Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #427 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 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.

It’s a very ‘strange’ podcast this week – haha, get it? – as we review the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! Directed by the great Sam Raimi – and featuring WAY more of his characteristic humor, scares, distorted camera work, and cartoon violence than we expected – it’s one of the most unique, imaginative, and downright fun films Marvel has made so far. To put it simply, the film kicks ass. We also got news this weekend about the casting of the 14th Doctor on Doctor Who, to be played by 29-year-old Ncuti Gatwa, who will become the first black actor to play the iconic part, and discussion of this exciting announcement rounds out the episode. 

 

And finally, in recognition of the overwhelming threat to reproductive rights bearing down on the United States this week after it became clear the Supreme Court was poised to overturn 

Roe v Wade, we are encouraging listeners to make donations, if able, to local abortion funds in their area. Jonathan will be donating to the Iowa Abortion Access Fund in Iowa, and Sean to the Lilith Fund in Texas, but we encourage you to donate wherever will do the most good in your community. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:21:29

Doctor Who News: 0:21:29 – 0:32:32

Doctor Strange 2 Review: 0:32:32 – 1:50:21

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Weekly Suit Gundam #51 – Gundam Build Divers 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

After the highs of Gundam: The Origin, we’re going very far in the opposite direction to scrape the bottom of the Gundam barrel with 2018’s Gundam Build Divers, in contention with G-Saviour as the worst thing we’ve yet discussed on Weekly Suit Gundam. Capitalizing on the Sword Art Online-inspired Isekai craze of the 2010s, Gundam Build Divers takes the Gunpla action out of the real world and into a very boring virtual reality, without really understanding what makes Isekai shows or the prior Build Fighters series fun in the first place. With amazingly low stakes, wildly inconsistent world building, nary an interesting character in sight, and a final arc that goes from zero to bananas in record time (and not in a good way), Gundam Build Divers is the nadir of animated Gundam. It’s a show you absolutely shouldn’t watch, but it makes for a fun podcast you should listen to even if you haven’t. 

 

Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for our review of the follow-up series – which you’ve all promised us is better – Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise. 

 

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The Weekly Stuff Podcast #426 – Gundam Build Divers 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 a bit of a break from the giant fighting robots, we’re diving back into Gundam this week, jumping all the way down to the bottom of the barrel to review 2018’s Gundam Build Divers. Capitalizing on the Sword Art Online-inspired Isekai craze of the 2010s, Gundam Build Divers takes the Gunpla action out of the real world and into a very boring virtual reality, without really understanding what makes Isekai shows or the prior Build Fighters series fun in the first place. With amazingly low stakes, wildly inconsistent world building, nary an interesting character in sight, and a final arc that goes from zero to bananas in record time (and not in a good way), Gundam Build Divers is the nadir of animated Gundam. And before eviscerating this terrible series, Sean also talks about playing Horizon: Forbidden West, and Jonathan discusses catching up on recent happenings in Genshin Impact. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:26:39

Gundam Build Divers: 0:26:39 – 2:31:44

 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #425 – Elden Ring Final 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 hundreds of hours, countless deaths, millions of runes collected and dozens of demigods slain, Sean and Jonathan are both finally finished with FromSoftware’s incredible open-world RPG masterpiece Elden Ring, and that means it is, at last, time for our in-depth spoiler-filled review and discussion. After discussing the game in bits and pieces along the way over the past two months, we dive deep with the surprisingly rich storytelling and mythology, the many fabulous boss fights, the seemingly endless assortment of dense, surprising areas and images, and so much more. Before the spoiler chat begins, Sean also talks about reading through the Fullmetal Alchemist manga for the first time, Jonathan review Robert Eggers’ outstanding new Viking epic The Northman, and we collectively take a look at the upcoming ‘second season’ of Halo Infinite, and why the game is in such a bafflingly miserable state. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:02:33

Fullmetal Alchemist: 0:02:33 – 0:16:52

The Northman: 0:16:52 – 0:25:00

Halo Infinite Is a Mess: 0:25:00 – 0:52:22

Elden Ring: 0:52:22 – 2:44:33

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #424 – Listener Mail, Elden Ring, Genshin Impact & 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.

It’s a loose and free-wheeling episode this week as we dive into a big bag of listener mail, answering your questions on anime, video games, Gundam, our most anticipated movies of the next year, and much more! Listeners answered the call with a bunch of fun questions that hopefully led to some entertaining and/or enlightening answers. We also talk some more about Elden Ring, which Jonathan is slowly inching towards the finish line on, and discuss the recent Inazuma festival content in Genshin Impact, which has been a blast. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:16:38

Elden Ring: 0:16:38 – 0:26:34

Genshin Impact: 0:26:34 – 0:39:19

More Stuff: 0:39:19 – 0:50:50

Listener Mail: 0:50:50 – 1:59:38 

 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #423 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Retrospective & 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.

With Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie) currently atop the box office in theaters, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look back at Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the 1992 video game). Sonic 2 is one of the all-time great video game sequels, a landmark 2D platformer with some of the best graphics, art direction, sound, and music of the 16-bit era, all built atop wildly creative labyrinthine level design. The game was a major cultural event when it released 30 years ago – the same year we were born! Oh god! We’re so old! – and it more than holds up today as one of the greatest games ever made. We also talk a little bit about the new movie, which is a delightful treat for Sonic fans, discuss the (inevitably confusing) announcement of Kingdom Hearts IV, and Jonathan sings the praises of the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once, the outstanding new film starring Michelle Yeoh that everybody needs to see as soon as possible. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:15

Kingdom Hearts IV News: 0:03:15 – 0:13:29

Stuff: 0:13:29 – 0:48:21

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (The Game): 0:48:21 – 2:05:44

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (The Movie): 2:05:44 – 2:24:49

 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #422 – PS Plus News, Anime Talk, Vampire Survivors, and Jonathan Talks About Save Mechanics in Video Games

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 a stuff-heavy episode this week as Sean and Jonathan talk about the latest Genshin Impact update, talk about anime they’ve been watching – including the news that Attack on Titan is continuing its ‘Final Season’ to a third and actually final part next year – and discuss the news that PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now will soon be combining into three separate, confusingly-named tiers, the upside of which is finally getting backwards compatible games on PS5. Sean also sings the praises of indie sensation Vampire Survivors on PC, and Jonathan shares a talk he gave at this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference on how save mechanics in video games can be used to enhance player immersion. It’s academic, but hopefully of interest to podcast listeners. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:07:00

Attack on Titan (no spoilers): 0:07:00 – 0:12:31

Genshin Impact: 0:12:31 – 0:24:20

Little Witch Academia: 0:24:20 – 0:47:30

Vampire Survivors: 0:47:30 – 0:58:58

PS Plus News: 0:58:58 – 1:22:08

Jonathan Talks Save Mechanics in Games: 1:22:08 – 1:47:23 

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #421 – The Jujutsu Kaisen Episode: Reviewing Season 1 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0


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 episode is all about the Shonen anime sensation Jujutsu Kaisen, which recently saw its first film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, released in American theaters to surprising levels of success. It’s one of our favorite anime in recent years, and we’re finally taking the time to break down the first season, all the amazing characters, the best fights, the killer music, and the unholy amounts of swagger embodied by Gojo Satoru-sensei. If Kimetsu no Yaiba – which we’ve talked about plenty here! – is the archetypal Shonen anime elevated to new dramatic heights, then Jujutsu Kaisen is Shonen anime distilled to almost dangerous amounts of weapons-grade fun. And the movie, a prequel based on the 4-chapter ‘pilot’ manga Gege Akutami wrote before the main series, is pretty damn good too. And you’ll also hear about Jonathan’s absolutely nightmarish week of travel, which, on the plus side, gave him a lot of time on planes to binge the first 3 seasons of Attack on Titan. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:06:29

Jonathan’s Travel Stories: 0:06:29 – 0:31:47

Jujutsu Kaisen: 0:31:47 – 2:57:13

 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #420 – Gundam The Origin Manga Review and Sean & Jonathan’s Continuing Adventures in Elden Ring: Vol. 3

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 celebrate the 420th episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with absolutely no marijuana – but listeners are encouraged to blaze it – and instead stick to what truly gets us high: Mobile Suit Gundam and life-consuming video games. For the first hour, we continue recounting our journey through FromSoftware’s Elden Ring – which continues to be incredible – primarily discussing our time in the red wastes of Caelid and our glorious battle with Starscourge Radahn. Then, it’s time for another Gundam extravaganza, as we talk all about the Gundam: The Origin manga by the legendary Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Serialized over a full decade, Yasuhiko’s manga is a virtuoso ‘comicalization’ of the original Gundam anime, realized in loving detail with some of the most incredible art one will ever lay eyes on. The ‘flashback arc’ from the middle of the manga was adapted for the OVA, but there’s much more material here, and for this episode, we talk about how Yasuhiko’s telling compares to the original TV series, what changes we like or dislike, and why Yasuhiko’s heavily ‘decompressed’ style is so immersive and involving. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:16:20

Elden Ring: 0:16:20 – 1:02:24

Gundam The Origin Manga: 1:02:24 – 3:12:56

 

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Weekly Suit Gundam #50 – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – The Manga by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko 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.  

After breaking down all six episodes of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series, we’re back for one more Origin discussion to talk all about the manga by the legendary Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Serialized over a full decade, Yasuhiko’s manga is a virtuoso ‘comicalization’ of the original Gundam anime, realized in loving detail with some of the most incredible art one will ever lay eyes on. The ‘flashback arc’ from the middle of the manga was adapted for the OVA, but there’s much more material here, and for this episode, we talk about how Yasuhiko’s telling compares to the original TV series, what changes we like or dislike, and why Yasuhiko’s heavily ‘decompressed’ style is so immersive and involving. This manga is one of the best and most singular corners of the entire Gundam universe, and is more than deserving than the episode we devote to it here. 

 

Enjoy, and come back in April as we journey forth to the next Gundam TV series, Gundam Build Divers! 

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #419 – Reviewing THE BATMAN with Robert Pattinson

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 Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the latest cinematic interpretation of the Caped Crusader, and by far the best one Hollywood has created to date. It’s the first Batman film to get essential parts of the character right – like the hard-boiled detective roots, commitment to not killing enemies, and even some genuinely aspirational heroism – Reeves’ film is a genuine neo-noir fueled by great performances from Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, and more, with jaw-dropping cinematography and one of the best superhero musical scores ever written courtesy of Michael Giacchino. We have a very fun time gushing over this excellent film, but we might be even more enthusiastic in our continuing coverage of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, as we recount another week of play with what’s clearly establishing itself as one of the greatest – and most consistently surprising – games ever made. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:07:46

Elden Ring: 00:07:46 – 1:13:54

The Batman: 1:13:54 – 3:49:55 

 

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #418 – Elden Ring Impressions and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 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.

With the hotly anticipated Season 2 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba having drawn to a close in Japan two weeks ago, we finally caught up with the astonishing run of episodes comprising the series’ “Entertainment District” Arc, which may just be the most impressively produced set of TV animation episodes we’ve ever seen. We spend a good long time gushing over the animation, the direction, the music, the voice acting, the characters, and everything else we can think to discuss about one of the best Shōnen anime ever made. But before all that, we’ve also got the surprise announcement of Pokémon’s 9th generation, reports of Call of Duty skipping 2022, and Sean’s continuing adventures hacking a refurbished Nintendo 2DS to talk about – and, oh yeah, the biggest video game launch of the year with From Software’s Elden Ring, which we give our first impressions on after a few days of play. It is, suffice to say, a sublime experience, even if we’ve got way more to play before doing a real ‘review.’ 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:02:27

Pokemon and Call of Duty News: 0:02:27 – 0:24:22

Sean’s Homebrew 2DS Adventures: 0:24:22 – 0:34:55 

Elden Ring: 0:34:55 – 1:08:44

Kimetsu no Yaiba: 1:08:44 – 3:36:22

 

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #417 – Genshin Impact 2.5, Nintendo Shenanigans, and Gundam The Origin Part VI 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.

It’s a very busy week on the podcast, as we dive deep with both the Genshin Impact 2.5 update and Part VI of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, but before all that, Jonathan talks about his misadventures buying an OLED Nintendo Switch and trying to transfer content from his old Switch – it’s ludicrously difficult! – and we cover several pieces of news including the debut trailer for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, and Nintendo shuttering the 3DS and Wii U e-shops, ushering in a new golden age of video game piracy. Then we discuss the wonderful new content from this week’s excellent Genshin update, including an outstanding new story quest for Raiden Shogun and a cool set of adventures in Enkanomiya, before jumping into our latest Gundam talk. The Origin OVA comes to a spectacular end with its sixth and final installment, “Rise of the Red Comet,” in which Zeon decimates the Earth Federation at the Battle of Loum, Char Aznable becomes a legend, and General Johann Ibrahim Revil delivers a speech that will change the course of human history. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:06:04

Jonathan’s Nintendo Switch Transfer Misadventures: 0:06:04 – 0:26:48

News: 0:26:48 – 1:07:45

Genshin Impact 2.5 Discussion: 1:07:45 – 1:53:11

Gundam Origin VI: 1:53:11 – 3:51:56 

 

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Friday, February 18, 2022

PERSONA 5 ROYAL – The Complete Weekly Stuff Spoiler-Cast Discussions

It’s time for a very special bonus 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 2017, we discussed Atlus’ landmark JRPG Persona 5 so exhaustively that we collected all our conversations into a single 10-hour super-podcast that become our most listened-to episode ever. Since Persona 5 Royal – the updated, reworked version of the game – released in 2020, we’ve gotten countless requests to update our magnum opus, and after recording another 4 hours of discussion on The Royal, we’ve done just that! This 14.5-hour mega-podcast contains all of our original Persona 5 discussions – re-edited and remastered from the original audio files – plus 4 additional hours of discussion on Persona 5 Royal, all edited into a new epic-length spoiler-cast that delves into every possible facet of this masterpiece in excruciating detail! 

 

This podcast consists of eight parts. In Part 1, Sean and Jonathan introduce Persona 5 Royal, talk about exactly what this episode and project is, and also discuss at length something we never got to talk about the first time around, which is the brilliant Japanese vocal cast of the game. Then in Part 2, we’ll be jumping back in time to 2017 for our original series of podcast discussions on Persona 5, with each segment from Parts 2 through 5 discussing two palaces or story arcs apiece, as we dive deep in discussing every facet of the story and gameplay along the way. In Part 6, we give what were in 2017 our final wrap-up thoughts on the originally released version of Persona 5, and then in Part 7, we jump over to The Royal, and discuss all the changes to gameplay mechanics this version introduces. And finally in Part 8, we go deep with the new story material and characters of Persona 5 Royal, and fully reflect on this new, definitive version of this masterpiece of a game.


And it's all so long that if you're watching/listening on YouTube, they've made us split it into two parts! Part 1 is at the top of this page - here's Part 2:


 

 

We are truly proud and excited to share this behemoth of an episode – you won’t find a more exhaustive spoiler-cast discussion of Persona 5 Royal anywhere else on the internet. Enjoy.  

 

Time Chart - Part 1:

Opening: 00:00:00 – 00:04:26

I. Intro & Cast Discussions: 00:04:26 – 01:20:39

II. Palaces 1 & 2: 01:20:39 – 04:10:13

III. Palaces 3 & 4: 04:10:13 – 05:30:29

IV. Palaces 5 & 6: 05:30:29 – 07:40:24


Part 2: 

Opening: 0:00:00 – 0:01:58

V. Palaces 7 & 8: 0:01:58 – 2:15:48 

VI. Original Version Wrap-up: 2:15:48 – 4:09:39

VII. The Royal Discussion – Mechanics: 4:09:39 – 4:50:46

VIII. The Royal Discussion – Story: 4:50:46 – 6:52:44


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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #416 – Nintendo Direct News & Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Part V 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.

This week brought the first Nintendo Direct presentation of 2022, and if it wasn’t the most earth-shattering event ever, it sure brought a lot to love for fans of obscure JRPGs and/or sports games. We discuss all the news in depth, talk a little more Genshin Impact, and even spend a good 15 minutes gushing over the recent run of classic Doctor Who Blu-ray sets, before diving into Part V of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. “Clash at Loum” delivers not only the OVA’s finest episode, but one of the single most memorable and powerful installments in the 40-year history of Gundam. Dramatizing Zeon’s disastrous colony drop operation, Sayla Mass making a stand at Side 5, Ramba Ral and Crowley Hamon bemoaning the loss of a world that’s passed them by, and Char Aznable taking the final, ultimate step towards becoming the legendary Red Comet, this episode is absolutely overflowing with pantheon-level sequences that are among the greatest Gundam has ever given us, all combining to paint a deeply affecting portrait of a world spun entirely out of control. This is as good as it gets.

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:04:47

Stuff: 0:04:47 – 0:33:45

Nintendo Direct: 0:33:45 – 1:19:02

Gundam Origin V: 1:19:02 – 3:15:44

 

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Weekly Suit Gundam #48 – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V – Clash at Loum 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 Part V of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Clash at Loum – this outstanding OVA delivers not only its finest episode, but one of the single most memorable and powerful installments in the 40-year history of Gundam. Dramatizing Zeon’s disastrous colony drop operation, Sayla Mass making a stand at Side 5, Ramba Ral and Crowley Hamon bemoaning the loss of a world that’s passed them by, and Char Aznable taking the final, ultimate step towards becoming the legendary Red Comet, this episode is absolutely overflowing with pantheon-level sequences that are among the greatest Gundam has ever given us, all combining to paint a deeply affecting portrait of a world spun entirely out of control. This is as good as it gets.

 

Enjoy, and come back next week for the dramatic conclusion to Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin – Rise of the Red Comet!

 

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Friday, February 11, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #415 – The PERSONA 5 ROYAL Episode

It’s time for a very special BONUS 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 five years ago now, Atlus’ Persona 5 released in the United States and took our hearts, compelling us to record several weeks’ worth of spoiler-cast discussions on the game that we later compiled into a 10.5-hour mega-podcast that quickly became our most popular episode ever! Since Persona 5 Royal – the updated, reworked version of the game – released in 2020, we’ve gotten countless requests for a Royal-specific follow-up episode. And now that we’ve both finally had time to sit down and play all 120+ hours of this absolute behemoth of a game, we’re back with just that: A solid 4-hour review and discussion of Persona 5 Royal, breaking down everything new – including the tremendous new extra arc, reworked ending, and new and reworked characters like Yoshizawa, Maruki, and Akechi – and reveling in what very well might be the greatest video game ever made. It’s been too long since we devoted an entire episode to Persona, but we hope we’ve made up for the wait with this extra-long bonus episode! 

 

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