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by Black Knight
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: G-Force in SPAAACE!!
Replies: 27
Views: 5562

Re: G-Force in SPAAACE!!

Very, very few people put much faith in the official stats. Sadly, however, animation is sufficiently inconsistent as to not provide a very good baseline, and much can also be shrugged off as "artistic license" since the animators are there to tell a story, not obey physics in a consistent manner.
by Black Knight
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official "Identify This Mecha" Thread Ver 1.0
Replies: 445
Views: 165612

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

I make it three Marasais, just with poor detailing on the other two. YMMV.
by Black Knight
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: G-Force in SPAAACE!!
Replies: 27
Views: 5562

Re: G-Force in SPAAACE!!

Of course, the "average" acceleration of MS is in the nature of 1.5 G, so the stresses placed on a pilot's body while maneuvering in reentry would not necessarily be as bad as all that. MS capable of pulling more than 3 gravities of acceleration are nearly unheard of. 6 G of acceleration? There's li...
by Black Knight
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam 00!
Replies: 242
Views: 35026

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam 00!

Burke: You've been calling Setsuna "Seiran" in your reviews; not sure what that's about. Also, Allelujah's last name is Haptism. I'm starting to think you're not watching official translations, which may cause trouble at some point, as words do have meaning. The Celestial Being super-computer is Ved...
by Black Knight
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed Destiny!
Replies: 251
Views: 37102

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed Destiny!

...since when did Coordinators have telepathic abilities...? They don't. However, the English translator/editor missed the fact that Gai makes some pretty obvious signals (taking off his glasses, IIRC) to his buddy to signal when things are going to go down. Since the translator or editor missed th...
by Black Knight
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Explain the Earth Sphere map please
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Explain the Earth Sphere map please

"One big mess" is pretty much the description for a lot of the Universal Century, with it's multiple versions of nearly every story (but especially the OYW). Just read through the partial translated data archive , which so far deals with only the first ten years of UC backstory (1979-1989), and see ...
by Black Knight
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread Mk II
Replies: 581
Views: 75810

Re: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread Mk II

Who's piloting the Gafrans? You're making the assumption that they are piloted, and at this point, there's been no indication as to that being the case. I'm still betting that the blue Gafran are all AI controlled. Other than one Gafran using hand-signs to tell another to stop attacking and run awa...
by Black Knight
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed Destiny!
Replies: 251
Views: 37102

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed Destiny!

Burke, remember, later, that Durandal said he'd deploy military forces for "self-defense purposes only" (in the fansubs, this was generally translated as "for aggressive self-defense"; I wonder at the difference in implication between the two). For myself, one of the best parts of this period of the...
by Black Knight
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Explain the Earth Sphere map please
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Explain the Earth Sphere map please

Allow me to direct you to Gundam: High Frontier.

Yes, according to the maps, Sides were renumbered. And yes, the Sides orbit their respective LaGrangian points, which helps explain why the colonies around L1, L2 and L3 stay where they are, as those are unstable LaGrangian points.
by Black Knight
Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed Destiny!
Replies: 251
Views: 37102

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed Destiny!

Destiny opens very strongly, I was quite hopeful, even if the first half-dozen episodes feel a lot more like "The Athrun Zala Show" than anything else, with Shinn coming off as some kid that's had too kind a guardian, and who hasn't learned when to keep his mouth shut yet. This is particularly amusi...
by Black Knight
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

I'd say it was handled fairly well...except for the creative re-editing of certain episodes of Seed which had to be done right before Destiny, so that they could resurrect someone. That's not "well done", that's "oh, hey, we should totally bring that guy back to boost ratings." Much like Zechs in EW...
by Black Knight
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

The cute M1 Astray Orb pilot girls get killed. Cagalli gets angry at this, and she... has a seed-drop moment?! But she's a Natural! She quickly blows away a lot of enemies, but... why did that happen? Or is there more to Cagalli than we know...? This is proof that SEED-Factor is not limited to Coor...
by Black Knight
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

Remember how hard it is to kill a major character in Seed? Keep that in mind when you go to Destiny. Destiny, alas, did a lot to cheapen...well, a great deal of the final episodes in Seed. Not that Seed itself shied away from cheapening some characters' actions by having them be not-dead-yet, so Fla...
by Black Knight
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam: What's Official?
Replies: 181
Views: 56924

Re: Gundam: What's Official?

As pointed out repeatedly in this thread, the term "canon" is quite unhelpful. Rather, we should use something like "official", because "canon" implies a measure of internal consistency which the animation utterly lacks, since both TV shows and various compilation movies are considered "true" and "o...
by Black Knight
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

Orb's Kusanagi ship is really neat! I love the modular design, plug-and-play mecha and hardware have always been very appealing to me. I'm also amused to learn that the Archangel is based on the Kusanagi - not the other way around, as one might expect. I'm also pleased to see the smart, sexy Erica ...
by Black Knight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

As for the Druggies/Three Idiots, that is one big complaint I have about them - perhaps it's premature, but from what reading from you all, it's a valid one. The complaint is that they don't feel like real characters - they're caricatures, just generic, cwwwwazy bwaa-haa-haa, foaming at the mouth w...
by Black Knight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

Arbiter GUNDAM wrote: Hmm, that's weird because I despise Azrael thoroughly.
This is the internet; you can find a group who likes anything if you look hard enough.
by Black Knight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Known MSV-R so far
Replies: 412
Views: 76505

Re: Known MSV-R so far

Well, I think that's exactly the sort of tie-in which gives the MSV-R lineup some credibility. I'd much prefer things like this to endless variants of existing designs. If the likes of Katoki are going to raid Okawara's M-MSV series to find inspiration for From the Place Beyond the Blaze , then I'm ...
by Black Knight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!
Replies: 208
Views: 30116

Re: Burke's First Impressions of Gundam Seed!

And at the end of episode 31, on one of the PLANTs, at the home of Lacus Clyne... we find an injured, bandaged Kira waking up in a bed. How the heck did he get there? How is he even alive?!?! We meet Reverend Malchio - the reverend at the church/orphanage we see very briefly in the Strike/Aegis go ...
by Black Knight
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: Gundam 0093: Casting Stones
Replies: 7
Views: 3110

Re: Gundam 0093: Casting Stones

Still generating comments after so long? I clearly did something wrong. Alas, I never got back to answer some of the comments before, as I switched locations in the 'stan and lost decent interwebs. Better late than never, I suppose? Seraphic: While I agree in principle that only the viewers will kno...