Seized With Fear
Trunks and Kurilan are still flying around in the air
vehicle trying to look for that time capsule that Bulma was talking
about. Bulma tells them that she will meet them there. For now only
Trunks and Gohan are going to leave the the vehicle so they can fly
by themselves towards to spot where this capsule was discovered. On
the way over Gohan talks a little to Trunks about the horrors of Trunks
future world, and whether they can stop the androids in this time...
as to prevent this world from ending up like his. Trunks notes that
there has to be some sort of way to deactivate those androids, because
Dr. Gero would not have activated them, knowing they were rebellious.
No sooner do Gohan and Trunks arrive at the spot where
the capsule is supposed to be. They walk around silently listening
to the calls of the birds and the swaying of the trees along with
some eerie music in this forested/country scene. Gohan spots the time
capsule! And in the sky Bulma is approaching, Gohan tells Trunks he
will be right back, for he is going to tell Bulma where they are.
During Gohan's absense, Trunks entertains himself with feeding squirrels
some nuts O_o. Bulma and Gohan touch ground and almost immediately
Bulma asks Trunks how it feels looking at the younger version of his
mother. Trunks just blushes and tells her she really isn't all that
different (incestuous feelings? hmm). Getting down to business Trunks
pulls out his compressed time capsule out of his pocket and releases
it. He tells Bulma that both of the Capsules are one and the same.
Bulma doesn't get it, and so Trunks goes and rubs off some of the
moss on ! the old capsules' support leg, and the word "hope" is written
on it. Trunks explains that Bulma wrote it on the capsule just before
he left from the future, and that word is on his capsule as well.
Gohan also notices that whatever was inside the capsule melted its
way out of it, because there was a hole in the top of it. Trunks opens
the lid and discovers what appears to be two pieces to a round, hard
shell. He really does not know what to make of it. Bulma looks at
the shells and suggests that they maybe egg shells or something. But
what came out of that egg shell? Being the smart brainiac kid Gohan
is, he uses all his intelligence to figure out that the thing in the
shell is the thing that melted its way out of the capsule. Trunks
notices something else very startling, the capsule's records state
that it left from the future 4 years ago. In other words by the time
Trunks arrived to fight Furiza, that capsule had already been there
for a whole year!
For a change of scenes we switch over to Master Roshi's
house. Oolong becomes worried that once the androids find Goku's house
and discover he is not there, their next target will be Roshi's house.
Roshi calms everyone down by assuring them that he is the World Martial
arts master. Regardless, Porky is still nervous..and hungry at that.
Anyways we get to check up on the androids progress. #18 starts commenting
on how #16 is just being silent, when he should be excited that they
are nearing Goku. #17 tells her to relax and not worry about it. They
will reach Goku soon and she can get some new clothes...yay.
Back at the time capsule, Gohan and Trunks have decided
to get ready to leave. They need to go back to Goku and the others,
since the androids are gonna be there soon. Trunks and Gohan put the
time capsules back into their compressed form and get ready to leave.
Bulma says that she will take the shell pieces back to her place so
she can study them. Out of no where Gohan appears to have noticed
something behind the bushes. It is the skin of a very large insect.
They figure that this could be the creature that was in the time capsule.
Trunks sticks his hand in the molted exoskeleton, and pulls out a
handful of wet slime. Whatever molted out of that skin is still close
by. Trunks, Gohan, and Bulma are worried now (insert dramatic music).
After finding out that all those odd noises they heard were just the
forrest animals, they all decide it is time to go. Bulma is the first
to head off and no later do Trunks and Gohan follow.. .totally pu!zzled.
The scene takes to a greater height as we are on top
of Kami's Lookout. Kami mentions that during the past 4 years he has
felt some presence threatening the earth, and it was not the androids.
It is the creature that was in that time capsule. Even though this
is really serious Kami says he will not merge with Piccolo until the
creature shows itself. ~FIN~
The Good & Bad: I do not really know whether
this is good or bad but, didn't Trunks voice sound a little... deeper
in this episode? I almost didn't recognize it at first. Either FUNi
got someone new or they told Eric Johnson to give Trunks a lower tone.
Anyways, fellow DBZ fans today was a historic day for DBZ. Yep, something
many of the fans most likely never expected out of the whole series
of Dragon Ball Z. Mrs. Briefs actually opened her eyes. For a whopping
4 seconds at that! I guess it makes sense that she has blue eyes hehe.
Anyways, we got a new dose of music today from FUNi.
We heard it while Trunks and Gohan were looking for the time capsule.
It wasn't all that bad, but not too rememberable or I would be able
to tell you what it sounded like right now. The dialogue was very
good at many parts in this series, very few flaws. FUNi didn't decide
to change any of the story or conversations that drastically. For
the least part, I was pleased.
Final Word: I bet this episode just makes most
of you new viewers edgy! You want to find out what happens next huh?
Well you have two options. Get them subtitled from some fansub dealer,
or watch them 1 at a time with 23 & 1/2 hour interludes on CN in English.
We are one episode closer to my favorite part of all the DBZ series.
As for today's episode, nothing much I can really say about it (did
I mention that Mrs. Briefs opened her eyes? wait I did.) This episode
was a real attention grabber though. American Television's first glimpse
at one of DBZ's most infamous villains is not far off!
Rating: 4.3/5 (4.3 on my scale = about 3.8 on Celestrians
-Kaervak DBZN Staff
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