Category Archives: Podcast Episode

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.


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


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 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 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



“FOOLS! YOU’LL NEVER DEFEAT THE POWER OF THE DOOM PHANTOM!”

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