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  1. Yup. This will probably sum it up best: The sun's not only moving horizontal, but also vertically in it's orbit.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    No one is denying that there were piloting errors (and if memory serves, there were bureaucratic errors as well higher up in the company - last minute route changes, poor maps, etc.). They made the point in that TV show episode that the plane went into "landing mode" and overrode some of the pilots later commands. The follow-up point was that Boeing (at the time) stressed that ultimate override control was in the hands of the pilot, but with Airbus, it was the avionics - which wasn't in support of the pilot's assertion, just a general statement of company design philosophy (something which, 20+ years later, Boeing now allegedly appears to be doing).
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    Pixar's Toy Story 4 (Summer 2019)

    Ah... but isn't the Holiday Special merely a TV special, whereas the Ewoks movies are described as TV movies?
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Apparently, Airbus has been doing that for decades. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296#Alternative_explanation
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    Pixar's Toy Story 4 (Summer 2019)

    Hmmm... if we include the two Ewoks movies and The Clone Wars film, wouldn't that make Rogue One the 11th film in the Star Wars franchise?
  6. You're not the only one who gets fooled by the acronyms being bandied about. As a fellow MWer living in East Asia, maybe we should start chucking around our own regional ones, too? E.g.: The Ss at ASEAN were total JKKY! kekeke
  7. Here's a list I created a few years ago of known Emigrant Fleets* and their last know status (green = official, steelblue = extended universe): http://sdfyodogawa.mywebcommunity.org/Stats/Locations/Locations.php#lssf It hasn't been updated with Macross Delta content. * the fleets aren't referred to as Colonization Fleets. In fact, there is a possibility of such things existing in addition to the Emigrant Fleets that we have seen. For example, an Emigrant Fleet discovered Eden. Thereafter colonization ships were most likely used to expand the colonies on Eden, but Eden was never referred to as a colony. It's referred to as an Emigrant Planet.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    As you know, Japan doesn't have an army - it has a self defence force. So calling the "Helicopter-Destroyer" anything but a Destroyer (a ship for self defence) will make both the citizens and the neighbours angry. But they're not the only ones. The Russian carriers are called "heavy aviation-carrying cruisers"; to be able to transit the Turkish Straights. And those even have a ski-jump built in!!
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    Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    The reason's a little bit different then what you're suggesting. The VF-1 is all-regime (jack-of-all-trades), but the trade off was an extremely short sortie time. Thereafter, they didn't have the technological know-how to make an all-regime fighter with adequate range until the VF-11. VFs like the space-optimized VF-4 or the atmosphere-optimized VF-5000 weren't optimized by choice, but by necessity. The VFs that come after the VF-11 (E.g. the space-optimized VF-19F) were by choice.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    That fighter's another great Kawamori-san design. :)
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    The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    All very good guesses. I was going to go with the triangle (as in love-triangles are one of the 3 pillars of Macross). However, after looking up the Greek letter Delta on Wikipedia, I'm going to go with 4 (4th letter of the Greek alphabet, number 4 in the system of Greek numbers—Macross Delta being the 4th Macross TV series ). So, one literal translation of the title into English is "Macross 4". What probably clinched the deal was the references to the delta wing, math operator, and so on. Though, I think the Delta name dictated the creative decision to use a lot of Greek terminology throughout the series.
  12. Don't forget that the Emperor in ESB was doing the same thing - albeit with only his disembodied head. Something, it should be added, that Snoke did in TLJ, no?
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    The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    That's an impossibility, as the energy beings that possessed the Evhil-series bodies (bodies made by the Protoculture, BTW), come from a sub-dimension. The "dark hole" that Minmei et al entered mostly likely leads to a different reality, but the same dimension (or the same dimensional characteristics. In short, definitely not a sub-dimension inhabited by energy based beings.)
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    How Tough Is Your VF?

    And hot off the presses, the 4th set in the "Master File Chronicle" series: https://www.deviantart.com/studiootaking/art/CFs-Generation-3a-Master-File-Chronicle-767383491 Hopefully it'll give someone their Variable Fighter fix until we get news on the (new?) Valkyries that'll be appearing in the upcoming Macross series.