Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast
A Companion Podcast for All 40 Years of Gundam
MSB is a weekly Gundam podcast for new fans, old fans, and not yet fans. Nina (a Gundam first-timer) and Thom (a lifelong Gundam fan) analyze, review, and research all 40-years of the iconic sci-fi anime mega-franchise Mobile Suit Gundam in the order it was made. We research its influences, examine its themes, and discuss how each piece of the Gundam canon fits within the changing context in Japan and the world, from 1979 to today. Part history podcast, part discussion podcast, all Gundam podcast.

2.36: The Mountain Won't Come to Kamille

But the rock cried out, "I can't hide you!"

Show Notes

This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 35 - "Storm Over Kilimanjaro" (キリマンジャロの嵐), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on the 1969 American film, "Cactus Flower" and it's likely influence on the previous Zeta Episode (The Call of Darkness/宇宙が呼ぶ声).


Short show notes this week, since we mostly discuss our interpretation of the film.

- Wikipedia and IMDB pages for the 1969 film, "Cactus Flower."

- Wikipedia pages for director Gene Saks and writer I. A. L. Diamond.

- IMDB page for Goldie Hawn.

- IMDB and Wikipedia pages for Ingrid Bergman. And yes, if you watch the film and she strongly reminds you of Isabella Rossellini (which is what happened to Nina), that is because Rossellini is her daughter.

- Amazon link to rent/stream the film.


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