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Titan Rising

Season: 2
Episode:
8
Air date:
February 28, 2004

 

Cast:
Scott Menville - Robin
Tara Strong - Raven
Greg Cipes - Beast Boy
Khary Payton - Cyborg
Hynden Walch - Starfire
Ashley Johnson - Terra
Ron Perlman - Slade

 

Crew:
Director(s) - Michael Chang
Storyboarder(s) - Joaquim Dos Santos, Steve Jones, Sam Liu, Shaunt Nigoghossian
Writer(s) - Amy Wolfram

 

Summary: Terra returns to the Titans with full control of her powers. She wants the Titans to give her another chance to become one of them. It has taken Raven's entire life to gain adequate control of her own powers. She wonders how it was possible for Terra to have done so by herself within just a few months. She does not trust Terra. But the earth-mover wants to change that.

 

Notes:

  • The reason for Terra's quick honing of her abilities was explained in episode "Betrayal".
  • Terra was the first in the animated series to become a full-time Titan after the original five.
  • Terra wears a new black and gold costume in this episode.
  • The scene where Cyborg, Beast Boy and Starfire are chasing the mechanical worms through the different-colored levels of the underground looks like a shot from the arcade game Dig Dug.
  • In the comics, Raven was also suspicious of Terra. She could sense that something was not right with her. And just as in the show, Terra adopted a new costume when she joined the team.
  • After the Titans left Terra alone in her room at the end of the episode, she expressed surprise at their trust for her. Then her hair fell like a veil over one of her eyes. This is a foreshadow.
  • Producer David Slack on the casting of Ashley Johnson as Terra: "Terra is a fascinating character. She was really difficult but really fun to write. And we got great casting. Ashley Johnsonoh my Godshe brought that character to life. That’s something I should mention. We have a great cast because we have the best voice director in the business. Andrea Romano is just phenomenal at what she does and always guides us interesting, smart casting choices of really talented actors that are also really nice people. And all the good scripts and great drawings in world would mean nothing without her talent and theirs. You go to Andrea’s house, and she has a table that’s just filled with Emmys. I can’t give her enough respect. She’s nice and personable, but is also so good at what she does."

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