Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Japanimation Station #07 – Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie Review

Welcome to Japanimation Station, an anime podcast brought to you by the folks at The Weekly Stuff Podcast. We are here to dive into the wide and wacky world of anime, and you can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com. 

Nearly 4 years after Broly, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – the 21st Dragon Ball film overall, and 4th of the modern era – opened this weekend in North American theaters, playing in both English and Japanese for the first time in franchise history, and with the widest opening for an anime film ever in the United States, playing on nearly 4,000 screens! It’s also the first Dragon Ball film to be produced completely in 3D CGI, with a new team led by director Tetsuro Kodama bringing Akira Toriyama’s script to life in a very different style than we’ve seen before. And the movie turned out to be well worth the wait and the hype, telling a compelling character-driven story centered on Piccolo, Gohan, and Pan, with several wonderful new characters, a lot of incredible action, plenty of big laughs, and even a few surprisingly touching pay-offs at the end! It’s a great Dragon Ball movie, and a big step forward for CGI anime, and it makes for an incredible fun discussion between Sean and Jonathan. 

 

Enjoy, and come back next time for Part 1 of our Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood review, where we’ll be covering Episodes 1-32 of the 2009 anime!

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #441 – Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie Review

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. 

Nearly 4 years after Broly, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – the 21st Dragon Ball film overall, and 4th of the modern era – opened this weekend in North American theaters, playing in both English and Japanese for the first time in franchise history, and with the widest opening for an anime film ever in the United States, playing on nearly 4,000 screens! It’s also the first Dragon Ball film to be produced completely in 3D CGI, with a new team led by director Tetsuro Kodama bringing Akira Toriyama’s script to life in a very different style than we’ve seen before. And the movie turned out to be well worth the wait and the hype, telling a compelling character-driven story centered on Piccolo, Gohan, and Pan, with several wonderful new characters, a lot of incredible action, plenty of big laughs, and even a few surprisingly touching pay-offs at the end! It’s a great Dragon Ball movie, and a big step forward for CGI anime, and it makes for an incredible fun discussion between Sean and Jonathan. 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Japanimation Station #03 – Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) Review & Discussion

Welcome to Japanimation Station, an anime podcast brought to you by the folks at The Weekly Stuff Podcast. We are here to dive into the wide and wacky world of anime, and you can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com. 

The first Fullmetal Alchemist anime comes to its ultimate conclusion in the 2005 feature film Conqueror of Shamballa, a narratively messy but beautifully made movie that showcases the best and the worst that this ‘alternate’ version of Fullmetal Alchemist has to offer. With Edward Elric lost in ‘our’ world on the other side of the gate, Conqueror of Shamballa is set primarily in 1923 Germany on the eve of the Nazi Party’s ‘Beer Hall Putsch,’ with Ed navigating a society on the brink of collapse into genocidal fascism. It’s a fascinating and often quite effective setting, while the action back in Amestris – where Alphonse Elric, back in his human body, is searching for a way to get back to his brother – feels pretty threadbare. The worlds eventually collide, and we see how Seiji Mizushima and company bring this version of the story to a close, with Sean and Jonathan giving their final thoughts on how the 2003 version of Fullmetal Alchemist stands the test of time nearly 20 years later. 

 

Enjoy, and come back throughout the week for a series of Dragon Ball bonus episodes leading up to the American release – and our review of – the new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero!  

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #440 – The FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Episode(s) Part 2: The Movie, “Conqueror of Shamballa”

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. 

Before continuing our journey through Fullmetal Alchemist, Jonathan and Sean catch up with a very loopy opening segment in which Jonathan asks many increasingly silly questions about Sean’s experience teaching in Texas; Sean reviews the game Sifu for PS5; and Jonathan talks about his impromptu deep dive into the works of Orson Welles. And then it’s back to the world of Fullmetal Alchemist for the 2005 feature film Conqueror of Shamballa, a narratively messy but beautifully made movie that showcases the best and the worst that this ‘alternate’ version of the series to offer. We see how Seiji Mizushima and company bring this version of the story to a close, with Sean and Jonathan giving their final thoughts on how the 2003 version of Fullmetal Alchemist stands the test of time nearly 20 years later. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart: 

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:12:28 

Sean Talks Sifu: 0:12:28 – 0:24:05

Jonathan Talks Orson Welles: 0:24:05 – 0:39:23

Fullmetal Alchemist: 0:39:23 – 2:17:29

 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Japanimation Station #02 – FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (2003) Review & Discussion

Welcome to Japanimation Station, an anime podcast brought to you by the folks at The Weekly Stuff Podcast. We are here to dive into the wide and wacky world of anime, and you can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com. 

For our first anime subject, we’re diving into the world of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist, starting with the 2003 anime that partially adapted the then-young manga before branching off into an increasingly divergent anime-original story. While it was a huge and acclaimed hit, in Japan and abroad, at the time of release, the show has a more controversial reputation now, years after Arakawa’s manga was completed and faithfully re-adapted as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Sean and Jonathan are coming at the 2003 series from wildly different directions – Jonathan a lifelong fan who started with this anime as a kid, and Sean only recently having read the manga without ever seeing either anime – so our perspectives inherently diverge. But if there’s one thing we clearly agree on, it’s that this is a fascinating show very much worth talking about. Whether one loves it or hates it, it’s clearly more than an outdated curio, and we think you, like us, will come away from this conversation with a greater appreciation for all versions of Fullmetal Alchemist. 

 

Enjoy, and come back next week as our journey through Amestris continues with our review of the Fullmetal Alchemist movie sequel, Conqueror of Shamballa! 

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #439 – The FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Episode(s) Part 1: The 2003 Anime

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. 

This week’s show starts off with the baffling news about the newly-merged Warner Bros. Discovery shelving a completed Batgirl film for a tax write-down, and then continues into the first big topic from our new anime podcast, Japanimation Station, where we’re diving into the world of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist, starting today with the 2003 anime that partially adapted the then-young manga before branching off into an increasingly divergent anime-original story. While it was a huge and acclaimed hit, in Japan and abroad, at the time of release, the show has a more controversial reputation now, years after Arakawa’s manga was completed and faithfully re-adapted as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Sean and Jonathan are coming at the 2003 series from wildly different directions – Jonathan a lifelong fan who started with this anime as a kid, and Sean only recently having read the manga without ever seeing either anime – so our perspectives inherently diverge. But if there’s one thing we clearly agree on, it’s that this is a fascinating show very much worth talking about. Whether one loves it or hates it, it’s clearly more than an outdated curio, and we think you, like us, will come away from this conversation with a greater appreciation for all versions of Fullmetal Alchemist. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart: 

Intro & News: 0:00:00 – 0:24:34 

Fullmetal Alchemist: 0:24:34 – 3:41:16

 

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Japanimation Station #01 – Welcome to Japanimation Station! Our Anime History & 5 Desert Island Favorites!

Welcome to Japanimation Station, an anime podcast brought to you by the folks at The Weekly Stuff Podcast. We are here to dive into the wide and wacky world of anime, and you can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com.

For the debut episode of Japanimation Station, Sean Chapman and Jonathan Lack introduce themselves and host a spirited discussion about how they got into anime, how their fandoms and interests have evolved over the years, what makes animation special in the first place, and why anime in particular is the thing we find so interesting we had to make a whole podcast about it. You’ll learn about our backgrounds, our philosophies, our anime likes and dislikes, and much more as we introduce you to the foundational ideas of our show! And at the end, we share which 5 anime we would each take to a desert island if such a strange fate were to befall us.

 

Enjoy, and come back next week for our first anime review with Fullmetal Alchemist, the original 2003 anime based on Hiromu Arakawa’s classic manga! Subscribe at JapanimationStation.Com to make sure you don’t miss a single episode! 

 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #438 – The RESIDENT EVIL 4 Episode

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 episode is a real treat, as we finally take the time to talk about one of the greatest video games of all time, Resident Evil 4. With the remake of Capcom’s action classic coming next Spring, and Sean and Jonathan both having fallen hard down the Resident Evil rabbit hole at different times over the past few years, we thought now was the perfect time to break down why Resident Evil 4 is so entirely singular, why it’s so ridiculously fun and engaging, and why it still stands tall and timeless as such a perfect masterclass of game design 17 years later. We also break down the news out of the Marvel panel from this week’s Comic-Con, where producer Kevin Feige laid out the next few years of MCU movies and shows in a plan that has us both feeling exhausting and baffled. But hey, the Black Panther trailer was great! 

 

Enjoy, and come back next week for the launch of our brand new anime podcast, Japanimation Station!

 

Time Chart: 

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:05:29

Marvel News: 0:05:29 – 0:51:09

Resident Evil 4: 0:51:09 – 2:47:31 

 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Weekly Suit Gundam #58 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island Movie 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

Both Gundam as a franchise and Weekly Suit Gundam as a podcast come full circle this week by returning to the world of First Gundam, with the brand-new movie set in the timeline of the original show, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island! A remake of the infamous 15th episode of Mobile Suit Gundam – an episode with such a troubled production that creator Yoshiyuki Tomino has never allowed it to be distributed outside Japan – original Gundam character designer and animation supervisor Yoshikazu Yasuhiko returns as director to redeem this story of a Zeon deserter protecting war orphans on a deserted island. It’s an absolutely wonderful movie, as beautifully animated as one would expect from the great Yasuhiko, but also incredibly smart and soulful in its themes and storytelling, finding a particularly compelling story for original Gundam protagonist Amuro Ray, played again here – possibly for the last time – by a never-better Tōru Furuya. This is a great movie, and an absolute pleasure to discuss for our final Weekly Suit Gundam before the launch of Japanimation Station. 

 

Enjoy, and we’ll see you on the other side with the premiere of Japanimation Station on August 1st. Be sure to subscribe at http://japanimationstation.com  

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #437 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island Movie 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.

We start today’s show by chatting about work, with Sean telling a funny story about getting a teaching certification, before discussing our love for the fantastic anime Kaguya-sama: Love is War, but then it’s time for Gundam! And this week, both Gundam as a franchise and Weekly Suit Gundam as a podcast are coming full circle by returning to the world of First Gundam, with the brand-new movie set in the timeline of the original show, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island! A remake of the infamous 15th episode of Mobile Suit Gundam – an episode with such a troubled production that creator Yoshiyuki Tomino has never allowed it to be distributed outside Japan – original Gundam character designer and animation supervisor Yoshikazu Yasuhiko returns as director to redeem this story of a Zeon deserter protecting war orphans on a deserted island. It’s an absolutely wonderful movie, as beautifully animated as one would expect from the great Yasuhiko, but also incredibly smart and soulful in its themes and storytelling, finding a particularly compelling story for original Gundam protagonist Amuro Ray, played again here – possibly for the last time – by a never-better Tōru Furuya. This is a great movie, and an absolute pleasure to discuss for our final Weekly Suit Gundam before the launch of Japanimation Station. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart: 

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:23:17

Gundam Cucuruz Doan: 0:23:17 – 2:33:31

 

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Weekly Suit Gundam #57 – Reviewing the Original SD Gundam Shorts!

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

When our other, ‘mothership’ podcast, The Weekly Stuff, turned 10 years old last month, we celebrated with a whopping 10-hour podcast celebration, each hour devoted to a different topic we’ve covered over the years. One of those, of course, was Gundam, and we wanted to share that segment with Weekly Suit Gundam listeners as a standalone episode, because it’s a very fun conversation about a corner of the Gundam world we’ve never discussed before: SD Gundam! That’s right – on today’s show, we’re talking all about the super-deformed world of chibi Gundam comedy by looking at the original theatrical shorts from the late 80s and early 90s, including SD Gundam Mk. 1, Mk. 2, Mk. 4, and SD Gundam Counterattack! Do they hold up 30 years later? Are they funny? Are they weirdly offensive? Are they kind of boring and annoying? It depends! We talk all about it before finishing up the episode with a look at the insanely surreal FMV cutscenes from Gundam 0079: The War for Earth, an obscure but also kind of iconic ‘video game’ from 1996. 

 

Enjoy, and come back next week for our review of the new Gundam movie, Cucuruz Doan’s Island! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:02:31

SD Gundam Mk. 1: 0:02:31 – 0:18:41

SD Gundam Mk. 2: 0:18:41 – 0:28:51

SD Gundam Counterattack: 0:28:51 – 0:33:07

SD Gundam Mk. 4: 0:33:07 – 0:45:39

Gundam 0079 – The War for Earth: 0:45:39 – 1:03:11

 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #436 – Thor: Love & Thunder Review and Remembering Kazuki Takahashi

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.

This week saw the release of the hotly anticipated Thor: Love & Thunder, a movie we were both looking forward to given what an exceptional effort director Taika Waititi’s last go-round with Thor was in 2017’s Ragnarok. Alas, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is maybe the most disappointing, a muddled, unfocused, and aesthetically disastrous mess that has some good ideas and moments, but never truly coheres. We review the movie in our typical spoiler-filled depth, and before that, Sean tells us about his continuing adventures in the world of Resident Evil, Jonathan gives his thoughts on Square Enix’s Triangle Strategy, and we remember the great mangaka Kazuki Takahashi, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!, after he tragically passed away this week at the age of 60. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart: 

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:08:09

Resident Evil: 0:08:09 – 0:20:23

Triangle Strategy: 0:20:23 – 0:35:48

News and Kazuki Takahashi: 0:35:48 – 0:57:02

Thor Love & Thunder: 0:57:02 – 2:36:19

 

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Weekly Suit Gundam #56 – Three-Year Anniversary Celebration & Rankings Part 3: Top 10 Mobile Suits, Characters & Everything Else!

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. 

In the 3rd and final part of our 3rd Anniversary ranking celebration, we’re ranking…well, almost everything! We start by listing our Top 10 favorite Mobile Suits from the last year’s worth of shows, our Top 10 Mobile Suits overall, our Top 10 favorite characters from across the franchise – and then it’s party time, as we deliver all the rankings requested by YOU, the listeners, including the best Gundam Boys, the best Captains, the best Char clones, the best Haros, the best deaths, and so much more! It’s a veritable cornucopia of Gundam rankings, and a great way to celebrate and close out 3 fantastic years of Weekly Suit Gundam.

 

Enjoy, and listen to the end to hear exciting details about the future of Weekly Suit Gundam and our big plans for covering even more anime in the years to come!  

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #435 – Ranking the Best Gundam Characters, Mobile Suits, and Everything Else!

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.

In the 3rd and final part of our Weekly Suit Gundam 3rd Anniversary ranking celebration, we’re ranking…well, almost everything! We start by listing our Top 10 favorite Mobile Suits from the last year’s worth of shows, our Top 10 Mobile Suits overall, our Top 10 favorite characters from across the franchise – and then it’s party time, as we deliver all the rankings requested by YOU, the listeners, including the best Gundam Boys, the best Captains, the best Char clones, the best Haros, the best deaths, and so much more! It’s a veritable cornucopia of Gundam rankings, and a great way to celebrate and close out 3 fantastic years of Weekly Suit Gundam.

 

Enjoy, and listen to the end to hear exciting details about the future of Weekly Suit Gundam and our big plans for covering even more anime in the years to come!  

 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #434 – Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale & Series Review

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. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the 6-episode Star Wars miniseries on Disney+, finished up its run this week with an emotionally charged and visually stunning episode that proved this to be just as much a series about Darth Vader as it was about Obi-Wan, and all the better for it. We really enjoyed these 6 episodes, even with a few wonky bits of plotting or visuals along the way, and found ourselves deeply invested in the story it told about Obi-Wan, Vader, Leia, and all the other characters introduced along the way. It’s certainly a show that rewards the kind of discussions we do here, but that’s not all for this week! Sean also talks about revisiting the original Resident Evil as he begins working his way through the remakes, Jonathan reviews the Sonic Origins collection, and we laugh about Sony’s quixotic quest to make increasingly terrible movies about ever-more obscure Spider-Man villains with news on Kraven the Hunter (and a lot of jokes about Morbius). 

 

It’s Morbin’ Time! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:04:08

Stuff, including Resident Evil: 0:04:08 – 0:45:55

It’s Morbin’ Time: 0:45:55 – 1:10:02

Obi-Wan Kenobi: 1:10:02 – 2:52:42 

 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Weekly Suit Gundam #55 – Three-Year Anniversary Celebration & Rankings Part 2: Top 10 Gundam Soundtracks & Top 40 Gundam Songs!

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.  

In Part 2 of our 3rd Anniversary ranking celebration, we’re diving deep into the amazingly rich waters of Gundam music! The songs and soundtracks for Gundam have always been one of our favorite parts of this franchise, and a ubiquitous topic of conversation with every show we cover, and having reviewed all the Gundam, it’s time to rank all the music! First we count down our Top 10 favorite Gundam Soundtracks – the scores, or background music, composed for the various shows and movies – and then it’s time to talk about songs. We rank our Top 10 favorite songs from the shows we reviewed over the last year, and then update our list of all-time favorite Gundam songs with our own individual Top 40 Songs lists! (Which we have made playlists of on YouTube, so you can listen to our lists like we’ve DJ’d our own Gundam radio stations!) 

 

Enjoy, and come back soon for Part 3, where we’ll be ranking the best Mobile Suits, characters, and MUCH more, including fun and silly lists suggested by YOU the listeners!  

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #433– Not-E3 2022 & Gundam Music Rankings Extravaganza!

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.

In today’s supercharged extra-long podcast (still less than half-as-long as last week’s 10th anniversary spectacular,though), we go through some of the gaming news from Not-E3 2022, including the reveal of the next entry in the Final Fantasy VII Remake saga, Persona 3 and 4 coming to modern consoles, Resident Evil VILLage getting DLC, and much more! And then for our main topic, it’s a Weekly Suit Gundam music extravaganza as we’re ranking the best Gundam soundtracks and songs in a music discussion so massive we could barely fit it all in one episode, including Sean and Jonathan’s respective Top 40 Gundam Songs! (Which now have dedicated playlists on YouTube, which you can listen as if we’ve DJ’d our own Gundam radio stations!)

 

Enjoy! 

 

Jonathan’s Top 40 Gundam Songs – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk08eaY2eGd991aJ6BmqzsYIDEnUba-ZM

 

Sean’s Top 40 Gundam Songs – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk08eaY2eGd9UwNYWBVQOMh4pS2HpDFL1

 

Time Chart:

Intro & Stuff: 00:00:00 – 00:12:35

Sean reviews Horizon Forbidden West: 00:12:35 – 00:24:52

Not-E3 2022 News: 00:24:52 – 1:24:59

Gundam – Top 10 Soundtracks: 1:24:59 – 3:05:58

Gundam – Best Songs: 3:05:58 – 4:33:53

 

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Monday, June 13, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #432 – 10 FOR 10: The Weekly Stuff Podcast 10th Anniversary Spectacular!

It’s time for the very special 10th anniversary 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.

10 years ago today, on June 13th, 2012, we launched The Weekly Stuff Podcast (then called WGTC Radio) – and today, 10 years and 432 episodes later, we’re bringing you the biggest episode we’ve ever done to celebrate. In this massive 10-hour podcast spectacular, we’ve recorded 10 topics for 10 years, each revisiting one of our many recurring subjects – like Doctor Who, Persona, Lord of the Rings, and Gundam – by reviewing or discussing something in that area we haven’t talked about before. So you’ll hear us discuss things like “The Three Doctors,” the Doctor Who serial from 1973 that marked that show’s 10th anniversary with its first-ever multi-Doctor story, or “Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade,” the extremely bizarre and weirdly compelling stage musical based on one of our all-time favorite video games. And there’s a lot more – this podcast is full of surprises, and while we’ve listed the topic areas in the time chart below, we haven’t listed exactly what we’re discussing, just in case you’d like to go in unspoiled. 

 

Thank you all so much for being along for the ride, whether you’ve recently discovered our podcast or have been here for all 10 years. And as always…Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 00:00:00 – 00:10:22

I. Doctor Who: 00:10:23 – 01:10:24

II. Lord of the Rings: 01:10:24 – 02:06:52

III. Persona: 02:06:52 – 03:08:56

IV. Superheroes: 03:08:56 – 04:15:32

V. Godzilla: 04:15:32 – 05:18:21

VI. Twin Peaks: 05:18:21 – 06:19:54

VII. An Early 00s Movie: 06:19:54 – 07:22:13

VIII. Dragon Ball: 07:22:13 – 08:21:12

IX: Gundam: 08:21:12 – 09:22:53

X: Genshin Impact: 09:22:53 – 10:32:04

Outro: 10:32:04 – 10:49:25

 

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