Episode 34: Eighty-Eight Magic Paintings Per Hour

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THIS WEEK: Sven and Van do their best to build up the second-last batch of Kamen Rider (1971), despite the show being what it is. Between spooky cat paintings and nuclear-powered bikes, what could go wrong? In addition, we get tripped up by flashback fashion details; Sven indulges his inner fan of Fleischer Superman; Van indulges their love of terrible puns; we all have a bad time with fake blindness; and when this series hits 88 episodes – well, you know.


  • Kamen Rider (1971) 86-91
  • Eaglemantis, Kumolion, Catgecko, Canarycobra, Nezucondor, Centipede-Tiger
  • Hongo can’t catch a break
  • Gel-Shocker’s gruesomeness
  • Consistently inconsistent flashbacks
  • Death threat greeting cards!
  • Blatantly magic paintings
  • Physics With Van Ong
  • On the suspension of disbelief
  • Music changes!
  • Actually… informing the public?
  • Fake (and not-so-fake) injuries
  • Recycled vampire zombie virus plot (pt. 3?)
  • Eyeball squick
  • Shocker Youth, once more
  • Hongo’s isolation
  • The “Hope” of Gel-Shocker
  • Prey & Dead Space
  • Roundtable: Leading up to the finale
  • Timeline troubles & Heisei’s Foundation X


  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • M|O|O|N – “Hydrogen” – Hotline Miami Original Soundtrack
  • Masato Shimon – “Rider Action” and “Lonely Kamen Rider”

NEXT WEEK: Revived androids and rehashed formulas – the early signs of Kikaider’s growing pains.

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