Dragon Ball Z

Season 1 Episode 1

The New Threat

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Sep 13, 1996 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
User Rating
68 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary


With no new battles to fight, Goku has been living a quiet life in the countryside with his wife Chi-Chi...and their son Gohan! While Goku makes plans to spend a happy day with friends on Master Roshi's island, a powerful new threat is on its way to Earth. And the arrival of this sinister alien could spell disaster for Goku and his friends!


Watch Full Episode

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Impossible

    How Do I Watch A Video
  • How do u get to a episode

    How do u get to a episode???
  • There was nothing!!

    WE strat off the new season of Dragon ball z 5 years after goku defeats piccolo. Everything is well. Goku is enjoying lifeas there are no battles to fight.goku with his wife Chi Chi and son, Gohan are getting ready to go to Master Roshi's island. Goku wants to present Gohan. but at that time on Namek, Raditz is fighting Piccolo, and then he goes to see the power his scanner picked up. Yeah thats it, very usual to start a season but i wanted more fighting. a a a a a a a a a a a a amoreless
  • raditz has a power level of 1200 i guess goku needs more training

    this is the beggining of the vegeta saga. gohan already had a power level higher than gokus and piccolos later in the series he becomes like the hero for saving goku and versing vegeta.i am surprised this is an uncut episode in australia you can only watch the uncut if you buy it from the shops. man i think raditz suck already hiding behind his armor i think goku can already beat him well goku needs help from piccolo one kame ha me ha wave can do it besides it took piccolo 2 special beam cannons to win go gokumoreless
  • episode #1

    it has been 5 years since piccolo jr. was defeated, and the earth is peaceful. goku's son, gohan, is playing in the woods and gets lost. it seems that the little boy is going to meet his death... then goku appears and rescues gohan. the two then go to master roshis island to meet gokus old friends. meanwhile, far away, piccolo is training, when a msterious creature with a tail appears. he is looking for someone named "kakarot". piccolo uses an attack that barely scratches the alien. just when the menace is going to finish piccolo off, he senses a power level, and heads off in the direction that the power is coming from.moreless
Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel

Goku/North Kaio

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Child Gohan

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Narrator/Ox King/Teen Gohan

Christopher R. Sabat

Christopher R. Sabat

Piccolo/Vegeta/Yamcha/Mr. Popo/Karin/Kami/Nappa/Shenron

Jakie Cabe

Jakie Cabe


Guest Star

Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia Cranz


Recurring Role

Justin Cook

Justin Cook

Raditz/Adult Dende/Absorbed Buu

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Raditz: (after severing Piccolo's arm AHAHAHA! Uh, excuse me, has anyone seen my arm? AHAHAHA! You can't miss it, it's green! AHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Recap
      Narrator: Five years have passed since Goku and his friends thwarted the evil King Piccolo's plans for global conquest. Thanks to their heroic efforts, the shadow of doom was lifted from the world, and a new day of hope has dawned. For in the years since Piccolo's defeat, it has been a time of rebuilding, healing, prosperity, and peace for the citizens of Earth. But, unknown to them, at this very moment, a new threat to humankind is hurtling through the solar system. And as the mysterious invader makes its final approach to Earth, one thing is certain: The peaceful era the human race has enjoyed for the last five years is about to come crashing to an end!

    • Raditz: Have you forgotten your pride, Kakarot? We are Saiyans, the mightiest warriors in the universe! I can still remember the day that we first sent you to this planet as an infant. We had high hopes for you then, Kakarot. Why haven't you carried out your missions? Kakarot!

    • Narrator: Who is this mysterious "Saiyan" warrior that now darkens the skies with his presence? His search for the one named "Kakarot" has already led him to Piccolo, one of the most powerful fighters on Earth. Could it lead him to Goku as well? The answers to these burning questions will soon be revealed, and Goku will discover the secrets of his past! Next time on Dragon Ball Z!

  • NOTES (5)