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[EPISODE] 172. Moon Power of Love! End of the Nightmare.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Kana: 愛のムーンパワー! 悪夢の終わる時
Romaji: Ai no Muun Pawaa! Akumu no Owaru Toki

Original Air Date: May 4, 1996

Director: Junichi Satou
Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi
Animation Director: Miho Shimogasa

Plot: The fate of Usagi’s friends and family hangs in the balance as she confronts Queen Nehelenia.

TRIVIA

  • The Eternal Tiare was lengthened without the Holy Moon Cálice.
  • Young Nehelenia was voiced by Koan’s actor, Wakana Yamazaki.

FIRSTS

  • Silence/Silent Wall was seen for the first time.

LASTS

  • Queen Nehelenia and Diana both appeared for the last time.
  • The Crisis Moon Compact permanently transformed into the Eternal Moon Article.
  • Silence Glaive Surprise was only initiated here, but it was not completed.
  • This episode marked the final instance where Chibiusa dressed as Sailor Chibimoon. She wore plain clothes in Usagi’s dream in episode 198.

PLACES

  • Queen Nehelenia’s world
  • Hikawa Shrine
Phoenix won’t accept every potential block-buster role that comes his way, even when big money is in the offing. Frantic efforts were made in Hollywood to lure him into starring opposite the volatile Sean Young in A Kiss Before Dying, but to no avail.
“I just didn’t have the cool in me to do that role. They came back several times to get me to do it. They kept coming back, I kept saying ‘no’ and they kept going up with the money. The thing is I just didn’t believe in the character. When you have the fear that you have to jump into roles or you’ll lose, then it’s a problem. You have to resist that shit.”
—  ’Phoenix Rising’ (Movie, Nov/Dec 1992)

Also, from that same Joan Scott article in 1992, there’s this:

“"Political correctness" is the label that has been attached to any program or position that attacks or calls into question the status quo. Coined by the left as an internal criticism of moralizing dogmatisms, the term has been seized by the right and used to disqualify all critical efforts. It seems to be working so well as a form of intimidation that it has become a theme in the Bush presidential campaign for 1992. Demands for change in the name of tolerance, fairness, and justice are, under the “p.c.” label, described as dangerous orthodoxies, attempts to impose thought control on otherwise benign individuals. In the name of defending the individual’s right to think and act as he pleases, the conservative ideologists protect existing structures and practices from all critical scrutiny and even moderate attempts to reform.” 

sound familiar?