X-MEN '97 Showrunner Shares STAR TREK-Related Hint About Next Week's Season Finale - SPOILERS

X-MEN '97 Showrunner Shares STAR TREK-Related Hint About Next Week's Season Finale - SPOILERS

With just one more episode of X-Men '97 to go, (former) showrunner Beau DeMayo has shared some Star Trek-related "homework" for next Wednesday's season finale...

By MarkCassidy - May 10, 2024 05:05 AM EST
Filed Under: X-Men '97
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After an exciting, often shocking run of episodes, the season 1 finale of X-Men '97 hits Disney+ next Wednesday, and (former) showrunner Beau DeMayo has shared some "homework" for fans who might want a cryptic hint about what to expect from "Tolerance is Extinction - Part 3."

Spoilers for last week's episode and (potentially) Wednesday's instalment follow.

DeMayo posted an image from Star Trek: The Next Generation season 5, episode 18, "Cause and Effect." This episode of the beloved sci-fi series saw the crew of the Enterprise caught in a time-loop, with the ship being destroyed over and over again, and Picard, Riker, Data and co. having to figure out how to reset the anomaly.

Does this suggest that the X-Men will find themselves in a similar situation? "Tolerance is Extinction - Part 2" certainly left the team in dire straits, with Jean Grey killed(?) by a Mr. Sinister-controlled Cable, and Wolverine's Adamantium torn right off his bones by Magneto.

Logan survives this in the comics, but the trauma sees him regress into an uncontrollable, feral beast.

Bishop hasn't been seen since he brought Nathan Summers into a future timeline, so he could show up in the finale to save the day - although we can't see too many things being completely reversed. The likes of Gambit's death and the Genosha massacre left a lasting impression, and a lot of fans would likely view any "fixes" in a negative light, since it would cheapen the sacrifices of certain characters.

Check out DeMayo's post below, and let us know how you think the season finale of X-Men '97 is going to play out in the comments section.

X-Men '97's voice cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Karliak as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler.

DeMayo, who was recently fired, serves as head writer, while episodes are directed by Jake Castorena, Chase Conley and Emi Yonemura. Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and DeMayo executive produce.

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Doomsday8888 - 5/10/2024, 5:47 AM
I ain't no Trekkie fan but that title alone sends me thinkin overdrive, bub.
bobevanz - 5/10/2024, 9:28 AM
@Doomsday8888 - it's in the top 10 episodes for sure, now I'm really hyped
grif - 5/10/2024, 9:33 AM
@Doomsday8888 - time loop
The1st - 5/10/2024, 1:47 PM
@Doomsday8888 - My bro and I had so much fun with this episode. Good times.

vectorsigma - 5/10/2024, 5:58 AM
Time travel, no other way to reset.

Im not familiar with the Star Trek homework btw
The1st - 5/10/2024, 1:44 PM
@vectorsigma - Even though the death is seemingly permanent I hope it's not. There's so much potential to cover the back story of Gambit and his ties to Sinister in the show. Gambit was retconned as far more powerful in the comic. I say retconned because I'm unclear as to whether there was any history in Age of Apocalypse with Sinister, but in the main line Sinister essentially neutered Gambit's powers, at the cajun's request, because he couldn't control them.
FireandBlood - 5/10/2024, 6:31 AM
Can’t believe this guy got fired 😞
TrentCrimm - 5/10/2024, 6:50 AM
@FireandBlood -

I don't agree with it but I can believe it coming from Disney.
bobevanz - 5/10/2024, 9:27 AM
@FireandBlood - he'll be back. He has so much leverage now, like Gunn had
vectorsigma - 5/10/2024, 2:13 PM
@bobevanz - the difference with Gunn is that aside from fans, he had support from his actors who have relatively some good influence in the industry. WB even gave him a project (SS)

De Mayo doesnt seem to have anyone aside from the fans
JustAWaffle - 5/10/2024, 6:50 AM
I’m confident they’ll land the plane on this one. Looking forward to the next few seasons
harryba11zack - 5/10/2024, 6:56 AM
Not gonna lie, the animation in parts of the last episode were REALLY Bad and lazy, parts of the episode was just a still image with a either zoom in or fade in effect.
bobevanz - 5/10/2024, 9:28 AM
@harryba11zack - sure Jan
harryba11zack - 5/10/2024, 9:52 AM
@bobevanz - Jan? we're in May now
The1st - 5/10/2024, 12:55 PM
@harryba11zack - I know what you mean, especially after watching that Invincible episode this past season when Mark went to comic con. It wasn't overly jarring, but you'd think for what this show is and has become again for old and new fans alike they don't cut corners going forward. I remember watching season 5 of the original and the quality drop was unfortunate. Studios shouldn't technically have to follow the Japanese model, a lot of the bigger properties are transitioning to seasonal offerings, and as a result the quality is movie level on the shows. Hollywood, America really, has a history of throwing cash at things, but not the right things. I hope what we saw isn't a trend.

Old Bleach:


Spoken - 5/10/2024, 9:16 AM
That was such a good episode! So...does that mean we can expect a time-loop in the final episode or...?
bobevanz - 5/10/2024, 9:29 AM
Top notch Trek!
XtremeXFan - 5/10/2024, 11:38 AM
its an intresting episode but I wonder what the Choice Will be,

in the Star Trek episode it was between Data and Riker's plan, I wonder if that will translate to Charles and Magnus.

maybe they will finaly realize that both their ways are flawed and only by combining their ways of thinking they can truly defeat bastion.
TheManWithoutFear - 5/10/2024, 12:42 PM
I just hope it has a bit more of a heroic, optimistic feel. I like the series enough but I could really do with seeing them get a win.
malschla - 5/10/2024, 4:00 PM
So.... Onslaught will be season 2, right? I mean, it has to be, right?? It would also help tie things into the MCU/Secret Wars, as they could use that as the impetus for a reboot of the MCU ala "Heroes Reborn" (but better).

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