EPISODE V


 
Airdate
August 27, 2001

Storyboarded and Written by
Charlie Bean and Carey Yost

Directed by
Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack / Mantoid
Sergei / Frederick
Technician
Idealist / Analyst

 
 Phil LaMarr
 Jeff Glen Bennett
 Jennifer Hale
 Tom Kenny

Jack stumbles upon a group of scientists building a space shuttle to escape the planet, wishing to no longer serve Aku. In return for Jack's help, the scientists devise a way for Jack to travel back in time. In the end, Jack sacrifices his opportunity to return home to protect the scientists from Aku's mechanical blockade.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 
The lead scientists speak with American, German and English accents

In addition to his wide range of skills, Jack acquires space training in this episode
 

 
Aku's robotic army continues its insect-based motif in this episode featuring:
- Mantises
- Ticks
- Mosquitoes
- Hornets

 
Jack removes a group of tick droids attempting to breach the hull of the shuttle with a little heat, the same method he would have used against actual ticks

Jeremy's Review

A fun episode with a nice balance of humor and space combat action. There is a 1960's pop art vibe throughout. B