World of UScast: Wayward Podcast Ep 40 – Covering a Franchise Part Deus


Richard and some idiot who can’t remember Gary Oldman’s name (Toshi) return to talk about giant robots. While last time we discussed what is considered the “main Gundam universe,” the Universal Century timeline, this time it’s all about the alternate universes. In this episode we cover the three “letter” series, G Gundam, Gundam W, and Gundam X, three series that are a trilogy in their own right and pretty much defined all the other alternate universe series.

Notes: The second Gundam talk episode ended up being a really long one, folks, so we’ve had to divide it up into two parts. The final segment is coming.

Relative spoilers for each of the Gundam series covered in this episode as well as Star Trek Voyager for some reason…

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  1. birdy the critic

    The only mecha series I can think of around that time that could be considered as being aimed at a female audience is The Vision of Escaflowne, but since that is more fantasy than sci-fi, I’m not sure if that counts. Magical Knight Rayearth has a giant mech, but that is more of a magical girl series ultimately.

    Something just occurred to me. Even though you talked about Evangelion several episodes ago, you both still keep coming back to its impact on anime culture and the zeitgeist of the subsequent decade (a zeitgeist I would argue didn’t end until Gurren Lagann came along). Maybe if either of you have seen any of the mecha shows that were clearly trying to follow in the footsteps of Evangelion (stuff like Fafner or Rahxehphon) it might be fun to talk about which ones work and for what reasons. I don’t even like Evangelion and I think that that might be interesting.

    Anyway, if you’re doing a bunch of series that show the disconnect between Japanese and Western audiences, maybe talk about Full Metal Alchemist? Just saying.

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