Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 27: Send the Baby to the Penal Colony

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:

  • 76. Eve of the Festival
  • 77. To the Windy Corridor
  • 78. Spring Storm

01:40 – Episode 76

05:38 – Reinhard’s Excessive Military Expenses

08:31 – Fuck Job Truniht

09:03 – The Great Fire

10:47 – RIP Jessica Edwards

12:50 – The Great Fire Cont.

14:13 – PKC and Scapegoats

16:50 – Reuenthal’s Emergency Plans; New Assignments

23:40 – Rubinsky still scheming

27:34 – Launching the Offensive

28:54 – Imperial Handstands

30:00 – Montages at Iserlohn

34:15 – Historical Tangent: Ming Dynasty

40:50 – Speculation

43:33 – Episode 77

47:10 – Silverberche’s Model Palace

48:20 – This Party’s a Real Banger

53:30 – Hilda still smart


57:50 – Bittenfeld the Bored

1:00:30 – Diplomacy (Khwarezmia)

1:05:51 – Episode 78

1:08:01 – Message from Bittenfeld

1:10:42 – El Facil Politics

1:12:55 – Yang’s Choices

1:16:55 – Julian has negative game

1:18:02 – The only happy family in this show

1:20:15 – Advice from Dusty (Foppery and Whim)

1:25:06 – Yang and Julian’s last overnight conversation

1:33:40 – I still can’t believe this

1:35:45 – Iserlohn’s response

1:40:10 – Closing Thoughts and Housekeeping

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

One thought on “Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 27: Send the Baby to the Penal Colony

  1. I love the El Facil politicians because they are the viewers monkey’s paw wish that Yang finally gets a boss that doesn’t literally betray him. Romsky is suspicious of Yang and there’s a definite disconnect as to what they want for democracy but I was surprised he even mentioned being worried about the spiritual cleanliness of democracy and just finding treachery distasteful.

    My theory about the Jessica statue is that it was built immediately post coup. Job would no doubt be keen to take control of the Jessica legacy to shape as he saw fit. It brings up the how the American Civil Rights movement is portrayed and how Martin Luther is extolled as a pacifist who never ever ever broke the law and that is the only way to legitimately protest.

    While blowing up the Arle Heinessen statue is in line with Reinhard’s personality given that he destroyed the Rudolf one at Odin, I would like to point out how ostentatious the planned new capital is going to be based on the model. Arguably even more than the palace turned museum at Odin. It felt like that M. Bison palace model in the really good at being bad street fighter movie.

    Ruenthal might have been described as meticulous at some point. I do agree that Ruenthal has now been raised to something akin to a junior emperor with how much territory and fleets under his direct control but I think Reinhard’s hands were tied at that point. He had to promote Ruenthal as a show of trust after making things public with a trial and all and he was already a direct subordinate of Reinhard.

    I think Steinmetz was actually getting a big promotion in that he was de facto going to be the guy that runs the Reinhard fleet since the Kaiser can’t micro manage it like a normal fleet admiral with all of his other things to do. He’d be doing what Kircheis was doing in the first season and keeping the Reinhard fleet in top form.

    Reinhard doing hand stands was a thing in season one and i’m sort of sure that was a clip from the earlier episodes.

    It’s no surprise Bittenfield doesn’t like treachery it too but I was also surprised although since its Bittenfield I should not be that he was frank and open in talking about Reinhard’s desire to 1 vs 1 Yang and merely reinforces his flaw of excessive loyalty by going along with this and not even objecting like Mittermeyer and Ruenthal.

    I would just like to point out Yang secretly endorsed AU FPA politician Bittenfield. Watching Bittenfield give one liners during election debates would have been something Yang would look forward to.

    The imperial fleets are actually mostly still at the FPA side and didn’t get sent to the phezzan corridor to enter iserholn from the imperial side. So the imperial heartland just has Mecklinger who is off to Iserholn and Kessler.

    I feel like despite the significant danger in facing Yang, these episodes have made it clear that Iserholn becoming a symbolic bastion for democracy is actually now a legitimately good reason that Reinhard can use to justify his warlike tendencies.

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