Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 36: Oberstein Brought the Mashed Potatoes

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:

  • 102. A Challenge to Arms
  • 103. Cosmic Mosaic
  • 104. Toward Peace Via Bloodshed

05:35 – Episode 102

07:50 – Versus Wagenseil

11:30 – Julian manages cooldowns

14:40 – Merkatz in for the save

16:30 – Julian’s first victory

17:35 – The Narrator is spitting fire today

21:00 – Empire preparing for war

25:00 – Episode 103

30:25 – Admirals off to Heinessen

32:45 – Meanwhile at Iserlohn (Also Bechdel Test, I guess)

36:20 – Reinhard still sick

37:30 – Rubinsky looks like hell

41:50 – Oberstein is cutting the grass

45:10 – Oberstein don’t give a FUCK

51:00 – Oberstein and Yang are similar

57:25 – Iro played Planescape Torment once and will never let you forget it.

1:01:22 – Episode 104

1:03:35 – Cannot even imagine Papa Reinhard

1:07:15 – How will everyone handle this situation?

1:09:20 – Down Ding Avenue

1:11:40 – Bittenfield also don’t give a fuck

1:15:05 – Iserlohn has to deal with this situation as well

1:18:10 – Who goes to Heinessen?


1:28:15 – 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 36: Oberstein Brought the Mashed Potatoes

  1. It always struck me that the two people chiefly advocating mostly because they want fewer people to die are Yang and Oberstein who both believe in democracy and autocracy respectively so much that they are one of the top characters in the series in the running for high body counts.

    Then again it seems like the natural conclusion for them. They want more than anything is to secure a long term solution to solve or at least minimize the human cost. We’ve had seasons for Yang to show his belief system but Oberstein definitely showed his after these episodes. He definitely believes in that golden autocrat that is above everyone that always takes the choice with few deaths.

    I’ve always liked the talk with Oberstein and the admirals. Aside from Bittenfield going in and that slight raised tone of voice from Oberstein getting mad at all the deaths, there’s that quick pan to the admirals where they didn’t look that mad until Oberstein started to use the Kaiser’s name as a shield after just rebuking him. They would not have been that mad had Oberstein just plainly said no, we’re doing things my way.

    If hope you guys are going to go through with watching the three kingdoms live action from 2010. It sort of straddles the line between the old novel where you know every twist and turn and say something like the Ravages of Time manhua that actively changes how things went in the three kingdoms.

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