Category Archives: Dragon Ball Z Series

E86 – Dragon Ball Z Part 14



Semi-Perfect Cell turns out to be a bit of a crybaby.

Vegeta and Trunks exit the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, meaning that we get to see a new super saiyan form… I guess. Meanwhile, Peter talks Tien, Michael is irritated that Vegeta is once again manipulated into letting things get worse, and both hosts make a pact to never watch DBZ solo again.

Also included: the unfortunate death of a random fish, Vegeta’s training tips, PG shit-talking.

Blue Submarine Number 6 will release on March 6


E85 – Dragon Ball Z Part 13



A new villain threatens our heroes, and also slurps up a bunch of random civilians. Welcome… to Cell!

Is Goku still sick? You better believe it! Meanwhile, Michael realizes why he liked certain villains in Dragon Ball Z more than others, Peter shares his affinity with Android 16, and both hosts consider that Trunks really isn’t all that interesting a character.

Also included: editing filler, Cell’s DNA donors, Krillin and Goku’s relationship.

Dragon Ball Z Part 14 will release on February 27th


E84 – Dragon Ball Z Part 12



The androids are unleashed, and they’re too powerful for even Vegeta to handle. Fortunately, they mostly seem interested in taking a road trip.

Dr. Gero’s creations wreak havoc on the roadways, with a little help from Vegeta. Meanwhile, Michael hopes that the relationship between Chi-Chi and Krillin is strained at best, Peter celebrates the departure of Marin, and both hosts dissect a particularly dire episode.

Also included: a consideration of the standards of old TV writing, the convenience of Dragon Ball Z, android road trip.

Dragon Ball Z Part 13 will release on February 13th


E83 – Dragon Ball Z Part 11



Frieza’s BACK, and Michael’s childhood dreams are shattered once again.

The Z Fighters are saved by a mysterious stranger who has ill tidings of the future. Meanwhile, Michael isn’t a fan of Trunks’ voice, Peter cites an important study, and both hosts are pleasantly surprised by the plot of this block.

Also included: the Cold Family Christmas Card, DBZ Sports games, how magical are Senzu Beans?

Dragon Ball Z Part 12 will release on September 30th


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


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