SatAM Retrospective: Episode 9


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!?

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Fri Apr 8, 2022 359 d

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    SatAM Retrospective: Episode 9

    Despite being over halfway through the first season of SatAM, there is one character we haven’t talked much about being Rotor the Walrus. He just seemed to be in the background for most of the episodes we’ve seen so far. In the episode called “Harmonic Sonic,” we finally get to see more of the walrus inventor. The episode aired on Nov. 6, 1993, and was written by David Villaire.

    The story begins with Dr. Robotnik loading a bunch of his robots into a rocket ship which is sent up high in the sky. As the ship flies upward, one of its rocket boosters happens to fall apart and land in Knothole. This obviously gets the attention of the Freedom Fighters and they try to figure out what it is. Sally thinks it’s a rocket booster courtesy of Robotnik and Tails notices a ship in the sky which Sally assumes to be a spy ship. Rotor takes a look through a telescope and notices all the sensors it is equipped with and confirms it. Sally decides to try to pick up the signals from the spy ship. In the meantime, Rotor experiments with Sonic’s speed as a power supply for the rocket booster. While Sonic runs on what seems to be a treadmill, the rocket booster is fully energized and ready to go.

    Meanwhile, the spy ship detects activity in the great forest and tells Robotnik’s computer the issue. Robotnik sends a stealthbot to fly to the signal which will hopefully lead to Knothole.

    Sally finds the signal and unscrambles the code and discovers that the stealthbot is heading to Knothole. Rotor uses Sonic’s speed once more to create an energy field that shoots at electricity at the approaching flying vehicle and destroying it. With that taken care of, Rotor and Sonic head inside the rocket booster and launch to the spy ship.

    Once they land, they investigate where they should head to but are found by a surveillance bot. Robotnik notices through the robot that Sonic managed to get into the ship and sounds the alarm. As Sonic and Rotor attempt to sneak by, they notice a bar that the robots are heading to. Sonic disguises himself as a robot guitarist but his music skills simply fail to impress the audience. But before he gets kicked out, he manages to trick one of the robots into telling him where the sensor is. Once they finally reach the sensor, Sonic removes the tube connecting to it and throws it inside the core of the ship causing everything to start to breakdown. 

    As they escape, they find a stealthbot they can get into, and Rotor pilots it. They then crash back in Knothole only to find out that the spy ship will be crashing onto their base. Rotor uses a giant magnet to direct it away from the base and crash in the middle of nowhere. The Freedom Fighters celebrate as Robotnik starts to threaten Snively. This concludes episode nine of SatAM.

    Honestly, I still think Rotor didn’t do much in this episode. He never takes the spotlight as Antoine did in the previous episode. I really hope we see him take the spotlight sooner or later.


    At a Glance: Harmonic Sonic

    Summary: Robotnik is about to discover the location of Knothole through the new spy ship. Will Sonic and Rotor succeed in destroying the ship? Or will Robotnik succeed in finding the base of the Freedom Fighters and destroy it?

    Air Date: Nov. 6, 1993.