Search found 132 matches

by SOCL
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gudam Unicorn, Vol3 (DVD)-help identifying legit vs. bootleg
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Gudam Unicorn, Vol3 (DVD)-help identifying legit vs. boo

Deacon Blues wrote:That's why you don't buy from ebay? Duh... :P
Definitely learned my lesson. I also ended up getting a bootleg copy of Gundam 0083, though I pretty quickly realized that was a bootleg when the very first scene pixelated to death. :roll:
by SOCL
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gudam Unicorn, Vol3 (DVD)-help identifying legit vs. bootleg
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Gudam Unicorn, Vol3 (DVD)-help identifying legit vs. boo

My primary concerns were definitely the first two (static menu and the subtitles in Ep. 5). Now that I know the subtitles are part of the video rather than part of the DVD features and that the menu is supposed to be static, I feel pretty confident this is a legitimate copy. I checked the Sunrise an...
by SOCL
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gudam Unicorn, Vol3 (DVD)-help identifying legit vs. bootleg
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Gudam Unicorn, Vol3 (DVD)-help identifying legit vs. bootleg

I just purchased the third DVD to Gundam Unicorn, but I'm suspicious that I may have been swindled and sent a bootleg. I am hoping that somebody who owns the third DVD from RightStuf can check their copy against the following description to help me verify whether or not this DVD is legitimate. 1. Th...
by SOCL
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Neo-Zeon Main Fleet (Char's Counterattack)
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Neo-Zeon Main Fleet (Char's Counterattack)

Probably the other Musakas went on ahead. We know that Musaka IV - the one carrying the captured nukes - travels much more slowly than the rest of the fleet, and it doesn't actually reach Axis until the middle of the final battle. If Nanai's Musaka stayed behind to supervise the loading of the nuke...
by SOCL
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Neo-Zeon Main Fleet (Char's Counterattack)
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Neo-Zeon Main Fleet (Char's Counterattack)

Yep, the fleet that goes to Luna II is the main fleet. Of the roughly 13 Musaka cruisers in the Neo Zeon fleet, only three go with the Rewloola to Axis; the remaining ten or so, accompanied by dummies of the Rewloola and its escorts, proceed to Luna II. Exactly how many real Musakas are there at Lu...
by SOCL
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Neo-Zeon Main Fleet (Char's Counterattack)
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Neo-Zeon Main Fleet (Char's Counterattack)

I was reading the liner notes to my DVD copy of Char's Counterattack last night and there something it mentioned that struck me as odd. The narrative of the war on the first two pages describes the main Neo-Zeon fleet departing Sweetwater for Luna II as part of the terms of the treaty hashed out at ...
by SOCL
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Job John aboard the Ra Cailum (+something else that bugs me)
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Job John aboard the Ra Cailum (+something else that bugs

About the uniform formality for Bright-taichou, I'd hazard it's the result of non-dramatic organizational terms. Bright did wear his EFSF uniform during Zeta Gundam, but he got more casual during his stint in AEUG, which by no means had a strict dress code. Since Lond Bell fleet was based on AEUG p...
by SOCL
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Job John aboard the Ra Cailum (+something else that bugs me)
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Job John aboard the Ra Cailum (+something else that bugs me)

Well, it's probably not him, but why not be the judge yourself? Have a look: Screenshot from Char's Counterattack And, also, what's with the change in uniforms from Char's Counterattack to Gundam Unicorn ? No, seriously, it's been just three years and the Federation Forces decided to change their un...
by SOCL
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Close Combat mechs, or Range mechs?
Replies: 57
Views: 4804

Re: Close Combat mechs, or Range mechs?

Close or short range combat models are the next best choice, though. Don't believe me? Put a copy of Top Gun in the DVD player, and see how important close range combat is to the pilots who want-and need-to be winners. Trade Tomcats to MS, and the rules remain the same. I do not believe this is a p...
by SOCL
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The 0080 Effect
Replies: 42
Views: 6238

Re: The 0080 Effect

From an out-of-universe perspective, doesn't the idea that the Zaku II FZ and the GM Sniper II are the predecessors of the Hizack and Nemo, respectively, fit nicely with the Gelgoog Jaeger being a predecessor of the Galbaldy Beta, all three from the design point-of-view, of course. If the designer o...
by SOCL
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Galbaldy and Gelgoog
Replies: 24
Views: 5729

Re: Galbaldy and Gelgoog

The MS development history in Zeta Gundam Part 3 suggests another possible reason: Although the existing GM was an accident-prone machine due to its rushed development, there was still some resistance to the idea of using captured Zeon mobile suits "as is." Thus minor changes were made to create pa...
by SOCL
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jegans on the Space Ark in F91
Replies: 17
Views: 2049

Re: Jegans on the Space Ark in F91

Possibly, but there are roughly a dozen Jegans seen, along with a smattering of G-Cannons, when the Black Vanguard finally make it into the colony. Far more than Space Ark could conceivably operate. And one wonders what so many MS were doing in garrison, anyway, with all the fighting going on betwe...
by SOCL
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam the Origin
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Gundam the Origin

See, I think this fits very well with the image of Kycilia as being the female Gihren. By that I mean, if she were to have been the eldest child and in Gihren's position, I seriously doubt she would have done anything differently. Given the option, I don't see why she would not have sacrificed her f...
by SOCL
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: About Char's Zaku II
Replies: 24
Views: 3186

Re: About Char's Zaku II

Regarding the off-topic discussion: If I remember correctly, Char was a Lieutenant Commander at the start of the series (under Dozle) and then, following his ousting by Dozle over Garma, he was brought in by Kycilia. Somewhere along the way he must have been promoted to Commander because by the end ...
by SOCL
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official "Identify This Mecha" Thread Ver 1.0
Replies: 444
Views: 127821

Re: The Official "Identify This Mecha" Thread Ver 1.0

Thanks! :) I thought the style of the drawing looked an awful lot like Gundam Sentinel.
by SOCL
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official "Identify This Mecha" Thread Ver 1.0
Replies: 444
Views: 127821

Re: The Official "Identify This Mecha" Thread Ver 1.0

Can anyone identify this fellow and where it comes from (i.e. series, manga, OVA, etc)?
by SOCL
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Sidestories of the Universal Century
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Sidestories of the Universal Century

Deacon, this is certainly much better and more detailed than the mere list I made in the other thread. :shock: Very nice! :D
by SOCL
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Timeline Tweaks -> Unicorn Timeline
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Timeline Tweaks -> Unicorn Timeline

You can read about MAD WANG 1160 in my "Tidbit-o-Deacky" thread here. Excellent! I will edit out my asterisk for that particular entry! :D And I actually have something a bit more comprehensive than the list you see above. I think I'll revive my "Master Publication" list that I was working on befor...
by SOCL
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Timeline Tweaks -> Unicorn Timeline
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Timeline Tweaks -> Unicorn Timeline

ZeroBusterXX wrote:Uh, not to go off-topic, but what's "Artificial Newtype Story: Mad Wang" about?
Not sure. It was on Wikipedia's timeline, which is why I marked it with two asterisks. :|


EDIT: Sorry, Mark - I didn't mean for that last post to look like I was trying to hijack this thread. :(
by SOCL
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Timeline Tweaks -> Unicorn Timeline
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Timeline Tweaks -> Unicorn Timeline

I have been trying to work on a comprehensive list, but I have to admit, I didn't appreciate the difficult of such an understanding, much less how maddening it could be during periods like 0079 or 0087/88. :x In any event, with my eyes on the verge of falling out, here is the list I have compiled. I...