X-Men

Season 5 Episode 7

Storm Front (1)

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Nov 02, 1996 on FOX
7.5
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The dashing alien, Arkon, unleashes terrible weather conditions over Washington D.C. to get Storm's attention. It works, he begs her to return with him to his planet, Corsus, to save it from meteorological chaos which threatens his people. After much pleading, Arkon convinces Storm. Intrigued by this dynamic leader but slightly suspicious, Storm departs but leaves a clue for the other X-Men to follow. The X-Men travel through an inter-dimensional portal and arrive to 'rescue' Storm, just as she is in the midst of restoring the planet's raging eco-system. Once successful, Storm is proclaimed savior throughout this universe. What's more, Arkon asks her to marry him.moreless

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  • Man, this brings back memories.

    10
    Oh man, This Brings Back Memories, I remember watching this when it was on Fox Kids, I always love the Opening Theme song, and the introduction of each of Them, They're all my favorites, I can't even pick one, Sometimes I wish I was an X-Men and a Mutant, My Mutant Powers would be To Grant People's Wishes, that'll be Awesome, also I would hang out at the Mall With Jubilee, Maybe even meet some cute guys, (wink, wink), Fly High in the Sky with Rouge, control the weather with Storm, shoot the breeze with Gambit and Wolverine, have a Debate with Beast, have a talk with Cyclops, and tell him when is he and Jean Grey going to move out of the mansion, and have a Telepathic Conversation with Professor Xavier.moreless
  • On the faraway planet of Corsus the brutal king, Arkon, tricks Storm into believing that he is a just ruler who needs her mutant powers to save his planet. The visiting X-Men come to learn about Arkon true intentions and help lead a slave revolt.moreless

    6.5
    This was the begining of the end for the series, well known for its groundbreaking comic book adaption featuring amazing artwork, animation, writing and voice talent.



    Arkon is an actual character from the Marvel universe, although much of his backstory is simply ignored or vaguely implied. Storm, one of my favorite X-men, is depicted here as being incredibly naive, inept and downright oblivious to the reality. She falls in love with Arkon too quickly, seems a bit too eager to belive his lies and leaves the tyrant in power, albeit without the strange device he used to control the slaves. The entire storyline just seemed to be slightly below average for an X-men episode. I appreciate the powerful themes (love, slavery, war, absolute power) that are trying to be used, but they just dont seem to work well.moreless
Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Rogue

Chris Potter

Chris Potter

Gambit/Remy LeBeau (1992-1995)

Catherine Disher

Catherine Disher

Jean Grey/Phoenix

Cedric Smith

Cedric Smith

Professor X/Charles Xavier

George Buza

George Buza

Beast/Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy

Norm Spencer

Norm Spencer

Cyclops/Scott Summers

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