1 "Outlaw World"
did we all see the first episode ever of Outlaw Star
The premier begins with a chase after a large space
ship with some funky looking guys in the command ship.(I'm
still wondering about them...) So a group of fighters
go after the ship, but what happens....
all die... the ship gets away....
then again,... if it didn't, then this series would
have been over rather quickly, huh?
know go to this planet:
Population: 1.7 million (<--- kinda small?)
Citizen class: 4
don't know what all this means,... but it sure does
add an element of '1984' into it.... (for those of
you who haven't read or seen 1984.... do so,... you
will never complain about our form of government again.)
after all of this, we go to a bar, with some guy looking
for a Gene Starwind (hmmmm...), turns out he killed
this guys brother and wants revenge. it also turns
out that he was a class C cyborg (.... Blade Runner?)
Yet Gene is remarkably quick and easily takes him.
next day, he gets a call from a "Rachel" who requires
some heavy duty parts and a bodyguard. A job's a job,
and with his little partner, they run a "repair" business,
where they fix, "Anything from tractors to relationships."
But we know where this is going to take us...
gets involved with Rachel, who isn't Rachel, but the
woman that fled these gang guys in the beginning.
So Mr. Starwind now has an interesting predicament,
fighting off these gangsters who use machines and
- Kind of refreshing to be reviewing a different style
of animation. It was nevertheless, very fluid. However,
lets wait and see what happens, because it has been
my experience that in these types of series, the pilot
or first episode is most often well drawn,... to ensure
the animation team's future employment.
is why the into trailer to ThunderCats is soooooooooooooooooooooooo
good, but the actual shows suck by comparison,...
but that's what happens when American Producers and
Directors refuse to pay the Japanese animators what
they deserve, which is exactly what happened to the
ThunderCats.... but I digress.
- The storyboard directors did a very good job in
the scene mappings on this episode. Close-ups were
very appropriate and the two major fights were fast
and realistic... as realistic as cartoons allow themselves
to be. I was pleasantly surprised.
- They actually kept a lot of the Japanese music intact,
including the ending Wow,... I guess FUNi didn't get
their hand on this one... good thing.
- Very good, I particularly likes, "We can fix anything,...
from tractors to relationships!" Classic.... I was
impressed, though I would have expected more cussing
in similar situation in real life, that is obviously
out of the question. Still years ahead of some of
the other American Translated rubbish we have all
- You want to know about the plot on the first episode?
Come on... this is just to wet our appetites for more,
- Well, I'm still soaking this in. I would say it
was good because it managed to keep my interest for
its 25 minutes slot, as Toonami, which was once commercial
free has completely sold out with its new,
"This program is brought to you buy ________." Anyone
else notice this? Anyway,....perhaps I should write
something to Cartoon Network,... but it just goes
to show, "The better Cartoon Show" is still really
about making "The Quicker Ad Revenues"
the Celestrian gives the First-ever episode of Outlaw
The Old (flying) Cars
Starwin Gets his Battle Face On
The Outlaw Ship
The Magical, High-Tech, and downright Freaky Bad Guys!