This episode is all about the answer to life, the universe, and everything—which is apparently Kamen Rider (1971). Travis and Nathan discuss a pair of standout episodes of the classic tokusatsu series. One has an ambitious action scene usually reserved for films like Raiders of the Lost Ark or Jackie Chan’s Police Story. The other has children who nearly murder another child because he’s a Kamen Rider fanboy. Did we mention our favorite overused trope of brainwashing returns in that episode? As does Shocker indoctrination schools? Come for the toku talk, stay for the crash courses in Japanese culture about rhino beetles and the decibel levels of cicadas. We swear those are relevant to these episodes.
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-“Kamen Rider - Let's Go!! Rider Kick (Cover)” by Eternal Melee
-“Not Your Above-Average Joe [Standing Ovation]” by Ivan Hakštok