Date: 08/12/2008 12:36 AM Title: Chapter 1
I think you've nailed it on the head. :-) I see the "team" as defined in Guardians of Space, as well, but not so much in Eagle Riders.
Maybe that was one of the points Gatch II and F failed on: Condor was literally wired to die in II, a goal which the rest of the teamwould severely object. That undermines part of the basics of a team. The same for Ken in F: he was dying from the Hypershoot, and insisted on using it anyway. F was about him, not the team.
They can make Gatch out of the coolest and latest mediums available, but if it doesn't have its heart, it will not succeed.