This saga/season replaces the original Namek Saga.
This episode originally aired on Wednesday, February 14, 1990 in Japan with the title: Off Into Space! The Planet of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland
From the original manga by Akira Toriyama, this episode contains:
Tale 47 - Goku's Request
Tale 48 - The Bittersweet End
Tale 49 - Destination Namek
Narrator: Last time, on Dragon Ball Z, Gohan's transformation brought the battle with Vegeta to its crushing conclusion! With his body and his pride seriously wounded, the evil Saiyan had no choice but to retreat and Krillin had little choice but to watch him go.
Vegeta: When I come back to this planet, you're all going to suffer and when you beg me for mercy... I'll stare into your eyes as I crush the life out of you.
Narrator: Krillin proved himself the bigger man by showing Vegeta mercy, but will this decision come back to haunt him? There's only one way too find out: stay tuned for more Dragon Ball Z!
Narattor: A day of sorrowhas become a bright day of hope as our heroes prepare to embark on a bold, new adventure. It's planet Namek or bust, next time on Dragon Ball Z!
Japanese Title: 「飛びだせ宇宙へ! 希望の星はピッコロの故郷」