One million years ago, I posted part one of The Lionmen.
Here’s what happened in the first half of the story in case you forgot.
….A bunch of scientists tell the Super Friends that if they “got enough of the elements needed” they could make a “negative lens” to counteract the one that Lionex is using to split the Earth in to five delicious slices.
They only have two hours, MAYBE THREE, if they can slow down Lionex’s machine. Generally, if the Super Friends have hours to do something, they usually picnic or floss their teeth until about 10 minutes before the deadline, but this time they actually do fill the two-three hours with doing stuff.
When you need to be incognita, become a giant space amoeba.
Batman laments that they won’t be able to get back on the satellite Lionex has taken over, but Jayna has a plan! The Lionmen won’t think twice about a floating giant space amoeba! I didn’t really know much about these Giant Space Amoebas, so I looked them up. Here’s one it it’s natural habitat.
Zan informs us that “space amoebas are very common in their part of the universe.” Ok, thanks, Zan. Wonder Woman likes this plan because the amoeba is large enough to conceal Zan, Gleek, and herself.
The rest of the Super Friends go out in search of rare elements.
By the way, this is the status of the Earth
Oh, yeah, that’ll slide right back into place with no real repercussions at all. No problem.
Back to the Amoeba
“We’re as close as we can get to the space station, we’ll travel inside Jayna from here.” – Wonder Woman, creating all new nightmares for us all.
I warn you, you can’t unsee this:
That right there would be the last piece left in a Whitman’s Sampler.
As predicted, the Lionmen were not worried about the
lavender butt with warts space amoeba.
They all make it on board and can initiate Operation Slow Down the Lionmen’s Machine or Something.
Gleek really Gleeks up the plan.
Wonder Woman manages to capture Lionex in a soundproof room that also has the communication system in it.
Wonder Woman uses the “Justice League Voice Duplicator” to get on the loudspeaker and tell everyone in Lionex’s voice to cease operations and turn off the Strata Ray. And it would have worked if it wasn’t for a stupid blue space monkey and his tail. He switches on the camera and everyone sees the Wonder Woman behind the curtain.
Wonder Woman is then hit with a freeze ray and Lionex orders the Strata Ray turned back on at double power. Way to go, guys!
“Wonder Woman is interrogated with a truth beam and forced to reveal the plans to build an anti-lens” – Narrator
Lionex then dispatches his men to stop the Super Friends from finding the rare elements.
Everyone defeats their Lionmen and then there’s a scene that looks like Superman is going to return some kittens to the pet store because Batman, Robin, and Aquaman aren’t ready for the responsibility.
There’s a lot of discussing the plans – Superman is going to turn the Lionmen into the authorities and then visit the scientists to get the anti-lens and the others are going to the space station to turn of the kryptonite force field. It’s not the most exciting of scenes, but it is nice to actually see them try and coordinate and plan every once in awhile.
Or, you could…
Back at the space station, Lionex is petrifying Wonder Woman in some sort of contraption and promises to display her in a museum back home. He leaves the room and The Wonder Twins hatch a plan to save her.
And it’s nicely wrapped up like some superheroes in a giant space amoeba.
Superman makes it to the space station with minutes to spare, plugs in the anti-lens, and it magically puts the Earth back together like it hadn’t been completely ripped apart.
Wait, as far as I could tell, they gave Lionex a lecture and then sent him on his merry way back to his galaxy. Say what? I guess they couldn’t stand to see that fabulous head of hair behind bars.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.
6 thoughts on “Super Friends Season 2, Episode 12 – “The Lionmen” Part 2”
The image of Jayna leaning back to swallow up the others (or kiss her own rear end) is going to haunt me for a long, long time.
I wouldn’t let Aquaman keep his Lionman either. Look at him standing there with his mouth hanging open. Derp.
This one was all over the place. My head hurts.
That’s what happens when they have to make stories that are more the 8 minutes long.
Please for the love of god tell me there was another reason why Jayna turned into a bear other than to use the Zan/ice saw to saw Wonder Woman out of that contraption. You can’t tell me that she had an easier time using the ice saw as a bear instead of a human being. I’m very insulted by this one.
Uh, no. That was just the best idea they came up with.
ahhhhh, it’s back….
How could Wonder Woman fall for the truth beam when she rocks the lasso?
but superfriends are back…
Good point, you’d think she’d have some tricks up her sleeve.