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MS15 – Aura Battler Dunbine



When giant robots and fantasy collide, we apparently end up with a guy driving a motorcycle behind a bunch of unicorn-mounted cavalry.

This week in Tomino month, we take a look at Aura Battler Dunbine, an odd show that takes place below the surface of the earth.

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, a memory you have of Toonami, or a bizarre show for us to make fun of, 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: Mobile Suit Gundam Part 3


E69 – The Intruder



What’s scarier than a red blob eating its way through your ship? A red blob eating its way through YOU.

This week, Michael and Peter cover the first Toonami Total Immersion Event, featuring the titular Intruder. Meanwhile, Michael realizes what he missed out on as a 9 year old, Peter bags on the tie-in Flash game, and both hosts do some reminiscing about the TOM 1 era.

Also included: The Tommies

Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 will release on July 18th.


E68 – G-Force: Guardians of Space



“One secret agent trained to fly like a bird in the hand is greater than five in the bush.” – Galactor, probably

This week, Michael and Peter track down the elusive G-Force: Guardians of Space, the overlooked middle child of several attempts to localization Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Meanwhile, Michael opens the can of worms that is the dub history of Gatchaman, Peter checks out an episode of Gatchaman itself, and both hosts cringe at the antics of 7-Zark-7.

Also included: a roll-call of localization companies, uranium obsession, the dissonance of 70s animation and brutal violence

The Intruder will release on July 4


MS09 – Beast Wars II: Super Lifeform Transformers



This week, Michael and Peter discuss the bizarre anime Beast Wars interquel, Beast Wars II: Super Lifeform Transformers. It’s something of a wild ride. Also, Michael brings back the Yuli-Grayson Scale of Kid Sidekick Effectiveness.

If you’d like to submit a topic for discussion, a letter, a memory you have of Toonami, or a bizarre show for us to make fun of, 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 3, covering season 2.


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.


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.


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


E50 – Voltron Grab Bag



Fighting RoBeasts with a giant robot made of other, smaller giant robots. How much further into the Super Robot genre can we get than that?

In our second Grab Bag episode, we talk about Voltron: Defender of the Universe, specifically the episodes in the Netflix Voltron 84 collection. Meanwhile, Michael has Dragon Ball Z Flashbacks, Peter questions how five people all pilot Voltron, and both hosts somehow forget to mention the space mice.

Also included: evil spa planet, Pidge is a maniac, a quick Alex Jones impression

Next week: Batman The Animated Series episodes 1-13


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


E41 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm



Batman: Mask of the Phantasm reveals the Dark Knight’s origins, but at least we don’t have to see Tom and Martha getting shot for the billionth time.

As the Phantasm terrorizes Gotham mobsters, Michael examines his biases against the DCEU, and realizes the unenviable job of the people who are working on the franchise. Meanwhile, Peter compares Batman to major religious figures, and both consider the tools of pre-Batman vigilante Bruce Wayne.

Also included: repeated use of the phrase “the less said the better” referring to Batman’s more shameful media appearances, a pointless explanation of who Batman is, Will Smith’s Suicide Squad music video

Next episode: Tenchi Universe episodes 1-13