Henshin History

Episode 33 - DARK DARK Goose

August 12, 2018

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THIS WEEK: Sven and Van cover for Alexa coming down with a case of haunted lungs, as we see the rest of the first 13 Destructoids. In addition to that, Van conjures up the most hellish image possible; we keep a running tally of dismemberments; Sven's origins are revealed at gunpoint; Dr. Komyoji is a certified cryptid; there is yet another rant on how extraordinarily dangerous vehicular accidents are, and we figured out the androidmen's favorite game - bet you can guess!

The amnesiac pianist Van mentions is Clive Wearing. Also mentioned is Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire, if you like spooky hitchhikers.

* Android Kikaider (1972) 7-12
* Blues Kong, Carmine Spider, Red Condor, Scorpion Brown, Gold Wolf, Silver Cat
* Monster Factory & terrible costume designs
* Evil super-scientist procedures
* Kikaider's diminishing budget
* Return of blood theft (bleft)
* Boy scout trail markings
* Indigo children?
* Killing & stepford-wifing entire villages
* Komyoji's characterization
* Thermoluminescent Energy
* Scientific academia is a goddamn wasteland
* Extremely sad robots ft. Gold Wolf
* Komyoji's (somewhat) realistic amnesia
* Wine fraud
* Magic robots
* The conscience circuit dilemma & Isaac Asimov
* Spooky girl hitchhikers
* Roundtable on Kikaider's formula

* “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
* "Rank E" - Sonic Unleashed
* Yuuki Hide – “Go Go Kikaider” and “Fight! Android Kikaider”

NEXT WEEK: We cover the last few throwaway plots before things get serious. Our penultimate coverage of Rider '71.

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