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Recap / Calvin And Hobbes The Series S 3 E 1 Dr Brain Chill Part 1

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After a Special Edition Title with several shots of space, the story proper begins on Rupert and Earl's spaceship, where their crew is slacking off. Under Earl's command, they set a five-minute countdown, but a pack of Shadowfax show up and attack them. They fend them off and manage to get to Earth unscathed.

Meanwhile, Doctor Brainstorm makes contact with Rupert and Earl via a recorded message. They only agree because he mentions his enemies are Calvin and Hobbes.


As Brainstorm and Jack wait, they eventually find themselves face-to-face with the alien duo.

To Be Continued in Part 2


  • Artistic License – Astronomy: While Rupert and Earl travel to Earth, the planets mentioned go from Jupiter to Saturn, then the asteroid belt separating the gas giants from the other planets.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...:
    Rupert: Lenny, turn the lights off!
    Lenny: Uh... now?
    Earl: No, you moron, tomorrow. NOW!!!!
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "And I wanted to tell you that I've discovered the discovery of the year!"
  • Medium Awareness: A double-whammy.
    Hobbes: What is it, Calvin?
    Calvin: Oh nothing. I just feel like we just missed out on a big action sequence for some reason.
    Hobbes: Huh.
    (Socrates runs in)
    Socrates: Calvin! Hobbes! Camera that likes zooming in and out of things!
    Jack: Faster than the speed of light, huh? When did this show move to the Sci-Fi Channel?
  • Mythology Gag: The Shadowfax return.
  • Portmanteau: The title.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Lampshaded.
    Earl: We're under attack by a pack of Shadowfax.
    Dave: Hey, that's good! You could write a poem!
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Brainstorm.
    Brainstorm: Nobody saw me, right?!
    Jack: Oh no, we left totally unnoticeably.
    Brainstorm: Good!
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  • Shout-Out: The aliens watch Seinfeld.
  • Special Edition Title
  • Rogues Gallery: Lampshaded.
    Earl: Wow, Planet Potentates sure do make a lot of enemies, don't they?
    Rupert: Oh, that's common among them.
  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma: The amount of exclamation points is staggering.

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