Space Dandy #10: Endless July 8

Fuckin' calendar. You think I'm in the mood for another time loop, after how shitty Haruhi Suzumiya season 2 was? The same episode 8 time in a row, out of a 14-episode season?! Yeah, screw you, calendar.

Fuckin’ calendar. You think I’m in the mood for another time loop, after how shitty Haruhi Suzumiya season 2 was? The same episode 8 time in a row, out of a 14-episode season?! Yeah, screw you, calendar.

Remember the Jaicro Empire, the empire the Gogol Empire is said to be at war with back in Episode 1? Yeah, they’re still fighting and Jaicro as brought their new weapon Armed Legendary Equipment.

Uhhhh... That's Guncannon, yes?

Uhhhh… That’s Guncannon, yes?

Admiral Perry decides to fight back using their Cranium Of Raiding Enemies. However, since it’s untested and unfinished, it ends up backfiring and letting out massive energy throughout the galaxy. The Aloha-Oe get hit by a wave of energy and the crew is forced to head over to the nearest planet for repairs, which would be Betelgeuse. Much to Meow’s annoyance, they decide to stay at his family’s place.

In case you weren’t aware, Meow’s full name is Me#$%* (pronounced Nyayamo), and his parents shorten it to Mew. Anyway, the part they need to fix the ship won’t be in until the next day. Dandy and the crew follows Meow’s dad to his factory where they learn that  their family are metalworkers. Meow, being the firstborn, was supposed to be the next to follow, but that would mean staying on Betelgeuse.

Screw Industry? There's a hidden joke in here, but I just can't find it.

Screw Industry? There’s a hidden joke in here, but I just can’t find it.

The next day, Dandy and the crew learn the part they need to fix the ship won’t be in until that next day. They follow Meow’s dad to his factory where they learn that their family are metalworke–Hold it!! Looks like we’ve entered an endless recursion of time. The magnetic field cause by the C.O.R.E.’s Pynomium energy has caused time and space to repeat the same day over and over again. Only the narrator picked up on this, The Blockhead, Bonehead and Pinhead hasn’t realized it until the 88th loop, where Pinhead starts suspecting things. Bonehead does so 20 loops later. Blockhead believes that they have the power of precognition.

So now they're Newtypes? Gee, this episode sure does hav lots of nods to Gundam. Probably not a coincidence, since this year is Gundam's 35th anniversary.

So now they’re Newtypes? Gee, this episode sure does hav lots of nods to Gundam. Probably not a coincidence, since this year is Gundam’s 35th anniversary.

The Narrator just tells them that is not the case, as outright says they’re stuck in a time loop. Realizing that the time loop means they’ll be stuck on Betelgeuse forever since the part won’t be here until the next day, Dandy moves to find the source of the time loop. They steal a space car from Meow’s junior high school buddies, which then immediately explodes.

Well, since there's a time loop, there's no need to punch the reset button.

Well, since there’s a time loop, there’s no need to punch the reset button.

After a few time loops, Meow starts working with his dad at the metal factor and begins contemplating how to fix the time loop problem. With the advice from Meow’s friends, they look it up on Yahoo Answers and learn that they have to tear off the page from their calendar. Easier said than done, because the calendar’s hard as steel. Having been affected by the Pynomium energy the most, the calendar is responsible for the time loop and tearing off the page with undo the loop. Meow gets even more desperate when he learns that his school crush is a lesbian. Using his dad’s skills as a metalworker, they manage to tear the page off.

With the time loop undone, Dandy and the crew leave Betelgeuse and continue on into space, knowing that tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the day after the day after tomorrow, and so on, isn’t far away. And that, my friends, is an example of a time loop episode done right. Yeah, in case you haven’t noticed, this episode i possibly for those who was (or is) venting their frustration after Haruhi season 2.

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