Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 24: Your Jokes are as Stale as Your Sandwiches

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.

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Opening Song: Sea of Stars
Interlude Song: Fourth Battle of Tiamat (Bolero composed by Maurice Ravel)
Ending Song: Crossing the Bridge of Light (Orchestral Version)

Show Notes

This installment covers episodes:

        • 67. Ragnarok Again
        • 68. To El Facil
        • 69. Iserlohn Fortress Recapture Operation

04:52 – Episode 67

06:18 – Let Bucock Rest

09:00 – Consistency of Character

12:03 – Yang does his best

14:05 – Still not used to thinking of Phezzan as Empire

15:10 – Hilda still hella smart and solving bad trends

23:20 – Let Bucock Rest!

27:21 – Empire staff assignments

27:55 – FPA falling apart

29:10 – Odets trying to negotiate

34:37 – Episode 68

36:00 – Black Market (and No Promises)

37:48 – Admiral Eisenach

39:41 – Goddammit Poplan

41:19 – Squad

44:00 – Yang truly believes in democracy and that will destroy him

46:45 – Future plans for the Irregulars

48:00 – Rubinsky returns

50:08 – FPA sending ships to Yang

51:18 – Yang on El Facil

54:05 – Episode 69

55:40 – Hilda still hella smart but still has to convince Bratty Reinhard

58:50 – Julian’s back along with Horndog Poplan

1:02:40 – Let’s discuss Karin even though she still isn’t really much of a character

1:04:00 – An emotional reunion

1:04:55 – Yang’s fatal miscalculation?

1:08:45 – Gee’s Patented Historical Tangent

1:11:05 – Julian lacks a mutinous spirit

1:18:30 – Yang really does believe in democracy

1:21:10 – Iserlohn mission assignments

1:22:27 – Tension between Military and Government

1:26:20 – The Final Sortie, and also some confusion over characters

1:32:00 – Housekeeping

1:34:33 – Correction

And don’t forget that Legend of the Galactic Heroes is available for streaming on HIDIVE!

2 thoughts on “Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 24: Your Jokes are as Stale as Your Sandwiches

  1. I’ll comment some other time but I think you guys got the battle with no possible victory thing wrong. The historians were saying that had Yang realized that the FPA had it in them to put up a token resistance his plans right now such as the Iserholn operation would have to be scrapped.

    Most likely given Yang’s character he would have led his fleet to where the FPA was going to do its last stand and join them which meant Yang would have been with Bucock in his ride and die fleet.

  2. In these series of episodes team Bucock had the best moments.
    There’s just something about Mrs. Bucock just getting up mid Reinhard speech to get her husband’s uniform that starts off the depression train on the right track. We then go to Sousou something barely holding it in as he watches the old man hobble himself into hq and get told no you can’t join the suicide fleet. We fast forward to the end of the last episode with brief glimpses of the FPA dying and there’s this classical music booming in the background which just stops right as Bucock gives the order for the last alliance fleet to set sail.

    Admiral Eisenach is my other favorite empire admiral that’s not that important. His intro scene was having a reputation as a stern commander and the cabin boy assigned to get his drinks got the order wrong. It was supposed to be one coffee or whiskey but he was enough of a softy that he didn’t say anything so now he drinks nothing but coffee out of consideration of the kid shaking in his boots. I just love the idea of Reinhard looking through the list of imperial admirals, reading about admiral no talk and immediately feeling a sense of kinship with his flair of dramatics while being competent and hiring him on the spot.

    I liked how we don’t get much out of El Facil government and due to the Yang based pov, all we see is just another group fearing yet needing Yang. Yang made a throw away line about Schönkopf and the others making inappropriate comments and here I am wondering what they were saying that riled up El Facil to the point they feared Yang enough to hinder him.

    I was surprised Reinhard even managed to admit how Yang beat him the first time. In such a not exactly calm but more melancholic way too. Not only will Yang have to fight more fleets with his under strength fleet but now Reinhard is actually being forced to grow as a person and admit defeat despite his massive ego, you could practically see him powering up like a dbz character which is funny considering his VA.

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