Dragon Ball Z

Season 1 Episode 30

Goku vs. Vegeta...A Saiyan Duel

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM May 03, 1997 on Cartoon Network
9.3
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Goku vs. Vegeta...A Saiyan Duel
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Further action is mere moments away and promises to be even bigger than what came before. Goku doesn't want Krillin and Gohan to participate, so he has them leave. After they are safely out of danger, the Saiyan fight is on and instantly proves brutal. Vegeta is stronger than Nappa was, but he finds Goku to be quite a challenge. Both Goku and Vegeta are pushed harder and harder – meaning more powerful moves and acts of desperation. Vegeta even attempts to destroy Earth. While Goku manages to drive back the attack, Vegeta isn't finished yet and opts for an old Saiyan trick – transformation.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show dragonball z goku has gohon and krillen leave the battlefield because he does not want them indangerd at all . and so its him and vegeta who is more powerful then nappa was but finds goku a challenge and so they are trading moves back and forth at one another . and vegeta even tries to destroy the earth till goku stops him and they are doing more and more powerful attacks till vegta decides to transform to attack goku this was a good ep i thougth and it had ahole lot of good parts in it.moreless
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    9.0
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  • A big battle against the saiyan prince, goku notches things up a little using the kaio ken x3. This episode is the best in the saga.

    7.5
    All i want to say is that this episode is one of the best episodes through this saga.this is because the fact im seeing goku kick vegets' butt as vegeta is one of the only character in the series i dislike. i enjoyed it when goku crushed vegeta's fist and he yelled in pain. i also like it when goku gives him a big blow in the stomach.

    This episode is classic this saga empahsis vegeta's evil ruthless character it also emphasises how the good guys are against him which makes the episodes entertaining for me. it is ashame he speared his life. i fully understand it is a good thing but this gave vegeta a chance to recover from his injuries and gain more strength and be up to no good. vegeta would not want to spear gokus life if he won a battle.moreless
  • The battle between the mightiest Saiyan warriors left is underway, and Vegeta seems to have the upperhand.

    10
    Most likely the greatest episode in the series. The classic duel is heating up and contains some of the best quality action you'll ever see come from DBZ. Goku is desperate to stop the seemingly invincible Saiyan Prince Vegeta, and desperate times call for desparate measures, and in Goku's case he calls upon the controversial Kaioken technique. The different techniques, voice acting, and blast show down are enough to make this a highly recommended episode. Although I'll only recommend watching the Ocean Group's dub, the Funimation voice actors botched the job pretty bad. There's nothing like Brian Drummond screaming GALIC GUN FIRE!!!moreless
  • the best action

    10
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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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Vegeta calling Goku's father (Bardock) a 'brilliant scientist' is a little misguided to say the least, as he is seen in his own TV Special (Bardock: Father of Goku) as a regular low-class Saiyan warrior. This is most likely due to the fact Ocean Group didn't know of the TV Special, much less that they would end up airing it. In the Japanese version, this dialogue is replaced with Vegeta explaining the mechanics of the Artificial Moon to Goku and how Saiyan Eyes absorb moonlight to transform. This is explained again in Dragonball GT.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Vegeta: You don't even have a tail do you? What'd they do get you while you were sleeping? Now I see why you have no desire to join me on the hunt. If we still had a home planet you'd be a laughing stock there!

    • Vegeta: (to Goku) Let you and Earth together, turn into space dust!

    • Vegeta: H-How can this happen I am a super elite! There is no way i should be beaten by that lower class warrior. I..I am..I am the greatest in the universe!

    • Vegeta: Your father was an average fighter, Kakarot, but he was a BRILLIANT scientist! Who else but he would've thought of creating an energy source that perfectly simulated full moonlight?! Now your father's own genius invention will be your undoing, Kakarot!

    • Vegeta: I couldn't help but notice that someone has conveniently removed the moon. That's alright! We have our ways! In fact, it was your genius father who invented this technique.
      Goku: My father!
      Vegeta: We ran into some radical weaponry on Rigal 7, and things were looking grim until your father did this!

    • Vegeta: This can't be! His beam is as strong as my Gallick Gun!

    • Yajirobi: You did it!
      Goku: Not quite. He's regianing control. He'll be off my beam soon, probably mad as a hornet, I bet.
      Yajirobi: Are you sure?
      Goku: Mmm hmm.
      Yajirobi: Later, Goku!

    • Vegeta: I don't need this stinking planet! I'll just use my Gallick Gun and blow the whole thing up!

    • Vegeta: Let's see what you've got Kakarrot! Galic Gun, fire!

    • Vegeta: Kakarot, dodge this next attack if you can! But even if I miss you, THIS WHOLE PLANET'S GOING UP IN SMOKE!!!!

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