152 Robot Bombs (part 2, though not noted as such)

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152 Robot Bombs (part 2, though not noted as such)

Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

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It is my opinion that this may have been intended for season #1, as the 2nd part to # 24, Submarine Kingdom - June 11, 1963 (Kingdom of the Sea), together, they tell the story of one manga adventure. Yet, because of the conditions imposed by NBC, #24 was given closure, & this was shelved until season 3. Though I must admit that the Egyptian Conspirators was rendered in two consecutive episodes, though both were made to stand independently.

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So we now revisit the Submarine Kingdom; & see what the robot bombs have been doing for the 32 months since we last saw them.

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This story was obviously the basis for the 2003's VENUS ROBOTS, & though the Captain appeared at the very end of that story, here, he is dying.

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So, apparently, he gives his dying wish to his followers: go to the surface & help humans.

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Did he mention anything about the difference in good & evil humans?

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While sifting his gold coins, Mason drops one, & it rolls overboard. He has a tantrum, as though it were his last coin.

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If I were there, I would have laughed, too.

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I think it will be not so long, until they actually do make spy 'insects.'

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As Atom tries to catch the bad guys, they shoot everything at him. Recall 171 Kutcher Forever, which I uploaded some months ago, The one guy used a slingshot among other things.

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Out looking for humans to help, this robot bomb fails to distinguish between good & evil.

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To him, humans are being attacked by a robot, & he sides with the former.

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I must skip ahead, but Atom was tossed into the sea, dragged himself out, & was nearly recycled by Boon's guys.
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Boon, has rescued him. Note that the manga version of this story was Boon's debut; but after it, he was cast as a villain in Atom's world, almost exclusively.

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He seems to have been a criminal, but has reformed, & even wants to bring his old buddy, Mason, to justice.

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For those familiar with HONEY KISARAGI (or is it 'KISAGARI'?), she, too has an adversary who bathes in gold coins, though in a bathtub rather than a swimming pool. :p Was her creator influenced by this story?

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Greedy, huh?

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I assume this robot did not know the significance of removing that pin.

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Here is another plot element apparently borrowed by CUTEY HONEY! :p Both Atom & Honey infiltrate their enemy's lairs disguised as Golden Buddha statues. :lol:
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Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

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:lol: mirror image '$'!

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Distrustful of his onetime associate, Mason tosses Boon into the brig.

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"Hmm, this guy seems familiar."

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:tezuka:

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Once Atom had confronted Mason, he called for help, but the robot Bomb had learned a thing or two since joining Mason's crew.

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Mason leaps into a speedboat, & attempts to escape, but by now, nobody is on his side, not even his own men.

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Once Atom returns Mason to the ship, he pulls a coin from his pocket, & after clenching it tightly, flings it over the side.

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So, having learned about evil, the robot bomb returns home. :astro:
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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 7 years ago

I know this one. I have the Manga volume it appears in. I love Buddha Atom XD
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Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

:lol:
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Postby Little Brown Fox » 7 years ago

Lulz. :D
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