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by GreatSaiyaJeff
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1901

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

As much as I love the cell arc and Cell as a villain, I wish Toriyama kept the mystery up a tad bit longer instead of him monologuing his plan to Piccolo.
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: making custom DVDs?
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: making custom DVDs?

Matches Malone wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:28 am
eledoremassis02 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 am
Is it possible with keeping menus and things attached? (I'd be swapping the FUNi audio for the Pioneer one)
That's super easy, barely an inconvenience.
Barely an inconvenience is tight!
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Appreciating the Little Things
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: Appreciating the Little Things

One of my favorite fillers is Goku befriending a Fox that wanted to change his ways and become a teacher. The filler in one episode showed one of DB's main themes which is redemption. Everyone deserves a second chance. Its simple but I love it. Unlike other filler characters with the exception of Pi...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?
Replies: 49
Views: 590

Re: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?

How I think you watch the series dubbed. The OG Dragon Ball first. I personally think it is a fine dub. Not perfect but overall a better start with Funi's in house then DBZ Season 3 did. Then watch DBZ Kai Dubbed. As much as I like the original series dubbed (minus season 3), Kai is when the actors ...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kakarot vs Kakarotto - The Vegerot/Vegetto(ito) effect
Replies: 129
Views: 2832

Re: Kakarot vs Kakarotto - The Vegerot/Vegetto(ito) effect

When I first watched it on Toonami back in 2002, I thought it was a weird way for combinding Vegeta and Goku. I thought it should have been spelled Vegetu instead of Vegetto. Ah to be young again. As I started to research more of the series after it ended its toonami run, I found out Kakarot was act...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Most accurate Viz release of the manga?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Most accurate Viz release of the manga?

I feel like the single releases are the best bet. I have some of the first printings from almost 15 to 16 years ago where they were less cencored.

I also would say full colored, but Viz apparently scrapped that after Freeza.
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Wow. The GT OST.
Replies: 60
Views: 1384

Re: Wow. The GT OST.

For all of GT faults, the music isn't one of them. It really does evoke early dragon ball. Which makes sense since that's what they were trying to go for early in GT.
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6321

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

If a reboot does ever happen, I kind of want them to mix things up. Like have Yamcha make it to at least the semi finals in one of the tournaments. Maybe have Tien survive the Saiyan assault and he accompanies the others to Namek. I know these are far fetched, but I like it when reboots change thing...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did General Blue save the RR arc?
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Did General Blue save the RR arc?

The colonel Violet stuff was great in the anime. As everyone was retreating because of Goku's assault, Red mistook her for staying only to see her steal everything 🤣
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did General Blue save the RR arc?
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Did General Blue save the RR arc?

Now I'm not sure about you guys, but General Blue made the Red Ribbon arc good. Not to say the Silver and White stuff was bad, but they were kind of bland. Murasaki being the exception. Blue on the other hand was a fun and cheesy kind of villain that made me enjoy the time he was on the pages of the...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How relatable is Vegeta?
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: How relatable is Vegeta?

I think what made Vegeta relatable was more of how much he trained but Goku with his natural talent would surpass him. This came more from the Buu arc when he went on a speech on how no matter how hard he pushed himself, he could never keep up with Goku's talent for fighting. So in a way I can see w...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1548

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

I'm surprised no one has brought up the Made in Japan morning block on Fox Family. Sure it was reruns of Digimon and Mega Man but it had Flint the Time Detective, Monster Rancher and maybe BeyBlade but that one could have been on the block once Jetix took over. Also what was cool about the Made in J...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose Bardock & Goku Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: The All-Purpose Bardock & Goku Thread

While I agree that Bardock should just stay dead. Although videogame canon likes to keep him around. I'm not going to lie and say he doesn't look bad ass as a super saiyan. However, him meeting Goku will mean nothing. Goku doesn't even know who his parents are, especially since he had the head traum...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1548

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

I think it's a mix between both. Yeah it would have done well, but the constant reruns and the heavy promotion of the series from CN definitely helped boost it. Now I first saw the series on Saturday morning block, and the first episodes I watched were the Ginyu Force showing up. However that was on...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6321

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

The consequences in the original comic were light, though. That doesn't really tackle the issue that his sexual assault was still being played for laughs. At least the Red Ribbon Army soldiers trying to rape Blooma were almost immediately killed. ...also one of them was a racist caricature. Yikes. ...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6321

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

The main difference between Toriyama's Roshi compared to modern day's Roshi. Roshi in the original series, while perverted, there was always consequences to his actions. Anytime he tried to peep or grope, he was always struck back or that he would fail. Like when he was trying to peep on Bulma, he w...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Most underwhelming character death in the franchise?
Replies: 24
Views: 953

Re: Most underwhelming character death in the franchise?

Remember how in the anime version of Resurrection F, Piccolo was killed? I sure didn't until just now. He just goes out with a "nothing death". That might be the most underwhelming one, though maybe it fits better as a candidate for the most forgettable one. Pretty much this. It was already an unde...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5733

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I meant that if its successful enough it can be both evergreen (As in enduring success) AND have an actual ending. The term evergreen franchise was used as early as Kai. I don't know if it's the right term but I've heard it used in relation to franchises that go on and on without ending. Regardless...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you have handled GT?
Replies: 52
Views: 1126

Re: How would you have handled GT?

I would have kept the first two arcs roughly the same. Except the wish of Porunga made Goku his normal size again. If Porunga could do that they would've done that in series already. They side stepped it by saying it would put a strain on his body. Or something close to that. I think they just said...
by GreatSaiyaJeff
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you have handled GT?
Replies: 52
Views: 1126

Re: How would you have handled GT?

I would have kept the first two arcs roughly the same. Except the wish of Porunga made Goku his normal size again. Super 17 I would do a hard rewrite, I am not sure how I wuld do that but I would beef up Uub's role as he would give 17 more of a fight. As for the Shadow Dragons i would do a few one o...