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The Greatest Story Never Told

Episode #8 - The Greatest Story Never Told
Original Airdate - September 11th, 2004

The Justice League is in epic battle with Mordu in downtown Metropolis, but the real story is what happens to Booster Gold while he's supposed to be on "crowd control".

Review by Stu
Media by Bird Boy
Credits:
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Directed by Dan Riba
Music by Lolita Ritmanis
Animation Services by Dong Yang Animation

Voices:
Kevin Conroy as Batman
Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman
Phil LaMarr as Green Lantern
Carl Lumby as J'onn J'onzz
Tom Everett Scott as Booster Gold
Billy West as Skeets
Lori Loughlin as Tracy
Jeremy Piven as Elongated Man
Chris Fox as Captain Atom
Kath Souchie as Young Boy
 
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Sound Clips
"No you didn't..." (MP3, 258kb)
"'This Stinks' - Booster Gold" (MP3, 121kb)
"For the last time, I am not..." (MP3, 98kb)

Review

Justice League Unlimited once again takes a step back from the action to introduce a more humor-based character in Booster Gold. Having supposedly traveled back in time in order to become a superhero, he reeked of arrogance and was unhappy with his position as the loser of the team.

As far as comparing it to the other episodes we’ve seen so far, it doesn’t quite live up. Airing it so soon after the hilarious Kids Stuff hurt it no doubt. The episode isn’t short on humor, but can’t compare to Green Lantern’s immortal “I’ll make a lawn mower and chew him up!” line. It also wasn’t wise to air it after Fearful Symmetry, as the questions from that episode are still unresolved, no doubt leaving some fans thinking this episode was a waste of time.

The common complaints of the episode are lack any sense of logic. We still haven’t seen The Flash yet, but that’s no reason to downgrade an episode. There’s also the complaint that we never saw the fight with Mordu, but seeing as how this episode is about Booster Gold, it’s actually a really stupid complaint.

Overall an enjoyable episode, but I can’t help but feel it’s not up to par with the rest of the series, thus far. Hawk and Dove aside, Justice League Unlimited has delivered fine episodes, whether we’re seeing Batman singing, sampling the perfect gift for the man who has everything or listening to Green Lantern threatening to create deadly lawnmowers. This episode unfortunately, never really steps in their league.

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