055 Rejuvenating Gas

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055 Rejuvenating Gas

Postby jeffbert » 9 years ago

By special request, though I should have posted this anyway, here is episode #55 Rejuvenating Gas. Offhand, I cannot recall how the manga went, though I believe its minor details are VERY different.
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So, we have an asteroid crash, & the plants nearest to it seem to be sprouting out of season.

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An uninvited guest appears

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undeterred by being tossed out, Mephisto (so named in the GADEM story), has spy cameras installed.

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He has knocked out the robot guards, and accompanied by this vacuum canister robot, goes to swipe the gas.

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"With this, I will be rich!"

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change scenes to earth's orbit.

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focus on this one; a Kingdom (or 'Queendom') in orbit.

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This is Queen Yolanda's 1st appearance; compare it to

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this Queen's first appearance!

Compare the Queens:
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Postby jeffbert » 9 years ago

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"I can restore your youth"

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"Tell me about it"

Back on earth, we meet a robot that resembles somebody we all know:
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Though this is set in the future (from the perspective of 1964), the Queen has a tiny TV with a CRT rather than a Plasma or LCD screen. :lol:

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"Name your price; money is no object!"

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Note the insignia.

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Compare this to a similar scene in TREASURES OF THE INCA EMPIRE, in which Lamp rolls in riches.

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The little princess, Corine innocently gazing out into space

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sees a poor little robot adrift, & has compassion on him. Atom had pursued Mephisto's rocket, but then run out of fuel.

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But mama wants nothing to do with him.

Before I forget, compare princesses:
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:lol:

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Just look at her majestic posture!

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Sorry, but I must skip the details of Corine-san's rescuing Atom:
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How undignified for a princess, lying on the floor!

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"This is just tear gas!" Yes, folks, Mephisto is not only a thief, but also an all-out crook, as he had switched the gas.

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I think they were about to shoot him, but he talked his way out of it.

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So it appears that the Queen will just nuke the earth instead.

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Oops, one missile hit the satalite, & Corine is trapped under a column.

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Atom has just freed her. Note the difference between this & Snow White: Here, the queen, though obviously modeled on THAT Queen, loves the princess!

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Meanwhile, in the treasure room, Mephisto blunders by bumping the gas release button.

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What a price to pay for hair restoration. :lol: :lol:

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Postby ASTROBUDDY » 9 years ago

Thanks again, Jeffbert for posting another of the 89. Also for pointing out the interesting homages to Disney in Tezuka's work.
I :heart: :astro: :)

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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 9 years ago

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You mean the bald guy with the eye patch was a villain? WHAT A SHOCK!!! XD
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"I see what you did there..."
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Princess: Truth or Dare?
Astro: Um... truth
Princess: Are you... anatomically correct?
Astro: O_O;
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Postby the 鉄腕アトム fan » 9 years ago

thank you Jeffbert :p
Go Go Go Assstttttttttrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooo Boooooooooooooooooy :astro:

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Postby jeffbert » 9 years ago

ASTROBUDDY: You are welcome, my friend. Can you read anything about this in your 1963 book; specifically, about the guest stars?

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You mean the bald guy with the eye patch was a villain? WHAT A SHOCK!!! XD

Yes, but in both Number Seven* & the very next episode, he is the Captain of the Space Patrol.


Sorry for using the archive page, but I do not have the current Tezuka site among my open tabs right now; though I know I made links to this story in all three versions earlier this week. :D
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