Date: 04/07/2012 9:46 PM Title: Chapter Four
Ooh, I love what you've done with this, a nice smooth origin and progression story. There's something karmic about the Luminous One coming from an Earth human's out of control AI.
Author's Response: Thank you. All I did was take the original series plan and run with it. (I did presume that Joe's death was part of the other changes the producers made to their idea.)
Date: 03/04/2011 1:26 PM Title: Chapter Four
Interesting take on how the two shows might fit together. Great job!
Author's Response: Others have done their versions. When I learned the original series plan, I knew how the crossover would go. (In the series plan, Katse was supposed to be mortally wounded and reveal X's origin as she died.)
Date: 05/31/2010 7:40 PM Title: Prologue
This is so neat! I love it, and it fits the overlapping canons so nicely.
Question: what happened to Joe? Did he die at Cross Karakoram, get picked up by Rafael and cyborgized in anticipation of X's return, or live a life like Jane Lebak's Father Joe? The second one has possibilities, but in a way poor Condor well earned the first or third.
Your writing is incredible!
Author's Response: The sequel series were not part of the original plan for Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, and Joe's death (like several other things) came about as the original series progressed. In the series plan, not only did Katse turn out to be a woman disguised as a man, she was mortally wounded in the final attack on Galactor headquarters (and revealed Leader X's origins as she died). Joe, like the other members of the team, got to have a proper retirement from fighting Galactor. Once he dealt with no longer having revenge as the focus of his life.
GOOD. Joe deserves a happy ending somewhere/when.
Date: 01/29/2010 11:36 PM Title: Prologue
UW... Wow - where do you come up with these? Love it, love how it bridges the gap between Gatchaman and BOTP, and explains Sosai X - it even leaves room for the redemption of Katse!
Author's Response: Before you showed up on Gatchamania, Tatsunokofan revealed the original plan for the series (which formed the prologue). Next thing I knew, I was imagining the fugitive Leader X heading for the Crab Nebula. It was just a matter of working out the details afterwards. Some of my ideas are still percolating. Ideas are easy: making them work is hard.
Date: 01/28/2010 11:29 AM Title: Chapter Four
The way you took the original story plan for Katse and then linked Gatchaman with BOTP is so creative and well done here!
Did Berg Katse -AI programming genius- warn those who followed in this technological field what NOT to do, or can we expect a sequel in which Zark decides he should rule the world? ;-)
Author's Response: That never occurred to me. Let's presume they figured out what not to do (and that Katse wasn't really sure what she did).