It's raining DATS and dogs! Marcus punches things, Yoshino and Thomas try to do things but get upstaged by Marcus, and then Marcus and Thomas resolve their differences by mercilessly hunting and exterminating a harmless Digimon.
In this episode, we discuss our first impressions of the cast and debut the new Game Show Gattai segment, Jeff discusses the (promising and troubling) Digimon-Human societal dynamics of this season, Ashley is disappointed about Yoshino, and we put Marcus on trial.
Thanks for listening!
Episodes Covered: (digimon go to the polls to rate these episodes!)
- Ep 1: "THERE ARE MONSTERS AMONG US!"
- Ep 2: "Marcus' Inner, Strength!"
- Ep 3: "The Return of Thomas!"
- Ep 4: "The New Team of Marcus and Thomas!"
- Ep 5: "Digital World, Here We Come!"
Weekly Question: Is Marcus a good boy? (Email us a voicemail with your answer!)
◿ Intro [0:00:00]
◿ General Impressions [0:03:16]
- Yoshino Fujieda
- Thomas H. Norstein
- Castle in the Sky
- The Incomparable episode about Castle in the Sky
◿ Game Show Gattai [0:17:50]
- Lightning #1: Who is the best of the main 3 DATS kids?
- Lightning #2: Which is the best partner of the 3 main DATS kids?
- Digi-Feud: Jeff vs. Asher
- Digimon Savers reused one of the franchise's most iconic characters as the main partner Digimon. If the next Digimon season wanted to cash in on love for a fan-favorite Digimon, which Digimon would they use?
- Lightning #3: Which is the best Data Squad main champion/adult digivolution?
- Lightning #4: Which is the better DATS computer operators?
- Prediction Jurisdiction: Jeff vs. Ashley (Leomon / Spirit / DNA)
◿ Digimon Human Relations [0:32:11]
◿ Gender [0:44:03]
- Zoe Orimoto
- Rika Nonaka
- Yoshino Fujieda
- Hitomi from Escaflowne
- "Strong Female Character" trope
- The problem with Strong Female Characters
◿ Trial of Marcus Damon [0:54:16]
- Marcus Damon
- Men in Black
- Gurren Lagann
- Dragon Ball Z
- Mobile Fighter G Gundam
- Old Man Digivice (spoilers)
- Sarah Damon
- Kristy Damon
- Stand Your Ground vs. Retreat and De-escalation
- Final Fantasy IX
◿ Unanswered Questions [1:04:30]
◿ Ridiculous Dialogue Draft [1:07:02]
◿ Terminal Judgment [1:10:13]
◿ Recommendation Articulation [1:13:44]
- Ashley: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
- Asher: Deemo
- Andrew: *The Magic School Bus Rides Again
- Jeff: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
◿ Outro [1:17:44]
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|•||Ep. 1:||THERE ARE MONSTERS AMONG US!|
|•||Ep. 2:||Marcus' Inner, Strength!|
|•||Ep. 3:||The Return of Thomas!|
|•||Ep. 4:||The New Team of Marcus and Thomas!|
|•||Ep. 5:||Digital World, Here We Come!|
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