REVIEW: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

  1. #1
    Cuter in real life Iteru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    10,746
    Blog Entries
    87

    Default "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    BW30 - "A UFO for Elgyem!"

    While Ash and his friends are sleeping, what appears to be a UFO flies over their heads and wakes them up! Unsure of what they have seen, the group visits a café in an area which is known for UFO sightings. After being told about a local UFO researcher and strange incidents that happen to those who go near his lab, the group decide to investigate. What is the cause of the UFO and the incidents?

  2. #2
    XXXXXXXXXX Dragon Char's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Tower of Mastery
    Posts
    4,815
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Another formulaic episode. Cilan sure is passionate about a lot of things, isn't he? You know, maybe it's better if some things aren't explained by the anime, because I know of technobabble that's far more plausible than this. Nice to see Tranquil finally got strong enough to beat Woobat.
    Step into the Fairy circle

  3. #3
    Epic Member Mucrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    700

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    I couldn't watch it...
    But I saw the original, and it was fine, the dubbed one is probably too :D
    Last edited by Mucrush; 27th August 2011 at 08:48 AM.

  4. #4
    Vintage Sketch's Avatar Archives StaffBulbapedia Staff
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,486
    Blog Entries
    28

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Who was Professor Icarus' voice actor? It sounded like Brian Drummond.

  5. #5
    Cuter in real life Iteru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    10,746
    Blog Entries
    87

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MachokeLover View Post
    I couldn't watch it... :b
    If you couldn't watch it, then don't post just saying that you couldn't.

  6. #6
    You think you're bad, don't ya? Karamazov's Avatar Administrator
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    5,894
    Blog Entries
    780

    Follow Karamazov on Tumblr

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    Who was Professor Icarus' voice actor? It sounded like Brian Drummond.
    Bulbapedia says Sean Schemmel.

    I like Prof. Imori's new name, Icarus. Glad to see the dub didn't give him a stupif name.

    As for the episode, meh. Icarus is a cool character and all, and Elgyem was so uguu kawaii desu ne cute, but the episode's plot was so dull I just didn't even care about anything.

    "Playing around?" Wrong.

  7. #7
    Christmas Bubble Frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Unova
    Posts
    4,508
    Blog Entries
    185

    Follow Bubble Frog on Tumblr

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Saw this ep on the treadmill so may have missed something :P

    Waited for th Eng version of this ep, because it looked awesome. And it was awesome. Cilan's passion about being a Science Connoisseur was great, he should have got himself a Elgyem for sure. Telekinesis instead of Psychic was great for a change, I thought Elygem and Icarus was great even if he looks grumpy. He went from 8 to being a awesome scientist and Axew was so awesome, Dwebble, Pansage, Tranquill.

  8. #8
    Vintage Sketch's Avatar Archives StaffBulbapedia Staff
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,486
    Blog Entries
    28

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov View Post
    Bulbapedia says Sean Schemmel.
    Really? Wow, it sounded nothing like him.

  9. #9
    Registered User Flynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    111

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Is it Vic Mignogna? I remember someone saying he was going to voice a character on this show while he was in New York.

  10. #10
    Orange And Black October Serperiority's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    The Golden State
    Posts
    2,258
    Blog Entries
    88
    Follow Serperiority On Twitter
    Visit Serperiority's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    This was a pretty decent episode.

    So its pronounced (el-G-yem), not the (elg-yem) I thought it was?

    Seriously, Ash STILL couldn't distinguish TRio in their disguises? And he said, "I should've known it was you." Well Ash, you should practice blowing their disguises.

    Area 28 eh? And the desert? An Area 51 parody?

    Ash was also pretty dumb in this episode. Space aliens?

    Also another episode with Cilan's scientific reasoning VS Iris's explanations
    Last edited by Serperiority; 27th August 2011 at 11:51 AM.

    Serperior99 Fanclub | Bulbagarden's Californian Club | From the Serperior's Lair, My Blog
    I've claimed Serperior, Overgrow, Bicycle, Poke Ball, & Pokemon White Version

  11. #11
    Registered User Hellwarden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    767

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Pretty nice episode. Note to writers, this episode is a good example of making a COTD likable. Maybe give them problems beyond their dealings with Pokemon. I thought that little musical jingle playing right at the start of the ep was lovely. Gotta hand it to this ep, it really made me like Elgyem, a poke I didn't really care for. Nicely animated by Ogata too.

  12. #12
    mientes Aestivate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    4,059
    Blog Entries
    1

    Follow Aestivate on Tumblr Visit Aestivate's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Gotta agree with the beginning; the animation was just so fluid and beautiful that it's my favorite part of the episode. When it aired in Japan I really loved Dent's dorky science sommelier/connossieurness. I didn't think this episode was boring at all; the nerd in me was totally loving every minute of it XD

  13. #13
    EV-Wizard/PeculiarBattler League's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Firstly, the Teleportation zone. Thirdly, the "Onoka" Elite Four. Fourthly, the Garden Grotto. Secondly, Oak's laboratory. And lastly, A hoedown-deeny hoedown!
    Posts
    1,098
    Blog Entries
    13

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    I liked the episode. Elgyem's flashing, lighting hands were kinda cool. (That's minor. Needless to say, I liked the timid Elgyem.)

    I thought Professor Icarus was a good character and all--I especially liked when he said that the UFO wasn't his top priority (though he said it in his kind of way, and better). "Icarus" was a good choice for a name, considering he's named after someone who built a flying contraption of a sort. (Of a sort.)

    Team Rocket was decent in this episode, and their only too over-the-top contraption was their get-away vehicle. (Alot of "contraptions" in this episode.) (Their scheme in the Cottonee episode wasn't as good; here, they just tried to nab one pokemon, and weren't foiled by the pokemon they stole.) Character-wise, Cilan may have been the worst, but he wasn't that bad. (I imagine cooking to be a science, so eh. I haven't seen Cilan that often, so i don't know how repetitive his "passions" get.) Ash's inability to recognize TR--well, I expect that to happen any and every time TR is in disguise.
    Feel free(r) to discuss Battle Strategy with me--I'll discuss anything really.

    Besides being a strange (retired) battler with a storied, legendary, mythical, exaggerated, and relatively unknown career, I am also an amateur English B&W anime reviewer. (pachiba, you like?)

    And I take hoedowns seriously.

  14. #14
    Registered User Trainer Gabriel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,802
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    A pretty decent episode, I guess. At least Cilan got a lot of focus.

  15. #15
    I'm mean and green Jo The Marten's Avatar Bulbanews WriterSocial Media EditorArchives StaffBulbapedia Editorial BoardModerator
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Down on Skid Row
    Posts
    2,056
    Blog Entries
    6
    Follow Jo The Marten On Twitter
    Follow Jo The Marten on Tumblr

    Default Re: "A UFO for Elgyem!" Review Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    Really? Wow, it sounded nothing like him.
    Honestly, I sort of just picked him out of the credits list. I looked over the credits and he seemed like the most likely candidate to me (in comparison to Lucario in M08). Here's the full list of the additional cast for this episode:
    Eli James
    Vic Mignogna
    Mike Pollock
    Kayzie Rogers
    Sean Schemmel
    Erica Schroeder
    Marc Thompson
    Tom Wayland

    Of course it may have been Vic. The only role I know that Vic played was Omega, and Icarus definitely sounded nothing like Omega.

    I'm just a mean green mother from outer space!
    And I am bad!

    [Bulbapedia][Tumblr][Art site][My sweetie ♥][Little Shop of Horrors club]

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •