A Grand Problem
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A Grand Problem is the first episode of Dragon Ball GT that aired on American television. It is a recap episode created by FUNimation to work around the first 16 episodes of the series, as FUNimation ddi not think that the more adventure-oriented tone of those episodes would work well with Western audiences.
The episode begins with Son Goku and Trunks being wrapped up by some robotic ooze. Every one wonders how it started, so a flash back occurs to Goku training Oob. He and Oob have become completely equal in strength, and after 10 years of training at the lookout Goku feels he's trained Uub in every way possible. He decides to head off towards home when a mysterious light appears.
The scene flashes to Emperor Pilaf and his minions who have snuck onto the lookout. They are looking for Dragon Balls, but not just any Dragon Balls. They are looking for what are called the Black Star Dragon Balls. These Dragon Balls were created by Kami before him and King Piccolo split into two people, so they didn't turn into stone because King Piccolo and Kami were still alive as Piccolo.
They found these mysterious Black Star Dragon Balls in a hidden underlookout chamber, and so Pilaf called the Eternal Dragon forth. Goku arrives and recognizes Pilaf, and when Pilaf realizes who Goku is, he wishes Goku was a little kid so that he could beat him up. Black Star Shen Long grants the wish, and Goku is turned into a little boy of 13 years old.
North Kaio then contacts Goku. He informs Goku that he must gather the Black Star Dragon Balls back to the Earth within one year, or the Earth will blow up. Goku enlists the help of Bulma who builds a new space ship, and Vegeta makes Trunks and Goten prepare to go look for the Dragon Balls as well. Just before Goten boards the ship, he gets a phone call from his date. Pan has snuck onto the ship, so she takes off with just Goku and Trunks onboard.
A few Dragon Balls are found, and then a mysterious robot named Giru swallows the Dragon Radar. The Z Fighters are forced to bring Giru along so they can track the Dragon Balls.
Giru leads them to Planet M2, but the Saiyans are attacked by a group of robotic people. They capture Goku and Trunks, and now Pan must find a way to free them.
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