Category Archives: Dragon Ball Z

MS13 – Dragon Ball Heroes



It’s Super Saiyan 4 Goku vs. Super Saiyan Blue Goku in a battle on the Prison Planet (that lasts about a minute of screen time)!

In a truly mini Minisode, Michael and Peter talk about Dragon Ball Heroes, and the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie.

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Next week: Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1


E49 – Dragon Ball Z Part 10



With Frieza defeated, it’s time for the next villain to be introduced: Garlic Junior. Remember him?

The Garlic Junior Saga takes a surprisingly Halloween-y turn, and it results in something a little different. Meanwhile, Michael is frustrated by the mechanics of the MacGuffin, Peter is irritated by Garlic Junior’s ultimate defeat, and both hosts breathe a sigh of relief that they can watch a different show now.

Also included: Turtle’s birthday, Goku in a Gundam, Dragon Ball Z romances

Next Week: Voltron ’84 (Netflix)


E48 – Dragon Ball Z Part 9



Frieza’s dead! Frieza’s dead! Everybody celebrate!

Dragon Ball Z puts forth its most interminable block yet, and Michael and Peter start to run out of ways to explain why it’s bad. Meanwhile, Michael makes a decision on a tattoo, and Peter tries out a King Kai impression.

Also included: Dragon Ball Z skateboard, Dragon Ball errata, Frieza’s infamous “5 minutes” declaration

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 91-102 (broadcast), 106-117 (Funimation)


E47 – Dragon Ball Z Part 8



The final battle between Goku and Frieza begins, and it would cool if it didn’t take so long.

As Goku punches Frieza and vice versa, Michael discusses the supposed death of Frieza, Peter talks about a Master Roshi figurine he once bought, and both hosts find they really prefer the Japanese episode titles.

Also included: Catching Up With Kai, The Big Green Wedding, Vegeta and Goku/Romeo and Mercutio

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 81-90


E46 – Dragon Ball Z Part 7



Pop quiz: who’s the best character to wish back to life, of these options: Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, or Piccolo? If you said “anyone other than Piccolo is a joke!” you were correct.

On Namek, things are starting to heat up as Frieza finally fights our heroes. Meanwhile, Peter feels anxious about Namekian Eternal Dragon Porunga’s impatience, Michael again talks about his appreciation for Frieza, and both hosts compare the Frieza fight to the duration of entire other series.

Also included: reactions to extreme power levels, other shows we’d like to watch, Tequila Gundam

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 71-80


E45 – Dragon Ball Z Part 6



We return to Dragon Ball Z and find it much like we left it: tediously slow and occasionally hilarious.

Goku finally arrives on Namek, and starts burning through the Ginyu Force like we always knew he would. Meanwhile, Michael shares an anecdote about Philadelphia, Peter defines different types of filler, and both hosts struggle with the knowledge of how long the fight against Frieza is going to last.

Also included: alternate names for Namek, a proposed one-act play, and the dub transition

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 61-70


E44 – Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might



Gohan befriends a cute dragon while the world burns.

The Z Fighters are up to their usual tricks: watching Goku beat the bad guys. Meanwhile, Michael discusses the strange history of the Tree of Might dub and its censorship, Peter talks about mugs, and both dunk on the villain’s goon squad.

Also included: the diminishing returns of Dragon Ball Z movies, the mascot cuteness scale, and Michael’s low standards for DBZ goons

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 51-60

For more information on the censorship of Tree of Might: http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=555651


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


The World's Strongest

(REPOST) E01 – Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest



[NOTE: This is a re-upload of a previously posted episode, with correctly calibrated audio.  ReBoot Part 4 will be up June 21, 15:00 PST as per the usual release schedule]

In our first episode, Michael and Peter discuss the Dragon Ball Z movie The World’s Strongest, and consistently drop the “The” from the title.


E23 – Dragon Ball Z Part 5



The Ginyu Force finally lands, and even Frieza doesn’t know what to make of them.

Meanwhile, Michael and Peter discuss the impact of filler and censorship on Dragon Ball Z.  Peter makes a comparison between Bulma’s miscategorization of a Frieza soldier and a bizarre scene from a bizarre porn, and Michael admits that Dragon Ball Z is a pretty silly show.

Also included: a discussion of Spider-Man Cartoon Maker, Senzu Bean hummus, and the difficulty of finding anything on Namek.

Next week: Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects