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E66 – Beast Wars Part 3



When Optimus is away, the Preds will play.

Season 2 of Beast Wars starts off crazy and continues ramping up from there. Meanwhile, Michael apologizes for mispronouncing a series title, Peter appreciates a new characters dual-wielded weapons, and both hosts are at a loss to determine where the show is going from here.

Also included: media that made us cry, an all Scott McNeil buddy cop movie, robot flirting.

Beast Wars Part 4, covering the third and final season, will release on June 6.


E65 – Beast Wars Part 2



Optimus?! OPTIMUUUUSSSS!!!

As season one of Beast Wars draws to a close, things start to get crazy. Meanwhile, Michael compares the first season to first seasons of Star Trek, Peter questions Megatron’s method of dealing with open rebellion, and both hosts look forward to the future of the Beast Wars.

Also included: Tango and Crash, DBZ and McDonald’s, question mark endings.

Next week: Minisode 9

Beast Wars Part 3, where we cover the second season of the show, will release on May 23


E64 – Beast Wars Part 1



The Beast Wars begin, and it doesn’t look pretty.

This week, Michael and Peter begin their four-part journey through the history of the Beast Wars. Meanwhile, Michael disputes the logic of making the hero characters mammals, Peter compares robot forms to taxidermy projects, and both hosts repeatedly quote Megatron’s verbal tic. Yes…

Also included: The Mainframe Effect, maintenance on the Absolution, animals holding advanced technology.

Next week: Minisode 8

Beast Wars Part 2 will release on May 9th


E62 – Tenchi in Tokyo Conclusion



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


E61 – Tenchi in Tokyo Part 1



We’re back to Tenchi, but Tenchi’s trying to get away from everyone.

This week, Tenchi meets a new girl who immediately falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Michael recalls a specific episode from his childhood, Peter tries to describe an indescribable villain design, and both hosts wonder if Sakuya even exists outside of Tenchi’s eyeline.

Also included: the Platonic Ideal of cuteness, weirdness of “Harem” as a genre description, Ai Tenchi Muyo!: worth it or not?

Next week: Minisode 5

Tenchi in Tokyo Part 2 will release March 28.


E59 – Sailor Moon R Conclusion



“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.


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


E55 – Batman The Animated Series Conclusion



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