Dragon Ball Z

Season 2 Episode 5

Brood of Evil

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
9.3
out of 10
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Brood of Evil
After fleeing from the wicked aliens, Bulma, Krillin and Gohan arrive on the planet Namek. But they are not alone. Vegeta is right behind in his own space pod. To make matters worse, the dreaded Frieza is already on the planet, and he has three of the Dragon Balls!moreless

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  • Overall a good episode.

    6.0
    The reason why I rated this a 6 is because half of the episode is excellent while the other half is horrible filler. Basically, there's an idiotic fooling around between Raiti and Zaacro in the beginning before we finally see Frieza and his forces in the end with Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma landing on namek. This is also a good episode because it's the first appearance of Zarbon, Dodoria, and Frieza, which sets the story straight and begins with the greatest saga of all time. The expressions on Frieza, Zarbon, and Dodoria's faces when they are first seen makes this episode an excellent one for those moments.moreless
  • Great

    10
    Gohan and Krillin struggle to escape, as the monsters tell Bulma that they crash-landed on this planet and their ship was destroyed. I massive cloud kept them stuck on the planet and the only way to escape is when a crack like the one visible now appears. When they arrived, they used their antennae to read Bulma's mind and discover the legend of the Dragon Balls and why they were en route to Namek. The monsters steal the Dragon Radar and head for the ship. Krillin tells Bulma to distract them why they try and free themselves.moreless
Bob Carter

Bob Carter

additional

Guest Star

R Bruce Elliott

R Bruce Elliott

additional

Guest Star

Christopher R. Sabat

Christopher R. Sabat

Vegeta

Recurring Role

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Narrator

Recurring Role

Grant James

Grant James

Doctor

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode originally aired on Wednesday, March 18, 1990 in Japan with the title: A Tough New Enemy! Freeza, Emperor of the Universe

      From the original manga by Akira Toriyama, this episode contains:
      Tale 53 - Planet Namek, Cold and Dark

      The title of the original English dubbed version of this episode is: Touchdown on Namek

    • Raiti and Zaacro don't say the password to close Kami's spaceship, yet the platform still rises. To prove this theory, Bulma says it later on to go up once the enemies are thwarted.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Recap
      Vegeta: I can't give up!
      Narrator: Last time on Dragon Ball Z, Vegeta completed his recovery and sped away to Planet Namek, where he learned the evil Frieza and his henchmen were already searching for the magic Dragon Balls and the secret to immortality. Meanwhile, Bulma and the gang found themselves at the mercy of Raiti and Zaacro as they began to discover that thengs were not what they seemed! It appears our heroes have been caught in a web of deceit, and this unexpected snag in their search for the Namekian Dragon Balls could cost them dearly. With Vegeta on his way to Namek, our heroes have no time to lose! Can they escape these mysterious aliens? Stay tuned!

    • Closing
      Narrator: What's this? The evil tyrant Frieza and his ruthless henchmen have already gathered four of the seven Namekian Dragon Bals and it seems there is nothing to stand in the villains' way of cllecting the rest. Even the mighty Vegeta, with all of his Saiyan strength, is afraid to face this foe head on! Gohan and Krillin have a monumental task set before them. Even if they can get to the remaining Dragon Balls before Frieza or Vegeta, they'll have to stay alive for two months before Bulma and Goku can return. The race is on and the fate of Planet Namek hangs in the balance, next time on Dragon Ball Z!

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