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Episode 31 - Scientists, Spacemen & Non-Sequiturs!

9/9/2017
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Kamen Rider build has finally crept over to the western hemisphere, and Kyuranger is making more plot jumps than George R.R. Martin on methamphetamine. We discuss our first impressions with Build and speculate on how the plot will progress, and question just why Toei like to make female villains with secondary sexual characteristics which are questionable for Sunday morning family programming.

Duration:01:01:33

Episode 30 - What's new in toku?

9/2/2017
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After a brief hiatus due to issues in meatspace, the duo return to discuss news in the tokusatsu community! Due to the meatspace issue, they are also accursed by a horrible case of reverb! We look at Lucky's new form in Kyuranger, take on the torrent of Ex-Aid V-Cinema releases, plunder the first few minutes of the JJBA movie, and marvel over Garage Hero's funding progress for Strega!

Duration:00:52:50

Episode 29 - The Men Behind the Monster Part 2

8/19/2017
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The conclusion to our two-part special honouring the men behind 1954 Godzilla. This week, we discuss special effects legend Eiji Tsuburaya and composer Akira Ifukube and talk about our favourite works from each of the five men.

Duration:00:46:26

Episode 28 - The Men Behind the Monster Part 1

8/12/2017
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The loss of Haruo Nakajima was a sobering event that reminded people around the world of the cultural impact of Godzilla. In this two-part special, we look at the big names behind the 1954 classic and explore their lives before and after working on this film.

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 27 - Absolutely Smashing!

8/5/2017
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After the release of the trailer for Kamen Rider Build and the character bios, Kamen Ranger and Hypnopotamus Rex discuss what has been revealed and which of their predictions were horribly wrong. Along the way, they become enamoured with the name of the series' villain faction: The Smash. Additionally, they talk about the latest Kyuranger episode and the chance that the ominous "Orion" character just might be the bad guy.

Duration:00:53:55

Episode 26 - Ultra Giga Heisei

7/29/2017
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As Kamen Rider Build and the abdication of the emperor of Japan approach, we look back on what Toei did to make post-Decade Kamen Rider more successful (and profitable!). We discuss our favourite conventions most of the Neo-Heisei/Heisei Phase 2 shows stuck with, and point out the times they tried something that deviated from the norm (Looking at you, Gaim). It's nothing but hype for the new era!

Duration:00:47:33

Episode 24 - Space (Suicide) Squad!

7/15/2017
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The duo pop a couple of tokusatsu ritalin and focus really hard on the recent Space Sheriff Gavan vs Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger movie! Have you ever dreamed of a science-fiction cop drama about an evil diaper company and a CEO who punctuates his sentences with punches? If you have answered yes to either of those: You are a terrible person, but this movie would be your cup of tea!

Duration:00:51:55

Episode 23 - Newscrank 2: Crank Harder

7/8/2017
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The pair discuss a few choice cuts of this week's news, and engage in tangent after toku tangent! Super Hero Time's timeslot has changed! More developments in Kyuranger! We also talk about the latest images from the Kamen Rider W Manga!

Duration:00:45:25

Episode 20 - Technically Tokusatsu!

6/17/2017
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The duo initially set out to discuss famous monsters from Western Sci-Fi, but become easily distracted by a torrent of terrible tangents, and move onto the most important question of all: Is Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny tokusatsu? Trick question: Of course it is! Plenty of monster riffing and Doctor Who discussion abound - I mean, it's technically toku, right?

Duration:00:58:52

Episode 19 - Tangentpocalypse!

6/10/2017
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More exciting tokusatsu news this week! The new Kamen Rider's name revealed! Visible Stands in the JoJo trailer! Ultraman Geed's transformation gimmick demonstrated! Shocking news about Kyuranger's ending song! All this, and a flood of insane tangents in episode 19!

Duration:01:02:24

Episode 17 - Godzilla Generations Part 2

5/27/2017
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The Godzilla series special comes to a close (for now)! We dive through the Millennium series, share in the campy appeal of Final Wars, and return to Kamen Ranger's favourite medium: Comics. From Millennium to the Monsterverse, nothing is safe from the duo's scrutiny!

Duration:00:57:05

Episode 16 - Godzilla Generations Part 1

5/20/2017
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The duo discuss the Showa and Heisei eras of the Godzilla franchise in another multi-part special! Together, they sail through the campy seas of the late Showa period, struggle to comprehend the logic behind Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, and ask the most important question of all: Why does Hedorah have magic balls?

Duration:01:00:26

Episode 15 - Tokutastrophe! ft. Will & Jez

5/13/2017
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The usual duo are joined by the likes of Will & Jez from Toku Toy Store! Will, in his infinite charisma, sells Ex-Aid in a style that would make P.T. Barnum himself green with envy, Rex is introduced to the horror of Saban's Sailor Moon, and the gang indulge in tangent after tangent in this super special episode! Check out Toku Toy Store: http://www.tokutoystore.com/

Duration:01:25:20

Episode 13 - Go Go Sentai Rangers Part 3

4/29/2017
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The conclusion (for now!) of our Super Sentai/Power Rangers comparison series. We balk at the bulk of Boukenger's batch of baddies, jam to the jingle of Jungle Fury, and castigate Kyoryuger's curtailment of character cultivation. Have we missed a tidbit of toku trivia for a show? Tell us in the comments!

Duration:01:03:28

Episode 11 - Go Go Sentai Rangers Part 2

4/15/2017
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The duo are back with their Super Sentai/Power Rangers comparison special, delving past the rule of Saban and entering the new age of Disney's production of the series! Warning: May contain traces of Jason David Frank.

Duration:01:07:34

Episode 10 - A.K.A. Episode X!

4/8/2017
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In this great decimal milestone of Spandex Power Armour history, the intellectual and highly civilised duo known as Kamen Ranger and Hypnopotamus Rex discuss only the most important subjects in tokusatsu: What happens when a Rider needs to take a leak? Do the other Riders make fun of Shin behind his back? And if Godzilla eats radiation, how does he poop?

Duration:00:50:12

Episode 8 - Go Go Sentai Rangers Part 1

3/25/2017
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Never watched Sentai and want to know where your favourite Power Rangers series came from? Never watched Power Rangers and want to know what they did with the source material? Kamen Ranger & Hypnopotamus Rex journey through each respective series and find out just how different they really are!

Duration:00:57:49

Episode 7 - Apocalypse Kong!

3/18/2017
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Kamen Ranger & Hypnopotamus Rex scrutinise the substantially successful simian cinematic surprise that is Kong: Skull Island. Does it tastefully dissect the narrative of the Vietnam war? How does John C. Reilly's stranded pilot affect the tone of the film? Will Tom Hiddleston ever stop looking dreamy? Let's find out!

Duration:00:46:51

Episode 6 - Red Peril!

3/11/2017
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Kamen Ranger & Hypnopotamus Rex discuss the approaching gatling tyrannosaurus-loaded treat that is Korea's Power Rangers Dino Force Brave, battle over their opinions of the upcoming Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie, and flee in terror at the thought of Redman: Ultraman's ultra-violent ally!

Duration:00:56:09

Episode 5 - The Spandex Strikes Back!

3/4/2017
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Kamen Ranger & Hypnopotamus Rex discuss recent toku news, and talk about their favourite concepts in Kamen Rider, Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island. This episode is sponsored by Toku Toy Store; please check them out in the link below! www.tokutoystore.com/

Duration:00:49:11

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