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E124 – Transformers: Armada Conclusion



Transformers Armada ends with a whimper, not a bang. Quite literally, Unicron doesn’t even explode!

The battle finally gets to Cybertron, and somehow becomes even more confusing than ever before. Meanwhile, Michael is simply tired of talking about this show, Peter is disappointed by the ending, and both hosts revel in the knowledge that they’ll never have to watch another episode of Transformers: Armada.

Also included: the magic act of the Minicons, forgetting to mention a last-minute retitling, the toll of Transformers: Armada

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 3 will release September 16


E123 – Transformers Armada Part 3



Surprisingly few outright errors this time around.

Twists and turns abound this season, and some of them even lead to character development! Meanwhile, Michael encounters one of his least favorite tropes, Peter is surprised to find that he actually kind of likes this season, and both hosts discuss things that came up in previous seasons and never again, despite seeming important.

Also included: somehow even MORE betrayals, a possible reference to the Battle of Endor, pining for Beast Wars

Transformers: Armada Part 4 will release August 26th


MS66 – Chargeman Ken



A small boy annihilates incompetent aliens who want to take over earth with kid sister and creepy robot in tow.

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Next week: Transformers: Armada Part 3


E122 – Transformers Armada Part 2



Reinforcements arrive for both sides, which means we have even more opportunities for accidental misnaming.

Transformers continue fighting over their smaller cousins despite the Minicons not wanting to fight anymore. Meanwhile, Michael is even more dumbfounded by the lack of characterization for the Minicons considering their relative importance, Peter appreciates a rare moment of normal writing, and both hosts are overwhelmed by the sheer number of new characters. But at least they aren’t just Minicons.

Also included: redundant McGuffin names, endless betrayals, and even more dialogue mistakes!

Transformers: Armada Part 3 will release August 12th


E121 – Transformers: Armada Part 1



The inevitable result of a show’s dub premiering before the show itself.

Autobots and Decepticons continue their eternal war, this time over smaller transformers that supposedly don’t want to be a part of it. Meanwhile, Michael is dumbfounded by the lack of characterization for the Minicons, Peter explains why there are no honorable mentions despite the episodic nature of the show, and both hosts contemplate the possibility that the sequel series is even worse.

Also included: nonsensical dialogue exchanges, the Squeaky-Voiced Teen gets his series debut, is Hotshot prejudiced against Minicons?

Transformers: Armada Part 2 will release July 29


E120 – The Big O Part 2



A season co-produced by Cartoon Network doesn’t pull any punches, be they giant-robot sized and literal or simply mindbending twists.

Roger Smith wakes up in an alternate Paradigm City, where none of the trappings of this show exist. It kind of makes sense, once things wrap up. Meanwhile, Michael is frustrated by a comedy focused episode, Peter points out Michael’s tendency to say he “actually” likes something as though that’s uncommon, and both hosts caution about monumental spoilers.

Also included: playing with toys, Michael’s confusion with barely-related things, further argument as to whether “Red” Dorothy is a robot

Transformers: Armada Part 1 will release July 15

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E119 – The Big O Part 1



What happens when everyone in the world loses their memory? No matter, giant robots are here to distract you!

Roger Smith is Paradigm City’s top negotiator, and don’t question what exactly that means. Meanwhile, Michael takes issue with what he considers the show’s stated concept, Peter praises the visual design, and both hosts suffer Big O related amnesia.

Also included: a startling lack of Rita Repulsa, trying to describe Big O’s arms, “Megadeus” vs. “Megadeuce”

The Big O Part 2 will release June 24

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MS61 – Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s



A series in which the oppressed play a trading card game while riding on motorcycles.

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Next week: Batman Beyond Part 4


E111 – Dragon Ball Z Part 17



In which Cell learns Instant Transmission through osmosis.

The Cell Games reach their finale (well, if you can still call them the Cell Games), as Gohan ascends beyond the power of even a Super Saiyan. Meanwhile, Michael voices some frustration with the naming conventions of Dragon Ball Z arcs, Peter enjoys an episode-long beam struggle, and both hosts try to separate the Cell Games Saga from the rest of the arc.

Also included: disbelief at Vegeta’s claim that he’ll never fight again, Cell’s extended vomiting scene, a rare reference to mascot characters of a non-Burger King fast food restaurant.

Hamtaro Grab Bag will release on February 26th


E109 – Dragon Ball Z Part 15



What, Perfect Cell is so shrimpy compared to Semi-Perfect Cell! He must be a total weakling!

Cell completes his transformation, and becomes something of a showman. Meanwhile, Michael realizes the weird origin of one of his early D&D characters, Peter cracks up at a particular shot of Krillin, and both hosts acknowledge that Cell is probably a better villain than Frieza.

Also included: DBZ weather patterns, a Krillin’s Krillin, the use for the Hyperbolic Time Chamber Kami DOESN’T want you to know about.

Dragon Ball Z Part 16 will release January 29th