We continue across the sea of stars, where Gee and Iro watch the seminal 1988-1997 Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA a few episodes at a time. Keep an eye out for this podcast between main installments of The GLORIO Chat as we work our way through the history books.
Opening Song: Sea of Stars
Ending Song: Crossing the Bridge of Light (Orchestral Version)
This installment covers episodes:
- 10. Jessica’s Battle
- 11. The Actress Exits
- 12. Advance Toward Imperial Territory
01:12 – Ten percent!
03:47 – Episode 10
04:37 – Paparazzi and Politicians
07:42 – Jessica Edwards
09:50 – How about a nice dinner?
14:03 – Yang’s Disposition
18:10 – Politics and Public Figures
20:12 – Next Episode Previews
22:30 – Episode 11
25:02 – It’s all Annerose’s fault
27:44 – The Kidnapping
32:51 – Benemunde’s Sentence
37:05 – Episode 12
41:00 – Politicians and the High Council
46:33 – Fuck Job Trunicht
48:50 – Fuck Andrew Fork
56:29 – Which is more in the wrong?
59:32 – What’s coming up? We just don’t know.
1:04:15 – Phezzan
1:06:45 – Last Thoughts and Housekeeping
And don’t forget that Legend of the Galactic Heroes is available for streaming on HIDIVE!
4 thoughts on “Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 4: Hot Space Chicks Want Your Autograph”
For what it’s worth, I think the reason why the Susanna von Benemünde story was included here (it’s actually a gaiden story, like the Klopfstock incident, which is why neither story was in DNT*) was to give a sort of parallel as to 1. the sort of shit Reinhard and Yang have to deal with in their respective countries, and 2. the sort of shit that shows that a country’s leading elite (so to speak) has completely lost sight of reality. On the Empire side we have a representative of the narcissistic aristocracy doing this whole over the top theatric wtf *thing* while on the FPA side we have the disgustingly self-serving and/or completely insane warmongering. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands are dying on the battlefield and these people don’t even bat an eyelash, if they are even aware of it.
*IIRC both supposed to be set in the same year that Reuenthal & Mittermeier ended up working for Reinhard. Also from what I remember the OVA omits that Susanna had in fact made attempts on Reinhard’s life before, I suppose this sort of streamlining fit the anime writers’ purposes better.
Also, regarding current relevance, I think it’s in the upcoming batch that you’ll meet the late Burt Reynolds’ LoGH version…
Yeah, I think one of the benefits of having such a longer series is being able to spend time on these sorts of bottle episodes that really drive home each side’s issues.
Don’t watch the previews they spoil a lot of things.
Rest assured that after the incident described in the podcast, we’ve stopped watching the previews.