X-Men

Trivia: Cedric Smith and Catherine Disher - who voiced Professor X and Jean Grey, respectively - were married at the time the show was in production.

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Days of Future Past: Part 1 - S1-E11

Trivia: After Bishop travels into the past, he hears one kid telling another that they will be playing the new Punisher game "Assassin." When the Punisher was first being developed, he was originally going to be called The Assassin.

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Trivia: The TV salesman that is assisting Cyclops and Jean is a caricature of former Marvel president Joe Calamari. His name tag even says "Calamari." (00:04:28)

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A Rogue's Tale - S2-E9

Trivia: The man who attempts to steal Mystique's umbrella at the beginning of the episode is a caricature of series producer Frank Squillace.

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Time Fugitives: Part 1 - S2-E7

Trivia: When Beast is looking through the logbook detailing patients and their slide numbers, some of the names listed, such as Frank Squillace and Larry Houston, are people who worked on the show. (00:09:47)

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Trivia: At the end of the opening titles, there is a short bald man in a green outfit running with Magneto's crew. For years, fans had wondered who this character was, as he has no counterpart in the comics, and he only had a fleeting appearance in the season 1 episode "Slave Island." Series director Larry Houston finally revealed that the character is nobody in particular, and that he was mistakenly placed in the opening titles by the animation company AKOM.

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X-Ternally Yours - S2-E6

Trivia: This episode depicted Bella Donna as being Gambit's former fiancée. In the comics, the two were actually married. This change was likely made for the show due to it being too mature of a theme for a kids' show for Gambit to have both an estranged wife and an extramarital relationship with Rogue.

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Red Dawn - S2-E4

Trivia: When Wolverine is explaining Omega Red's back-story to Colossus, a picture of Captain America is briefly visible. This is a nod to the comic books, where Omega Red was the Soviet Union's attempt to create their own super soldier similar to Captain America. (00:14:05)

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Trivia: Following Disney's acquisition of Fox, the creators of this show pitched a revival, which would presumably stream on Disney+. It remains to be seen if anything comes of it. Producer Larry Houston has said he would come out of retirement specifically to work on this.

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Suggested correction: How is it trivia that a show has been pitched, but not produced or even confirmed?

This is a highly popular show and the creators have shown interest in a continuation of it. Just because it hasn't been confirmed doesn't mean people won't find the idea interesting. Also, asking how something is trivia is not a valid correction.

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The Dark Phoenix (2): The Inner Circle - S3-E12

Trivia: The main antagonists in this episode as well as the episode that follows it are the Inner Circle. In the comics, the Inner Circle are a sort of clandestine group of mutants that operate within an elitist social group known as the Hellfire Club. Due to censorship reasons, the Hellfire Club aspect of the group is not acknowledged. Its members are visually based on famous actors. Sebastian Shaw is based on Robert Shaw, Harry Leland is based on Orson Welles, Donald Pierce is based on Donald Sutherland, and Mastermind in his Jason Wyngarde persona is based on Peter Wyngarde. The White Queen/Emma Frost is based on the character Emma Peel from the British television series "The Avengers."

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Trivia: Apocalypse is the only villain to appear in every season.

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Trivia: Despite its guitar-driven sound, the theme song for this show was actually written entirely on a keyboard using MIDI technology. Composer Ron Wasserman attributed this to having hardly any gear to work with, which only consisted of a nice mixer board that had EQ in it, and one compressor. He even admitted to pouring a Coke into the first console so that they would buy him a new one.

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Mojovision - S2-E11

Trivia: When the camera is panning across Mojo's studio audience after he has abducted the X-Men, you can see an older man in the middle of the crowd. This man is a caricature of Marvel Comics legend Jack Kirby. Coincidentally, Kirby died the day after this episode originally aired. (00:07:52)

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Question: Does anyone know why Gambit was featured less and less in episodes as the show went on? He was one of the most popular characters in not just X-Men, but all of Marvel Comics around the time this series first aired, so unless it had something to do with his voice actor's contract, it seems odd they wouldn't have utilized him more.

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Answer: Chris Potter, the original Gambit voice actor, did indeed quit the role in the 4th season. His last episode was The Phalanx Covenant Part 1 so it seems reasonable that Fox would limit the use of the character even though it was recast. It doesn't appear that Potter left the role due to animosity, he stated in an interview that he wished to play Gambit in the first live action X-Men film.

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