-Z- (Z@Gundam.Com)
Sun, 11 Jun 2000 01:27:14 -0700


At 19:13 6/10/2000, you wrote:
>
>Just wondering, why do they call it a Komusai rather than a chibi-musai?

Back in 1962, there was a British SF series using puppets
("Supermarionation") called Fireball XL-5. The nose of the eponymous
rocket ship separated into a shuttle cum landing craft called Fireball Junior.

The same principal applies here, where a section of the Musai separates
into a shuttle cum landing craft called the Child or Baby Musai (Komusai).

Considering the influence that the follow-on British Supermarionation
series Thunderbirds had (and continues to have) in Japan, it wouldn't
surprise me to learn that this was an intentional homage,

-Z-

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