Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 35: The Glory of Solomon

Having departed Side 6 without making any significant repairs, the White Base is in need of resupply. Thus, this week’s episode begins with our heroes meeting with a Federation supply ship to restock and get their new marching orders. In an unexpected twist, the captain of the supply ship is none other than Commandant Wakkein!Continue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 35: The Glory of Solomon”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 34: A Fateful Encounter

After last week’s fiasco, Side 6 is eager to get the White Base out of its hair. The crew makes preparations to leave the colony, but they’ve got to wait for Amuro to return from a trip he made into town to see his father. On his way to the junkyard to visit Tem, AmuroContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 34: A Fateful Encounter”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 26: Char Returns

I have to admit, for an episode with a title that promising, this was kind of a letdown. It’s not a bad episode, per se–it’s just that it’s mostly setup without a whole lot of payoff. We begin with the familiar “mid-air docking” footage (sans Ryu this time, for obvious reasons). Apparently Amuro is tryingContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 26: Char Returns”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 24: Black Tri-Star

Buckle up, folks: this is a big one. We start off with a scene of Kycilia Zabi meeting with a few Zeon generals. Kycilia doesn’t mess around; we see here that she’s a force to be reckoned with as a commander. She’s insistent that her plans (which are left vague for the time being) areContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 24: Black Tri-Star”

Icons of the Mask-Wearing World

As I’m sure everyone is aware, the world is still in the grips of a global pandemic. It’s pretty scary! I, personally, have been losing a bit of sleep over health concerns, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that. One thing that is exacerbating the situation: in America–a nation that has already bungled itsContinue reading “Icons of the Mask-Wearing World”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 11 – Icelina–Love’s Remains

Hoo boy. This is a weird one. Right off the bat, this episode is a bit different than others we’ve seen. First off, the usual opening monologue (“It is the year 0079 of the Universal Century…”) has been slightly truncated; that’s a minor note, but I thought it was interesting. Secondly, once the episode properContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 11 – Icelina–Love’s Remains”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 10 – Garma’s Fate

For the first time in weeks, we’re watching an episode of Gundam that doesn’t open with White Base desperately fleeing Garma Zabi’s Gaw! Instead, this episode kicks off with Garma and Char at a swanky party. Char, predictably, hates parties, though Garma seems to be having a good time. Of course, that might have lessContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 10 – Garma’s Fate”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 7 – The Core Fighter’s Escape

After a somewhat lackluster episode last week, Mobile Suit Gundam finds its footing again with this week’s episode, “The Core Fighter’s Escape.” It begins simply enough, showing the crew of White Base going about their jobs. It’s a quiet few moments, but this scene is effective at showing that despite the slapdash nature of theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 7 – The Core Fighter’s Escape”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 6 – Garma Strikes

Welcome back! It’s time to jump into yet another episode of Mobile Suit Gundam. This week’s episode picks up right where “Re-entry to Earth” left off–with White Base facing down Zeon forces led by Garma Zabi! Let’s talk about Garma for a second. Garma is the youngest child of the Zabi family, who are theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 6 – Garma Strikes”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 5 – Re-entry to Earth

Most of this episode is a prolonged combat scene, with a lot of jumping around between combatants, bridge crews, and other characters, so apologies in advance if this post is a bit jumbled. As you may remember, we ended last episode with White Base narrowly escaping a Federation base and heading for Earth. As weContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 5 – Re-entry to Earth”