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FINAL EPISODE 50: Resurrection F and the END of the Next Dimension!

It was the best of was the worst of times...


That's the overall tone of discussion in the final episode for the Next Dimension podcast. For Donovan Grant and Jesse Garrett, "Resurrection F" provides the two with some of the best and worst content from Dragon Ball Z, Toei Animation and the oft-mentioned Akira Toriyama. Which host liked the film more than the other? The answer won't surprise you, but what might is discussions on the return of Freeza, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, Gohan and the strengths/weaknesses of the writing, Goku and Vegeta's new forms and more! Following the review is a solid hour of e-mails featuring the return of an old friend before signing off with musings on the future of the Dragon Ball franchise. The show may be over for now, but Donovan and Jesse shall return again...somewhere...some-when..!

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Category:next dimension -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

End of Next Dimension Trailer #3

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CDT

Episode 49: Watching Anime with Stella!

For the penultimate episode of the Next Dimension podcast, the boys welcome back Stella for her third appearance to talk about other anime series that she and Donovan enjoy, recommending them to both Jesse and YOU, the listeners! For over three hours the trio discuss their personal preferences when it comes to getting into new things, the risks involved when seeking shipper AMVs on YouTube, the merits of the 2002 Count of Monte Cristo film, and plenty of Sub vs. Dub talk! Various sub-genre shows make the list of ten, from school drama, to comedy, sports, romance, sci-fi, shonen and postmodernism! Will Donovan finally get over the mark left by Neon Genesis Evangelion? Will Stella broaden her palate outside the box of shows with shipping? Does Jesse turn into a robot? All this and more will be answered in the next-to-last episode, so get to downloading!

Direct download: episode49.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 2:55pm CDT

End of Next Dimension Trailer#2

The Countdown continues..!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am CDT

Episode 48: Playing with Power! Some DBZ Video Games

This month the guys talk DBZ games! From the recently released Xenoverse to the Japanese PSX games of yesteryear, Jesse and Don talk about hit accuracy, graphics, mode variety, faithfulness to the source material and more! Among the topics of discussion include the remnants of continuity after Dragon Ball Super, English dubbing news and more! Press pause on your save file of Dragon Ball Z Sagas and get to downloading!

Direct download: ep48.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 5:20pm CDT

End of Next Dimension Trailer #1

The end is nigh...

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Category:next dimension -- posted at: 9:42am CDT

Episode 47: There and Back Again, the Plan to Destroy the Saiyans

This time out the boys tackle one of the most peculiar and interesting stories in the history of the DBZ franchise! Both the 1993 "The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans" two-part OVA and the 2010 "The Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans" 30 minute special are reviewed, compared and contrasted. What is the history behind this once obscure (to anyone outside of Japan) addendum to a Japanese RPG? How does the updated version improve on the original? Is it worth checking out? The countdown to the end has begun, so get to downloading!

Direct download: episode47real.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 4:44pm CDT

Episode 46: The Music of DBZ

Salty as ever over the gang war that is the Sub vs. Dub crowd of DBZ fandom, Don tries to quell the violence by discussing the various themes and lyric songs from both Shunsuke Kikuchi's original Japanese score and Bruce Falconer's themes for Funimation!

Direct download: episode46.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

Episode 45: The Anoyo-Ichi Budokai

This month Jesse and Don tackle a wide and varied range of discussion topics, ranging from re-writing the Maron character to merging DBZ with the cast of the Fast and the Furious! What makes Broly NOT the Legendary Super Saiyan? What new obsession of Don's regularly references Dragon Ball? Is Pikuhan/Pikkon simply a discount-Piccolo, or is there more to him? All this and more plus a few surprises in store for the future!

Oh, and Goku participates in a tournament in the Afterlife as well.

Direct download: episode45.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 4:22pm CDT

Episode 44: Adding Garlic to the Mix

The Garlic Jr. Saga is one of the more divisive segments of DBZ. As the first of two major filler arcs, is it worth catching or easy to skip? Don and Jesse attempt to decipher that conundrum as they go over inconsistent power levels, nutty dialogue, and the worst henchmen in the series! That's not even getting into the 120lb elephant in the room named Maron! Before that however Donovan briefly talks Resurrection F (no major spoilers) and the release of Dragon Ball Super in Japan. Will the way in which TOEI Animation directs the Dragon Ball series affect how the guys will cover the new show? Download to find out!

Direct download: episode44.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 5:23pm CDT


Having covered everything important up through the end of the series, Donovan and Jesse take a mega-sized gander at the entire Dragon Ball Z series! In this mammoth five hour podcast, the guys start off light with talk of the new DB Super trailer (at 4:05), talk Dragon Ball Xenoverse (at 13:00) and hit up the e-mails (33:08) which include Saskia Van Emden's list of favorite and least favorite DBZ memories! After that they spend an hour navel-gazing at their journey to reach the end and recall the origins of the podcast, noting behind-the-scenes secrets from key episodes! The rest of the podcast is filled with discussions and rankings from the traditional fan favorites such as fights, villains and movies, to more personal choices like cliff-hangers and designs. Which lists contain controversial choices and go against the grain, and which make or break the series for the hosts? Will they agree or disagree? Stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear dozens of bloopers saved from episodes throughout the years! If you don't have three and a half years to listen to the backlog of the show's episodes, take nearly a third of your day to sit down and fly through memory lane with The Next Dimension!

Direct download: Episode43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm CDT


It took them three years six months, but Donovan and Jesse have reached the end of Dragon Ball Z, and the original Dragon Ball manga as a whole. What do the guys have to say about how the series ends? There's plenty of talk about the ten year time skip, Goku's actions and characterization, the new manga ending Toriyama drew in 2004, the fates of the human Z-Fighters, potential endings and even a summation of Dragon Ball GT! The podcast isn't going anywhere just yet, but for now, celebrate the end of a manga and anime legend and get to downloading!

Direct download: episode42.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT

Episode 41: Battle of Gods Review!

After years of anticipation, Donovan and Jesse finally talk about the film they've been waiting for since the nascent days of the podcast...BATTLE OF GODS! The guys have a spirited discussion on everything in the film, among those topics being Beerus, the God of Destruction, the Super Saiyan God form, the tone and approach to the story, the return of the Pilaf gang, Toriyama's involvement with the movie and production tidbits, and more! How does the movie continue the story of Dragon Ball into the future? Does this film finally put DBGT out of continuity? All this and more are discussed and answered, so what are you waiting for? Download and find out!

Direct download: episode41.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 12:35pm CDT

Episode 40: Shocks, Surprises and Super Saiyans!

Donovan and Jesse leap head first into an arry of wild and crazy topics, starting with the news that a new DB series is premiering in July, titled "Dragon Ball Super"! How did this breaking story affect the hosts? What can we expect from the new show? Will Toriyama's involvment automatically differentiate the show from Dragon Ball GT? Then the guys tackle the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour Special "YO! Son Goku and his Friends Return!" and the 2011 animated adaptation of the Naho Ooishi manga "Episode of Bardock". How do these two 21st century stories compare to the original series? Do they make sense? Does it matter? All this plus talk of an awesome DBZ video game that Don and Jesse completely slept on! What are you waiting for, get to downloading!

Direct download: episode40.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 9:14am CDT

Movie Special #4 Part 2: These two movies are better

Daniel Yarbrough jumps into the action to finish up reviews for the final two DBZ original films! The guys have nothing but positive things to say about "Fusion Reborn" and "Wrath of the Dragon"!...well, mostly positive. One of the films has an ending that is both notoriously confusing and appalling. But still..! Listen as the guys talk Pikuhan/Pikkon, laugh at Vegeta's tears, compare Gohan's fight against Freeza to the upcoming Resurrection "F" movie, and recall the days of DBZ fandom when subtitled films were riddled with cursing. Open that music box and get to downloading!

Direct download: MovSpecial4Pt2.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT

Movie Special #4 Part 1: "You Only Broly Twice"

The Movie Special Reviews return for a fourth an final time as Donovan and Jesse finish off the list of the original 13 DBZ films! In Part 1, it's a double dose of Broly as the Legendary Super Saiyan returns from the grave twice to attack Goten and his friends. How do Broly's sequel films stack up against his premiere in Movie 8? Do the films benefit from the new cast of characters? Which of these movies is regarded as the worst one of all, and which has the contender for worst ending? The guys have opposing opinions for both movies, but before that they're asked what makes DBZ particularly accesible to people who've not seen Dragon Ball, hear a theory on the power of Kid Buu, and bristle at fan mail for their potential replacement host! The race towards the finish line has begun with the end of the movies, so start that race and download now!

Direct download: moviespecial4part1.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 12:49am CDT

The Next Dimension Movie Special #4: Fusion Reborn Commentary!

The Next Dimension switches gears late into it's podcasting life with a new approach, new format, new commentary, and a new host!

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Category:next dimension -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Episode 39: At Long Last...THE END!...ofthebuusaga

After 15 months of coverage, many battles, different forms and fighters and a ton of facepalms, Donovan and Jesse finally complete their coverage of the Buu Saga. What do the two take away from the arc as a whole? Do they like how it ends? What were its highs and lows and which outweigh the other? How does the story impact Goku, Vegeta and Gohan, and Dragon Ball Z as a whole? This and many more questions are posed and answered in this double-sized episode! Along the way, the guys keep relevant by discussing the new Revival of F trailer and squee at the news of FUNimation's English dub dropping in the summer of 2015! It's a wild ride of emotion, so share the love and/or hate and get to downloading!

Direct download: episode39.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT

Episode 38

Jesse and Donovan race to the finish line as the penultimate episode of the Buu Saga sees the two talk about the culmination of Vegeta's character, the return of Super Saiyan 3 and the onslaught of Kid Buu! It's quite the violent couple of episodes at this late date, some which result in laughs and others which has the hosts wincing in pain! Is the series inevitable end apparent in these episodes? Has the show run out of steam? Only way to find out for sure is to download!

Direct download: episode38.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

Episode 37: Goku and Vegeta's EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!

Don and Jesse have their hands full in this momentus episode, which chronicles the beginning of the buddy comedy acts that are Goku and Vegeta! The guys discuss they likes and dislikes of the episodes, thoroughly dissect Toriyama's writing at this late point in the series, and seriously hash out the shocking ending of episode 277. Do they love the episode or hate it? What does it mean for the series? In addition, they listen to more requests to review Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball GT, comment on the news concerning the Ghost in the Shell live action movie, and go over more Revival of F news! Things will never be the same...AGAIN! So get to downloading before the planet explodes!

Direct download: episode37.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 8:26pm CDT

Feedback Episode #4 (In Defense of Gohan)

Don finishes off the e-mails for episode 36, which mostly consist of the listeners responses to the state of Gohan from episode 35!

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Category:next dimension -- posted at: 11:29am CDT

Episode 36: Super Fusion vs. Super Absorption

Jesse and Don don't have much to say about the fight between Vegetto and Super Gohan-Buu, and what little they do say mostly isn't positive. What is discussed however are a variety of strange topics, many including hypothetical fusions and attacks involving the characters and even the hosts themselves! Learn of the origin behind the fusion of Bulma and Chi Chi! Witness the eternal haunting of both End of Evangelion AND Ja Rule! And see Yamcha as you've never seen him before in his life after death! The new year has begun, and so has the countdown to the final months of the Next Dimension, so get 2015 started right with a podcast recorded from the past!!!

Direct download: episode36.mp3
Category:next dimension -- posted at: 1:18am CDT