Eric Hates Dragon Ball Z
Summary: Eric Hates Dragon Ball Z is a DBZ rewatch podcast where hosts John and Spencer undertake the impossible task of converting their friend Eric into becoming a fan of Dragon Ball Z. Join them as they review and discuss five episodes at a time, leading up to a retelling of the bonkers DBZ story to Eric at the end of every saga.
Covering Episodes 86-90 of Dragon Ball Z, John turns the subtitles on for one particular scene and is blown away at the differences made in the American dub. Spencer is too enamored with Dr. Briefs to really say anything about that.
Covering Episodes 81-85 of Dragon Ball Z, John gets closer to finishing his doctoral thesis on power levels, while Spencer derails the entire episode within the first five seconds.
Covering Episodes 76-80 of Dragon Ball Z, Spencer once again comes to Krillin's defense, and John actually agrees with him. Other topics discussed? What about King Freaking Vegeta getting straight up murdered by Frieza? How's that grab ya?
Finally setting aside some time to answer your burning questions, John and Spencer spend way too much time talking about fusions, old Dragon Ball Z video games, potential fan fiction material, and a bunch of other crazy stuff.
Recapping the entire Ginyu saga, John and Spencer test Eric with trivia questions and offer him the deal of a lifetime. How happy will he be after another massive injection of DBZ lore? Not very, but you will be!
Covering Episodes 71-75 of Dragon Ball Z, John and Spencer recap the exciting events leading up to the end of the Ginyu Saga, which is more difficult than it sounds because this is when the whole body swapping thing starts.
Covering Episodes 66-70 of Dragon Ball Z, John and Spencer appreciate multiple aspects of Goku's arrival on Namek and the fights following that event, while debating Saiyan slang, DBZ video games, and Recoome's secret origins.
Covering Episodes 61-65 of Dragon Ball Z, John finds his favorite episode of the entire anime and Spencer explores the merits of a weirdly deep backstory of one of the Ginyu Force, before questioning the entire organization altogether.
Covering Episodes 56-60 of Dragon Ball Z, John and Spencer eagerly await the arrival of the Ginyu Force, and pass the time by talking about Goku's training regimen, the limitations of Senzu Beans, and take a minute to discuss their feelings about Star Trek Picard.
Covering Episodes 51-55 of Dragon Ball Z, Spencer unveils his favorite episode title in the entire anime, while John fondly recalls the birthdays of his childhood. Also, they talk about Bulma, Krillin, Vegeta...you know, the whole gang and their fun adventures on Namek.
Covering Episodes 46-50 of Dragon Ball Z, John and Spencer strap in for a very long stay on the Planet Namek, while things get back to normal in the first string of solid episodes in quite a while.
Covering Episodes 41-45 of Dragon Ball Z, the awful string of filler continues - but not for long! By the end of this episode, the characters have made it to Namek, and everything clicks back into place. The question is, can John and Spencer make it there without losing their sanity? I give it a 50/50 shot.
Covering Episodes 36-40 of Dragon Ball Z, John and Spencer both marvel at the emotional complexity and realistic portrayal of grief the show is capable of producing, and how quickly it can all come crashing down as they transition to a new block of filler episodes.
Recapping the entire Saiyan saga, John and Spencer take Eric through a pop quiz journey of epic proportions. Can he handle a concentrated dose of Dragon Ball Z chaos and mayhem? Well, no. But you probably guessed that when you saw the title of this episode.
Covering Episodes 31-35 of Dragon Ball Z, the battle for Earth continues as both Vegeta and Goku pull out all the stops in the beginning of a long, long rivalry. Meanwhile everyone else just tries to feel useful.