Sunday, August 29, 2021

Weekly Suit Gundam #37 – Gundam Build Fighters Review & Discussion

It’s time for Weekly Suit Gundam, a show exploring the world of Mobile Suit Gundam from The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

With 2013’s Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam leaves the world of life-and-death warfare and science-fiction (mostly) behind, and instead settles in for a slice-of-life sports anime centered around the Gunpla plastic models that have long been one of the most beloved and popular parts of the franchise’s legacy. And in a wonderful surprise, it winds up being one of the franchise’s finest hours, a practically perfect 25-episode series chock full of great, vibrant characters, big laughs, awesome Gunpla designs, and truly rousing, get-on-your-feet-and-cheer caliber mobile suit duels. Whether you’re a Gundam novice or a grizzled veteran, Gundam Build Fighters has something for everyone. It’s as entertaining an anime as you’re likely to find, and maybe the most crowd-pleasing installment in the franchise’s stories history – and because of that, it’s a real treat to get to talk about here.

Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for Gundam Build Fighters Try!   

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #392 – Gundam Build Fighters 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.

After an opening segment where we discuss Sean’s final thoughts on Returnal, Jonathan finally jumping in 4 years later to Horizon Zero Dawn, and our reactions to the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, it’s time for another Weekly Suit Gundam extravaganza! This time it’s 2013’s Gundam Build Fighters, where Gundam leaves the world of life-and-death warfare and science-fiction (mostly) behind, and instead settles in for a slice-of-life sports anime centered around the Gunpla plastic models that have long been one of the most beloved and popular parts of the franchise’s legacy. And in a wonderful surprise, it winds up being one of the franchise’s finest hours, a practically perfect 25-episode series chock full of great, vibrant characters, big laughs, awesome Gunpla designs, and truly rousing, get-on-your-feet-and-cheer caliber mobile suit duels. Whether you’re a Gundam novice or a grizzled veteran, Gundam Build Fighters has something for everyone. It’s as entertaining an anime as you’re likely to find, and maybe the most crowd-pleasing installment in the franchise’s stories history – and because of that, it’s a real treat to get to talk about here.

Enjoy!

Time Chart:

Intro/Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:32:22

News: 0:32:22 – 0:45:50

Gundam Build Fighters: 0:45:50 – 3:33:42

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #391 – Listener Mail, Sonic 2 Casting, Halo News, The Great Jeopardy Debacle & more!

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.

After last week’s marathon Evangelion podcast, we’re back with a shorter, more grab-bag style episode, where we answer a chunk of listener questions on everything from Gundam to comic books to Super Sentai. Before that, though, we also have a big list of news items to get through, from the Great Jeopardy Host Debacle, to Halo: Infinite announcing it will release without co-op campaign or Forge, to the unveiling of the latest Call of Duty, to Criterion finally getting in on the 4K game, to Idris Elba being cast as Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which leads to us playing a round of fantasy celebrity casting with the entire Sonic cast. More thoughts on Genshin Impact and Sean’s first impressions of Returnal on PS5 round out the episode.

Enjoy!

Time Chart:

Intro/Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:17:53

News: 0:17:53 – 1:19:32

Listener Mail: 1:19:32 – 2:00:07

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Weekly Suit Gundam #36 – Rebuild of Evangelion Film Tetralogy Review & Discussion

It’s time for Weekly Suit Gundam, a show exploring the world of Mobile Suit Gundam from The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

Almost two years ago, we took a little detour from Gundam to review Neon Genesis Evangelion upon its Netflix streaming debut, and promised that we’d come back to discuss Eva again if and when the 4-film Rebuild of Evangelion project was ever finished. And with the final film in Hideaki Anno’s lifelong passion project, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, now streaming worldwide (alongside the first three films) on Amazon Prime, we’re keeping our word and then some, with our longest Weekly Suit Gundam episode to date! We discuss all four films in the Rebuild project, diving deep into how these masterpieces fully realize the magic that was always there in Evangelion, but for us at least was held beneath the surface by frustrating and limiting creative choices in the original series. These are great, beautifully told, stunningly animated productions that give Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato, and everyone else the fully realized character arcs they’ve always deserved, and ends in a place that feels like Evangelion has finally found the conclusion it was always searching for. And that’s more than enough to fill a super-sized podcast.

Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS!   

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #390 – Rebuild of Evangelion Film Tetralogy 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.

Almost two years ago, we reviewed Neon Genesis Evangelion upon its Netflix streaming debut, and promised that we’d come back to discuss Eva again if and when the 4-film Rebuild of Evangelion project was ever finished. And with the final film in Hideaki Anno’s lifelong passion project, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, now streaming worldwide (alongside the first three films) on Amazon Prime, we’re keeping our word and then some, with our longest Weekly Suit Gundam episode to date! We discuss all four films in the Rebuild project, diving deep into how these masterpieces fully realize the magic that was always there in Evangelion, but for us at least was held beneath the surface by frustrating and limiting creative choices in the original series. These are great, beautifully told, stunningly animated productions that give Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato, and everyone else the fully realized character arcs they’ve always deserved, and ends in a place that feels like Evangelion has finally found the conclusion it was always searching for. And that’s more than enough to fill a super-sized podcast.

Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #389 – The Suicide Squad 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.

For the first time since before the pandemic, we’re devoting the show to a brand new Hollywood movie: James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, the standalone sequel/very expensive apology for 2016’s atrocious, definite-article-lacking Suicide Squad, and while it’s not a film we both like equally, it’s definitely one we each enjoyed, and which offers a lot of fun things to talk about. Before the movie review, though, you’ll also hear Sean review some recent anime he’s been watching – including Godzilla: Singular Point and Violet Evergarden, both on Netflix – and Jonathan invades the Beta Corner to discuss this weekend’s Left 4 Dead 3 – er, Back 4 Blood – beta.  

Enjoy!

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:07:12

Sean Talks Anime: 0:07:12 – 0:24:11

Stuff: 0:24:11 – 0:31:06

Back 4 Blood Beta: 0:31:06 – 0:42:58

The Suicide Squad: 0:42:58 – 2:19:51

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Weekly Suit Gundam #35 – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Arcs 3 and 4 (Episodes 29-49) Review & Discussion

It’s time for Weekly Suit Gundam, a show exploring the world of Mobile Suit Gundam from The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

It’s the end of an Age on today’s show as we finish reviewing Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, covering the 3rd and 4th arcs and episodes 29 through 49 of this severely underrated gem. This half of the show sees another jump to a new generation, as we join young Kio Asuno on his journey to learn the true nature of the Vegan and their world, reunite with his pirate father, and to bring his grandfather Flit back from the brink of his vengeful vendetta. It all builds to an outstanding conclusion, with a truly terrific set of final episodes that brings the series full circle in powerful fashion, and along the way we have all sorts of fun and interesting things to talk about, making for a great discussion about a Gundam series that deserves a much better reputation than it’s previously enjoyed.

Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for a detour back to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion as we review all 4 Rebuild of Evangelion movies!  

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #388 – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Arcs 3 and 4 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.

Today’s main topic is another Weekly Suit Gundam extravaganza, as we finish up the underrated gem Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, but before that, there’s a solid 80 minutes of non-Gundam material, from Jonathan’s thoughts on David Lowery’s incredible The Green Knight to news of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall leaving Doctor Who, to Scarlett Johansson suing Disney over Black Widow, and the ongoing dumpster fire that is Activision/Blizzard’s response to serious allegations of endemic harassment and discrimination. And then it’s on to the 3rd and 4th arcs of Gundam Age, where the show makes another jump to a new generation, as we join young Kio Asuno on his journey to learn the true nature of the Vegan and their world, reunite with his pirate father, and to bring his grandfather Flit back from the brink of his vengeful vendetta. It all builds to an outstanding conclusion, with a truly terrific set of final episodes that brings the series full circle in powerful fashion, and along the way we have all sorts of fun and interesting things to talk about, making for a great discussion about a Gundam series that deserves a much better reputation than it’s previously enjoyed.

Enjoy!

Time Chart: 

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:25:58

News: 0:25:58 – 1:22:46

Gundam AGE Part 2: 1:22:46 – 4:13:07

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