Dragonball Z TV #07: Saiyans - Destruction (of 17) (Mania.com)

By:Chris Beveridge
Review Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Release Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999

What They Say
Episode #20: Time’s Up!!
When the three hour truce ends Goku has not arrived, so Nappa resumes his devastating attack. Suddenly everyone senses that Goku will arrive soon. When Vegeta discovers that Goku’s power level is at least 5000, he orders Nappa to finish off the remaining three warriors before Goku arrives!

Episode #21: The Return Of Goku
Nappa defeats Krillin and fires a massive power blast to finish off Gohan. Piccolo saves Gohan by sacrificing himself, but this also sacrifices Kami and the seven Dragon Balls necessary to wish everyone back alive! Gohan is enraged and uses all of his power to avenge Piccolo, but Nappa is too strong. Luckily for Gohan, Goku finally shows up!

Episode #22: Goku Strikes Back
Goku arrives and surprises everyone with his new power. Vegeta orders Nappa to retreat, but the enraged Saiyan attacks Krillin and Gohan instead. Goku stops Nappa by using his new Kaio-ken technique, and the injured Nappa pleads to Vegeta for help. The powerful Saiyan shows his ruthlessness by blowing up Nappa instead! Now it is time for the showdown between Goku and Vegeta!

The Review!
Almost halfway through the series and things are slowly picking up.

Audio and video quality are pretty much what we've seen throughout the previous six discs. Nothing exceptional, but nothing horrendous either.

These episodes were a bit more interesting than the previous fight sequences with Goku finally back and doing some of the fighting instead of spending so much time just hopping and flying down Snake Way. I'm hoping the next batch of episodes starts to pick up a bit. Can you tell I'm not a die-hard DBZ fan yet?

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Review Equipment
Toshiba CF36H50 36" TV, Pioneer 414 codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE915 DD receiver, Monster S-Video cable and Sony speakers.

Mania Grade: B
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: B
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: C
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: All
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
MSRP: 14.98
Running time: 65
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Dragon Ball Z