On this episode of The Resties, Plante and Frushtick hit the road with a trio of skeletons in Spookware. Finally the dream of a horror-themed WarioWare is realized! Other things discussed: Tales of Arise, Tres-Bashers, Dracula on the Criterion Collection, and Cowboy Bebop. If you're looking for our follow-up discussion on accessibility with Steven Spohn of Able Gamers, that episode will drop on October 22, 2021. [note: posting the backlog starting from 10/1/2021 at rate of one / three days, so the accessibility discussion will go up on Tuesday!] [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop (2021): Season 1 Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Full-season and cross-media discussion for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series from Netflix. "Books Included" standing in for spoilers for the anime series and movie.
Cowboy Bebop: Cowboy Gospel Season 1, Ep 1
First episode of the 2021 Netflix live-action adaptation. Episode description: "After getting shortchanged on the fee for a bounty, Spike and Jet head to New Tijuana on the trail of another mark -- but they're not the only ones." [more inside]
CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
There is a mysterious terrorist plot to destroy the human population on Mars using an unknown pathogen. The bounty hunter crew of the Bebop work to find the terrorist and discover the source of the pathogen before the attack can take place. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Mish-Mash Blues Rewatch Season 1, Ep 27
Due to the violence portrayed in the series, and the violence occurring at the time in Japan, the series was briefly canceled and "Mish-Mash Blues" (fansub transcript; part 1, part 2) was created. The characters provide a philosophical commentary, set to hip-hop loops and played over clips from the first 12 episodes, and it ends with the words: "This Is Not The End. You Will See The Real 'Cowboy Bebop' Someday!" [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: The Real Folk Blues (Part 2) Rewatch Season 1, Ep 26
Reunited, Spike and Julia pick up where they left off in their plans to escape Red Dragon, but it is soon foiled by Vicious. Spike returns to the Bebop for one last farewell, knowing that he will likely die before he can return, and then storms the Red Dragon's headquarters to confront Vicious for the last time.
Cowboy Bebop: The Real Folk Blues (Part 1) Rewatch Season 1, Ep 25
Left alone by the rest of the crew, Spike and Jet are ambushed by members of the Red Dragon syndicate. They are saved by Lin's brother, Shin, who explains that Vicious has tried to seize control of the organization and was sentenced to death. He also states that all people connected to him are also being hunted down, and Spike rushes to find Julia.
Cowboy Bebop: Hard Luck Woman Rewatch Season 1, Ep 24
While heading to Mars, the Bebop is diverted to Earth, where Faye decides to investigate her past by traveling to the landmarks she sees in the video she recorded as a child, taking Ed along with her. Meanwhile, Jet and Spike go after what looks to be a lucrative bounty.
Cowboy Bebop: Brain Scratch Rewatch Season 1, Ep 23
There's a new popular religious cult, calling itself SCRATCH, which is based on the belief that an individual can achieve eternal life by digitizing the soul and uploading it into the Internet. Spike, Jet and Ed notice Faye in some news coverage of the cult, which has been tied to a number of missing people and suicides. When Spike and Jet see that the cult's leader, Dr. Londes, has a sizable bounty on his head, they get involved.
Cowboy Bebop: Cowboy Funk Rewatch Season 1, Ep 22
While Spike is after the Teddy Bomber, he comes across Cowboy Andy, the other bounty hunter that criminals fear. And he's a real cowboy fanatic, with the horse, the costume, an entrance song and he's a member of the YMCA (that is, Young Men's Cowboy Association). Well, he was, until he was kicked out for causing too much trouble. Can the Teddy Bomber finish his monologue without being interrupted, and will Andy and Spike find a way to co-exist in the small world of bounty hunting? [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Boogie Woogie Feng Shui Rewatch Season 1, Ep 21
Jet receives a cryptic e-mail from his old friend, Pao, who is one of the top three feng shui masters on Mars. Or was, as Jet finds Pao's gravestone, where he meets Pao's daughter, Mefia, and some hitmen. Spike and Faye speculate about Jet's relationship to Mefia, which gets to Jet, but they all work together to solve the mystery of the sun stone. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Pierrot Le Fou Rewatch Season 1, Ep 20
In the 20th session of Cowboy Bebop, Spike chances upon the brutal murder of a group of bodyguards and the man they are protecting. The killer is a comical figure, rotund with an exaggerated top hat, who seems to be able to repel bullets and literally fly around. Spike escapes his first encounter with Mad Pierrot, but is invited to Space Land to have a final showdown with Pierrot. Who is this magical maniac, and will Spike survive? [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Wild Horses Rewatch Season 1, Ep 19
While Spike is having the Swordfish II repaired, Jet and Faye try to get a bounty on a group of pirates who use computer viruses to terrorize interplanetary shipping.
Cowboy Bebop: Speak Like a Child Rewatch Season 1, Ep 18
Faye gets a mysterious package with a lot of forwarding addresses, and she leaves instead of dealing with whatever is inside. Jet and Spike end up dealing with its contents, which includes a treasure hunt on Earth. Ed shows off a surprising amount of knowledge for ancient technology. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Mushroom Samba Rewatch Season 1, Ep 17
The Bebop crashes onto the moon after being side-swiped in space. Ed and Ein venture out for food but are entangled in the operations of an outlaw smuggling psychedelic mushrooms.
Cowboy Bebop: Black Dog Serenade Rewatch Season 1, Ep 16
An ISSP prison ship has undergone a mechanical malfunction, and has been taken over by the prisoners it was transporting, led by Udai Taxim, the Syndicate assassin who took Jet's arm. Jet's former partner, Fad, enlists him for the retrieval operation, but Fad's motivations might not be as noble as they seem.
Cowboy Bebop: My Funny Valentine Rewatch Season 1, Ep 15
Session 15 follows Faye as she recounts to Einstein the data dog what her past or lack thereof has been like. There's flashbacks and future shocks, nostalgia and nobody wins in the end.
Cowboy Bebop: Bohemian Rhapsody Rewatch Season 1, Ep 14
The Gate Corporation have put out a 12 million Woolong bounty on capturing the mastermind behind a series of bold Astral Gate heists, which drained the savings from people as they check through a hijacked gate. Spike, Jet and Faye have each caught a number of perpetrators, but they're no closer to the mastermind, whose lone signature is a pawn device, loaded with a saved chess game.
Cowboy Bebop: Jupiter Jazz (Part II) Rewatch Season 1, Ep 13
Faye is attacked and later helped by Gren, who holds a grudge against Vicious. After explaining his story to Faye, Gren chases after Vicious, and when he and Spike end up reaching him, a three-way battle takes place. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Jupiter Jazz (Part I) Season 1, Ep 12
In the 12th session of Cowboy Bebop, Faye cleans out the crew's safe and leaves the Bebop, heading to frigid Jupter. While Jet chases after her, Spike decides to follow some references to a woman named Julia instead, which leads him to another confrontation with Vicious and his old comrade Lin. Meanwhile, Faye meets a sax player named Gren who also knows Julia. [WARNING: brief scenes animated female nudity]
Cowboy Bebop: Toys in the Attic Rewatch Season 1, Ep 11
There's something else on the Bebop, and it's no rat. Jet is the first one to get bitten, and before long, his injury becomes infected. The rest of the crew begins to fear for their safety, as the creature gets everyone except Spike, who must confront the creature or face possible death.
Cowboy Bebop: Ganymede Elegy Rewatch Season 1, Ep 10
Stripped to its basic pieces, the 10th session of Cowboy Bebop is a simple story: Jet returns to Ganymede for the first time in years, meets the woman who broke his heart, and finally lets her go. But it's never that simple.
Cowboy Bebop: Jamming with Edward Rewatch Season 1, Ep 9
In the 9th session, the crew go back to the ruins of earth to track down a hacker who is accessing satellites to carve giant drawings in South American deserts. While on Earth, everyone says they should talk to Radical Edward, a mysterious hacker whose description changes drastically from person to person. Ed is found, and the bounty is claimed, but the culprit is deemed not eligible for bounty collection.
Cowboy Bebop: Waltz for Venus Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
While the crew hunts down a Venusian mobster, Spike meets Rocco Bonnaro, who is on the run from that same mobster the crew is tracking. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Heavy Metal Queen Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
The seventh session of Cowboy Bebop features outer space freight hauling, a bunch of "back-stabbing," good-for-nothing bounty hunters after bounty with a dragon tattoo named "Decker," a Rumplestiltskin-like name guessing game, and a tight situation in an old abandoned mine.
Cowboy Bebop: Sympathy for the Devil Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
Spike and Jet go after a three million Woolong bounty on Giraffe, a former member of the Self Defense Volunteer Squad. Appearances are deceiving, pulling Spike and Jet into a strange story of an unlikely survivor of a hyperspace gate explosion.
Cowboy Bebop: Ballad of Fallen Angels Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
While pursuing the bounty on an executive of the Red Dragon Syndicate, Spike ends up confronting Vicious, an old enemy of his.
Cowboy Bebop: Gateway Shuffle Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
This session opens with Faye floating aimlessly, as both she and her ship are empty, and she tries to hail passing craft to ask for assistance. She gets a response from the ruins of a ship, where a dying man gives her a suitcase to be delivered to the ISSP, but requests that she doesn't open the case. Meanwhile, in a restaurant on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, Spike and Jet are scoping out their next bounty, only to be interrupted by an impromptu display by the Space Warriors, a group of environmental terrorists who are out to save the Ganymede sea rat from people. There's a messy bit of monkey business, but don't worry, next time we'll make money. (I should have seen that coming.)
Cowboy Bebop: Honky Tonk Women Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
In the third session of Cowboy Bebop, Jet dreams of Charlie Parker quoting Goethe, Spike and Jet cross paths with a sneaky gambler who complicates things for the bounty hunters when they learns what she's after (and then who she really is), and there's shady deal done, stand-off style, in space suits. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Stray Dog Strut Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
Spike and Jet's new bounty is a man named Abdul Hakim, who is wanted for stealing a briefcase with a lab subject in it. He won't be easy to spot, especially when he attempts to hide his identity. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop: Asteroid Blues Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, two down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, go to the Tijuana asteroid colony in pursuit of Asimov Solensan, a criminal who stole a cache of the dangerous drug Bloody-Eye from his former syndicate.