Two years previously, on Planet Namek...
Goku tells everyone of his miraculous escape from the exploding Planet Namek, from two years ago. In the final moments before its great explosion, our hero managed to find one of the Ginyu Tokusentai's space pods, hit all the buttons he could, and triggered it to take him to the Planet Yardrat. According to Vegeta, the Ginyu Tokusentai were set to conquer Yardrat next, and though the natives aren't very strong, they use a lot of strange techniques... Vegeta is certain Goku must've learned one of them!
And he did! The Instantaneous Movement technique!
Goku can move anywhere he wants, in an instant, so long as he can locate some ki to transport himself to;
Like Muten Roshi's!
But now it's time for our heroes to part ways, and begin their three-year-training to prepare for the Artificial Humans, which will arrive on May 12nd at 10am. (A lot of bad shit happens in May in the DWorld, doesn't it?)
But Bulma has a better idea!
Using the Dragon Balls, they can locate and take out Dr. Gero BEFORE he builds the deadly Artificial Humans!
("TO THE ENDANGERMENT OF EVERYONE!"
WILL TENSHINHAN COME UP WITH A DEADLY NEW TECHNIQUE?
WILL KURIRIN REACH NEW LEVELS OF STRENGTH?
CAN VEGETA SURPASS GOKU?
CAN GOHAN KEEP UP WITH GOKU AND PICCOLO?
WILL CHICHI EVER GET HER WAY?
WILL CHAOZU BECOME RELEVANT?
CAN YAMCHA'S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT EVER GET BACK ON TRACK?