Dragon Ball Z

Season 1 Episode 38

Nursing Wounds

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Nursing Wounds
Goku, Krillin, and Gohan nurse their wounds and prepare for the return of the Siayan attackers while Bulma follows Mr. Popo to find a spaceship to take her to Planet Namek. There, she plans to find the Dragon Balls in attempt to bring back Piccolo. Can Goku recover before it's too late? Can Bulma get to Planet Namek, and once there, what obstacles await her?moreless

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  • as stated, average

    This episode only shows Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu's power heightened. There isn't much happening other than them fighting Piccolo as training. The episode is a drawback from the exceptionally good episodes that just passed. Although Piccolo is beaten by all three fighters at the same time, they wouldn't stand a chance if they were to fight him alone. Piccolo is shown to be quite efficient, however, so all Piccolo fans would most likely enjoy this episode. However, it lacks the sheer ferocity of episodes from before. The likes of Chiaotzu, Yamcha, Piccolo, and Tien are seen as a more major focus for this episode than the likes of Goku, which is pretty much a bonus, since it can get very tiring seeing Vegeta and Goku as the main focus.moreless
  • Yay another Episodes

    As Bulma\'s father and his crew work on Kami\'s spaceship, Bulma telephones Krillin telling him about the spaceship. Krillin immediately relays the news to Goku, Gohan, and Chi-Chi. Chi-Chi suddenly leaves for no apparent reason, and Gohan sees this as his chance to train, since Goku and Krillin were sleeping. When Chi-Chi comes back, she finds him gone and is furious with Goku and Krillin for letting him leave. Gohan is actually training doing vertical pull-ups on the hospital walls. Next he practices balance by walking on the rails. He hears his mother coming, and when she finds him, he is reading. His excuse is that he wanted to enjoy the nice weather.

Chris Forbis

Chris Forbis

Dr. Brief

Guest Star

Christopher R. Sabat

Christopher R. Sabat

Korin/Mr. Popo

Recurring Role

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Ox King/Narrator

Recurring Role

Grant James

Grant James


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Opening
      Narrator: Last time, on Dragon Ball Z! Mr. Popo led Bulma into the barren reaches of Yunzabit Heights, in search of an ancient spacecraft that had once belonged to Kami.
      Mr. Popo: "When their hope planet was in danger, Kami's parents must have put him on board this ship and sent him hear to save his life."
      Bulma: "It must run by voice command... But that means all the commands are in Namekian! Let's try it... See if you can tell it to fly us to Jupiter."
      Mr. Popo: "Topurukuppa Jupe."
      Computer: "Topurukuppa Jupe."
      Bulma: "Look, we're here! We're already at Jupiter! All right! Now we can fly this thing to Namek!"
      Narrator: The adventure continues... today!

    • Closing
      Narrator: Everyone is counting on the young group of adventureres to return safely from their mission... But they have a vast distance to cross before they reach their destination and many unknown dangers to face along the way. Don't miss the next exciting episode of Dragon Ball Z!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode originally aired on Wednesday, February 28, 1990 in Japan with the title:
      Blast-off for Planet Namek! The Terror Awaiting Gohan & Co.

      From the original manga by Akira Toriyama, this episode contains:
      Tale 51 - 3...2...1...Lift Off!

      The title of the original English dubbed version of this episode is:
      Journey to Namek
      (NOTE: This episode was combined with Friends or Foes? to create one heavily edited/cut episode.)