135, Robot-Dog Backy

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135, Robot-Dog Backy

Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

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This episode features a few characters/actors from the 1st season.

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Upon learning of trouble on the train tacks ahead, Atom goes to see what is up.

Atom had to stop the train, lest it collide with a boulder, & some passengers experienced minor discomfort:
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:D

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Upon falling from the ceiling, Ochanomizu bounced a few times (I have pics for a nice GIF).

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Upon reaching the scene earlier (sorry, I had to choose which images to include, & those were not among them), Atom met a robot dog that was attempting to stop the train. Now that it has stopped, the formal introduction.

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This guy debuted in #80, Humanoid Bill (71, Mighty Minute) as Guiness-hakase (Prof. Jingo), the creator of the title character. Ochanomizu & Atom have come to Denmark to attend a robot competition, & ドンマーク科学長官ボルドー / Donmāku kagaku Chōkan Borudō / Direktor Bordeaux of Donmark Science greets them.

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Ochanomiz & Atom had been the center of attention, until the crowd saw Bacy; but he ran away from the crowd.

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Here, Ochanomizu is steamed at the reporters for turning from him, to the robot dog.

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In the foreground is the Pharmacist from 42, Yellow Horse; while the little boy is the reluctant throttle lever made into Col. Vega's (Capt. Olga's) replacement son Tom (Tommy), of #46, Robot Spaceship (Phantom Space Ship). All of these guest actors have appeared in at least 1 other episode. The pharmacist is now ドンマーク銀行頭取・バンク / Donmāku ginkō tōdori banku / Bank president "Bank" of the Donmark Bank. Tom (Tommy) portrays バンクの息子・タフイ / Banku no musuko tafui /Tafui, Bank's son. BTW, thanks to Strangewings for the names!

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Bank has taken this ticker tape from Backy's ear.

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It appears that Ochanomizu is a bit disturbed by the fact that Bank owns the robot dog that saved the train.

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:p I have plenty of frames for an animated GIF of this.

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As Atom leads the parade past this alley, he sees something the distracts him.

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Stray robot dogs, hiding from the robot dog catcher. :lol:

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Atom takes the dogs he rescued from the dog catcher to this remote castle, not knowing who lives there.

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:o hmy: He did not expect that Tafui would live there, but he is glad to see him, again.

He tells him about rescuing the strays:
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Atom refuels all of them, & I omit all but this image (sorry).

Later, at the hotel:
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Ochanomizu shares his suspicions with Atom.

The next day, a building in flames & a trapped boy:
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Backy is already there!

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The next day, a little girl falls into the water, & just as Atom goes to save her:
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:lol: Too much of a coincidence, if you ask me!

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Bank sees no problem with it. It could be, he hopes to win the contest. :p

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Another cute GIF.

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Atom had come to investigate, & Bank had captured him.

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These henchmen originated in #58, Thirteen Mysterious Statues of God (42, The Island of Mystery).

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Postby Little Brown Fox » 7 years ago

If I had a means of making GIFs, I'd /so/ want that baton-waving set. :heart:
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 7 years ago

I always thought Astro deserved a ticker tape parade!
You know, I wonder if back in the '60s when his Anime was big in the US if he ever had a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade next to Underdog and the rest of the gang?
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Postby AprilSeven » 7 years ago

YOU KNOW I WAS LOOKING FOR ONE THAT YEAR!!!
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Postby Little Brown Fox » 7 years ago

Maybe someday, he will. It's something I've wondered about. I was wondering, since the Anniversary was coming up, if he was going to last year. Maybe he'll finally get his due this year? :p I'd love to see it.
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Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

Continuing:
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I think this one is rather funny:
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I am sure I have enough for a nice GIF.

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After seeing that his prisoner was likely to escape, Bank will take certain action.

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The police will actually arrest Atom, & throw him in jail, thinking he was a vandal.

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Always exercise caution when reaching into a robot's chest panel.

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This actually shows Ochanomizu looking for evidence of the sabotage at a military base.

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A Ninja trick.

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I think this is Saturn/Saturno/Satan's tail, borrowed from Robot Fortress

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It appears that Backy won the contest, though posthumously.

I should have mentioned it earlier, but the Pharmacist was also involved in cheating in the ROBOT OLYMPICS
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Postby Little Brown Fox » 7 years ago

I noticed that there are plenty of "D'awww"-worthy images in this batch, particularly the one where Backy is visiting a sad-looking Atom in his cage. Also, the Ochanomizu-dog is really weird. O-o
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Postby ASTROBUDDY » 7 years ago

Thank you, Jeffbert, for yet another one of the "89"!

While going through Schodt's book, I noticed that he translated this episode as "Bucky, the Robot Dog" But after viewing your scans it's obvious that this time the Japanese translators knew of what they spoke!

As for the episode, it is what I would call a "happy/sad" one.

Thank you, again!

I :heart: :astro: :)

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Postby Little Brown Fox » 7 years ago

Btw, is his foot getting shut in the door in that one panel, or is it opening while he's standing behind it? It looks to me more like the former, but I wanted to know for sure.
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Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

Little Brown Fox, I really cannot say for sure; I just thought that image was funny. :lol:

You are welcome, ASTROBUDDY. I am currently doing new captures for many of the 89. I will put up another next week.

Yes, the Ochanomizu dog is rather weird, Little Brown Fox.

All: I had posted that MERATOM image years ago, but forgot where. :lol:
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