Date: 07/05/2009 8:47 PM Title: Gatchaman Episode 10-Battle of the Underground Monsters
Actually, I could see Ken skipping off and joining a monastry once everything is done. Of course I also think that he is the team leader by default because: A) Nambu felt sorry for Ken because Ken's father was a friend and Nambu ordered him away from his family B) Joe didn't want the job C)Nambu didn't want Joe to have the job because they'ed fight more D) Or Maybe Nambu didn't completely trust Joe at that time.
Date: 07/05/2009 8:07 PM Title: BoTP Episode 10: A Swarm of Robot Ants
Well, I now know where most of my middle school class learned to dance; sadly I remember most of us dancing like that in the early 80's. Of course we were a small backwards town that was said to be 20 years behind the times. We did have modern music though. One-third the class danced to the hair-metal, one-third danced to new-wave, and the rest of the idiots danced to bubble gum pop. It is really sad that so many of your reviews trigger flashbacks to my youth. I must say that I'll never look at a bullet-vibe (TMI!!!)without cringing. Though I am tempted to buy one, paint it up like Zark and send it to my cousin, the Mark fan, who I am not speaking to.
Date: 08/21/2008 9:18 PM Title: Gatchaman Episode 10-Battle of the Underground Monsters
I too have often wondered what happened to the car in this episode, but while I was reading your review, between trying not to laugh aloud, and inhale my drink, as I am in the office, I had an epiphany *lol* they quite obviously have a carosel of 'may one day be useful' gadgets stored in the belly of the Phoenix somewhere, and the car can be retracted back, and the 'may one day be useful' item can be rotated into place. The designers then look smug, just like your granny when she hauls some 90 year old bit of tat out of the deep dark depths of a cupboard, and says, 'see, I knew that would be useful one day'. ;)
BTW, I love these episode reviews, you and the ghostowl have the capacity to reduce me to giggle in the office with your reviews.
Date: 08/21/2008 8:28 PM Title: BoTP Episode 10: A Swarm of Robot Ants
League--three statute miles or approximately 4,828 meters. Came from medieval Latin leaga, a measure of distance. As readers of Ivanhoe and other romantic tales know, the league was once used to measure distances on land and is not strictly a nautical measure.
Fathom--six feet or approximately 183 centimeters. Comes from Middle English fathme which itself comes from Old English faedm [the a and e are one letter and the d has that cross over it] meaning "outstretched arms." Kind of reminds you of how a yard is about the distance from the nose to the tip of the arm, huh?
So it seems Center Neptune is one of those little globes you get in the liquid thermometers, only on a WAY bigger scale, lol.