Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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. 




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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