NOW THAT I'VE SEEN THE INFAMOUS SAILOR MOON EPISODE 67......I had the same reaction as I did when I watched my first Uwe Boll movie, and I don't mean that in the usual way that most people do when they invoke the name of Boll.
It was a thoroughly mediocre episode, not great, but, if you watch it expecting an eye-gougingly unwatchable "train wreck", you will be very disappointed. It was just another "swimsuit episode" with a minor conflict that has absolutely nothing to do with the main plot, just like the first season Sailor Moon swimsuit episode where they go to that beach hotel with the Addams Family monsters.
One weird thing I noticed: the plesiosaur takes Chibi-Usa (Rini) to a mysterious volcanic island surrounded by sharks.
Wait a minute... a child was kidnapped? A mysterious volcanic island? Sharks?
Oh my god, Kirin-chan, the plesiosaur, must be a member of the Dharma Initiative!
Is this the "lost episode of Sailor Moon", or is it the "Sailor Moon episode of Lost"? (And there are a few other visual similarities too, like how the other girls see smoke rising from a fire far in the distance, just like that one shot towards the end of the first season from the fire that was from the Oceanic Flight 815 "tail-enders" survivors' camp.)
While I'm looking for unintentional, purely coincidental, parallels between Sailor Moon and Lost, in the other episode I mentioned in passing, episode 20, there's a psychic girl who can project visual hallucinations that others can see. There's an obvious parallel with Walt, and the father who hypnotizes her to use the hallucinations to scare off visitors could almost represent Dharma. Weird, huh?
Yes, sometimes I can read way too much into things as well.
I had to watch most of the episode this afternoon, since I tried watching it last night after I finished writing the preceding entry, but I fell asleep on the computer (while I was semi-chatting with Jesse Betteridge too on AIM). I hate it when that happens.
Speaking of Jesse Betteridge, whose site, Zannen, Canada, just went back online after being offline for a week, he points out that all five episodes of Nelvana's Harold Rosenbaum: Chartered Accountant Extreme, a vague spoof of 1930s private eye comics like Dick Tracy and the look of the Max Fleischer Superman shorts, can now be seen at YouTube.