Planet With #10 — Perfectly Symmetric Violence

September 9th, 2018


This episode was extra stupid.


This was like a Dragonball knockoff. Most of the episode is spent on powering up, grunting to perform symmetric attacks, and then at the end, they all go off to train. I would say a bad Dragonball knockoff, but I'm hard pressed to name a way in which this formula isn't abject crap. It means that there's no tempo or flow to the action, just parallel escalation while both sides try to announce how much seriouser it's getting based on the amount of grunting or punching lasers they do, followed (and preceded!) by the inevitable "It was all in how much you believed in yourself" piffle. And why are they even fighting at all? Because it turns out that they had another one of the magical sealing things tucked away, despite previous claims to the contrary. What's even stopping them from just running home and grabbing another? Or saying that they did that already? 

And then there's the ending. Here I thought that the dragon was some kind of imminent threat to be dealt with. You know, the kind that has ghost brother aliens telling you "you need to be fighting it." Turns out, apparently the thing's not even going to show up for a few years. You would think they'd be trying to do something about that now, but apparently no. We need to fight it at its full power, so everyone go train in the hyperbolic chamber for a few years so we can timeskip, everyone can do their little reintroduction for an entire episode, and then more than likely punch another beam to win.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    So when we learn the names of the two main aliens we find out that this is really Satoshi’s re-write of Clarke’s “Childhood’s End”.

    I’m less than impressed. It’s been many years since I read Childhood’s End, but I still remember being very disappointed in it after all of the hype that I heard before reading it.

  • ark noir says:

    For the aliens or universe, I tend to forget the greater relevance of humanity being sealed and please save the ‘human potential bollocks’ when a dog and cat are giving out bath salts in jars like candy for powers and they can still ice every bugger.The humans just seem there for the sake of being there for story’s sake whilst Falkor the Luckdragon still on the moon getting high on the ‘nothing’.