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E66 – Beast Wars Part 3



When Optimus is away, the Preds will play.

Season 2 of Beast Wars starts off crazy and continues ramping up from there. Meanwhile, Michael apologizes for mispronouncing a series title, Peter appreciates a new characters dual-wielded weapons, and both hosts are at a loss to determine where the show is going from here.

Also included: media that made us cry, an all Scott McNeil buddy cop movie, robot flirting.

Beast Wars Part 4, covering the third and final season, will release on June 6.


MS09 – Beast Wars II: Super Lifeform Transformers



This week, Michael and Peter discuss the bizarre anime Beast Wars interquel, Beast Wars II: Super Lifeform Transformers. It’s something of a wild ride. Also, Michael brings back the Yuli-Grayson Scale of Kid Sidekick Effectiveness.

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, a memory you have of Toonami, or a bizarre show for us to make fun of, you can contact us at hyperspacebroadcastspod@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @HBpod and Facebook at Facebook.com/HBpod. We look forward to hearing from you!

Next week: Beast Wars Part 3, covering season 2.


E65 – Beast Wars Part 2



Optimus?! OPTIMUUUUSSSS!!!

As season one of Beast Wars draws to a close, things start to get crazy. Meanwhile, Michael compares the first season to first seasons of Star Trek, Peter questions Megatron’s method of dealing with open rebellion, and both hosts look forward to the future of the Beast Wars.

Also included: Tango and Crash, DBZ and McDonald’s, question mark endings.

Next week: Minisode 9

Beast Wars Part 3, where we cover the second season of the show, will release on May 23


MS08 – Videoed Games



Michael and Peter take some time to reminisce about video games based on Toonami franchises, and pitch a fighting game.

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, or a memory you have of Toonami, you can contact us at hyperspacebroadcastspod@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @HBpod and Facebook at Facebook.com/HBpod. We look forward to hearing from you!

Next week: Beast Wars Part 2, concluding the first season.


E64 – Beast Wars Part 1



The Beast Wars begin, and it doesn’t look pretty.

This week, Michael and Peter begin their four-part journey through the history of the Beast Wars. Meanwhile, Michael disputes the logic of making the hero characters mammals, Peter compares robot forms to taxidermy projects, and both hosts repeatedly quote Megatron’s verbal tic. Yes…

Also included: The Mainframe Effect, maintenance on the Absolution, animals holding advanced technology.

Next week: Minisode 8

Beast Wars Part 2 will release on May 9th


MS07 – TOM 2 Hype



Michael and Peter discuss a few upcoming shows that they’re excited to cover for various reasons, and talk about TOM 2.

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, or a memory you have of Toonami, you can contact us at hyperspacebroadcastspod@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @HBpod and Facebook at Facebook.com/HBpod. We look forward to hearing from you!

Next week: Beast Wars Part 1


E63 – Cartoon Roulette Grab Bag



A crazy selection of old cartoons provides a few surprises, and some interesting history.

Meanwhile, Michael delves into the history of Fleischer studios, Peter compares watching Hanna-Barbara cartoons to crawling through a desert without water, and both hosts get excited about Superman.

Also included: the absurd difference between the Fleischer Superman shorts and Hanna-Barbara cartoons, cartoon animal sidekicks, the uncertainty of what played on Cartoon Roulette.

Next week: Minisode 7

Transformers: Beast Wars Part 1 will release on April 25th

NOTE: Michael erroneously claims that the Tom & Jerry shorts had budgets of around $350,000. They actually had budgets closer to $35,000.


MS06 – Zaku II



In this week’s minisode, Michael and Peter discuss the anxiety of showing someone a piece of media you really like, as well as the difficulty of actually recommending shows like Tenchi in Tokyo in real life.

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, or a memory you have of Toonami, you can contact us at hyperspacebroadcastspod@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @HBpod and Facebook at Facebook.com/HBpod. We look forward to hearing from you!

Next week: Cartoon Roulette Grab Bag


E62 – Tenchi in Tokyo Part 2



When Tenchi finally tells everyone to get lost, they… do. Alright, we didn’t see that coming.

Ryoko reclaims her title of space pirate, Kiyone and Mihoshi rise through the ranks of the Galaxy Police, and Ayeka traps Nobuyuki outside his own house. Meanwhile, Michael attempts to explain Tenchi in Tokyo as a deconstruction of “harem” anime tropes, Peter is displeased by the design of Tenchi’s new sword, and both hosts appreciate the primary villain.

Also included: brainstorming new names for the “harem” genre, changing the topic by shouting “party!”, preferred wacky portions.

Next week: Minisode 6

Cartoon Roulette will release on April 11


MS05 – Gundam Rock & Media Diets



Apparently Andrew WK made an album of Gundam music for the franchise’s 30th anniversary. This spurs some Andrew WK related memories, and a discussion of our recent media diets.

Here Comes Char AMV:

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, or a memory you have of Toonami, you can contact us at hyperspacebroadcastspod@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @HBpod and Facebook at Facebook.com/HBpod. We look forward to hearing from you!

Next week: Tenchi in Tokyo Part 2