Laser Knees 66 – The Shadow of Death

Boy, Toei really has been doing a lot of stuff with poisoning lately, haven’t they?

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This guy just cannot catch a break.

But while Keiichiro recovers, you can sit back and listen to your humble(?) hosts talk about a couple episodes of your favorite extended piece of Super Sentai infighting!

Subjects touched on include:

  • Ponderings on a taxonomy of reds (and attendant Patreon ponderings).
  • Thoughts on the appearance of extra heroes/sixth rangers/whatever one would call that.
  • Frustration about female characters always (or at least “very frequently”) having plots built around competition.
  • How great it is to have Naruhisa Arakawa writing things.  He’s great.
  • How great Komura Junko can be.
  • The continuing excellence of the fight choreography and camerawork.
  • Suddenly having Keiichiro being our favorite character.
  • More discussion of an idealized police service compared to the less-than-ideal reality.
  • Character motivations being surprisingly affecting.
  • “The seat I have doesn’t come cheap, capisce?”

All this and much, much more in this episode of Laser Knees!


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Thief Sentai Lupinranger
VS
Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 13 – The Best and Worst Day Off
Episode 14 –
The Trap is Set

Episode Writer (13): Arakawa Naruhisa
Episode Writer (14):
Komura Junko

Episode Director (13): Sugihara Teruaki
Episode Director (14):
Katou Hiroyuki


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@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono


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UnKamen RX 198 – Oh, Evolt…

Iiiiiiit’s time once again for everyone’s favorite* round of slightly-late (blame that on Aleph’s sometimes-subpar memory for releasing things on time and the excitement of SUN) commentary on the increasingly-bizarre Kamen Rider Build!

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You’re right, Banjou.  That was a non-apology.  Let me rectify that.

I’m sorry for being so late getting this up, no matter what I want to blame it on.  Expect another couple episodes over the next couple days and a hopefully-more-regular posting schedule thereafter.

Apologies again.

In this episode, your hosts dig into Evolt’s latest evil plots by touching on:

  • Questions of identity
  • Dead characters gaining near-protagonist status
  • Foul villains besmirching the good name of space
  • Surprising hardcoreness from Kazumin
  • Ill-considered evil plans
  • Vernage getting punked on (we’re not fans)
  • Gentoku’s face turn
  • Storytelling with hair
  • How great Gremlin (from Wizard) was
  • One of the more powerful deaths in a show that’s had a few of ’em

All this and more on this episode of the UnKamenCast R! X!

*within certain tolerances, anyway

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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 33Evol, The Ultimate Weapon
Episode 34The Best Match, Separated

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo

Episode Director (33): Morota Satoshi
Episode Director (34): Shibasaki Takayuki


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@needsmorealeph

@MamaFriesMeal


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Laser Knees 65 – Mad and Disappointed

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Up-front, we’re going to apologize, Dear Listener because in this episode, hosting duties were taken over by our alter-egos, Mad & Disappointed.

As we assume you’ve seen the episodes under discussion this week, we have to believe you’ll at least have some idea what’s got us in this state.

As a more personal matter I, Aleph, would like to apologize for not posting this and the previous UnKamenCast up earlier.  I just spaced it and that’s 1000% on me.

However, while Episode 11 gets a grumpy look from us, please be assured that we are quite fond, actually, of Episode 12.

Of note, however, is that neither of these episodes were done by Junko Komura, which is a small blessing in this nonsense.


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Kaito Sentai Lupinranger
VS
Keisatsu Sentai Patranger

Episode 11 – The Show Must Go On
Episode 12 –
The Magic Bracelet

Episode Writer (11): Kaneko Kaori
Episode Writer (12):
Naruhisa Arakawa

Episode Director (11): Nakazawa Shoujiro
Episode Director (12): Sugihara Teruaki


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@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

UnKamen RX 197 – A Miserable Pile of Secrets

“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”

“It’s a lot more complicated than that–”

“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”

“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes–”

“But they starts with thinking about people as things…”

–from Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett.

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In this episode of the UnKamenCast, we start with a little philosophical pondering vis á vis the way we talk about people in relation to the way we talk about things and what conclusions that might lead us to…

And then, the light topics sorted for good and all, we have some words about:

  • Appreciation of set/location design
  • A new entrant in the Hallowed Halls of Rider Moms
  • The realization that one of Ryuga’s new friends has a name that sounds a lot like his late girlfriend’s name
  • Some appreciation for our dear Rogue’s inevitable face-turn
  • Knowing we should probably hate the CrossZ Magma transformation, but not.
  • The power of solidarity in the face of unrelenting horror
  • One of the greatest, subtlest Ryuga moments in the show thus far

All this and more on this episode of the UnKamenCast R! X!


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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 31 – Overflow, Magma!
Episode 32 –
Programmed Tragedy

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo

Episode Director (31): Kamihoruichi Kazuya
Episode Director (32):
Morota Satoshi


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@needsmorealeph

@MamaFriesMeal


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