Originally Posted by Marco
Umm... So what was everyone's favorite saga?
Hmm, tough to say, but right now I'd probably say Buu Saga.
Originally Posted by ReclusiveDemon
*Scratches his head.* I think so.
Alright then, if you see either of those two around let me know.
If I'm not mistaken, the old club left off during a discussion SK brought up concerning the incontinuity of the movie features to the anime series. I had a pretty well-thought-out post going there about the plot holes in the third movie, but it was lost when the phpBB board went offline. If anyone's interested, I've typed it up again, for further speculation.
Okay, so Movie 3 (Chikuu Marugoto Chou-kessen; "Ultimate Decisive Battle for Earth" / The Tree of Might) has to take place sometime during the Saiyan Saga. We know this because it features Goku wearing his King Kai training Gi, and he demonstrates that he knows both the Kaioken and Spirit Bomb techniques, which he learned from King Kai.
However, in the series, when Goku is brought back to life, everyone else (Piccolo, Tien, Yamcha, etc.) is dead. But here, every character is featured, halo-less, and very alive. So in order for this to work, it'd have to take place before the fight with Vegeta and Nappa. Of course, this can't be; since, as previously stated, Goku has obviously completed his training with King Kai, and the team is aware of the Saiyan race. ("They don't look like Saiyajin, but I still have a bad feeling about this" ~Krillin; Japanese version translation.) Of course, this can probabaly be ruled out as a major point seeing as how they would've, by this time, already encountered Raditz; I thought I'd through it in since the wording seems to insinuate that they're somewhat familiar with the race, i.e. have met multiple Saiyans; not just one.
In addition to this, as we can see, Gohan is still a boy, and adourns his mushroom haircut
. Note that he doesn't start wearing his hair in this style until right before and up until the Frieza Saga, so that rules out the possibility of the movie taking place before
Which leads me to my proposition that perhaps this movie occurs after the Saiyan Saga, but before they leave for planet Namek. In the series, the two events are chronological, but assuming that there is some elapsed time in-between the events that is unshown in the series, you can say that this movie is possible.