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?
Savage Caster Ibarafox, aka Tom, joins us in place of Gar this week as we begin the new theme month Cowabungust. Tom gives us his thoughts on Zi-O and Ryusoulger as we discuss the new flavor of bullshit Swartz is pulling, Eternal's cameo, and how Another Drive bits the dust, and then Sawa from Build goes IIYA as the Ryusoulgers try not to break any rules while Tyramigo is weirdly amazing. Finally, our first week of Cowabungust is the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Does it hold up as a shellshocker of a film?
Emily swaps out for Gar as we discuss the earth-shattering reveal of Soup's real name, Decade's objective, and the debut of Another Rider Drive and Decade, how Bamba got to stab something else this week, and for our feature topic, we catch up with Fourze and crew as they live out their new lives as Bleachigo and Friends. Is the Netflix Bleach movie a faithful adaptation?
Now that Zero-One has been revealed, Gar is catching up on Zi-O, and he comes at us with the startling statement that he likes Geiz! So Ichi sits him down and has a nice ol' chat to find out why before we get into the episode where Another Zi-O II gets kicked so hard the timeline re-breaks. We then have another Zi-O discussion giving our theories and hopes for the end of the show. Meanwhile on Ryusoulger, sand becomes out enemy once again. Finally, to celebrate the Area 51 memes, we discuss the live-action Ben 10 movie, which couldn't be more obviously made for TV.
It's just Ichi and Lane this week. We go into Zi-O's creaky, gun-pointing approach to its end in another episode that seems like a perfect miniature of the entire series thus far. Next, RyusoulGold tries to convince his zord to not be a racist asshole, while the totally actually underage girl hits on Melt and it is NOT OKAY. Finally, our feature topic is the first two episodes of Kamen Rider V3. How can Ichigo and Nigo possibly segue offstage for their successor? The answer may explode you and/or Tokyo!