Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 33: I’m Not Paying For Your Tires

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:

  • 93. For Pride
  • 94. Rebellion is a Hero’s Privilege
  • 95. The Twin Stars Collide!

02:45 – Episode 93

10:00 – Reuenthal no, stop, come back

12:55 – Mittermeyer is not having a good time

13:30 – Fuck Job Truniht

15:20 – The Writings of Julian Minci

17:40 – Grillpalzer’s Investigation

21:08 – Episode 94

30:05 – Reuenthal’s Declaration

33:09 – A ruler shouldn’t dirty his own hands apparently

37:02 – The 7/11 AU is Back

39:30 – Angry Mittermeyer

45:05 – Iro’s Spoiler Story

48:15 – Even Hilda thinks Lang sucks

51:04 – Hilda pregnant??

52:19 – Mittermeyer is soooo dead

55:05 – Empire Entitlement

1:02:05 – Episode 95

1:06:06 – The attitude of a loser

1:08:00 – Even Mueller is trying

1:10:20 – What’s Iserlohn up to?

1:19:05 – GIVE US MECKLINGER!

1:20:10 – The Twin Stars

1:28:35 – Speculation

1:35:31 – Housekeeping

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 33: I’m Not Paying For Your Tires

  1. When you guys talked about empire being too dramatic last time, I really had to control myself from blurting out the spoilers about their dramatics literally getting millions of people killed.

  2. Grillpalzer and his buddy were with Ruenthal’s fleet when he got the governor job. There was a quick mention in an earlier episode that they were salty Bergengrun was their superior officer.

    I’ve always seen this war out of pride as the empire’s version of Amlitzer. Though individual players played their part. The upcoming tremendous loss of life was the end result of this specific kind of autocracy. Just as a representative liberal democracy will produce leaders that will focus on getting elected above all else, the new empire with such an emphasis on meritocracy ie the best warlord gets to rule means that if any of the admirals think they can do better that’s it it’s time for civil war.

    It’s not like Ruenthal himself tried to hide his feelings. He’s repeatedly said rebelling in this turbulent era is an honor and with Reinhard being the rebel of rebels overturning the entire FPA and Empire forever war no one can actually say rebellion in of itself is wrong.

    For most of the series there because Reinhard is the idealized perfect king there’s not a lot that you can criticize but starting with his warmongering and this latest disaster I have always been confused that people who watched through the entire show unequivocally agree that autocracy is the perfect system when we got this war out of pride and it’s not even some deeper understanding that requires knowledge outside the show. The show makes it clear people are going to die because Reinhard and Ruenthal are too prideful.

    I like the Kircheis medal because it’s one of those foundational moments for the empire and we get a first person look at it. They are using the esteem the people that live now have for Kircheis to create this new honor. We can see that with Kircheis’ last act of protecting Reinhard to Muller literally throwing himself at Reinhard the standards in which future recipients have to be awarded one. In time the award itself will acquire its own pull and need no longer rely on the initial self sacrificing acts and just BE what people in the future empire think of when they imagine self sacrifice.

    I got spoiled that Yang dies but I was oblivious to things like story or the narrative so it wasn’t until Yang got shot that I remembered the spoiler.

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