TV Series: Episode 18

We’re still chipping away at this block, people. Today we talk about the Animorphs TV series once again, this time about Episode 18: The Release, the one where the Kandrona is busted and Tom has a sore tummy because of it.

Also, this is the one with the kind of badass teacher who has a weird understanding with Jake and the rest of the bandits.

This week’s Fanimail: @wizardofflame and @the_slan


The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #36

We’re talking fishy sea creatures in our Speaking Tree episode about Animorphs #36, the Nartec expedition with creepy human being dolls.

This week we answer the following questions:

How would you have taken down the Sea Blade?

How would you use morphing to get your crush to call you at all hours of the night?

How would you use an orca morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: ‎Allee Etheridge and Sean Sprague


Animorphs #36: The Mutation

We dive into another salty episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles where we discuss Animorphs #36: The Mutation, the book where they find an underwater race of creatures who…stuff…humans?

We talk about the development (or lack thereof) of Jake’s character throughout the series, dumb YA parables, and how awesome it was when the one whale got sliced in half.


The Speaking Tree: Visser

We dive back into Visser once again for this episode of The Speaking Tree! Brayden couldn’t take the heat so he’s away this week as Mikael and Tessa get real about some of the important plot points in this amazing side story.

Questions we answered this week:

In a world where Memory Dumps are a thing, how would you have hid the fact that you are trying to protect two humans from the invasion?

How would you deal with your Host (and yourself) falling in love with another Host (and the Yeerk inside it)?

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

This week’s Fanimail: @LegoRats and @moviepollz


Visser: Part Two

We’re back to discuss the Animorphs sidestory Visser one more time! Last week we went over the plot of the book and this week we discuss our thoughts on the story!

We try to pick apart some of the political messages in the book and try to decide what we’re okay with and what we’re not. Spoiler alert: we don’t come to a conclusive answer.


Visser: Part One

This week we talk about the infamous side story: Visser! This is the one where we learn the backstory of Visser One (the slug) and how her story intertwines with the Animorphs…in more ways than one.

Since the plot in this book is thicc af, we split our discussion episode into two parts. In Part One we’ll go over the summary of the book and in Part Two (next week), we’ll jump into some more in depth discussion of particular aspects we enjoyed/disliked/wanted to dig deeper into. Then, as usual, we’ll have our Speaking Tree for Visser the following week.

This week’s Fanimail: @spott3d and @chullie


The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #35

This week on the Speaking Tree we’re talking about Animorphs #35, the book where Marco almost gets strangled to death on national television and also Hanson was there.

Here are our questions for this book:

How would you do the banquet successfully?

How would you use morphing to deal with your dad/mom dating someone new a few years after their SO (your other parent) died?

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

Also, as usual, we hear Brayden’s predictions for Visser, the book we’ll be talking about next week!


Animorphs #35: The Proposal

We’re back for another fabulous Marco book! This time on Dork-Bajir Chronicles, we talk about Animorphs #35: The Proposal, the book where Marco and the gang harass a TV personality so much that he tries to strangle a poodle on live television. Fantastic!

We talk about squirrels with Nazi knives, bad French accents, and how Marco is the ideal male gamer.

This week’s Fanimail: @dylstonee and Shanna


The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #34

Welcome back to The Speaking Tree, the show where we take a deeper dive into the Animorphs universe! This week we’ll be talking about Animorphs #34: The Prophecy, the Cassie book where her brain gets inhabited by the ghost of Aldrea!

We talk about:

How would you have gotten the Yeerk fighter out from under the tree/Yeerk pool?

How would you use morphing to erase a doodle you made on a piece of homework?

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

This week’s Fanimail: @oldsongsplease and @drbankruptcy


Animorphs #34: The Prophecy

This week we read Animorphs #34: The Prophecy, the Cassie book where they leave Earth once again, this time with the ghost of Aldrea in Cassie’s head!

We talk about the difference between “biology” and “science” and whether or not there actually is a difference, some serious OTP Alerts all around, and the ridiculousness of getting the Chee to cover for you every time you leave the planet.

This week’s Fanimail: Ann-Marie and @EmeraldBixby