Episode 30: Planned To Fail

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THIS WEEK: Shocker is dismantled and gone forever! Or are they??? (Spoiler: No they’re not.) Van and Sven talk about the end of Ambassador Hell’s arc as the show revisits some older concepts. In addition, our tabletop past briefly comes to haunt us; the show briefly remembers Hongo’s actual occupation; eight-year-olds go around unsupervised; one of Taki’s disguises actually works, and do you remember what today is, Jack?


  • Kamen Rider (1971) 74-79
  • Shiracuras, Roseranga, Seadragon Trio, Newtgeth, Urchindogma, Ganikomol, Rattler/Garagaranda
  • The Boys’ Rider Squad
  • Blood theft (bleft)
  • Goro vs Naoki & Mitsuru as supporting cast
  • Monster design tangents
  • Metal Gear Solid 2
  • Trepanning
  • Terrible parenting in the Rider Squad
  • Kunisada Chuuji reborn!!
  • Shocker’s growing bodycount
  • Sven’s continual mispronunciations
  • Tachibana’s bad luck
  • The fundamental ineffectiveness of Urchindogma
  • Rattler’s costume
  • The Worst Plan Ever(tm)
  • Foley work
  • Double-crossings and counter-ruses
  • The Shocker Commanders, ranked and reviewed


  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Quincy Jones – “Ironside (excerpt)” – Kill Bill Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack
  • Masato Shimon – “Let’s Go!! Rider Kick” and “Kamen Rider No Uta”

NEXT WEEK: Guitars, pan flutes, and… ninja detectives? The beginning of Android Kikaider!

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