"Throughout these entries I've been stressing the fact that the Trial was in part a metaphor for the series' own tribulations. (Something made clear from the opening few lines) In which case there's something almost, but not quite, charmingly apropos about this awkwardness. 'What's the reason why Doctor Who should survive its trial? We don't know either!'"
—Phil Sandifer on Doctor Who, "The Mysterious Planet"
"Most of the other versions of the story — including the comics and the Pryde of the X-Men pilot that never got picked up — start off with Magneto, but the show went in a different direction. By establishing the Sentinels as the primary antagonists right from the beginning, the animated series not only makes Magneto more sympathetic by showing us what he’s fighting against, but it puts an immediate spotlight on the idea that the real bad guys are the bigoted humans who want to commit genocide, and that’s pretty heavy stuff when you’re ten years old. Of course, it might’ve just been that they wanted a bad guy they could actually show Wolverine slashing up with his claws without getting calls from angry parents."
—Chris Sims on X-Men