Episode 35: Don’t Look At The Seams

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THIS WEEK: Van and Sven work through begin the middle stretch of Android Kikaider, desperately hoping the show holds its rickety self together. In addition, anti-clown sentiments get brazenly exposed; Sven shares a story about the unluckiest person he’s ever met; Professor Gill wastes his resources worse than Shocker does; we debate the effectiveness of cost-saving measures in tokusatsu, Van’s words are cursed, Sven reaches peak Monarch, and for god’s sake, don’t look at the seams!


  • Android Kikaider (1972) 13-18
  • Pink Tiger, Silver Tortoise, Golden Bat, Crimson/Rouge Jellyfish, Red Hornet, Black Chameleon
  • Yokohama Dreamland
  • Jinbei the saddest clown
  • Professor Gill: Scraggly Dracula
  • Sad android torture
  • Spite as a watermark of sapience
  • Reused footage!
  • Goldenbatmania!
  • The third Komyoji sibling
  • Environmentalism and important PSAs
  • The marketability of evil
  • Marine biology subcorner!
  • Acknowledging the dangers in the world
  • DEADLY MURDER SMOG (pt 2) (bonus: Joker gas)
  • Return of Uratonium(?)
  • The last of Toei’s budget
  • Jeff Jarret & Legends of the Hidden Temple


  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • “Theme Song” – Captain Planet and the Planeteers
  • Yuuki Hide – “Go Go Kikaider” and “Fight! Android Kikaider”

NEXT WEEK: It’s been a long time coming, but here we are: The end of 1971’s Kamen Rider.

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