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MS37 – Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still



A love letter to the originator of Giant Robots, made by the director of G Gundam.

A young boy commands a huge robot to fight on his behalf, while a criminal organization tries to take over the world.

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: G Gundam Part 2


E92 – GI Joe: A Real American Hero Grab Bag



Good thing GI Joe is around, or who would protect us from Cobra the enemy?

Joes fight Cobra, Cobra retreats, etc. Meanwhile, Michael takes issue with Serpentor, Peter chuckles at some animation errors, and both hosts theorize on why this show made it to Toonami’s Midnight Run lineup.

Also included: Cobra Studios productions, the mixed-up origins of GI Joe, how the hell can anyone tell all the Joes apart?

G Gundam Part 1 will release on June 5th


E87 – Blue Submarine No. 6



The world is flooded, half-human hybrids are trying to annihilate the last of humanity, and the mad scientist behind it all just wants everyone to get along.

And, of course, every battle is rendered in amazing turn of the century CGI. Meanwhile, Peter confuses the name of the mini-subs, Michael compares elements to G-Saviour, and both hosts try to determine exactly what Verg is actually saying.

Also included: Muppets anime, Cell’s motives, armchair science.

Sailor Moon S Part 1 will release Mar 27th


E77 – Pokemon Grab Bag



In the grips of Pokemania, can we regain enough sanity to talk about this show?

Ash Ketchum starts his big adventure, and boy is it hard to sit through. Meanwhile, Michael brings up the consciousness of Pokemon and related ethics, Peter cringes at childhood memories, and both hosts realize they now have to watch the shows on the Kids’ WB Toonami block.

Also included: Schrodinger’s Meowth, Gastly making bucks, Lifeless Pikachus.

Samurai Jack Part 1 will release on November 7th.


E74 – Sailor Moon R: The Movie



When trouble takes root, the Sailor Scouts are there to weed it out (and other plant puns)!

A mysterious figure from Darien’s past arrives on earth to repay an old debt, and things quickly spiral out of control. Meanwhile, Peter compares Sailor Moon to a changing of the seasons, Michael defines “Sidestory Syndrome”, and both hosts argue over whether Sailor Moon is meant to have died in the end.

Also included: Peter’s feelings on a classic science fiction movie, Michael defends Pokemon: The Movie, Sailor V

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 1 will release on September 26th


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.