Blaze joins the core Four this week as we start getting to the goodstuff in this second week of Borgtober, our month of Big Bad Beetleborgs. But first, the line between 4 and 5 blends as we discuss this zombie-filled second half of Zi-O's Fourze/Faiz arc as well as why the two shows might be more related than we thought, and then Kogure illustrates how if we can't handle him at his worst, we don't deserve him at his best. Finally, for this week's Borgtober, we discuss the creation of the Shadowborg and the WHITE... Blaster Beetleborg!
The Core Four is here once again to start off another theme month: BORGTOBER, where we'll be talking about key episodes of that camp-ass 90s-ass toku show, Big Bad Beetleborgs, aka the Adventures of Flabber featuring some kids. But first, we discuss Zi-O reliving his high school days, complete with girls getting flung off the roof, monsters, and rocketing into space. You know, normal stuff. Then, we discuss this week's Lupinranger, aka Kairi pops his own brother with a gun in order to get a better gun. Wow, what a week!
Emily and Gar trickle in as we discuss this week's episodes. Zi-O proves that its timeline-swapping nonsense can get less stupid but still be stupid as Captain Hammerhands Deadpools his way to victory. We discover how the Toei scripting department handles the timeline changes, and it's kind of shitty. This week's sentai episode is about how the Lupins get turned into kids and Kairi seduces Tsukasa is a whole new way. Finally, we finish off Gashatember in style with the Genmu VS Lazer movie, where Ichi's favorite Rider suit ever lives. Is this a proper close to the Ex-Aid saga? Could Dan really have some humanity to him after all?
Cel disassembles a street-stolen bookshelf in the background while the Casters regale you with the tales of this week's toku episodes. Sougo encounters the clearly Predator-inspired Another Rider Ex-Aid who "somehow" survives two years of existence and then challenges them to Mighty Action Z. In this Hokan Keikaku, the actors conspire against the staff, and it seems a little excessive, even to us! Finally, continuing the stupidly well-timed Gashatember, we discuss the second movie in the Another Ending Trilogy, aka "where the trilogy finally starts to get good," even though the movie is literally about a tamagotchi game.
Toei promptly tells Castranger to go fuck themselves by way of the Hokan Keikaku episodes thus far. In response, in a move unheard of since logic'ing out Cronus's Reset paradox, Ichi manages to logic out MOST, not all, of the time/space paradox nonsense presented by episodes 1 and 2 of Zi-O. Come witness, jaw agape, as we go all Pepe Silvia on this show's ass. Next, Sakuya guns for our jobs and Noel smuglords his way through the weirdest collection piece thus far. Finally, we begin GASHATEMBER, our Ex-Aid-themed 3/4 of a month, by discussing the first of the trilogy movies. The Chou Den-O Episode Red, if you will.
It's here! It's time! It's Rider Time! Zi-O is here, and WOW is it RIFE with problems immediately! But first, Keiichiro cements his position as best character in the VS Sentai by taking a "vacation" and becoming best friends with Kairi. THEN we get into this time-tripping ride of a show, its several elephant-sized plotholes, and for a feature topic we discuss our predictions and theories. How bad of a start is Zi-O off to??
Red Caster makes it here from his side quest just in time to join us for the finale of Build. But first, we throw in a quick mention of the Power Rangers anniversary episode, and Lupinranger VS Patranger occupies our time with a haphazardly thrown together clip show. Finally, we discuss the ending to what could be the greatest Kamen Rider series. Our opinions differ. Our predictions come true. We share who we loved, what we loved, and why as our "feature topic" becomes a retrospective discussion on the series as a whole and analysis of each of the major characters.
With ChouRaven here in place of Emily and Gar, we discuss the penultimate episode of Build, as the ever-dwindling cast of heroes dwindles yet further still, and we honor the memory of Himuro Gentoku by taking a look back at the hardest point in his life: part 2 of the ROGUE specials, featuring a lot of implied dick references? Also it's Umika's birthday and her dad's here and HOLY HELL THE MAGIC DIAL FIGHTER YOU GUYS, THE MAGIC DIAL FIGHTER.
Stage Caster Thespian joins us to talk about this weirdly musical episode of LuPat. This week's Build leaves a robot-shaped hole in our hearts in more ways than one. Our feature topic is a couple more episodes of Kyoryuger Brave. Why? Because fuck it.
Arcadia joins us this week in place of Gar as we finally catch back up with our own schedule. We discuss Evolt starting up the endgame and the debut of Grease Blizzard, how Noel minmaxes all of the resources at his disposal to kill a squirrel, and our feature topic is the Korean tokusatsu Legend Hero. Could this mashup of Blade, Ryuki, and Ghost prove that the sum is greater than its parts?