First of all… spoilers are ABOUND.
If you have not yet watched G.I. Joe: Renegades and you don’t want to be spoiled, turn away now. Discussion will be forthcoming about the events in the original 2-parter…
So the G.I. Joe: Renegades era has begun, and seems to have begun with a bang. General consensus among the fandom seems to indicate folks are excited about G.I. Joe: Renegades and while reaction is based on some very early and very small samples, people seem enthusiastic about its potential.
But what about the rest of 2010? What can we expect?
Well, using some online TV Listings sites, I compiled a short, but sweet episode guide that has been posted on the sidebar of my G.I. Joe: Renegades Superpage.
According to that guide, new G.I. Joe: Renegades episodes are expected to continue at least through December 24th.
The Hub has also sent along a press release mentioning that there will be a G.I. Joe: Renegades marathon on December 30th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. That time slot will accommodate 6 episodes, which leaves me wondering what about Episode 7?
At this point, it’s unknown when more episodes of G.I. Joe: Renegades will air after the Christmas Eve showing and subsequent December 30th marathon. One thing that we do know is that after the 5-Part mini-series, Transformers: Prime will not air again until February, 2011. Does the same fate await G.I. Joe: Renegades? Time will tell.
Personally, I much prefer the fact that G.I. Joe is doing an episode per week through the end of the year…then even if there is a gap, it’s only about a one-month gap. Prime, on the other hand, airs until this Friday, and then disappears for at least 8 weeks if not longer.
One thing I do know is that the debut of Renegades has sparked a lot of excitement in certain corners of the fandom, and some great conversation. I know there are plenty of folks who disagree, but I like having this new continuity to spark interest in the fandom once again. It’s refreshing after a lot of the same conversations over the past few years.