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Super Nuclear Presents

Remember the cartoons you loved as a kid? Do you, like us, remember mid-2000s Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network with a mix of fondness and terror – or, if you don’t, do you want to know what the fuss was about? Join Mary, David, and Ben as we revisit the cartoons that shaped us in an episode-by-episode deep dive, as well as the Internet fan culture as it was then and is now. How do these nostalgic shows hold up? What do we think of them now, as not kids but sad adults? How has the zeitgeist and Internet following evolved along with us? We set out to answer these questions and also to be incredibly hilarious and physically attractive. We started in 2017 with Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective, which ran from 2017-2019 and makes up the first part of this feed. Second was The Ultimate Reprise, which ran from 2019-2020 and covers Oban: Star Racers. Now we’re on The Avatar Recycle, hot on the heels of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Netflix debut! Join us wheresoever you like. Watching along is not necessary - but highly encouraged – and we try to keep spoiler free up to the current episode! Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com!
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May 30, 2020

This episode was originally published on February 18th, 2020.

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Remember last week, when Ben asked if any racer could catch up to Sul at this point? Well, in this episode we see how that particular conundrum is resolved!

Oh, and Mary has the art book now, so expect a double dose of trivia! (But not all of it. Support Savin and buy the book yourselves, ya freeloaders.)

Loud noise warning at 1:41:00.

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Click here for a strange man: https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/timetwister.png

Click here for a highly unsettling GIF (CW: apparent depiction of a chicken laying an egg): https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HeartyMagnificentArmednylonshrimp-size_restricted.gif

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 30, 2020

This episode was originally published on February 11, 2020.

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Has it ever occurred to you that our galaxy is literally named after a streak of boob juice? No? You wish we hadn't put the thought into your head, you say? Welp, too late now. Here's a palate cleanser: we can't figure out whether the king of Nourasia has an impressive beard or impressive ear hair. Wait, that's not any better, is it?

Okay, we have it this time - in this episode, lots of little wiggling ships dive deep into the womb of Oban and encounter several large, round, veiny things! To you non-English majors, this is what's known as a 'metaphor.' (It's aMAZING, though. Like, if you thought Oban was sick before, it achieves new levels of sickness here you didn't even know it had!)

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Click here to view/re-view [S] MSPA Reader: Have a nervous breakdown: https://www.homestuck.com/story/7448 

Click here to check out LovelessKia's incredible art! https://twitter.com/lovelesskia 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 27, 2020

This episode was originally published on February 5th, 2020.

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In this episode, we introduce our special guest Matt of Avana Music to Seagulls, the second greatest piece of music ever written. It's very apropos, since Ben says "Hey man, stop thant bangin'!" when Mike decides to play with the kitchen cabinet doors. Also, we ponder whether it's okay to show a bug vagina on the Disney Channel as long as you color it green. Needless to say, you're in for a very eventful couple of hours.

 

Content warning for discussion of sex stuff at 29:00. 

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Check out Matt of Avana Music's own podcast group, Team Chaos Productions, at https://twitter.com/TeamChaosPods ! They have three projects ongoing now:

Virtual Ball Boys, about the sport known as American hand egg: https://twitter.com/VirtualBallBoys

The Table Party Podcast, an actual play pod currently playing Monster of the Week: https://twitter.com/TheTableParty

And Dock of Shame, a Total Drama Island recap show: https://twitter.com/DockOfShame

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 26, 2020

This episode was originally published on January 29th, 2020.

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David and Mary's origin story is revealed at last! Learn the thrilling tale of how a screenshot from this episode resulted in hours and hours of Ben-revolting shmoopiness.

But it's not all butterfly kisses. It's also Sonic references, jokes about crabs doing drugs, and the movie Meet Dave. Oh, and Don finally finds out Molly is his daughter. That is also a thing that happens.

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Click here for an image of Great Father, the final boss of Persona 2: Innocent Sin (CW for tentacles and generally disturbing imagery): https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/d/da/Nyarlathotepfatherfusion.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090904095445 

Click here to visit http://planetoban.tumblr.com , which is chock-a-block with fanart and fanfic and screenshots and compilations of Savin's answers to fan questions! (Contains spoilers for the entire series.)

Here specifically is the Fils fanart we talked about: https://planetoban.tumblr.com/post/190444142428/apexdraws2-thinkin-bout-phils 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 23, 2020

This episode was originally published on January 21st, 2020.

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Tensions run high as the Super Nuclear Group disagrees about whether it's good and cool that the Earth Team keeps getting their asses kicked so damn much. Is it a nice change of pace after so many kids' shows where the heroes are basically guaranteed to win? Or is it just a huge heckin' bummer that makes you want to stop watching, lest your heart is torn asunder yet again?

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 22, 2020

This episode was originally published on January 14th, 2020.

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Oban is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. You may think it's a long way down the road to Alwas, but that's just peanuts to Oban.

Of course, every sci-fi adventure needs a good old-fashioned space pirate, and Lord Furter is here to scratch that itch. perhaps with his tongue. Of course, he's also the first dud rival in the show. Will we give him an unflattering nickname to reflect this fact? Well, you've already read the title.

Also, Mary saw a real big stinkbug and in the process of moving away from the Bug Containment Zone accidentally unplugged her mic, and Audacity switched to the laptop mic without any of us realizing. Long story short, loud noise warning for 24:00, and then from about 26:00 onward Mary's audio quality is... less good than desired. We deeply regret the error and lay all of the blame on the stinkbug.

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Click here for a comparison of three celestial bodies. That one on the far right? Oban is bigger than that one. http://www.scienceline.ucsb.edu/images/sun_Jupiter_earth.png

Click here for Seagulls (Stop it Now):

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 21, 2020

This episode was originally published on January 8th, 2020.

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If you're one of the (many, many) people who watched this show and thought, 'This is pretty good, but it'd be even better if there were some lesbian space bikers,' then boy howdy are you going to like this episode. And not only that, there is also a preposterously large eyeball! And a Crog with more ears than most things with ears typically have. We're on Oban now, baby! Things are about to get wild.

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Click here to see Captain Harlock: https://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/47cc4e9d26d596ba7c3c389aa02903371449885718_full.jpg 

Click here to see Captain Nemo: https://humbleace.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/nadia-nemo002.png?w=651&h=459 

Click here for the Digimon Wiki: https://digimon.fandom.com/wiki/ 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 19, 2020

This episode was originally published on December 31st, 2019.

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Happy almost New Year, everyone! Join us for our first-ever Ship Hole, the gluten-free Rec Room alternative where we consider the SNA, discuss Molly Star-Racer (the three-minute Oban pilot), drop hot factz from the art book, and have silly fun with Pokémon teams!

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Click here to watch Oban Star Racers' pilot, Molly Star-Racer! (Minor spoilers up to Episode 14ish of Oban Star Racers.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4xhJGL0IS0

Click here to listen to "Moanin'" from Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Apollon, produced by Yoko Kanno. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caWY7uOlakU

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 19, 2020

This episode was originally published on December 24th, 2019.

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In this episode, Ben is made privy to several revelations that Mary and David spent the past couple of months desperately trying not to blurt out (exhale, guys!). The Alwas Cycle is finally over, and that means that next week, Rec Room-style silliness takes over with the debut episode of The Ship Hole! Please enjoy some choice jokes about anime toes until then.

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Click here to have a Karkalicious 2009: https://66.media.tumblr.com/0eceab6068b0efad1e7432c9083f8a05/3e59dbafa2dda004-3e/s500x750/219ffdcf9155f0fbb583747cb5167cb57a47f18b.gifv 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 16, 2020

This episode was originally published on December 18th, 2019.

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On this episode, we take a break from racing to follow Stan and Koji (or is it Koji and Stan?) as they bum about trying to collect parts for the Arrow.

Thankfully, Flint and Marcel are there to help, because apparently there's honor in helping the people who beat you beat other people even harder? I dunno man, European sports culture is weird. I mean alien.

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Click here for a meme that perfectly encapsulates Stan and Koji: https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/667/842/b01.jpg

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 15, 2020

This episode was originally published on December 10th, 2019.

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Join Mary, David, Ben, and our new BFF Gabe, a guest who effortlessly manages to be funnier than the main trio combined (so, exactly like every other guest we've ever had) as we discuss Molly's showdown against Spirit, the spoopy space drow who may or may not have killed her mother.

Also starring: hot pizza opinions, Turbo Teen, David's once-a-podcast tradition of listening every human character from the Avatar (blue people) movie, and Betazoid weddings.

Content warning for a conversation about animal dissection at 1:05:00.

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Please contribute what you can to the brigades fighting fires in New South Wales, Australia: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade  

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Click here to see the making of Gabe/Bfahome's amazing Spirit cosplay!: https://twitter.com/Bfahome/status/1202420877956177921?s=20 

Click here for Ari's amazing meme: https://twitter.com/super_nuclear/status/1204243353002532865?s=20 

Click here for more info on the Hopkinsville Goblins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly%E2%80%93Hopkinsville_encounter 

Click here to come to Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdihHnaOQsk&feature=youtu.be

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 13, 2020

This episode was originally published on November 27th, 2019

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Our journey through the gallery of science-fictiony Tolkien creatures continues with Rush, the space dwarf to the Crogs' space orcs and the Norasians' space elves. Unfortunately, the bit where we rank them all based on sex appeal was cut for time. Instead we reminisce about the Night of the Thwomp and the gamer vs. furry war.

Featuring a special guest: the spider that scared the crap out of Mary right in the middle of our recording. (It's from about 50:00-55:00, starting with a loud shout. Mary was able to catch the spider the next day and release it outside their building!)

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Were you in Oban: Star-Racers fandom while it was airing or any time after that, either on a forum or a social media group? If so, we really want to hear about it from you! Email us at theultimatereprise@gmail.com . 

Click here to read the Godzilla NES Creepypasta: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/NES_Godzilla_Creepypasta 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

 

May 12, 2020

This episode was originally published on November 19, 2019.

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Hey, did you hear about this Super Racer guy? They say he has an eight pack, and massive balls of solid granite. At least, according to our good buddy Satis - and did you know the two of them have never been photographed together? Passing strange isn't it.

And if that's not enough silly B.S. for you, let us tell you about the time David officially renamed a character in Yooka-Laylee by complete accident (yes, really), Mary discovered a new species of Molly figurine, and Ben implores his cats to BE NICE. 

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This episode carries a content warning for discussion of a super sexist concept from 38:00 to 41:00, as well as a super racist concept at 1:28:00.

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 8, 2020

This episode was originally posted on November 12th, 2019.

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Join Mary, David, and Ben as they dive into the anemic but nonetheless fascinating world of Oban Star-Racers merch, squabble over the exact meaning of the word 'eboy,' and wonder who the hell wants to smell like something called sandalwood. Meanwhile, join Molly as she dives into a hole from which there is no resurfacing: being hot for aliens.

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Click here to have a gander at the official Oban Star Racers merch shop, including DVD sets, T-shirts, and a variety of Molly figurines! https://obanstarracers.com/

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 7, 2020

This episode was originally posted on November 3rd, 2019.

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Conflict abounds on this week's Ultimate Reprise as Molly races against the Crog representative, Toros, whose star-racer's spinning trident blades are definitely not for just attracting mates. Meanwhile, Ben shows his true colors by professing a preference for Molly/Aikka, completely rebuking both Jordan and David.

And all three of your hosts have had heart-racing adventures of their own this week. Mary's moved, Ben got hit by a tornado in Dallas, and David's computer has physically fallen apart. But now we're back, and we need someone, anyone, who can tell us what the hell an eboy is.

Content warning for discussion of swastikas from about 43:00-45:00.

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Click here for WHY ARE YOU BUYING CLOTHES AT THE SOUP STORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_o2hhSgfJ8 

Click here for the French edition of Chance to Shine, Envole toi vers l'infini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hk2O1tBAvc 

Click here for context on Safe For Work Sasuke: https://konoha-whirlwind.tumblr.com/post/138349656511/i-have-this-picture-of-sasuke-on-my-phone-that

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 6, 2020

This episode was originally published on October 22, 2019. Also, to get the show uploaded in time, TUR will be posting four times a week!

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Get ready for the most anime-tastic episode of Oban as Molly races a smug robot catgirl who controls her ship by playing DDR. Mary says she sucks, David says she's a lovable rapscallion. Which of us is correct? Tune in and give us YOUR take! (Keep in mind there is only one right answer.)

Join us as well for the long-awaited (by like two people) return of the SNA, Ben and David's time-honored points of contention like Vriska and giant sea isopods, and, just in time for Halloween, the legend of XXX SATAN. Also toilets. Perhaps the scariest thing of all.

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Click here for an adorable Rose and Kanaya: https://twitter.com/dd46415021/status/1177536604488921088

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 5, 2020

This episode was originally posted on October 17th, 2019.

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In this episode, shit gets dark as one character is forced to deal with a debilitating illness and the very real possibility that he'll never again be able to do the thing he loves most. It's handled with tact and care, and it's one of the things that make this show so grown-up for its demographic. There's also a space Olmec that flies around in a giant trombone, because this is still the Disney Channel.

 

This episode of Oban Star Racers carries a content warning for an alien species name that is identical to a UK-specific ableist slur. While we want to believe this wasn’t intentional, we will not use the name aloud on the podcast.

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Sorry for the delay in getting this one up! Mary's laptop charger died on Monday night, so things were held up for a few days while a new one shipped. x.x

Also click here for TIME FOR CRAB: https://true-king-of-monsters.tumblr.com/post/186547653666/time-for-crab

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 2, 2020

This episode was originally released on October 7th, 2019.

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If you've been watching Oban Star-Racers and thinking, 'Gee, this show is pretty great, but it could use more children in bar fights,' episode four is here to scratch your itch. Molly and Jordan throw down with Grooor, by this point firmly established as the Yosemite Sam of space. Aikka also gets involved, but only after getting crunk at eight a.m. so he can tolerate being around those dirty poors. At least that's what David says.

Oh, and there's also a race or something.

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As we said in the episode, you should come join us at our Discord! https://discord.gg/Y7Yxhn9 

Note: David's audio cut out briefly at the beginning of the recording, so we had to wait for him to come back. Sorry about that! 

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Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup .

Cover art by Zhampy! Find more of their work at http://rainydayskies.bigcartel.com or @zhampip.

Our intro/outro is "Race to the Skies" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

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