Monday, May 24, 2021

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #377 – Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO Review & Discussion

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

It’s another dive into the world of Mobile Suit Gundam this week with MS IGLOO, but before that, you’ll also hear some big personal news from Sean, more discussion of Jason Schreier’s fantastic new book Press Reset, and more Resident Evil talk, including Jonathan’s experience playing Resident Evil Zero for the first time. Then we’re off to one of the most obscure corners of Gundam animation, with the 6-episode CGI OVA MS IGLOO and its 3-episode sequel series MS IGLOO 2: Gravity Well. Originally produced for the Bandai museum in Japan, the first series suffers from repetitive storytelling, thin plotting, and some of the worst 3D CGI animation the early 2000s had to offer, and on its own, there’s not a ton worth saying about it. But the sequel series, produced in 2008, isn’t just a huge step forward in the quality of the CGI production – it’s also a wonderfully unique, compellingly told set of ground-level war stories that make for essential viewing for anyone interested in the One-Year War period of Universal Century Gundam, and is a lot of fun to talk about.



Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:36:00

MS Igloo Discussion: 0:36:00 – 2:00:51

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