Hey! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, and welcome to our, uh, hundreds of new subscribers! You picked a great week to jump on because this week's episode is amazing. We discuss the debuts of Kamen Rider Jin and Valkyrie's Lightning Hornet form, but what's this; a secret new Progrise Key discovered by our Discord CastFans? Also, has Ryusoulger finally become passable? Can Sean Connery save the Beetleborgs? And what, oh what happened to the pizza Ichi ordered hours ago?!
It's BORGTOBER METALLIX! Which weirdly makes this a comic-themed week because in Zero-One, we meet a modern manga-ka, and witness the debut of Flaming Tiger. Then, Ryusoulger somehow pulls off the impossible: an interesting one-off episode?! Finally, we begin Borgtober Metallix with the opening three-parter of Beetleborgs Metallix. Does this cheesy show about three typical average kids hold up well today?
Between Kamen Rider Vulcan Punching Kong and Kishiryuoh Pachygaroo, we got two punchyboys this week. Also up for discussion this week is Zero-One Flying Falcon, the rapid yet consistent and thorough storytelling Zero-One has maintained, and how Ryusoulger somehow maintained an OK episode two weeks in a row, despite the miss of giving Melt a superform that doesn't suit him at all. Finally, our feature topic this week is the sentai clusterfuck threeway crossover movie. Can cramming all those rangers into one movie really churn out greatness?
This week we discuss the debut of Kamen Rider Valkyrie which almost gets overshadowed by Zero-One Biting Shark's debut, how we figured out that Vulcan is a fucking moron, how Ryusoulger might actually remember what character development sounds like with the arrival of Nada,
The full five Core team comes at you again to discuss the debut of Kamen Rider Vulcan, how an actual good song is misused for boring evil in Ryusoulger, and in honor of Robert Axelrod, we discuss the trilogy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers where Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa get married. Does it hold up well? Hmm...
IT'S HERE! Kamen Rider Zero-One has debuted and it's amazing!! But before we can get to talk about it, we have to trudge through this week's Ryusoulger, inwhich Canalo undergoes a filler episode that tasted like a hollow pastry - it could have been a great episode for development but ended up being completely devoid of meaning, and it's pushing us to the edge in tolerating Ryusoulger's absolutely unsatisfying flavor now that we're at the halfway mark. But forget that because robots! AI! Hackers! Gut-busting male stripperbots! 3D printing! Cloud saves! Happily murdering androids! Wow! In lieu of a feature topic, we spend an extra amount of time going over the show, what we liked, and making some predictions for the show going forward. And oh what's this? Ichi has a surprise for the bumper? Welcome to the next year of Castranger, everyone!
IT'S THE FINALE OF ZI-O! And boy, do the Casters have some strong words for this show, but what's this? Not all of them are bad? Could our newest Caster bring to light a perspective we hadn't considered? And how will Ichi respond to having his yearlong convictions questioned and shamed?! Oh, and Ryusoulger does a clip show where they trade gimmicks like cards and Melt's dating Oto. ...wait, what?!
It's our last week of Cowabungust and wow did Ichi dig up a doozy for this one! Gar and Emily managed to escape but the rest of us had the mixed amounts of pleasure of watching TMNT: Next Mutation. Yes, the series with Venus De Milo. Was it as good as Ichi remembers it? But first, we have to stomach the penultimate episode of Zi-O - how much more stupid bullcrap can this show pile onto itself before it gives way and drops itself into oblivion? And next, we get a smorgasboard of funny, heartfelt, and awesome moments in this week's Ryusoulger, and what's this? Something the show's been missing all along is finally here?!
It's Week 3 of Cowabungust! But first, Zi-O is reaching the height of its stupid canon-breaking bullcrap and wehave some things to say about it. Next, Canalo hits on a dead girl and the show somehow starts approaching the semblance of a plot? Finally, we discuss TMNTIII: Turtles in Time, not to be confused with the much superior video game. But watching it with a fresh set of eyes, is it as good as we remember? Is it as bad as the hype? Somewhere in between possibly?
:O Five Casters? What is this nonsense? We come together for the second week of Cowabungust. First off, we discover Geiz's true feelings for Sougo while Dark Rider after Dark Rider works against the villain that summoned them. Next, we discuss how Link in Ryusoulger discovers how he's Gotta Think Fast. Finally, we discuss TMNTII: Secret of the Ooze, aka the movie most of us have the most nostalgic attachment to and quotable lines memorized from. With a fresh set of cognizant ears though, we pick up on a few things we didn't notice watching this movie as kids. Could Shredder have been a tragic figure all along?