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by 90sDBZ
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Baba Arc should be rolled into the RRA Arc
Replies: 48
Views: 374

Re: The Baba Arc should be rolled into the RRA Arc

I think it's actually valid to consider the Saiyan and Frieza arcs one big one, mainly because of how things don't get truly resolved until after Frieza's defeat. Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, Piccolo, and Kami all die during the battle with the Saiyans, which is the whole reason for going to Namek, and m...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Baba Arc should be rolled into the RRA Arc
Replies: 48
Views: 374

Re: The Baba Arc should be rolled into the RRA Arc

I sometimes forget Funimation renamed the Saiyan saga "The Vegeta saga" from 2005 when they re dubbed it. It's one of those things that never really caught on with fans, who pretty much universally still call it the Saiyan saga, even those who never saw the Saban dub. I'm pretty sure all the videoga...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the story behind the Westwood Dub?
Replies: 64
Views: 1326

Re: What is the story behind the Westwood Dub?

One thing that has always puzzled me is why the Westwood dub had additional edits on top of Funimation's already edited footage. When CNX aired the Fusion saga in Funimation's dub, it didn't have these extra cuts, but the Westwood airings of these same episodes did. For example; Super Buu getting sh...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 20 years ago today DBZ first aired in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 103

20 years ago today DBZ first aired in the UK

Just happened to look at today's date and realised this. It's crazy that 2 decades have gone by since it first aired on Cartoon Network, which is unrecognisable these days compared to how it was back then. Here's a video with the very first UK promo, plus a bunch of others; https://www.youtube.com/w...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Team Faulconer - Singles vs Orange Bricks
Replies: 28
Views: 644

Re: Team Faulconer - Singles vs Orange Bricks

I get the impression some of the changes were made so they could pass it off as "revised", which is what they advertised it as. At least the dialogue changes anyway. For example Goku's "Hey mister" line to the driving instructor was used again when he sees Yajirobe on the Orange Bricks. I've always ...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 1342

Re: Goku's long absences in the story

I have to say I love the Ginyu Force and the entire battle with them. It's funny how someone as evil as Frieza would employ a bunch of goofballs like that. And the fact that they're so strong also serves to further hype up Frieza, who is obviously much stronger than them. It further establishes that...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Ideas for Kakarot 2?
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Ideas for Kakarot 2?

They definitely shouldn't cover Z again, as that was one of the biggest criticisms for the game. The only way I see them doing DB is as DLC, either for the first game or a sequel. Super would be the most obvious option for the main game. A sequel needs to make the RPG elements actually necessary, an...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 1342

Goku's long absences in the story

How do you guys feel about Goku being absent for long portions of the story, particularly in Z? I've seen some different views on this, with some liking it and others saying he's out of action for too long. I feel like a large portion of my childhood was spent waiting for Goku to arrive, whether it ...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 514
Views: 9437

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

I've always preferred Team Faulconer to Kikuchi myself, although Kikuchi has grown on me quite a bit over the years. I don't think the Faulconer score gets enough credit for how it handled some of the more peaceful scenes, like Goku saying goodbye to Mystic Gohan, or the part where everyone gets rev...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?
Replies: 25
Views: 529

Re: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?

I don't think he planned on it from the start of the saga, but I think he made up his mind that he would be Gero once he actually designed and debuted #19 and 20. Why else have him be an old geezer? Was the scene of Goku punching 20's hat off and revealing his brain anime filler? If not, then I thi...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?
Replies: 25
Views: 529

Re: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?

I don't think he planned on it from the start of the saga, but I think he made up his mind that he would be Gero once he actually designed and debuted #19 and 20. Why else have him be an old geezer? I remember the anime had that scene during Trunks' monologue, where it shows Gero from behind, still...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?
Replies: 25
Views: 529

Re: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?

You have to wonder if Gero was ever aware of Red's true agenda.
by 90sDBZ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?
Replies: 25
Views: 529

Why did Android 20 deny being Dr Gero?

Before Goku fights 19, 20/Gero gives a speech about how they were designed to be superior to Goku. For some reason that isn't entirely clear, Piccolo says something along the lines of "You talk as if you were Gero", to which 20/Gero relies by saying "Don't be absurd. I was created by him", or someth...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?

One interesting direction the story could have gone in with 19 and 20 as the cyborgs Trunks was warning about was have Goku die from the heart virus and kill all the Z-fighters besides Gohan and Trunks anyways. A “you cant fight fate” type of scenario. In a way it sort of was a "you can't fight fat...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?

Hell maybe you could blind one of the heroes fighting them, then what the hell are they going to do? That would have been very interesting. I've always liked the part in GT were Goku gets blinded by Eis Shenron, and has to rely on his senses to defeat him and then fight Syn Shenron too. Against an ...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?

While I agree using the same formula over and over does get old, I'm sure Toriyama could have found a way to keep 19 and 20 as the villains and keep things interesting. They ultimately turn out to be pretty inept villains, but I get the feeling this was done purely to introduce 17 and 18. They feel ...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the original premise of the Android arc better?
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Was the original premise of the Android arc better?

I initially felt really excited for the arrival of the Androids. Trunks' warning, the way he described them, the idea of an apocalyptic future with unstoppable killing machines that could easily take down a Super Saiyan. I was really excited for an all out battle between the Z Warriors and the Andro...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Worst Dub Errors/Mistranslations
Replies: 38
Views: 813

Re: Worst Dub Errors/Mistranslations

These are some of the less mentioned ones. In the Funimation and Westwood dubs Roshi says; Tao was a General who wanted world domination, there were 5 years between the tournaments, Goku and Tien's fight was a draw, and Goku married Chi Chi before the 23rd Tournament. All of this can be chalked up t...
by 90sDBZ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you felt if all people on Earth found out about everything that was happening regarding Z fighters?
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: How would you felt if all people on Earth found out about everything that was happening regarding Z fighters?

One of my favourite moments of original Dragon Ball is the crowd rushing out to see Goku and Tien, and then holding them on their shoulders. It's actually really heartwarming, and seeing the recently reformed Tien's reaction to being treated like a hero makes it all the more so. You never see the ge...
by 90sDBZ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 2947

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

I haven't watched that much anime beyond Dragon Ball, but I do watch and often really enjoy One Piece. I'm up to Ace's death, and found the "War of the best" to be some of the best episodes of the series I've seen so far. I did watch Naruto for a bit, but ultimately found it to be too melodramatic. ...