What’s up, dudes? AA and CM Chuck from Just Another Friday Night join me to dive into 1989’s “Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket!” It’s the “Rogue One” of the One Year War, and it happens at Christmas!
In the final days of the One Year War of UC 0079, a young boy named Al who idolizes war and giant mech suits befriends Zeon special ops member Bernie. Bernie is part of a cadre of terrorists who have been sent undercover to a neutral space colony to capture the Federation’s new Gundam “Alex”. When Al finds the soldier and his robot hidden in the forest, the boy quickly agrees to help this new friend, not knowing the soldier is an enemy spy. Al and Bernie become friends with Christina, unaware she’s the pilot of the Earth Federation’s prototype. When Bernie’s mission fails, Zeon leaders plot to nuke the colony on Christmas Day. Not wishing for senseless death, Bernie tries one last ditch effort which results in a battle between his mobile suit and Christina’s. Tragedy follows, and Al is scarred for life.
Cool giant robot suits? Check. Espionage and black ops missions? Got ‘em. Blurred lines between good and evil? Definitely! So hop in your Gundam and fly into this episode about “Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket!”
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Author: Gerry D / AA, CM Chuck
Title: Mobile Suit Gundam: War in the Pocket (w/ AA and CM Chuck)