Episode 26: Power Of Devils

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THIS WEEK: We say farewell to our favorite grandpa squid-devil-monster-wizard-dracula. At the same time, we might get a real glimpse of Great Leader? Or we might not. In addition: Takeshi Hongo is a strong male protagonist; we meet the tiniest, most adorable cosplayer ever; we compare the leadership styles of each Shocker lieutenant; Sven desperately tries to explain radio tower interference; we invoke a tokusatsu fan remedy for dispelling bad luck; Shocker’s monsters get a training montage of their own; and Fujioka is suspiciously absent from his own show once again.

TOPICS:

  • Kamen Rider (1971) 63-68
  • Rhinogang, Cicadaminga, Kabutorong, Kamikiri Kid and his revived monsters, Girizames, Ikadevil
  • Vintage hypnotism plots
  • Workplace differences between Shinigami & Ambassador Hell
  • Taki copying Hongo’s fashion sense
  • [cicada screaming]
  • Return of the Shocker Youth
  • Spooky Satanic Revival Rituals
  • Hongo is missing again
  • A brief sidebar re: Android Kikaider
  • Francis “Taki” Morgan
  • That time Shocker actually rused Kamen Rider
  • Meteors!
  • New sponsorshi- ahem, bikes
  • Ikadevil, Rider 1971’s iconic monster design
  • Wily ol’ Tachibana
  • Shinigami’s sendoff
  • Shocker’s effectiveness

MUSIC:

  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Masato Shimon – “Let’s Go! Rider Kick!” and “Kamen Rider no Uta”

NEXT WEEK: Klaus Van Vogt and the Underground Kingdom of Yomi.

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