Category Archives: Podcast Episode

MS04 – ReBoot: The ReBoot Reboot

We’re informed that ReBoot: The Guardian Code has a full trailer, and watching it spurs a discussion of Toonami remakes, shows we’d like to see remade, and wondering aloud why ReBoot was chosen as the recipient of a reboot in the first place.

Thanks to douglas (@pizzaspirit) for bringing the Guardian Code trailer to our attention!

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

Next week: Tenchi in Tokyo Part 1

E60 – Thundercats Grab Bag

A bunch of cat-people crash land on a planet, and soon find themselves fighting an ancient mummy. Only in the ’80s.

This week, our hosts discuss Thundercats, and their patience for Snarfer wears thin. Meanwhile, Michael reflects on moral certainty, Peter gets a headache, and both hosts sympathize with an evil mummy.

Also included: Todd McFarlane’s charisma, modulated voices, Thundercat funerals.

Next week: Minisode 4.

Tenchi in Tokyo Part 1 will release March 14.

E59 – Sailor Moon R Part 3


Time travel, internecine villain struggles, and heroes-turned-bad set “The Lost Episodes” apart from the rest of Sailor Moon R, but maybe not far enough apart. Meanwhile, Michael signs Wiseman’s praises, Peter appreciates another animal-focused episode, and both hosts share a laugh about New Year’s Evil.

Also included: The Ultimate Life Form, Serena’s driver’s ed, and badass future Rini.

Next week: Minisode 3, where we discuss an audience submitted topic.

Thundercats Grab Bag will release on Feb. 28.

MS02 – Gundam Build… Divers?

In our second minisode, we briefly discuss the history of a strange artifact of anime’s slow transition to the US, as well as an exciting announcement from Sunrise, the studio behind Gundam.

Next week: Sailor Moon R: The Lost Episodes

E58 – Sailor Moon R Part 2

Serena never gets a break, does she? She’s constantly berated by her friends, her cat, her boyfriend dumps her, and now even a girl from the future is giving her crap.

Yep, life is tough for a Sailor Scout, and things only get tougher. Meanwhile, Michael absurdly compares Sailor Moon villains to those from Zeta Gundam, Peter reveals a strange choice of introduction for a new character, and both hosts try to determine what Darien’s problem is.

Also included: Zeta Gundam naming conventions, a disturbing lack of Melvin, and the craziest monster-of-the-week death of all time.

Next week: Minisode 2, where we discuss the American Sailor Moon live-action/animation hybrid, and take topic suggestions from listeners like you.

Sailor Moon R Part 3 will release on February 14.

E57 – Sailor Moon R Part 1

Aliens steal energy from people to feed their tree. Sailor Scouts, stop this madness!

In this episode, Sailor Moon and her friends get their memories back. Except Darien. Meanwhile, Michael talks about villain interaction with the main cast, Peter questions an episode title, and both hosts theorize on the portrayal of Sailor Mini Moon.

Also included: Hunkmeister or Dweebmeister, Hunkamania, Alan’s creepiness

Next time: More Sailor Moon R

E56 – G-Saviour

To celebrate a meaningless milestone, Michael and Peter watch a live-action Gundam movie. That’s right, it’s G-Saviour.

Mark Curran cheats on his wife, but he’s still the good guy. Meanwhile, Michael shares the story of how he acquired the DVD, Peter compares the movie to a SYFY original, and both hosts try to make sense of how bio-luminescence factors into the food-shortage plot.

Also included: G Gundam anticipation, an explanation of Bandai’s “Big Bang” project, the starting date of the Universal Century calendar

Next time: Sailor Moon R

E55 – Batman The Animated Series Part 5

Batman’s… a ROBOT!?

Ro-Batman discovers his true identity as we finish the first broadcast season of Batman The Animated Series. Meanwhile, Michael surprises himself by liking a potentially terrible episode, Peter plugs Heart of Ice, and both hosts discuss Harley Quinn.

Also included: behind the scenes with Batman, Harley Quinn’s response to catcalling, an ice pun

Next episode: G-Saviour

[NOTE: at 28:50, we have a brief discussion about abuse narratives as they relate to Harley Quinn and Joker in the episode “Harley and Ivy”. It is also marked as a chapter, “Abuse Narratives re: Harley Quinn and Joker”. If you may find this content distressing, please skip ahead to 32:24, or the chapter labelled “Thoughts Overall”. Thank you for listening.]

E54 – Batman The Animated Series Part 4

Batman fights a werewolf. No, it isn’t a direct-to-DVD bootleg, this actually happens.

While Penguin enjoys some opera, Michael talks up some weird visuals in a Riddler episode, Peter is tired of Man-Bat, and both hosts discuss the dark end of Clayface.

Also included: Penguin’s All That, bootleg Martian Manhunter, Killer Croc’s boasting

Next week: Batman TAS S2E25-S3E09

E53 – Batman The Animated Series Part 3

Batman withholds information from Robin, in the name of protecting him. Surely, this won’t lead to trouble down the road…

Meanwhile, Michael talks about his thoughts on Justice League, Peter feels corporate villains getting away with everything is a little too real, and both hosts try to figure out what went wrong with “Cat Scratch Fever”.

Also included: Batman’s no-kill policy, our villain alter-egos, Bruce Wayne in high school

Next episode: Batman The Animated Series S2E12 – E24