as it is with every Sentinel.

    • When addressing the nation, the President said that mutants attacked the Federal Security Agency, not Mutant Control Agency. The question is, is this a goof, or was the Mutant Controlo Agency actually part of the FSA, and not private as Professor X had thought?

    • When Morph morphs from the soldier back into himself while standing in the doorway, his shadow is that of Gambit, with the trench coat shape visible. But when the scene cuts back around, it's just plain Morph, with his regular short coat on.

    • Rogue's costume (specifically, the X-patch) is miscolored when she flies toward the camera after Cyclops tells Gambit to blow up the fence.

    • Gambit's eyes are colored like a normal human (with whiteness instead of black) when he charges up his card and blows up the fence, and when doing the "five card stud" against the Sentinels.

    • Professor X's tie goes from blue & black to yellow & black back to blue & black in one scene in the Cerebro room.

  • QUOTES (15)

  • NOTES (2)

    • The original "preview" airing of this episode (which aired only once) featured many mistakes which were corrected with the version that aired starting January 9, 1993: The opening credits still had the same mistakes as the first ep; the perspective of Wolverine against the Sentinel made them both look the wrong size; Rogue's bare hand was green like her bodysuit instead of bare when touching Logan; Gambit's eyes were colored normal often; Gambit's expression when touching Wolverine's shoulder after losing Morph was less sad (and the background colored wrong); Beast still had a lack of shading; Storm's lightning attacks against the Sentinels were missing effects; Rogue smashed into the ground without leaving an impact crater; the guard taking Beast didn't talk back to the Sentinel; Wolverine stabbing the Sentinel in the back wasn't as long a scene; and the shot of Cyclops firing at a Sentinel was missing.

    • At some point following the original broadcast of the first season, Storm's voice actress changed from Iona Morris to Alison Sealy-Smith. This was the first episode known to be redubbed with that change.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Beast: Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry. John Wesley.
      Beast quotes the 18th century Methodist Church founder.

    • Beast: As archimedes said when he discovered the principal of displacement... eureka!
      Beast refers to the famous Greek, who actually did say "eureka" (which means roughly, "I've got it!") when he devised his notable principle of buoyancy.

    • Wolverine: Hey, Tin Woodsman! I'm gonna send you back to Oz, in pieces!
      Wolverine refers to the Tin Woodsman and Oz, from the L Frank Baum series of "Oz" books.

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