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c^2
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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 Originally Posted by ccardoso No you're highly wrong:
For someone who expressed such confusion, that is quite an aggressive response.
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 130 light years means the distance covered by something traveling at the speed of the light for 130 years.
This is an ambiguous statement, and I believe you have taken the incorrect meaning. Go back and read my post again: photons do not age; talking about 130 years of time from their perspective doesn't make any sense.

The factor which relates observer time to traveler time is 1/sqrt(1-u^2/c^2). For a photon, u=c, and that expression is infinite. Time does not pass for a photon. Similarly, for something traveling at 0.99999c, time will elapse ~224 times slower.
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 This implies that: 1) A distance of 130 light years means it's needed 130 years of time to cover it for an observer who moves at the speed of the light.
No. The distance is defined by how far light travels in 130 years as observed from an outside inertial frame of reference. A light-year is merely a distance: 1 year * c = ~63241AU, no more, no less. A trip of 130 light-years at 0.99999c will take ~130.0013 years as perceived by a stationary observer, and ~7 months from the traveler's perspective.

In any case, I was only intending to shed some light on the situation, and bring attention to a rather fascinating aspect of our world. (That photons which don't experience time themselves, allow us to behold the earliest ages of the universe.)

From a physics standpoint, the time and space travel aspects do make sense. What is a bit beyond belief is the ability to approach c so closely; this requires a fantastically ludicrous amount of energy. However, without such devices, SF would be a lot less interesting. As it is, this is looking like it will be among my very favorite works.

Anyways, I apologize if I have only succeeded in wasting peoples' time. If anyone does have an interest in physics, or even if you have a physics class you hate, go check out the Feynman Lectures at your local library, you won't be disappointed. Beyond that, lets bury this, and get back to the more interesting aspects of the show!

 2006-11-07, 17:24 Link #122 Mareel Member     Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Athens, GA Age: 30 Im glad someone beat me to it ^^^. I saw all of the ignorant threads last night before heading to bed, and was planning on posting more or less what you just did after I got out of classes today. Of course my relativistic physics knowledge is a bit rusty anyways :P Now if they had a show with debated facts on Chemistry on the otherhand... Show seems promising though. I always loved the intergalactic war setting where there isn't some magical FTL travel. Its so depressing and intriguing at the same time to think about the logistics behind the setting. The fact that people get shipped off knowing that even if they survive and win that those they eft behind will almost certainly be dead before they can go home is something that I find ..I dunno, facinating? Did I mention I absolutely love the designs of the Strains. I normally really don't get into how most Mecha look, and think they generally look bland. However, I thought the Strains were really nice. I really hope they can get off the lets hassle the chick who is working too hard thing that the second episode started as soon as possible. I honestly hate that sort of stuff.
 2006-11-07, 17:43 Link #123 EragonJeriel heh     Join Date: Oct 2006 Hmmm i hope she can pilot a strain again with emily's mimic and pwn them ass hard, though if she can use another's mimic, why not do so in the start...
 2006-11-07, 18:21 Link #124 ShingoKun Hot.. Hot!!     Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Home Age: 27 did that pendant Sara got from her Nii-san have something to do with MIMIC?
 2006-11-07, 18:36 Link #125 ZeusIrae Loyal Haruhist.   Join Date: Nov 2004 Age: 29 I don't think so,looks like your usual keepsake. What made you think that? I bet using another MIMIC isn't going to be easy and will have some intresting side-effects.Don't forget that emily's related to her brother it's probably going to help a lot. It's weird,this show is very predictable but in a nice way. __________________ "Politics always takes vengeance on those who belittle it." Julian Minci, Legend of the galactic heroes .
 2006-11-07, 18:43 Link #126 ShingoKun Hot.. Hot!!     Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Home Age: 27 i dunno i thought it was glowing one time during the 1st ep or something and perhaps more important than a keepsake. http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8...3490582cw6.jpg thought that was part of pendant but was just her suit.
 2006-11-07, 19:49 Link #128 Xellos-_^ Valentine's Day with Wife     Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: R'lyeh Age: 39 [quote=ShingoKun;732862]http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8...3490582cw6.jpg I finally figure who Sara reminded me of. Misaki form Angelic Layer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelic_Layer Tell the me couldn't be twins seperated at birth. The grunt suits looks a lot like the "van suit" form vandread. They even thave the same coloring. And the strain reminds me of the guymelf form escaflowne in terms of design but more shiny and without the cape. __________________
Darkman.exe213
Yurippe is mai waifu

Join Date: Sep 2006
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 Originally Posted by Deathkillz i think this series is giving off a lot of Z.O.E (zone of the enders) vibes...having played the game i can somewat relate the animation of the mecha and the darkness of the stroy to it
Well, the director of Soukou no Strain happens to be the same person who directed the anime adaption of Z.O.E.

The first two episodes were pretty good, even though all that technical stuff about strains and mimics was confusing as hell to me. But just about every part of what I've seen was very interesting nonetheless. The series really could have gone without the blatant fan-service in episode 2, though.

I liked the way Sara's personality just changed after seeing all her friends die. I thought this series would be some kind of generic comedy/mecha-type show, so the more realistic character development was a very pleasant surprise.

Last edited by Darkman.exe213; 2006-11-07 at 23:44.

StanAce
Opinionated Fool

Join Date: Jan 2004
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 Originally Posted by Darkman.exe213 ... The first two episodes were pretty good, even though all that technical stuff about strains and mimics was confusing as hell to me. But just about every part of what I've seen was very interesting nonetheless. The series really could have gone without the blatant fan-service in episode 2, though. ...
Agreed. The first ep was definitely better than the second. There was a greater focus on fanservice in the second episode, and there were also a few surreal dramatic parts. The first episode did it's job as the hook, but the second falls behind in terms of meeting the bar that the introduction set.
Though as long as continues to elaborate on the plot and not deteriorate further into becoming a 'fanservicey thing', it'll all be good. For a series comprising of only 13 episodes, wasted minutes put into fanservice doesn't help the series much.

Waiting for them to properly explain the whole Ralph Werec betrayal thing.

Kaoru Chujo
Komatsu Mikako

Join Date: Jul 2004
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 Originally Posted by StanAce Agreed. The first ep was definitely better than the second. There was a greater focus on fanservice in the second episode, and there were also a few surreal dramatic parts. The first episode did it's job as the hook, but the second falls behind in terms of meeting the bar that the introduction set. Though as long as continues to elaborate on the plot and not deteriorate further into becoming a 'fanservicey thing', it'll all be good. For a series comprising of only 13 episodes, wasted minutes put into fanservice doesn't help the series much. Waiting for them to properly explain the whole Ralph Werec betrayal thing.
I actually didn't remember any fanservice, so I watched the second episode again and saw it. About two seconds of rear-view complete nudity, maybe ten more of underwear, while the plot was continuing uninterrupted. It's legitimate to be offended -- although I wasn't -- but it definitely didn't take any time away from anything else.

Fanservice does serve some fans, and maybe the semi-nudity helped give a feeling of vulnerability that increased the emotional effect of the last bit of the show. Thanks for the encouragement to see that second episode again so I could make my own judgment.

And I found the second episode just as satisfying as the first, if less dramatic. We got some development of several characters whom I guess we will continue to see. We learned about the new Sara. And we went through one full stage of Sara's training.

I don't think we'll find out the truth about Ralph for a while yet. That will be the mystery drawing us forward through the story.

Good show so far. I look forward to seeing episode three raw tomorrow. It's on at midnight Wednesday nights in Japan, which is 10am Wednesday morning in Toronto or New York, 1 pm in Britain.
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 2006-11-08, 01:03 Link #132 Xellos-_^ Valentine's Day with Wife     Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: R'lyeh Age: 39 hopefully ep3 will rock, i want to see Sara in her new strain for more then a few sec in the end. Some fight scenes featureing will be good. I will be hunting for the ep thread on 2chan as soon as i get up. I see Ep2 as a setup ep of Sara and her current enviroment and a introduction to the universe of Strain. I didn't even notice the fan service unitl i watch it the 2nd time around. It was hardly worth mentioning imo. __________________
 2006-11-08, 01:09 Link #133 Orchunter226 Is rather bored...     Join Date: Dec 2003 Location: Florida USA Age: 27 Yea, the second episode did its job well. It was meant to show the huge transition from a respected reasoner with a promising future as a pilot and a bright attitude. To that of a basic mecha pilot who had a hard pass and a life they just wanted to forget. From somone who had it all to someone who has lost everything they wished for, or even held dear. I really liked the second episode actually, it really showed well Sara's emotional state. __________________
 2006-11-08, 01:10 Link #134 evil-samurai ......     Join Date: Dec 2004 Age: 28 Fantastic first episode, I've seen a few great first episodes this season but none of them except mabye death note draged me into the show so much! Though the second episode didn't have the same effect it was still pretty good, cant wait to see where the show goes. Made a few gifs =) but the are only of the first episode. Why did Sara have to cut here hair :/ not that its that bad but I like it better longer =).
Xellos-_^
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: R'lyeh
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 Originally Posted by evil-samurai Fantastic first episode, I've seen a few great first episodes this season but none of them except mabye death note draged me into the show so much! Though the second episode didn't have the same effect it was still pretty good, cant wait to see where the show goes. Made a few gifs =) but the are only of the first episode. Why did Sara have to cut here hair :/ not that its that bad but I like it better longer =).
We will probably be treated to a flashback of Sara cutting her hair symbolsing the death of Sara Werec and the birth of Sara Crust.
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Deathkillz
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: uk, England
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 Originally Posted by Darkman.exe213 Well, the director of Soukou no Strain happens to be the same person who directed the anime adaption of Z.O.E. I liked the way Sara's personality just changed after seeing all her friends die. I thought this series would be some kind of generic comedy/mecha-type show, so the more realistic character development was a very pleasant surprise.
oh rly? didnt know that i knew something was similar heh...

and talk about her personality change...its to be expected...i mean youve lost everything...your friends, school and the person you loved most in the world...its amazing that she didnt lose her mind as well
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EragonJeriel
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Join Date: Oct 2006
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 Originally Posted by Xellos-_^ I finally figure who Sara reminded me of. Misaki form Angelic Layer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelic_Layer Tell the me couldn't be twins seperated at birth. The grunt suits looks a lot like the "van suit" form vandread. They even thave the same coloring. And the strain reminds me of the guymelf form escaflowne in terms of design but more shiny and without the cape.
Wow, indeed look very much alike but i still like the longer hair
Cant wait to see her pwn some asses hard, hope there will be no side effects from using another's mimic,
Well someone stated it would. lets hope its more than a keep sake

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dodgethis_sg
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Singapore
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 Originally Posted by evil-samurai
Baka XD

I think there's a deeper reason why Sara wants to confront her older brother.

"ONII-SAN! DO YOU PREFER FLAT CHESTS OR FULLY DEVELOPED ONES!"

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ShingoKun
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Join Date: Jan 2006
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 Originally Posted by dodgethis_sg Baka XD I think there's a deeper reason why Sara wants to confront her older brother. "ONII-SAN! DO YOU PREFER FLAT CHESTS OR FULL DEVELOPED ONES!"
ONII-SAN: Full Developed FTW

Is Sara gonna bring her bro back to the light?

 2006-11-08, 05:30 Link #140 JediNight キズランダム     Join Date: Apr 2003 Okay so I've been wondering about this: If Ralph Werec is back after only around 10 years, then that means he never went to that war 130 light-years away, right? So the plot does thicken then as to what exactly happened to him. Spoiler for Ep2: