Review: Sym-Bionic Titan

Defending the Earth from giant space monsters is tough for Lance, Ilana and Octus. But fitting in at high school might be even tougher. Sym-Bionic Titan follows the lives of Ilana, Lance and Octus, three alien teens that crash-land on Earth while attempting to escape an evil General who has taken over their home planet, Galaluna. Ilana, princess of Galaluna, Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier, and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to harm the sole royal heir of Galaluna.

This motley trio makes a real effort to navigate high school life, all while saving the planet and themselves from an onslaught of inter-galactic attacks. In their everyday forms, Ilana and Lance act as brother and sister, while Octus portrays dual roles of father at home and their friend Newton at school.

When called into battle, our Galalunians are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It’s when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and Ilana, Lance and Octus come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan. It is in this form that they battle the most evil of beasts.

Cartoon Network has aired of the awesome episodes their new series Sym-Bionic Titan, from creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Lab and Samurai Jack).I love the mix of 2D and CGI to give it that adult yet fun effect of all of Tartakovsky’s creations. Tartakovsky’s shows have a unique style and Sym-Bionic Titan is no exception. The first set of episodes are almost done and I watched all ten episodes in one night, only one left and I’m craving a lot more of this show. I knew it would be good coming from Tartakovsky but it turned out to be even better then I expected. The best part is that there is soooo much story that they can develop and you don’t know where this is going to go but I’m hoping for a lot, I enjoyed Dexter’s Labratory, and I loved and was addicted to Samurai Jack, this looks to be no different in my enjoyment of this show. I hope they don’t take too long for next season or next batch of episodes.

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