Monthly Archives: August 2017

E38 – Sailor Moon Part 2



When Nephrite hits the scene, everything changes. Mostly for the better, some… not so much.

Sailor Moon gets astronomically better, as new villains are introduced, monsters of the week become goofier, and Luna becomes less of a scold. Meanwhile, Peter discusses the new episode formula, Michael is made uncomfortable by some employed tropes, and both rave about an episode with a subplot about date shadowing.

Also included: another addition to the “non-scary animals made threatening” list, why Nephrite’s better than Jedite, Serena stuck in a tennis ball

Next week: Sailor Moon episodes 21-30

[NOTE: at 42:33, we have a brief discussion about abuse narratives as they relate to Nephrite and Molly in this block. It is also marked as a chapter, “Abuse Narratives re: Nephrite and Molly”. If you may find this content distressing, please skip ahead to 49:34, or the chapter labelled “Bet”. Thank you for listening.]


E37 – Sailor Moon Part 1



Sailor Scouts, assemble! Well, just three of you so far, I guess.

Sailor Moon starts off with lectures and ends with a boring action scene involving grounded airplanes. What’s not to love? Meanwhile, Peter wonders what a computer contest is and how it could be won, Michael bitches about Luna, the Scouts’ cat advisor/wet blanket, and both contemplate the possibility that this show won’t get any more enjoyable.

Also included: Over the top Jersey accents, elemental superpowers, fully animated Space Jam, the elegant simplicity of Power Rangers

Next week: Sailor Moon episodes 11-20


E36 – Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone



There is a lot of wordless screaming in this movie. And courtesy of Scott McNeil, a decent amount of it could be used by a metal band.

In a rare re-revisitation, Michael and Peter see if their impression of Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone has changed whatsoever. Michael speculates on the inclusion of Gohan’s drunken hallucination, Peter points out that Garlic Junior looks exactly like the goblins in Chrono Trigger, and both consider that Garlic Junior is possibly the most effective Dragon Ball Z villain.

Also included: Scooby-Doo/DBZ crossover, Goodfellas garlic preparation, and another reference to Power Rangers monster of the week Shellshock

Next week: Sailor Moon episodes 1-10


E35 – The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Part 5



Using QuestWorld to hack into people’s brains has become so strangely blase. But at least we get a time travel episode!

At the end of the series, we reflect on the specific episodes that made it great (or at least watchable). Meanwhile, Michael waxes pretentious about faux-classical music, Peter resumes his bet winning streak, and both hosts solidify their stances on which season they prefer.

Also included: the Hanna-Barbera Unlimited Universe team-up, Jessie’s a badass again, the return of Ezekial Rage.

Next week: Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

Episodes recommended: S1E22 “Expedition to Khumbu”, S2E04 “Race Against Danger”


E34 – The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Part 4



Watch out for those monsters, Quest Team! No, not the metaphorical monsters who are humans profiteering off deforestation, the invisible one trying to stop them!

Season 2 offers up a very consistent block of episodes, but Michael has some reservations about the writing. Meanwhile, Peter discusses his scale of animated explosions.

Also included: Monsters preventing historical tragedies, Jessie is a liability, the Triumvirate, and Surd in 2D

Next week: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest episodes 43-52