After taking a mental health break last week, we're back in full force! Well, except Ichi's sick, but that won't stop him from leading the charge right into a Double Episode Special! Blaze joins us for the wrapup of the Dan Kuroto OOO arc. Gar's around, technically, but hasn't watched anything so he kinda fucks off at the start. We discuss dethroning Dan, the amazing writer the show's had recently, and How Sougo Got His Groove Back Through Time. Over on the sentai side, a major plot detail was revealed about Zamigo, but it gets underplayed while shrimp missiles fly, and then we deal with Boaty McBoatFace the Kaijin who somehow caused an actually funny episode.
EDIT: Whoops put Gar in the rollcall instead of Blaze
Blaze joins us as we break free of Borgtober and get back to topics at hand. We discuss how Sougo seems to be fetishizing our memelord Dan Kuroto; how will poor Woz react? Next, some shrimp gets frozen to death and a snake boy gets bested by a plane from space that vomits a tank. Confusing without context, right? Finally, we get rid of all those nasty boys and have somegirl time in the LupinPato Girlfriends Army special. Could this be of relevance later in the show?
Emily is busy celebrating her birthday while the remaining three finish off Borgtober. First, we see the startings of Sougo's interesting personality surfacing while Geiz obtains his coolest form yet. Next, the Lupins and Patos camp out and miscommunicate their feeligns like every shoujo anime ever to avoid going home, and finally, we wrap up our viewign of Beetleborgs with a blatant and stupidly covered up actor change before Nukus shows up and teamkills the villains.
Week three of Borgtober is here! We discuss how Geiz tries to kill Skeith while Zi-O stupidly tries to assume the best like a good wittle pwotagonist, and then the show dumps all its deleted scenes on us. This week's Patranger gives us more amazing Keiichiro anger and development, and then we wrap up the amazing arc of the Shadow and White Beetleborgs.
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??