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Old 2006-11-11, 07:13   Link #221
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That's why I said the physics make no sense in terms of the presentation in the story. The battlefront where Ralph was suppose to go to was 130 light years away. Hence, unless Sarah has been traveling close to light speed for ~130 light years, she should not be alive to hear about her brother's heroics at the front lines. The fact that she does hear about it means that from the pespective of the planet at the beginning of episode 1, at least 130 years have passed.

The main problem is that we really have no clue about the relative proximity among the locations. This normally wouldn't matter in sci-fi, since faster-than-light travel and demolishing theory of relativity takes care of everything. The fact that they didn't use that technique here, though, makes such things relevant.
I'm not sure you have interpreted what has been presented correctly. Before Ralph is about to leave, he talks about being promoted recently. In ep 1 when the academy guy is talking about Reasoner pilots and brings up Ralph, he looks exactly the same age as at the start of the epsiode, despite this being several years later. We don't know when the referenced battle took place - ie it could well be the battle that got him his promotion and lead to him being sent 130 light-years away.

ie, he became famous due to his efforts in the local area, and then is sent off long distance and hasn't been heard of since (until later in ep 1) because he was (supposedly) still in transit. But it looks like instead that he hadn't left the local area significantly (maybe his transport ship got hijacked or something)
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Old 2006-11-11, 09:06   Link #222
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Some random observations / comments:

Spoiler for some LIGHT spoilers from ep3:


Some thoughts on ep4 preview:
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Old 2006-11-11, 09:21   Link #223
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Some thoughts on ep4 preview:
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Spoiler for ep 4 speculations:

Incidently, I may have missed something in ep 3 but what happened to the pendanto?
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Old 2006-11-11, 09:45   Link #224
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Spoiler for ep 4 speculations:
I have been wondering about that too. Incidentally, the name of her mecha, following A Little Princess, is "Ram Dass".

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An officer (I think) on the mothership Ralph is stationed on.


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Incidently, I may have missed something in ep 3 but what happened to the pendanto?
Seems to be well and truely lost.
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Old 2006-11-11, 10:09   Link #225
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I have been wondering about that too. Incidentally, the name of her mecha, following A Little Princess, is "Ram Dass".

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I agree. This 'missed opportunity' would definately explain Lotti's fury. Looking forward to hearing an angry Yukana next ep

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Seems to be well and truely lost.
Puzzles me that there was no mention of it, considering the obsessive search Sara undertook to locate it. Of-course the one person likely to have it in their possession is the one person who appears to have died. Now if that person was not dead, and returned somewhat changed like Ralph the one way for Sara to identify her would be if she produced the pendant...

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Old 2006-11-11, 12:22   Link #226
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Old 2006-11-11, 16:29   Link #227
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Puzzles me that there was no mention of it, considering the obsessive search Sara undertook to locate it. Of-course the one person likely to have it in their possession is the one person who appears to have died. Now if that person was not dead, and returned somewhat changed like Ralph the one way for Sara to identify her would be if she produced the pendant...
poor sara seems to have given up hope on that pendant but maybe its cause she is distracted by emily of this moment...
well if the "bitch" doesnt die i expect her to come back with 3/4 robotics inside of her
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Old 2006-11-11, 16:32   Link #228
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I agree. This 'missed opportunity' would definately explain Lotti's fury. Looking forward to hearing an angry Yukana next ep
Actually, it would be interesting to see just how much Sara wants "revenge" vs "understanding" (of why her brother defected). ie, if Ralph dies before she knows why he defected, she'll never find out.

This could lead to things like:
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Puzzles me that there was no mention of it, considering the obsessive search Sara undertook to locate it. Of-course the one person likely to have it in their possession is the one person who appears to have died. Now if that person was not dead, and returned somewhat changed like Ralph the one way for Sara to identify her would be if she produced the pendant...
We already saw her try to find it in ep-2, and kind of gives up (which is why she breaks down at the end). Maybe Sara felt she's better off without it - ie, it is a weakness.

I doubt a certain someone is coming back. Never say never, but it just doesn't seem right in this case.
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Old 2006-11-11, 17:08   Link #229
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Actually, it would be interesting to see just how much Sara wants "revenge" vs "understanding" (of why her brother defected). ie, if Ralph dies before she knows why he defected, she'll never find out.

This could lead to things like:
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I don't think it's possible for Sara to contact Ralph in battle, because one of the commander said in ep.3 that they can't communicate with each other when they are traveling in the speed of light. That's why all the Strains are fighting on their own.
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Old 2006-11-11, 18:04   Link #230
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I don't think it's possible for Sara to contact Ralph in battle, because one of the commander said in ep.3 that they can't communicate with each other when they are traveling in the speed of light. That's why all the Strains are fighting on their own.
Can't communicate long distance anyway. If you look at the scene from 17:50 to 18:10 or so, the two guys are talking, later joined by Lotti's side-kick. However, they're all in close proximity to each other at the time.

Anyway, Strain to Strain communications is possible. (Maybe under limited circumstances though).
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Old 2006-11-11, 18:49   Link #231
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In normal, close-quarters circumstances where they have to plan to defeat the enemy, Strains could communicate. Of course, they can't definitely do that at the speed of light.
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Old 2006-11-11, 18:51   Link #232
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Some random observations / comments:

Spoiler for some LIGHT spoilers from ep3:
Sara does this in A Little Princess as well. Think of little girls playing pretend with their dolls.
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I have been wondering about that too. Incidentally, the name of her mecha, following A Little Princess, is "Ram Dass".
Now that's very amusing... So I wonder who they made out to be the monkey...
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Old 2006-11-11, 18:54   Link #233
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Sara does this in A Little Princess as well. Think of little girls playing pretend with their dolls.

Now that's very amusing... So I wonder who they made out to be the monkey...

The mechanic's who else They already have the monkey wrench
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Old 2006-11-11, 20:02   Link #234
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Spoiler for things i noticed in EP3:


EDIT figured out how to do the spoiler text

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Old 2006-11-11, 23:30   Link #235
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Just watched episode 2, and I have to say it's pretty interesting now. Not that I have much to talk about, considering how you people are already discussing episode 3.

Love the ending and Sara's voice-over, though.
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Old 2006-11-11, 23:42   Link #236
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Old 2006-11-12, 00:31   Link #237
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I'm not sure you have interpreted what has been presented correctly. Before Ralph is about to leave, he talks about being promoted recently. In ep 1 when the academy guy is talking about Reasoner pilots and brings up Ralph, he looks exactly the same age as at the start of the epsiode, despite this being several years later. We don't know when the referenced battle took place - ie it could well be the battle that got him his promotion and lead to him being sent 130 light-years away.

ie, he became famous due to his efforts in the local area, and then is sent off long distance and hasn't been heard of since (until later in ep 1) because he was (supposedly) still in transit. But it looks like instead that he hadn't left the local area significantly (maybe his transport ship got hijacked or something)
Ahh, that would make sense. Anyway, I'll stop this discussion now... or the bad memories of Physics 3 last year might resurface. Quantum physics never was something I cared for much.

Just saw episode 3. Kind of average, but the preview for ep 4 looks promising. Just curious, how many episodes is this suppose to be?
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Old 2006-11-12, 01:17   Link #238
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Old 2006-11-12, 05:03   Link #239
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TheGhost: They are doing a fraction of lightspeed ... so if the battleship is going 0.995, then the Strain could go 0.999 and overtake them for example.

Otherwise: It's only an anime, don't think about it and think of the catgirls!
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Old 2006-11-12, 14:22   Link #240
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Here's a few pictures of as yet to be introduced characters. One of which (Lavinia) is seen briefly in the OP:

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Are those name correctly translated? I was wondering if Ermengarde's surname should be Johannes as her character in 'A Little Princess' is Ermengarde St. John? Johannes being the Germanic form of John and sounds more suited than ANN's suggestion of 'Yunihatz'.

As Zalas mentioned here Lavinia and Ermengarde are characters in 'A Little Princess'. Lavinia Herbert is a spoilt rich girl who becomes a thorn in Sara's side and Ermengard St.John is Sara's sympathetic best friend in the book. A Martha (scullery maid) features in 'Secret Garden', also by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Maybe these roles foreshadow their roles in Strain...

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