Laser Knees 86 – Some More Questionable Hat Choices

In this episode of Laser Knees, your “humble” hosts are disappointed by the lack of payoff to the Zyuranger theming, Kagura really is the strongest, and we decide that this was a better crossover than Avengers: Infinity War.

Also, Sono’s upset that Luka’s retained her, uh, “charm”, Aleph expounds on the utility of jail in super sentai narratives, and we’re both excited about Stinger and Rita’s interactions.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:44:02|


Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Episode 3 – A Secret Revealed
Episode 4 –
Heading Toward Tomorrow!

Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Koichi Sakamoto


As Mentioned:

BigDumbFace – Blood Red Head on Fire

Kronk Map from Emperor’s New Groove

The Killers – All These Things That I Have Done


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UnKamen RX! 218 – Body Horror Stick Bug

In this episode, Sougo’s having some weird dreams, Sono’s wondering why everyone’s working so hard to not learn the big lesson, and Aleph’s super-excited that there’s a Kamen Rider made especially for him.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:36:59|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 23 – It’s Kikai!
Episode 24 –
Best Friends

Episode Writer: Shimoyama Kento
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei


As Mentioned:

The Eyes of Kid Midas
Those good folks at Generation Kikaida
Legend of Zelda timeline


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Laser Knees 85 – The Secret Contest of Sentai Champions Ryuki War

In this episode, the regular Super Sentai series take a break for a bit of battle royale action while your hosts take time out to admire what happens when some Sentai all-stars come together to film some fanfiction.  Aleph misidentifies people who aren’t there, Sono gets excited to see the Boukengers, and Kagura of the ToQGers commits an intergalactic faux pas.


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Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Episode 1 – Who is the Strongest of Them All?
Episode 2 – The March of the Mysterious Armor

Episode Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Episode Director: Koichi Sakamoto


As Mentioned:


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UnKamen RX! 217 – Flipped, Reversed, Over Their Heads

In which Sono and Aleph reflect upon the cleverness of the villain’s plan this time ’round while also reflecting on the tragedy that comes when only one character learns the lesson of the arc.

Also, where the crap is Yui?  She’s the best!


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:37:42|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 21 – Mirror World
Episode 22 – Strongest Zi-O

Episode Writer: Shimoyama Kento
Episode Director: Tasaki Ryuta


As Mentioned:

Gundam “Wow!  Cool Robot”/”War is Bad” meme.


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Laser Knees 84 – Adieu

In this episode, your humble hosts bid farewell to those daring phantom thieves and the dedicated police officers who chase them.  Sono appreciates a dedication to justice over the letter of the law, Aleph resents that he loves one (1) cop, and we’re both in love with Aya.


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Thief Sentai Lupinranger
VS
Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 49 – As a Thief, As a Policeman
Episode 50 – Forevermore Adieu
Episode 51 – We Will Meet Again

Episode Writer: Komura Junko
Episode Director: Sugihara Teruaki


The Lupin Collection:

Change the World” – Eric Clapton


As Mentioned:

This scene from Pirates of the Caribbean. Remember when a new one sounded like fun?  Good times. (Here’s a Lindsay Ellis movie on exactly that topic)


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UnKamen RX! 216 – Questionable Hat Choices

In this episode, your Humble Hosts admire the influence of Kamen Rider Decade on the direction of Zi-O’s plot, admire some of the shot composition, and wish Kamen Rider Quiz didn’t dress like a meninist pick-up artist from 2009.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:12:19|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 19 – The Quiz Shock
Episode 20 –
Final Answer

Episode Writer: Shimoyama Kento
Episode Director: Morota Satoshi


As Mentioned:

Duck Amuck

That flashback from Meet the Robinsons


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Laser Knees 83 – Sacrifices

In this episode, Sono highlights that Noel shouldn’t work (but really does), Aleph gets hit hard by some toys flying away, and the Lupinrangers make themselves known.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:16:20|


Thief Sentai Lupinranger
VS
Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 47 – What I Can Do Right Now
Episode 48 –
The Face Beneath The Mask

Episode Writer: Komura Junko
Episode Director: Watanabe Katsuya


The Lupin Collection:

Cut the Cake” by Average White Band

Heal the World” by Michael Jackson

Get Big” by Dorrough


As Mentioned:

Bison Remembers Tuesday


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UnKamen RX! 215 – Schrödinger’s Ninja

In this episode, Sono finds that two Wozes (Wozii? Is “Woz” a countable noun?) aren’t necessarily better than one, Aleph laments a lack of amazing portmanteaus for the Woz, and also there’s a ninja guy!


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:16:34|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 17 – Happy New Woz
Episode 18 –
Amazing! Time! Future!

Episode Writer: Shimoyama Kento
Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki


As Mentioned:

Fringe

iMacs

The Borgias (they’re awful!)

For comparison: Frank Gorshin’s Riddler (Batman ’66)/Mark Hamill’s Joker (Batman: the Animated Series)

Light-piping (toy gimmick)


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Laser Knees 82 – Chicken and Leftovers

In this episode, Aleph has a lesson about the role of corporate power in tradition, Sono has thoughts about asking permission, and everyone on the show surprises themselves by enjoying yet another clip show.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:15:04|


Thief Sentai Lupinranger
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Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 45 – Looking Forward to Christmas
Episode Writer:
Yamatoya Akatsuki
Episode Director:
Nakazawa Shoujiro

Episode 46 – The Inescapable Game
Episode Writer: Komura Junko
Episode Director: Hayama Koichiro


The Lupin Collection:

As Mentioned:

Birds Rights Activist: I am feel uncomfortable when we are not about me?

A source for the Christmas info


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UnKamen RX 213 – The Return of the Pink Panther (repost)

In which your hosts celebrate the resurrection of everyone’s favorite ghost, Sono wonders how Sougo calibrates his scale of weirdness, and Aleph just really loves Kamen Rider Decade.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:26:29|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 13 – Ghost Hunter
Episode 14 – Go! Go! Ghost!

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Morota Satoshi


As Mentioned:

The Pink Panther themeThe Pink Panther theme

Takayuki Yagani (Onari from Ghost) is a model.

I drink your milkshake!” from There Will Be Blood

The epic Rider 1 movie episode


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UnKamen RX! 214 – This Too is Zi-O’s Fault

In this episode of the UnKamenCast R! X!, we go (back?) to the future to sort-of meet Oma Zi-O, Sono focuses on the nature of a moral dilemma, and Aleph is suddenly and jarringly invested in the show.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:20:41|


Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 15 – Back to 2068
Episode 16 – Forever King

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Tasaki Ryuta


As Mentioned:

Miyazaki’s God Warriors:

Miyazaki’s weird robots:

“Weird Al” Yancovic’s “Dare to be Stupid” from Transformers ‘86

Casshan

Spider-man pointing meme:
spider-point

Spotify


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Laser Knees 81 – Oh, Right! Detectives!

On this episode of Laser Knees, your Humble Hosts express some anxiety about the future of Super Sentai, the Patrangers do some detective work, and everyone is suddenly curious to watch some DVD special episodes.


|Right-click “Save As” to download|Episode Length 1:20:01|


Thief Sentai Lupinranger
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Police Sentai Patranger

Episode 43 – He’s Come Back
Episode 44 –
The Truth Revealed

Episode Writer: Kaneko Kaori
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


The Lupin Collection:


As Mentioned:

Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf.

Netflix Castlevania


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