Dragon Ball Z

Season 2 Episode 1

A New Goal... Namek!

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Sep 13, 1997 on Cartoon Network
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A New Goal... Namek!
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Following the battle with the Saiyans, it is now time to deal with the aftershocks. Goku has taken a severe beating and is rushed to the hospital. Vegeta isn't much better, either – arriving at an alien base for treatment. Even worse, Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, Piccolo and Kami are dead. Without the Dragon Balls, it seems like they are indeed gone forever. However, Krillin remembers something from the battle and realizes that one last hope remains – Namekian Dragon Balls. With King Kai providing Namek's location and Mr. Popo providing Kami's old ship, a new adventure is about to begin for Krillin, Gohan and Bulma.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show dragonball z the season 2 begins wtih goku in sevear condition being rushed to the hospital and vegeta in now that good condition heads to alien base. and things dont look good for our heroes were chaizo and tien and picolo and kami are dead and there are no dragonball at all to bring them back to krillen remembers there are namic dragonballs and so gohon and krillen and there friend bulma get a spaceship from kami to go to the planet namic to start to collect the dragonballs this was a good start to a brand new adventuremoreless
  • Vegeta leaves Earth. A new plan to head for Namek for the Dragonballs to recieve the ones who perished back to life.

    7.0
    Nothing really happens this episode. The gang arrives at the battlefield with the help of Bulma's plane and Goku, Gohan, and Krillin join them. They are in really bad shape. They start talking about how everyone else died and a plan comes up to head to Namek to find the Dragonballs to bring everyone back.



    Goku, Gohan, and Krillin are sent to the hospital for recovery. They must find a way to get to Namek, but don't have a spaceship to get there. Mr. Popo comes along and tells Bulma to come with him to see a spaceship in the coldest parts of the Earth.



    They go and Mr. Popo explains that this was the ship Kami used to get to Earth and it works in Namekian language. Mr. Popo teaches Bulma to speak Namek.



    Will the spaceship really get them to Namek?moreless
  • Mr. Popo's a pimp.

    8.0
    While everyone is celebrating over their victory over the Saiyans, they're not done just yet. With Piccolo gone, the Dragon Balls are as well. But thanks to Vegeta, they realize that if they travel to the planet Namek, they'll be able to find Dragon Balls there and wish their friends back. The only problem; transportation. It'll take them over four thousand light years just to reach there. Though Krill took out a remote for Nappa's pod. The next day, in the hospital, as everyone was being bandaged up, Bulma comes in and turns the TV on. There's a broadcast about Nappa's pod. Bulma however, accidentally destroys it. Mr. Pop arrives, and tells them there's another spaceship here on earth. Bulma and Mr. Pop travel to the mountains, and find the spaceship that Kami used to get to earth. The commands however, can only be controlled through voice command, using the Namekian language. Fortunately, Mr. Popo knows some of it.



    It's down to earth episodes like these that really makes someone's day. This is why I love watching some of the older animes. The new generations kind of try way too hard on simple character interaction moments with the overuse of fascial exaggerations and really corny jokes. While this really doesn't present anything better, it's simply down to earth; nothing feels forced, just simple character interaction. Other than that, it's great how they immediately transitioned towards the next arc. You would be expecting an episode break or something before even thinking about going to Namek, but it did a good job of doing both.moreless
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Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Goku

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Bulma

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • NOTES (5)

    • English Uncut Episodes: Picking Up the Pieces and Plans For Departure

    • Japanese Airdate: February 14th, 1990

    • Japanese Title: Leap Into Space! The Planet of Hope is Piccolo's Home

    • Cut Scenes: Just after the ship lands, Chichi comes tearing out of it at breakneck speed with a wild, psychotic look in her eyes, does a ten foot leap into the air, and snatches the unconscious Gohan from the arms of a terrified Krillin. Immediately upon landing, she begins inspecting him for damage. Meanwhile, Master Roshi and Bulma walk over to Goku to see just how bad the damage is. Bulma bursts into tears because of the sudden realization of what has happened, and she and Yajirobe start yelling at each other.
      These scenes were alright, but no big loss overall.

      The group flies to the first battle site, where the bodies of Yamcha, Tenshinhan, and Piccolo lay. Chaozu's is not recovered, since he was disintegrated in the battle, but Krillin and Master Roshi wrap the rest in body bags, and put them in the ship's cargo hold, while Bulma tearfully looks on.
      I suppose I can forgive FUNimation for cutting this scene, since it is not exactly the type of thing you would ever see on Saturday morning television. In fact, Dragon Ball doesn't usually get so dark and grim, and the scene is actually very unsettling.

      Bulma takes a good, long look at Mr. Popo and considers the peril of getting on the flying carpet with this odd-looking fellow.
      Just as she is pulling herself onto it, Roshi reaches for her backside, to give her a little push (he's just trying to help, of course...) which she notices just in time.

    • This episode begins the Namek Saga.

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