Reviewer: Amethyst Signed
Chapter 2: Gatchaman Episode 25--Magma Giant, Emperor of Hell
WTF!!!! I had to stop mid-read to write part of this review, because the only way I could concentrate on reading the rest was to write my thoughts down.
First, I’ve not seen the Gatchaman version of this episode yet, only the BotP, so my eyes bugged out completely when I read that Mt Rushmore was in the Gatch-verse version of Yellowstone. I began to wonder about my teachers and my own since of geography. Which may not be great, but I did visit Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills when I was fifteen and my parents thought it would be fun to drive from north of San Francisico to Wisconsin to visit my aunt and uncle in Kenosha. Thankfully, my cousin the Mark fan was doing whatever Mark fans do, and no where near us. But I’ve never been to Yellowstone; though when I was four, I did want to visit Jellystone and meet Yogi.
Second, well, now we know why the Flaming Hippie Dude from the previous chapter looked like George Harrison.
Third, I think we can blame Channel 11 in Green Bay for the abomination of the nineties, called Barney. Sosai X must have taken over one of their executives and combined your white-blob with Berg Katse and Godzilla (which I believe is the other show you referenced with the song-bite).
Now, I can return to reading, after writing probably the longest review I’ve written for non-academic purposes. I wish my students would give me this much to comment on with there writing. Most of the time I correct their grammar and let it pass because the truth would just be to brutal for their over-PC’d minds to comprehend.
Shasta is not dormant nor is it on the peninsula! St. Helena (not to be confused with St. Helens which is an active volcano in Washington) is a remnant of one that blew itself to bits thousands of years ago, but it is still not on the peninsula. I can’t speak for much below Monterey. Crap, I’m beginning to think that I know more geography than these writers, and I didn’t do so well with the subject in the sixth and ninth grades when it was taught in California.
I won’t comment on the religious bashing, mostly because I have none. Ironically I married an Italian without religion (quite funny, being English and German it’s not so surprising that most of my family is Protestant/Agnostic/Athiest, but my hubby’s family, who are primarily Italian are the same way except for an aunt and his sister, but she only converted once she got married and had kids), so maybe there is hope that Condor Joe growing up away from the Pope and Catholic discrimination practices (and yes they are quite discriminatory) was not brainwashed to believe that the rest of us, who practice common sense and believe that woman have rights to their own bodies, will not be banished to purgatory for eternity. Besides the creators also bashed the Buddhist with the Buddha-mech, so it all evens out.