Episode 37: I Would Rather Have Nothing

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THIS WEEK: Alexa straight-up abandons Sven and Van to their fate: Continuing their coverage of Kikaider as they face to reality and realize the show has nosedived. In addition, Van’s brain is melting; Komyoji’s cryptidness has only gotten worse; Hanpei is trying, possibly; there’s pockets fulla monkey’s paws; the last episode in this stretch is really really gross; frustrations with romantic dynamics reach a fever pitch, and Sven would rather have nothing.

TOPICS:

  • Android Kikaider (1972) 19-24
  • King Crab Maroon, Blue Water Scorpion, Purple Rat, White Sawshark, Yellow Antlion Siblings, Pink Armadillo
  • The state of Android Kikaider
  • Mega Man 11 (!!!)
  • Why DARK’s androids look like that (maybe)
  • Sci-fi emerald detectors
  • Souped-up death-rays for style points
  • Private investigator (self-proclaimed): Hanpei’s character drift
  • “Skull weed”
  • Incompetence (ft. Blue Water Scorpion)
  • Dr. Sven on broken bones and civic engineering
  • Suit design rants: tails???
  • Nonsense villain plots
  • :thinkaider:
  • Sven rants about music
  • Wedding sabotage
  • The problem with Mitsuko and Jiro’s relationship
  • Non-alphabetical alphabet attack
  • Silver Age fake-outs
  • The Unnecessarily Sexist Episode

MUSIC:

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

NEXT WEEK: All of Hongo’s skill, all of Hayato’s strength, neither of their smarts! The man, the myth, the legend: Kamen Rider V3!

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