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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

NOTES: Click here to visit our BLM post, with several links to related charities.


E118 – Batman Beyond Part 4



Who is it knocking off members of the Justice League Unlimited? Probably the one you least suspect…

Batman’s back to his old tricks, so no more High School stuff, and a whole lot more Justice League and also an international terrorist organization. Meanwhile, Michael corrects peter’s pronunciation of “Ra’s” and gets confused about when Batman begins came out, Peter doesn’t particularly like a brief batman musical, and both hosts conclude that Batman Beyond is a pretty solid visit.

Also included: Silver Fox Bruce *and* Superman, the flaws of bingeing episodic programming, a sign of Zeta (Project)

The Big O Part 1 will release June 18

NOTES: Click here to visit our BLM post, with several links to related charities.

Much less importantly, the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation we discussed briefly is Season 5 Episode 6: The Game. Just watch the first ten minutes, you’ll see *exactly* what we were talking about.


E117 – Batman Beyond Part 3



Did Batman really kill Mad Stan? Hopefully not, because Mad Stan rips.

Terry catches a break from dealing with High School problems… mostly. Now it’s just mutant dogs, vengeful assassins, and a rogue government robot. Meanwhile, Michael recalls another childhood moment of trauma caused by DC, Peter suggests Nelson may have replaced Batman as the ultimate prey, and both hosts conclude that season 2 may have been a little too long.

Also included: False Face’s taser proficiency, The 101 Misdeeds of Nelson, Charlie Brown gets knee-chainsaws

Batman Beyond Part 4 will release May 20


E116 – Batman Beyond Part 2



Terry’s High School friends certainly seem to have a lot of Batman-sized problems.

Our new Batman finds another ally. Hopefully this one will be a little easier to deal with than Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, Michael is annyed with the shift in focus to High School, Peter observes that he likes psychic episodes, and both hosts try to figure out who the “boring one” is, regarding presidents.

Also included: a stinging absence, Peter explains why he’s always hesitant to return to Batman, stanning Mad Stan.

Batman Beyond Part 3 will release May 6


E115 – Batman Beyond Part 1



A teenage Batman? Surely you can’t be serious…

A new Batman is born from the murder of a loved one, though this time he has an older batman to mentor him. Meanwhile, Michael pontificates about a fandom issue that may only exist in his head, Peter praises the cyberpunk setting, and both hosts stan for Inque (am I using that phrase correctly?).

Also included: the problem with Destroyer Droids, Bruce’s potential psychological problems, parallels to AKIRA.

Batman Beyond Part 2 will release April 22


E114 – He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Part 2



He-Man: The Franchising Has Begun.

Some Eternian mythology is established, and a bunch of new characters are introduced. Meanwhile, Michael articulates his problem with the name “Buzz-Off,” Peter tires of Skeletor’s minions, and both hosts appreciate some Starscream-sounding villains.

Also included: the strange case of Stinkor, a very brief appearance of Hordak, a strange concept for a training montage.

Batman Beyond Part 1 will release April 8


E113 – He-Man and the Masters of the Universe



This isn’t your daddy’s He-Man.

A screechy-voiced, ripped purple man with a skull for a face fights an equally ripped. loincloth-wearing man with a magic sword. Meanwhile, Michael appreciates Skeletor’s voice, Peter comments on He-Man’s willingness to kick things up a notch, and both hosts attempt to describe the extremely toyetic nature of the character design.

Also included: pointlessly transforming weapons, a theory on how an episode’s plotline was created by kittens, the odd connection between this show and The Secret of NIMH.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Part 2 will release March 25

NOTE: we incorrectly refer to episode 10 as “Dragon’s Blood”. The actual title is “Dragon’s Brood”.


E112 – Hamtaro Grab Bag



As action-packed as an easy-bake oven.

Hamsters call themselves Ham-Hams, sing, and go on incredibly mundane adventures. What’s not to love? Well, everything. Meanwhile, Michael remembers having a Hamtaro manga, Peter is dumbfounded by the fact that this show even broadcast on Toonami, and both hosts struggle to make distinctions between favorite and least favorite episodes.

Also included: an evil crow shows us what the show could have been, the love triangles of hamsters, magic clocks.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will release March 11


MS55 – One-Punch Man



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Next week: Hamtaro Grab Bag