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)
This installment covers episodes:
- 85. The Order for the Transfer of the Capital
- 86. New Government in August
- Season 3 Retrospective
02:34 – Episode 85
33:05 – Episode 86
59:30 – Break
1:00:42 – We brought in some guests
1:05:50 – Celebrating the life and times of Yang Wenli
1:24:41 – Favorite moments/episodes of Season 3
1:41:30 – Baseless Speculation
2:02:10 – Break 2
2:03:10 – Baseless Speculation Cont.
2:32:25 – Season 4 is Post-Evangelion, we’re well into the 90s
2:43:00 – We’re still playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses
2:55:30 – We’re in the home stretch of the show
3:07:30 – Closing thoughts
3:11:25 – 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 30: Who needs a flashlight? Just tie Reinhard to a stick”
I hoped you guys would love the last moment of season three, that was also my favorite moment. There’s just so many things wrong with the new republic such as the tiny population, the disparity in numbers in men and women, the nepotism involved that got Frederica and Julian their jobs, kind of doing a low key Yang personality cult and effectively not having people for a civilian government even if they wanted to. Yet despite it all they are openly declaring their intent to pass on the new Imperial golden age to build a democracy.
I think its safe to say that Merkatz and his number 2 do at least consider their loyalty to the new republic on the same level as the old goldenbaum regine if not greater. Merkatz said he wanted to keep Yang safe and help the boy emperor and with Yang gone he should have already been making plans to abandon the fortress to try and find the kid. Yet the show even made sure to spend a second to show them both singing along and they still are wearing their empire uniforms. I liked that they made a quick pass at all the one note characters that you saw back then that fled the collapsing FPA and the invading empire like that guy questioning Merkatz and saying that he’s an inappropriate leader for a democratic movement or that one guy that ran away with as many ships and people as he can in that asteroid making fpa ships when the empire came.
In hindsight, they actually needed to lose Yang to make it clear to themselves and everyone else that regarding to the question of people following people or ideals, the people of the new republic has chosen the latter. It just sucks for Yang that his dream of a body republic actively committed to practicing democracy down to the last citizen could only existed after he dies with his death being the catalyst.
All the Yang sayings and hot takes are literally going to appear in future social science books if the iserholn republic actually manages to amount to anything.
Rip Bucock, the Yang crew indirectly consigned your sacrifice as a historical footnote by raising Yang as the champion of democracy.
The big portraits of Arle Heinessen and Yang seem to reference a practice in east asia where the big founders of the modern states have these big portraits. Also the Yang portrait is just amazing. Arle Heinessen between being an empire slave and escaping said empire had time to take a proper face the camera picture and the Yang one was like someone managed to convince him to take a one second picture. Out of all the Yang Wenli pictures his friends and family have, that is literally the best they could come up with.
From the few fan translation of the book and manga that I’ve read, the Arslan series seems to draw more on the three kingdoms feel of an expansive cast and with a core cast centered around Arslan in his adventures but I think what elevates logh above it for people at the present is that in addition to the expansive cast three kingdoms style it also discusses topics that are relevant to us at present. Specially, in the language that they use, Arslan has topics around being a good ruler but it never went beyond thinking about the merits of a system that didn’t rely on autocracy. If you like reading the three kingdoms you definitely will like Arslan,
Logh does seem to resonate more with people that in their real life were at the point where they were questioning a lot of things about the order of things.