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TV Series: Episode 16

We’re back for more punishment as we dig into Episode 16 of the Animorphs TV Series: “Tobias.” Ironically, this episode is not just about Tobias, despite the title.

We delve into some classic bullying, some asinine Andalite antics, and some depressing teenage realities as we try to make sense of this seemingly pointless episode.

This week’s Fanimail: Mae and @ElgeneRosetta

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TV Series: Episodes 14 and 15

It’s with heavy hearts that we once again revisit the Animorphs television series, picking up where we left off at episodes 14 and 15 titled “The Leader.” Once again, we’ve brought Jarred along for the ride and this time we force him to do all the summarizing so we don’t have to relive this any more than we have to.

Stay tuned for discussion about something being so hot it feels cold (or vice versa?), Marco’s mom being Janice from Friends, and how useless Cassie and Rachel are at jumping tiny gaps.

This week’s Fanimail: @codemonkey85 and @moviepollz

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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #32

This week on The Speaking Tree we talk more about Animorphs #32: The Separation! We SPLIT our attention into the following three questions:

If you were the rest of the Animorphs, how would you have handled the split (after you understood what had happened) knowing that you needed to use one of the Rachels for the Anti-Morphing Ray mission?

If you had a twin that was, like, the opposite version of you, how would you deal with that?

How would you use a starfish morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @paulmichaeleary and @typerwulfe

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Animorphs #32: The Separation

This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we talk about Animorphs #32: The Separation, the Rachel book where she gets split in two and we have to endure a very stilted metaphor for struggling with your inner demons!

Get ready for Mikael to hate on this because he really does. Brayden is pretty keen on it, though. Some would say this episode features “two sides of the same coin,” or some other cliche way of saying opposing views about a singular thing. KINDA LIKE THIS BOOK IS TRYING TO DO WITH RACHEL’S PERSONALITY. GET IT???

This week’s Fanmail: @MrBeckPlease and @fontainepen

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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #31

We get in to some DEEP Nazi theorizing on this episode of The Speaking Tree where we discuss some questions we had after reading Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy last week!

What would be a more effective way to protect Jake’s father in this situation?

How would you use morphing to help you deal with the death of a loved one?

How would you use a peregrine falcon morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanmail: @Blerd_CGE and @PrinceOfFresh

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Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy

We talk murder plots and drive-by failures this week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles as we jump into Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy, the one where Jakes great grandpa dies and all hell breaks loose!

We go over the many issues we have with this book, whether it be the question of “is Tom a Nazi,” “why did Tom have to kill his dad,” or “why is Jake such a bad leader?”

This week’s Fanimail: @the_slan and @Tellurium124

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Megamorphs #3: Elfangor’s Secret

This week we talk about the only time-travelling novel you’ll ever need to read: Megamorphs #3: Elfangor’s Secret! In this one, the Animorphs have slaves and Jake is a white supremacist…for a couple chapters.

We dive into time travel logic nonsense, how we don’t know anything about history, like, at all, and how maybe probably this book could not have been released in 2018.

This week’s Fanimail: @Kierin_Andrews and @moviepollz

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BONUS EPISODE: The Dork-Bajir Christmas Special

Join us for a special episode where we take your Animorphs and holiday related questions and spin them into a winter wonderland. Tune in to hear our answers to questions like:

What do Yeerks give each other for Christmas?

How would Ax behave at a holiday party?

Are Hork-Bajir mortified by Christmas trees?

Thanks for a great year and we hope to see and hear from you all long into the new year!

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Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 2

In the second half of our Halfway Mark Analysis, we talk about the format of the series, including it’s publication history, some trivia about its release, our experiences with getting our hands on the Animorphs as children, and more!

We also play a few games such as a Live from the Gardens Final Jeopardy, Guess The Plot, and more! Big thanks to all our fans and listeners who have gotten us this far and who have contributed thoughts and questions to this episode and others! We love you all equally!

Except you. You’re the frickin’ bomb.

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Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 1

Welcome to the halfway point of the Animorphs book series! Our Halfway Mark Analysis episode will be split into two parts: Story and Format. In Part 1, we’ll discuss our thoughts on the progression of the plot so far, how specific characters have evolved over time, our favorite (and least favorite) moments, our favorite Visser Three morphs, and so much more!

Brayden tries out a few predictions for the rest of the series here as well so stay tuned for the end of the episode!