Episode 19: The Truth Is Uh, Somewhere

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THIS WEEK: Mulder and Scully try to look on the bright side of the start of season two of Cyborg Soldier. They fail miserably. In addition: The universe is so determined to make Jet Link wrong about everything it warps reality and distorts his own teammates’ personalities; aliens are responsible for the Nazca lines; G-Junior fights the planet about as hard as the gang want to fight the writers; a sworn enemy of the podcast makes a surprise return; Van and Sven don’t know how to categorize big cats; they try to pronounce things right for once; and Sven finally nails the bit.

TOPICS:

  • Aren’t we glad to be back covering Cyborg 009? W-well…
  • Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier (2001) S1E26, S2E1-S2E4
  • “Gilmore’s Notes,” recap, and dramatis personae
  • What the continued existence of the 00 cyborgs means to Black Ghost
  • aliens.jpg
  • Voice actor trivia edition: 005 (again)
  • Pacifism, kids in wartime, and Jet’s contradictory sad-backstory justification
  • Nobody remembers the dinosaur episode
  • Cultural destruction & destruction of identity
  • 005’s backstory
  • HAKASE-SENSEI… (tl note: hakase-sensei means “dr. professor”)
  • “ME AM PLAY GOD”
  • 004 doesn’t like the idea of machine-based surveillance states very much
  • “He’s not a Black Ghost scientist, you guys are just mean”
  • Stalker AIs
  • Transhuman dysphoria
  • Miscommunications!
  • THAT’S NOT FRANÇOISE, THAT’S A BOMB!
  • The #2 Enemy Of The Podcast

MUSIC:

  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Mark Snow – “Material Primoris: The X-Files Theme” – The X-Files
  • Chiaki Ishikawa – “Taga Tame Ni”

NEXT WEEK: unicorm

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