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TV Series: Episode 3 and 4

We’re back for more! We jump in to Episodes 3 and 4 of the Animorphs TV series: “Underground” and “On the Run”! These are the episodes where the gang infiltrates the cult–I mean totally believable front for the Yeerks–called The Sharing and also the ones where they lose the Andalite’s disc and Marco has to look for it in a Dumpster. Woops!

We are once again joined by goofster Jarred McClure from the 2 Nerds in a Basement podcast! You can find more of his stuff at collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy.

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TV Series: Episode 1 and 2

The month of madness has begun! The Dork-Bajir Chronicles digs into the Animorphs television series by discussing the first two episodes titled “My Name is Jake.” For the rest of the month of May, our stalwart literary critics will be reviewing two episodes of the television series every week so strap in!

On top of all this, our regular hosts are joined by the one and only Jarred McClure, friend of the show and a confirmed non-reader of the Animorph books. Jarred will help our hosts stay on track this month and give them a much needed outside perspective.

You can find more of Jarred’s stuff at collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy

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Live from the Gardens: The Departure

Strap in for some transformative discussion of the caterpillar and the butterfly, the two main morphs we saw in Animorphs #19: The Departure!

What kind of danger do caterpillars pose to humans? What’s the difference between a butterfly and moth chrysalis? How do butterflies taste stuff? Find out the answer to this and many more questions on this metamorphic episode of Live from the Gardens!

Hypothetical Question of the Week: If you could pupate and come out the other side as someone else, who would that person be?

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Animorphs #19: The Departure

Tune in this week as The Dork-Bajir Chronicles covers Animorphs #19: The Decision, the one where Cassie decides to leave the Animorphs and trusts a Yeerk way too much!

We dig into the real nitty gritty of the series in what is probably the best Cassie book to date. As she befriends a Controller and even protects her enemy from harm, the Fanimorphs go back and forth over the philosophy of the war and the series itself.

Also, don’t worry: there’s plenty of stupid jokes to tide you over the serious parts.

Here is Mattingly’s original sketch of the cover art, as we discussed this episode: goo.gl/xomt5e

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Live from the Gardens: In the Time of Dinosaurs

Spearheaded by the all-knowing dinosaur expert Scottie of the Thagomizers Youtube channel, our stalwart heroes dive into a mega-dino quiz this week on Live from the Gardens!

Mikael takes a backseat and joins the huddled masses as Scottie quizzes the Fanimorphs and delivers more information than any other episode of Live from the Gardens ever has. Tune in to learn more about Pteranodons and other dinos that are hard to spell!

Hypothetical Question fo the Week: Which of the dinosaurs from Megamorphs #2 do you most relate to?

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Megamorphs #2: In The Time of Dinosaurs

We dive into another “everyone’s a narrator” book as the gang travels back in time via, you guessed it, a Sario Rip. It’s dinos for days on this very special episode about Megamorphs #2: In the Time of Dinosaurs!

We talk about everything from why A Bug’s Life is better than Ants to the stupidity that is the asymmetrical crab people: the Macaroons.

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Live from the Gardens: The Decision

This week on Live from the Gardens we’re talkin’ Northern Harrier and Mosquitoes, the two morphs from Animorphs #18: The Decision!

Why are harriers “one of the good ones” when it comes to farmers? What DO mosquitoes do with blood after they suck it out of you? What are the Northern Harriers nicknames? Tune in to find out!

Hypothetical Question of the Week: If both animals were the stars of a sitcom, what would that sitcom be about?

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Animorphs #18: The Decision

The Fanimorphs seep into the mind of a purple alien slash scorpion centaur this week as they talk about Animorphs #18: The Decision!

Tessa is off sick so the boys are left to their own devices. Despite the lack of an expert, they manage pretty well as they discuss Tom and Jerry, sci-fi martial arts, Chapman’s road rage, and other cool “no girls allowed” convo topics.

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Live from the Gardens: The Underground

We talk bald eagles and moles on this episode of LIve from the Gardens about the morphs from Animorphs #17: The Underground.

How do bald eagles kill geese? How do moles prepare their worms before eating them? What weird things do these animals do when they have more food than they can even eat? All this and more on this episode of Live from the Gardens!

Hypothetical Question of the Week: In a room that was 40 sq feet and 10 feet high with no other characteristics, who would win: fifteen moles or one bald eagle?

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Animorphs #17: The Underground

This week, the good ol’ Fanimorphs talk oatmeal and Yeerk pools as they read through Animorphs #17: The Underground!

What’s the deal with Yeerks and breakfast cereal? What’s the deal with Visser Three’s thought-speak? What’s the deal with stigmas surrounding mental health??? Answers to all this and more on this episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles!