The MarkWHO42’s Universe Podcast – Episode 375 – X-Men Turn Back Time

We are back after a brief pause.  Juan Sanmiguel has rejoined MarkWHO42’s Universe after a short stint away. The X-Men animated television show has also returned, resuming after a 30-year hiatus with the X-Men ‘97 series on Disney+. Welcome back, everyone!

The series opens where season five left off in 1997. The X-Men are feeling lost without Professor Xavier, who may be dead or simply recovering in the Shi’ar Empire. Can Cyclops keep the X-Men together? Who is Madelyne Pryor and what is her purpose? What is the relationship between Rogue and Magneto and how can Rogue touch him? Are Magneto and the other “evil” mutants truly evil or are their motives more complex?  How does Storm handle her loss of powers and with whom does she face the Adversary? Which recent events influenced the showrunners and writers, especially with the attack on Genosha? What will the final three episodes tell us, and will we see Xavier back on Earth? How did various comic book series and writers, directly and indirectly, connect with these specific storylines? Listen as Mark Baumgarten, Vicky Jakubowski, and Juan Sanmiguel dive deep into the characters, stories, and background of episodes 1-7 of X-Men ’97.


Mark Baumgarten is an old school Whovian who hosts and runs the award-winning online science fiction radio show and podcast The MarkWHO42's Universe Podcast. He became a fan of Doctor Who in 1978 and worked on several of the Omnicon Conventions in South Florida back in the 1980's. With an accumulated knowledge of Who-lore as well as Science Fiction in general, he needed to share it with the world. In 2010 he started markwho42 Books selling Doctor Who books online and at conventions and in 2012 started the show MarkWHO42 and has been invited as a guest panelist at conventions around the country. He definitely puts the "Mark" in MarkWHO42!