Episode 53: Bottom of the Barrel

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THIS WEEK: Abandoned by Alexa at the eleventh hour, Van and Sven make the mistake of examining a Cyborg 009 spinoff, here reimagined as the exploitation film 009-1: The End of the Beginning. Join them as Sven scrambles for anything to talk about but the movie itself; the Metal Gear Solid jokes continue unchecked and unabated; Koichi Sakamoto needs to get more raw potatoes in his diet; Van’s plot predictions end up right for all the wrong reasons; and at long last, Sven finds his hill to die on.

Content warning: This film contains gratuitous blood & gore, non-explicit sex, sexual assault, suicide, and incest.


  • 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)
  • The premise of 009-1
  • Koichi Sakamoto
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Human trafficking, homicide, and titty bars
  • Mylene’s story
  • Dr. Klein’s inept hostage situation
  • The kind of really misogynistic nature of the movie
  • PS2 CGI helicopters
  • Calling Mylene a “monster”
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution & Mass Effect
  • Fake pool lesbian party
  • Swimming pool fight scenes that refuse to do Scarface
  • Silent Hill
  • The worst scene in the movie
  • Chris’s contradictory (and deeply creepy) motives
  • Forgotten character development
  • Post-credit stingers of no significance


  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • RIDER CHIPS – “Fight! Seven Riders!” – Pachinko Kamen Rider: Full Throttle

NEXT WEEK: The end of Kamen Rider V3.

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