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  1. No one else scanned the rest of the chapters (8, 10-12)? Sad day. Even sadder, haven't run across a single story translation or even a small summary >_<
  2. Surprised there's not more love for the hard sci-fi Mouretsu Pirates. Well hard sci-fi as you can get that still has miniskirt wearing pirates... It's been an awesome albiet slow-paced series with a horrible name. The (only) space battle they've had so far was much more chess strategy than typical zoom-zoom-pew-pew.
  3. I seem to be in the minority web-wise, but I actually like this cast better than the original; mostly due to there not being a Sirius-type character - I absolutely could not STAND him. Remains to be seen where the story is headed, I hope not another retread but something slightly different. Kinda a Vandread-like gender war going on in the background. The idea of a mecha with a chastity belt is....different to say the least! Interesting that they're using recycling Kanno's score, hopefully we'll get some more orchestral/choir goodness later on.
  4. After FINALLY getting to watch the 2nd movie, I really want more Alto's theme (about 3 more variants in the 2nd movie). Also is 'F Refrain' in the movie at all? Didn't hear it but have only seen the movie once. Don't suppose the games have any of the unreleased bgm? Nearly all the Star Wars prequel music is now out due to game rips lol!
  5. LOVED the movies, but they mean more when you've seen the TV show - I tend to fold all character moments into one big giant mashup in my head so it's like looking at different sides rather than separate entities. I definitely prefer the TV ending battle Nyan medley where music and image complement each other, but that being said 'Sayonara' is going to be running in my head for weeks...
  6. Resurrecting the thread to let all audiophiles know La-La Land is releasing a 3-DISC set of the music ^___^ http://www.lalalandrecords.com/SpaceAboveAndBeyond.html
  7. I think the show has some potential, if they're willing to have a bit of fun with the world and not go completely serious. *nerd hat on* Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin) was on Stargate Universe, not Atlantis and yes, his Joker-lite Rumpelstiltskin is indeed the best thing about the show so far.
  8. Interestingly enough, the "Hard Chase" cue is added on to "Transformation" during the Galaxay Tour Final concert, with the new part starting at 1:46:27. With the way Transformation abruptly cuts out on the first OST, I wonder if it was always part of the original cue and if so, WHY did they leave it off?
  9. Biggest question as the cds are available sooner than good quality rips.... Do we have new BGM or is it mashups of the series Kanno score?
  10. Thank the gods...we now have an affordable (in the $30 range) Viper Mk II model kit coming! No pics, but the release is set for January so we should be seeing some pics soon! http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MM912 In other news, the ONLY reason to watch The Plan is for the awesome Colony wipeout and the best song from the show since 'Watchtower' and it's various incarnations...
  11. I just hope the plot will be more than HUMANS BAD, ALIENS GOOD, like the trailer makes it out to be. At least Terra had a few nods to the gray moral conflict, with both sides equally as stubborn.
  12. Just saw it today and loved it. Fortunately I knew what I was in for, as the box art and back make it sound like some sort of Flyboys adventure movie. It was an interesting choice to hear Engrish during the dogfights, while retaining Japanese for all the other scenes. Another indication of their 'social lives' being so far separated from combat? Regardless, if anyone much more talented than me knows of, or has made any screencaps, I would be hugely grateful. Also, has anyone heard on any more progress of the Wii game making it stateside? Nobody seems to know anything
  13. Hmm VFTF1...I would probly also show her T2 after T1. It's less of a straight action movie and much more in depth character-wise. Put another way, it's both my mom and girlfriend's favorite movies period. And mom REALLY isn't into action flicks.
  14. I've got both score and soundtrack and made a one cd compilation choosing the best between the two. Most of the soundtrack is self-explanatory, Cohen's 'Hallelujah' grows on you, and 'Watchtower' is fun as always, and the rest of the music is very well-chosen just like in the film, but the highlight has got to be Glass' piece 'Pruit Igoe & Prophecies'. Very liturgical and perfectly suited to Dr. Manhattan. The score itself is actually pretty darn good. Except for 'Prison Riot' which sounds ripped straight from Bate's 300 score, the rest of the cd varies from atmospheric cues (most of them lasting only a minute or so), lush string writing ('Don't Get Too Misty Eyed', 'I Love You Mom'), to vibrant hero music ('Rescue Mission', 'Silk Spectre') to massive epic cues ('What About Janie Slater', 'Just Look Around You', 'Countdown'). Overall I think it's his best score, a cross between Zimmer's more atmospheric Batman scores and traditional themed superhero writing.
  15. Also the design is very much influenced by a manta ray, all except the tail. Who designed the Pheyos?
  16. Gotta go with the SV-51 for combat, but I would kill to own a Grampus from Blue Sub No. 6....submersible and mecha in one, don't see too many of those that don't look outright hideous (sorry Gundam Wing)
  17. hrmmm...not sure what happened to my original post, but here goes again: What I think killed Voyager and Enterprise was mainly it's lack of exploration enthusiasm. Enterprise was supposed to be looking at the building blocks of the Federation, making do without things like transporters, universal translators and the like. Having people actually have to try and work to explore. Voyager was supposed to be get back to "explor(ing) new worlds and new civilizations", but mostly we just got rehashed episodes of what had come before. Both shows failed to live up to their premise. If the new movie can muster up even a fraction of what it would feel like "to boldly go where no man has gone before", it just might save the franchise. btw, if anyone wants to read a fantastic what-could-have-been Voyager story, check out "Places of Exile" in the Infinity's Prism anthology.
  18. IMHO, I think the movie was definitely the best job they could have done while still respecting the material. In terms of aesthetics the movie was wonderfully made, with almost every scene being artfully shot. The music selections were fantastic and very well placed. Wasn't too keen on Cohen's singlish version of Hallelujah however. Most of Manhattan's backstory was scored by Starbuck's father - Phillip Glass. The main song is on the Watchmen soundtrack - "The Philip Glass Ensemble - Pruit Igoe & Prophecies"
  19. Full trailer up Definitely going for the whiz bang space battles of Star Wars and not the semi-capital ship battles of TOS/TNG/DS9. That said I'm sure it will put butts in the seats
  20. Once again, Battlestar musically trumps every single frakking tv show out there. Having Bear's Watchtower/Final Four (since it's all his, not a bit of that theme is from Dylan) be the one to tie everything together was genius. Before it didn't feel like we were leading up to the big finish, but now we FINALLY have some momentum!
  21. Tokyopop: Battlestar Manga So now we get a manga based in and around the New Caprica arcs, including a Zarek story by none other than Richard Hatch. I have trepidations about this after the Star Trek manga (most stories were merely okay), but I'm intrigued by the book...... And Ronald D Moore Is My Master Now (sorry Joss)
  22. I like the conceit of the 'brother's' angle. I think it'd work pretty well in the movie for the general moviegoer, using just enough of the Origin storyarc, most likely making Dog into Sabertooth. It's certainly worlds better back story than both the whole "descended from wolves"/Romulus crapfest they're writing now
  23. Spoiler'ed just to be safe... As to the Head People, what if it's God working behind the scenes? A version of angels warning of things to come. Solves Baltar not being a Cylon (just a human prophet) as well as validating Six's whole angel-sent-by-God speeches.
  24. Wow, that was one of the most depressing things I've ever watched on television. Leave to the BSG crew to obliterate every aspect of a hopeful story arc on the frakking show! Hugely anxious to see how this all plays out!
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