Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 by Caroline Cao
The four-part finale of Steven Universe Future descends into despair before it regains its light. As the old saying goes, “Things will get worse before they become better.” As Steven Universe (Zach Callison) faces his downward spiral, he desires to solve matters on his own, spurning his loved ones’ attempt to reach out. The Gem he shattered during his rage, Jasper (Kimberly Brooks), inadvertently inspires him to seek out his titan-Diamond relatives in Homeworld for answers to control his Diamond powers.
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 by Caroline Cao
Steven Universe Future is racing toward the finish line. It’s difficult to watch how much Steven (Zach Callison) has grown out of his chipper childhood state, but the overwhelming hindsight of trauma has caught up with him. It doesn’t help that last week’s Future featured Steven at his first doctor’s appointment and reckoning that his childhood trauma—“trauma” was very much a new word for Steven and something rarely discussed in children’s cartoon—has ruined his function.
Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2020 by Caroline Cao
“Together Forever” and “Growing Pains” are the most heart-stopping pair of episodes yet of Steven Universe Future. “Together Forever” begins mundanely as usual, with the eponymous Steven (Zach Callison) skyping with his human companion Connie (Grace Rolek) and discussing her college plans. He’s saddened to realize Connie will be so far away once she leaves.
Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 by Caroline Cao
Steven Universe Future: Hey Old Friends
After some rude awakenings, the next pair of Steven Universe Future episodes dish out some optimistic respite while carrying over the despondency that has now plagued Steven Universe’s (Zach Callison) life.
Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 by Caroline Cao
The latest double-feature episodes of Steven Universe Future return to idyllic shenanigans. After the last intense episode, “Volleyball”, which spilled some discomforting revelations about Rose Quartz, two low-stakes breezer episodes are refreshing and bring us back to the old season one days of the original Steven Universe. Fusion-lovers like me especially perked up.
Posted on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 by Caroline Cao
Fan of Cartoon Network’s critically acclaimed Steven Universe assembled at New York Comic Con 2019 for a musical celebration and a slew of surprises.
Creator Rebecca Sugar, along with voice stars Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), and Deedee Magno-Hall (Pearl) opened the panel with bangers of fan favorite songs from The Steven Universe Movie, kicking off with “Happily Ever After.” Fans roared at the surprise appearance of Sarah Stiles, who voiced the beloved tragic antagonist of the movie, and she reprised her villain song “Other Friends” and the tear-jerking “Drift Away,” respectively. But the biggest surprise was yet to come. Read More »