EUREKA SEVEN #25 -- Watch & Learn

Topic started by No_name_here on Jan. 26, 2012. Last post by zaldar 2 years, 8 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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The mecha gets a little meditative in this one. This episode felt like the sort of reflective interlude that would’ve likely been excised if this story was a novel getting the usual page-to-screen treatment. The Hobbits’ little stop at Tom Bombadil’s abode isn’t the best point of comparison, but it’s the most well-known and, thus, the most useful for what I’m trying to convey here. It’s one of the major advantages the 26-episode serial has over the feature film. The latter might have more money to burn per frame, but you just don’t get to throw your characters against such a variety of personalities and scenarios as you do in the former.

I don’t know if I necessarily got the message this encounter with the Baxters was intended to convey. Perhaps the whole notion that it only takes small strikes (albeit over a long period) to eventually bring the giant spikes down - -and then the whole notion of nature correcting such interference on its own - - is a smaller example of how this still-largely-undefined evil empire is eventually going to be undone? Even if it wasn’t, I enjoyed this part for introducing young Renton to another point-of-view in this very-PINOCCHIO (the book, not the Disney movie) parade of potential mentors.

Speaking of which, apparently all it took for Holland to win back his sympathy points was a quick curb stomp of a bum. After watching some anime lately whose dialog leave absolutely nothing to inference, I got more enjoyment than usual out of how that callback/payback was left refreshingly wordless. And that went double for the quick flashback montage that established Holland’s back-story with Charles so swiftly. Seeing him as an awkward teenager winning some unspecific airboard championships and then getting betrayed for some reason was far more effective than any number of long conversations that start with, “You and I have a history, Charles…”

Watch this episode, "World's End Garden" here and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.

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Post by zaldar (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 15
So when I went to wikipedia to check they said there were fifty episodes of this (far be-it for free information to ever be wrong) but I didn't remember it having that many episodes and what you describe above sounds like the beginning of the ending.  You haven't however discovered
  something I thought you would have discovered by now...how many episodes are there of this in the version you are watching (and you are watching it closely right?)
Post by Alamun (15 posts) See mini bio Level 6

@zaldar: You can see short descriptions for each episode on Crunchyroll if you find yourself not remembering how the series filled up 50 episodes.

Post by paulunga (18 posts) See mini bio Level 4

@zaldar said:

So when I went to wikipedia to check they said there were fifty episodes of this (far be-it for free information to ever be wrong) but I didn't remember it having that many episodes and what you describe above sounds like the beginning of the ending. You haven't however discovered
Eureka's connection to the planet and the meaning of the second summer of love
something I thought you would have discovered by now...how many episodes are there of this in the version you are watching (and you are watching it closely right?)

There should be two seasons at the usual 26 episodes per season. So yeah, next one's the last episode of this season. I think the finale's two episodes long but we're still missing one somewhere.

Edit: Come to think of it, is 24-26 episodes considered a season or is that already two? I'm pretty sure I've seen quite a few 13 episode anime.

Post by Karkarov (147 posts) See mini bio Level 7

@paulunga said:

Edit: Come to think of it, is 24-26 episodes considered a season or is that already two? I'm pretty sure I've seen quite a few 13 episode anime.

Most anime run 12 episodes a season, but some do go to 13. This particular show in japanese tv terms was 4 seasons long.

Post by yllekkram (33 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@paulunga: I'm pretty sure that next episode is the season finale (or something similar) and it is spectacular (both in the sense that it is good and the sense that it is a spectacle). The following episodes pick up right where episode 26 left off, but are presumably the start of a new season.

Post by zaldar (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 15
ok so wait  did I actually see all of it because what he is describing here sounds real close to
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