Ragnarok and Roll is, if anything, the singular episode of the series that The Real Ghostbusters was always trying to be.
Horror dresses our deepest social nightmares in bloody, lumbering metaphors to force us to confront them. Satire mocks and degrades the underlying social structures that support them. It seems only natural that these two impulses dovetail so often, and that comedy and horror should live together in the same body.
“I believe we’re calling it Halloween this year, Ray.” The classic Ghostbusters special has an important lesson we keep forgetting to learn.
Kodai gets revenge for those poor innocent space dinosaurs, Gale gets revenge for his tacky art collection and Desslar gets revenge for being left out of the last 7 episodes.
Yamato’s past one hundred thousand miles; Aihara isn’t sure his spaceship knows which way to go.
Sanada is badass – and kind of terrifying too – while the crew deals with an inexplicable space yam from Gamilas.
Drunken dinosaurs. From space! Also, Okita goes into surgery, but Sado fails to extract his captain’s hat.