SatAM Retrospective: Episode 8 “Hooked on Sonics”

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Sonic The Hedgehog #39

Wed May 12, 2021 28 d

Report: Test subjects S, A, and T are responding very well to experiments. Proceeding to phase three.

Sonic, Amy, and Tails are still stuck in Eggman’s evil tower and being subjected to his increasingly crazy tests. It doesn’t help that Tangle and Belle have unknowingly begun controlling the tower and are making it impossible for their friends to escape! Everyone’s limits are pushed as they try to make it out in time in “Test Run,” part three!

Sonic The Hedgehog #40

Wed Jun 2, 2021 Tentative

Tangle to the rescue! The brave lemur has jumped into the battle to save Sonic, Amy, and Tails from falling victim to Dr. Eggman’s latest experiment. Belle has a different kind of battle when she comes face-to-face with an old friend. Will the gang be able to escape unharmed? Find out in Evan Stanley’s epic conclusion to “Test Run”!

Sonic The Hedgehog #41

Wed Jun 16, 2021 Tentative

The Deadly Six are still on the loose and attacking towns. Jewel the Beetle recruits Sonic’s friends the Chaotix to find and stop the Zeti, but Zavok of the Deadly Six is looking for his minions, too—he’s angrier than ever and wants to reunite. The Chaotix will have to act quickly to outsmart the Deadly Six!

Sonic the Hedgehog: 30th Anniversary Special

Wed Jun 23, 2021 Tentative

After 30 years of going fast, it’s time for fans to celebrate the speediest hedgehog of all time! It’s an unbelievable birthday celebration for Sonic the Hedgehog with his first Classic Sonic special!

First, in “Seasons of Chaos” by longtime Sonic scribe Ian Flynn and artists Aaron Hammerstrom & Reggie Graham, Sonic goes on an adventure from pleasant spring valleys to wintry wonderlands in search of the Chaos Emeralds. But Sonic’s not alone, with a little help from his friends Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel, they’ll race, fight, and fly their way to victory against the baddest of baddies!

Then, in “Dr. Eggman’s Birthday,” the vile, villainous Dr. Eggman takes center stage in a story written by New York Times bestseller Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club)! And how does the bad doctor celebrate the occasion? Only his Badniks know for sure…

Finally, in “Sonic Learns to Drive,” Sonic’s up against a tough challenge: Driving! When the fastest thing alive can outrun any car, will Sonic have the patience to learn… or will he finally get left in the dust? Written by the hosts of My Brother, My Brother, and Me, The Adventure Zone, and New York Times bestsellers, the McElroy Brothers!

Grab a slice of chili dog cake and don’t get left in the dust on the most way past cool book of the year!

Sonic The Hedgehog #42

Wed Jul 7, 2021 Tentative

Zeti Hunt, part two! Now that Zavok has his pack, it’s time for them to make a big move. But Jewel the Beetle, newly appointed Restoration leader, has called on Sonic, Tails, and the Chaotix to run interference. Will they be able to stop the Zeti and make it home in time for spaghetti!?

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Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    SatAM Retrospective: Episode 8 “Hooked on Sonics”

    Ah, Antoine D’Coolette. One of the main characters in the SatAM cartoon. He used to be one of my least favorite characters in the show (probably still is). When I was little, he always seemed like such a coward and arrogant (and not in a cool way like Sonic). This leads to episode eight of SatAM: “Hooked on Sonics” (written by Randy Rogel). Aired on October 30, 1993, this episode is where Antoine takes the spotlight. Will I have second thoughts on the character? Or will my opinions on him remain the same? Let’s find out. Hooked on Sonics Image

    The episode begins with Dr. Robotnik’s nephew Snively in the forest testing out the latest of Robotnik’s inventions being the shredder, a robot that chops down trees and drains the life force out of them using long red eyes. Using the energy, it can use its Sonic Radar. Upon the activation of the radar, it senses Sonic approaching and, sure enough, the hedgehog appears. Sonic confuses the robot by his speed and makes it accidentally cut itself which alarms the swatbots. They aim at Sonic but instead shoot the shredder, breaking one of its feet. Sonic then circles underneath it causing the eyes to tangle with the legs making it falls and break itself.

    That night, the Freedom Fighters cheered for his bravery which gets Antoine jealous. He proceeds to sit depressingly on a rock trying to figure out how to get Sally’s attention. Rotor jokingly says that catching Robotnik and bringing him back to Knothole would do it. Antoine likes the enjoy and waits for a power ring to show up. Once he obtains the power ring, he enters Robotropolis and informs Robotnik through a camera that, if he wants the power ring, he must meet at the city limits in an hour. 

    Once Robotnik meets Antoine, he goes to him to grab the power ring but falls into a pit set up by Antoine. He tries to capture Robotnik but the doctor has a few tricks up his sleeve. He uses his rocket boots to fly and shoot lasers from his fingers to capture Antoine and obtain the power ring.Hooked on Sonics Image

    Meanwhile, Sonic and the others search for Antoine in Knothole but Rotor starts to worry and he tells the others what he told Antoine. Sonic then leaves to find Robotnik and Antoine. As he is running however, Robotnik demonstrates to Antoine his latest invention. Using the power ring, he can detect Sonic’s speed and shoot a giant laser. In order for Sonic to reach Robotnik, he has to walk from now on to avoid the explosive laser. The evil tyrant sends Antoine to the roboticizer and leaves to the forest to use his rebuilt shredder machine. Sonic follows the swatbots carrying Antoine and finds the roboticizer. The hedgehog distracts the robots, saves Antoine, and runs back to the forest. Quickly dodging the lasers, he reaches the shredder machine causing the laser to hit it instead. However, once the shredder is destroyed, Sonic and Antoine are surrounded by swatbots. Antoine grabs the power ring out of the giant laser and hands it to Sonic. Sonic toys with Robotnik for a tiny bit and they head out. 

    Once they return, Antoine starts bragging about his adventure, and everyone leaves except Tails who is very invested with his tale. Thus concludes “Hooked on Sonics.”

    My opinion on the character remains the same but I have to give credit where credit is due. I love Rob Paulsen’s voice as the character. He does a pretty good job as him (especially with the accent). Hooked on Sonics Image

     

    At a Glance: Hooked on Sonics

    Summary: Antoine wants to earn the respect of the Freedom Fighters and decides to capture Dr. Robotnik. Will he succeed? Or will he succumb to Robotnik’s cunning intelligence? 

    Air Date: October 30, 1993