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Animorphs #20: The Discovery

Finally: THE DAVID TRILOGY BEGINS! The Dork-Bajir Chronicles begins perhaps its darkest journey yet as it delves into the first of the three David books: Animorphs #20: The Discovery!

We talk sociopathic friends we had as children, upsets in the Rachelco OTP, and just how dumb the Animorphs behaved in this book. If you’re into hearing Tessa and Brayden fighting in a maybe=not-so-professional way, this episode’s for you.

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TV Series: Episode 7 and 8

Our first television journey is almost at an end! To cap off the month, we watch episodes 7 and 8 of the Animorphs TV show: “The Escape” and “The Alien.” Things get rowdy as the three of us (plus Jarred) talk about hospital escapades and how Ax can act so incredibly stupidly.

We are once again joined by non-Animorphs-reader Jarred McClure from the 2 Nerds in a Basement podcast (spoiler, he confirms some very real theories Mikael has about Marco and Rachel in this episode)! You can find more of his stuff at collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy.

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TV Series: Episode 5 and 6

The month of madness continues as we delve into Episodes 5 and 6 of the Animorphs TV Series: “Between Friends” and “The Message”! Get ready for some more great “morphing” animations and the words “Andalite cousin” being spoken like a hundred times.

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 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?