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.
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!
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!