X-Men

Season 3 Episode 4

The Phoenix Saga (2): The Dark Shroud

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 06, 1994 on FOX
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The X-Men barely survive their return trip from space, Jean Grey discovering herself changed by the experience. Professor Xavier's dark half is given form, and proceeds to attack his students.

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Chris Potter

Chris Potter

Gambit/Remy LeBeau

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

Alison Sealy-Smith

Alison Sealy-Smith

Storm/Ororo Monroe

Lawrence Bayne

Lawrence Bayne

Erik The Redd

Guest Star

Robert Cait

Robert Cait

Juggernaut/Cain Marko

Guest Star

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Banshee/Sean Cassidy

Recurring Role

Camilla Scott

Camilla Scott

Lilandra

Recurring Role

Lally Cadeau

Lally Cadeau

Dr. Moira MacTaggert

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Rogue does not appear in this episode.

    • This episode marks the debut of Sean Cassidy (not to be confused with Shaun Cassidy), who'll be revealed as the sonic-voiced mutant called Banshee in the next episode.

    • Yuriko (the eventual Lady Deathstrike), Sabretooth, and Deadpool were those Dark Xavier appeared as while tormenting Wolverine.

    • Beast's shirt at the hospital has a picture of Marvel Comics character Howard The Duck on it.

    • Behind Wolverine in the alley when Xavier departs is a Fox Kids Network logo (the block the show originally aired on), with something illegable written underneath

    • In the opening shot, Lilandra's ship and the Starcore shuttle are passing over the moon on their way to Earth. Just how far out was the Eagle One space station? They sure got to it quickly in the previous show!

    • Beast mentions NASA, yet Starcore was the "replacement" for that operation in the previous show.

    • The footage shown when the remarks made about the M'Kraan Crystal being breached and destroying galaxies is actually footage of when the wormhole is opened for Lilandra to pass through. All of that destruction upon those planets and aliens came from her attempted escape! But thanks to a little reediting, the wormhole shown is meant to be an effect of the crystal, and when the wormhole is shown open in the course of her storytelling, the fact several planetoids are sucked in are ignored.

    • Wolverine's failure to smell Yuriko, Sabretooth or Jubilee as real isn't a goof: he didn't bother smelling for any of them until after he noticed Xavier's strange behavior.

  • QUOTES (7)

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Beast: You claimed her identity once before Jean, when you rose from not the ashes, but from the depths of New York harbor.
      A Phoenix is reborn after it rises from its own ashes after its death, which Beast was making a metaphor of.

    • Times Square Sign: OMC Trucks
      The sign in Times Square (which Gambit destroys) is a reference to General Motors Corporation's GMC Trucks division.

    • Times Square Sign: Unasonic
      The sign in Times Square is a reference to the electronics company, "Panasonic."

    • Times Square Sign: EKG: Quality Audio and Video
      The sign in Times Square stating that is in reference to "TDK", the consumer electronics company.

    • Beast: He informed me NASA cannot explain the existence of the alien spacecraft.
      NASA stands for "National Aeronautics and Space Administration."

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