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by Kakacarrottop
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How different would the dub be if Funimation was still with Saban?
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: How different would the dub be if Funimation was still with Saban?

Ron Wasserman could have had more of a chance to prove himself to the people that didn't like his soundtrack for the first two seasons. He seemed to really like working on the show, and the whole concept behind it. Maybe Saban also would have replaced Rock the Dragon with an new theme song for Seaso...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Syndication era Affiliate Promos.
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: DBZ Syndication era Affiliate Promos.

Or, like, my garage. I don’t have a working VCR anymore though; it shit the bed last time I tried to check something for someone here on the forum 😂. I’ll do it at some point. 🤷🏻‍♂️ I also haven't had a working VCR in a while. I have country-specific early 2000s recordings of the Namek Saga dub tha...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Episodes you've seen the most
Replies: 23
Views: 358

Re: Episodes you've seen the most

The Goku vs. Vegeta episode

The Saibamen episode

The episode where Goku's ship is headed for a comet

The episode where Zarbon transforms

The Z Warriors Prepare episode from the Android arc
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Syndication era Affiliate Promos.
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: DBZ Syndication era Affiliate Promos.

And no I do not mean the "Saban Kids Promos" I mean those that explicitly name the affiliate or network Dragon Ball Z ran in at the time. I have major interest in that era so I would LOVE you guys forever if you saw any. This one is from early namek, around 1997 for WB50 https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)
Replies: 106
Views: 2924

Re: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)

This whole situation reminded me of this 1996 student project by Adam Campetti that was originally on YouTube ten years ago. Barry and Byron Watson are interviewed in it and it's just the quaintest thing in the world. Have fun returning to 1996! https://youtu.be/4dIW_IfhWgc They mention that the sh...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)
Replies: 106
Views: 2924

Re: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)

So where do we go from here? Do we have any leads we can start with, like someone at Funimation who might know something about this dub? Most of the personnel currently at Funimation that worked on DBZ weren’t around in 1996 Ian Corlett would probably be the most knowledgeable person that fans coul...
by Kakacarrottop
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who composed Rock the Dragon?
Replies: 58
Views: 975

Re: Who composed Rock the Dragon?

“Ocean dub” sounds much catchier than “the original edited dub”, especially when the former was what fans had already been accustomed to calling it for years. Agreed, and I think Vollmer meant she was the first Bulma that most people were familiar with. Besides that's more accurate then "original e...
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)
Replies: 106
Views: 2924

Re: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)

If he stopped voicing Goku as soon as the Saiyan Saga ended, then it would be a certainty that the last thing he did was Tree of Might, since the Saiyan Saga episodes had a 1996 copyright date. He didn’t stop voicing Goku as soon as the Saiyan saga ended as he was voicing Goku until episode 37, 11 ...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)
Replies: 106
Views: 2924

Re: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)

Pretty sure it was confirmed Tree of Might was also the last thing Corlett recorded was Tree of Might, even though it ended up airing a few episodes into Kelamis taking over the role. Unless someone asks him, it's speculation. The Namek episodes he did have a 1997 copyright date in the credits, and...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who composed Rock the Dragon?
Replies: 58
Views: 975

Re: Who composed Rock the Dragon?

Over the last few years, I've independently come to the conclusion that Jeremy Sweet is the person singing Rock the Dragon. The reasons are because: 1. On Saban shows from the mid-90s-early 2000s, "Shuki Levy & Kussa Mahchi" are listed under "music by" in the credits, while the actual composers are ...
by Kakacarrottop
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How did you come to know about dragonball?
Replies: 64
Views: 2820

Re: How did you come to know about dragonball?

I have much older siblings who were into it when DBZ was big in the west, back in the late 90's/early 2000's. So Dragon Ball is something I've been aware of for literally as long as I can remember. This applies to me as well. If I was a single child or an oldest child then I might be able to recall...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun May 31, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Dragonball Misinformation Thread.
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: The Dragonball Misinformation Thread.

On a similar note: The notion that Shuki Levy composed any music for Dragon Ball. All available information points to Ron Wasserman being the sole composer of the Saban dub's replacement score. Shuki Levy was always credited for music that Saban provided, but a lot of the time, it was actually comp...
by Kakacarrottop
Fri May 29, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)
Replies: 106
Views: 2924

Re: Unreleased "Vendar" English dub of Dead Zone (Funimation/Ocean, 1996)

That test dub of Dead Zone likely had Peter Berring doing the music. I found a link on the internet that suggested Ron Wasserman would have started working on the DBZ soundtrack around July 1996, whereas this Dead Zone dub was early 1996. Saban were probably still in the picture though, since I've f...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Singles - Faithful to Broadcast?
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Dragon Ball Z Singles - Faithful to Broadcast?

The Tree of Might originally aired in syndication as a three-part episode during November 1997, with part one airing the same day as "Immortality Denied" (ep 45) and parts 2 and 3 airing the following week. Obviously it wasn't included as part of the singles Pioneer released. On the singles it just ...
by Kakacarrottop
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: What's Your Occupation?
Replies: 151
Views: 65738

Re: What's Your Occupation?

I've been a university guy since 2016. Whenever I discuss Dragon Ball with ~19 year olds there these days, they mainly remember it through TFS. Interesting seeing the shift from people around my age or older, who caught it when the OG funi dub was still happening.
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 18253

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

MasenkoHA wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:58 pm
GhostEmperorX wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:45 pm

Switching audio between one of the versions, some Kikuchi tracks are still there, just awkwardly mixed in with the Wasserman score.
Maybe in some fan edit? The actual dub never used the Kikuchi music period (Pioneer movies aside)
He might be referring to this

https://vimeo.com/178949321
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 775889

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Another unpopular opinion: Funimation aiming DBZ at the young audience in the late 90s was perfect. In the late 90s, people craved more action and violence (WWF, Jerry Springer, South Park, etc. etc.). By starting off with DBZ and using a more action-packed base OST, it helped DBZ connect to Americ...
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 18253

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Like when it comes to being more modern the Faulconer Productions OST has a lot more going for it than the Kikuchi score which goes for a more old-timey kind of thing. Even in the era it debuted in, it was still a mismatch of content of the time. Faulconer Production's used the latest synth tech to...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Members: How old are you?
Replies: 612
Views: 113672

Re: Members: How old are you?

23 in under 3 months. Been watching the anime and playing the video games since 2001 or 2002. I'm quite younger than most people here (and now even a lot older than some) but still can relate to the experience of being into Dragon Ball at the height of the western popularity.
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 775889

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Interesting as I found his X-Men score much "darker". It's definitely a lot more serious than the Power Rangers score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1ZYStAQhSg When you listen to this you sort of get some Saban DBZ vibes. The DBZ score however also had a lot of rock elements and goofy comedic mus...