In the distant future of 2015… after the Second Impact in 1999… SIGH. Those seemed like plausible "future" times when this came out, really.
Netflix defaulted to JP/subtitles for me, but I tried the EN dub for about 15 minutes. It's OK, maybe better/more literal than the old one? Nobody sounds goofy, Shinji's very mild, as he should be. But I went back to JP, at least for this first time thru. Might do a dub watch second run.
Looking some of these up, they're interesting choices. Several also appear in the new Gundam dubs. The Shinji actor Casey Mongillo being a transwoman is very appropriate, given Shinji's gender ambivalence.
It's weird that Netflix changed the "Fly Me to the Moon" cover from the end credits, it's just incidental music now. Rights problems? I never felt it was really appropriate, but I only sit thru the end credits to see the "next episode" bit, which is A) Not very spoilery, and B) sometimes contains in-jokes. "More fanservice" is not so much a joke as self-awareness; there's a lot of T&A from Misato and even scientist Ritsuko in early eps.
I am just as much in love with Misato as I was when I first saw her. When she kicks her clock and wakes up looking like a storm hit. Whoo.
Get in the damn robot, Shinji. And follow Misato's orders, ya little creep. I'd forgotten about the blackout/flashback structure of E01-02. The dumbass schoolkids are great for illustrating how weird Shinji is, but they're an annoying distraction the rest of the time, and they mostly get dropped later.
The constant SDAT rewinding of tracks 25 & 26…
Only goes up to 22, so I dunno how he's listening to the last two eps (yes, I know Shinji doesn't have the OST to his own show on his SDAT. OR DOES HE?!)
- "All I Really Need", by Machines of Loving Grace
- Machines of Loving Grace
- Concentration, by Machines of Loving Grace
- Metropolis, by Sister Machine Gun
- Future Unformed, by Sister Machine Gun
- Maschine Zeit, by Funker Vogt
- Machines Are Us, by Icon of Coil
- Diskonnekt, by Decoded Feedback
- Dark Passenger, by Decoded Feedback
- XX, by Rage Against the Machine
- Killer, by Alice Cooper: Really just listen to "Under My Wheels", "Desperado", and "Killer".
- School's Out
- Billion Dollar Babies
- Muscle of Love: End of the original band
- Welcome to My Nightmare: First of his solo act
- Goes to Hell, by Alice Cooper
Vincent Damon Furnier's journey from glam-pop Bowie-wannabe into the "Alice Cooper" character and Sabbath-style heavy metal is these transitional albums.
- Automatic, by VNV Nation
- 21st Century Boys, by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
- The Looks or the Lifestyle, by Pop Will Eat Itself
- Stranger than Fiction, by Bad Religion
- Tenebrae Vision, by Cyberaktif
And here's some happy reading material about the future we could've had, if Humans hadn't been such deranged warmongers, and instead spent our money & effort usefully:
- Out of the Blue, by Electric Light Orchestra
- Time, by Electric Light Orchestra
- Alone in the Universe, by Jeff Lynne's ELO
- The Grand Illusion, by Styx
- Back to the Egg, by Wings
Feeling like some prog, spacey rock, á la Venture Bros.
Apple Music was no help today:
I'm really not "into" Michael Jackson, especially not twice. I assume it took him appearing on GotG Awesome Mix as support. So I just went thru and hit Dislike on every one of the little creep's albums, hopefully this never happens again. I keep suggesting to Apple Music to let us block an artist we don't like so they never reappear, and they've done no such thing. Somewhat ironic: His last few albums were Invincible and Immortal; not so much.