Just finished watching Martian Successor Nadesico, and it isn't all that good. It has some stuff that works, but all the series' ideas end up being half-baked in execution. There moments spread throughout about the questions of losing people in war, what they're really fighting for, how wars are purposely manipulated to happen, and people just seeking blood and don't want peace, but all of that is never resolved. At the finale of the series, there are only three things that are wrapped which is the protagonist getting over a past trauma, him finally getting together with his waifu, and some line paraphrased as "It's just a show, don't take it so seriously" (Which sort-of upsets me cause it makes wonder if it's the creators' shitty way of negating not only the series but also the fact that the it ends on a terribly where nothing is resolved and it feels like nothing was actually learned). On top of that, the show has a hard time of deciding if it wants to be an action show, a comedy, a drama, or just waifu-bait. The action scenes are the best parts of it, but it's hard to get invested in any other part when feels like events and reactions are randomly placed about half the time. One episode can end with a character going through a mental breakdown, and then proceed to be joking around at the very start of the next. Also, there's the aspect that all of the main characters', as well as the enemies', motivations are all tied to a TV show, and not in a humorous way like Galaxy Quest. Lastly, to finish it all off, it doesn't feel like any of the characters actually mature, in any way.
Overall, Nadesico feels like a trainwreck, that, once you start watching, you have to see it through all the way to the end just to see how bad it could get. And, at the moment I'm debating if it will be worth it to continue by playing The blank of 3years and watching The Prince of Darkness. If you have interest in watching this, I'd advise that you watching something else. Perhaps something like The Irresponsible Captain Tylor.