Watch & Learn: COWBOY BEBOP #10

Topic started by No_name_here on Sept. 21, 2010. Last post by ninjadude853 4 years ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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 Woman, you've done Jet wrong!
 Woman, you've done Jet wrong!

Hats off to Sunrise for animating everybody’s ultimate “revenge against your ex” fantasy in this "Ganymede Elegy!" See, lesser minds would go for the easier and less-truthful route. They’d have Jet dump his old flame in a big tank of dead fish or call up Speed Racer to ruin her car insurance (what?) That’d be close to satisfaction, but it wouldn’t be enough for the kind of ugly vindictive desires jilted lovers have.  

 See, the elements just pile up, like so…  


  1. Alisa, Jet’s ex’s, has a loser for a boyfriend, now.
  2. Jet’s spiteful desire to hurt him neatly coincides with a more noble purpose - - the bounty.
  3. At the confrontation, Jet gets Alisa to admit she had no good reason to break up with him.
  4. When its all done, Jet gets to be the bigger man and walk away  while Alisa's life’s still a mess.

They have Irish folk music on the soundtrack for some reason in this one, but it would’ve been a lot more appropriate to have the blues playing in the back of this one. Some soulful ditty about how “my woman done me wrong, she left me with just my guitar” but with an added verse about how the blues man reverses everything that broke his heart in the first place.

 This was some funny stuff. Blackbeard here might be the biggest badass in the galaxy, but he's no match against a spaz.
 This was some funny stuff. Blackbeard here might be the biggest badass in the galaxy, but he's no match against a spaz.

I’d say this was definitely the best episode of the show I’ve watched so far. It’s a told-in-one that actually has some emotion underling the spaceship chases. I’m usually one to roll my eyes about sentiment, but this show needed some. Otherwise, it was at risk of becoming installation art.  

Edward’s proving a fun addition to the show, too, so things are on the up and up. I could’ve easily seen her being the kind of “Wesley Crusher” kid side kick that tends to get on people’s nerves, but I’m liking this impish spaz.

You might be scandalized to know I couldn’t help but picture you-know-who as Spike while watching this.

Oh oh oh…! And I noticed that detail with the watch face having 15 hours on it because they’re on Ganymede and the planet has longer days! Subtle!

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of  HYBRID BASTARDS!  &   UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon   here   & here .

Post by Krak0 (3 posts) See mini bio Level 11
This is a superb show from beginning to end. But if i had to pick a favorite episode it would have to be #5 Ballad of Fallen Angels. the fight seen at the end between Spike and Vicious was just to flipping awesome.
Post by gla55jAw (109 posts) See mini bio Level 13
This is a great one, no doubt. I personally can't wait for your thoughts on the next episode though Tom. It's a strange one.
Post by SamJaz (12,796 posts) See mini bio Level 20
My favourite episode has to be the final episode, no doubt about it. The Real Folk Blues have never been so badass.
Post by rouju (20 posts) See mini bio Level 5
I forgot which episodes, but the time when (spoiler alert) Ed is leaving somehow I knew where the story go and breaks this heartless man heart. That's was quite a punch episode
Post by WarlordPayne (33 posts) See mini bio Level 5
@gla55jAw said:
" This is a great one, no doubt. I personally can't wait for your thoughts on the next episode though Tom. It's a strange one. "
I love Toys in the Attic, it was so bizarre, right down to the previews.
Post by Olivaw (30 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Ganymede Elegy is one of my favorites of the series.
 
I love all the Jet episodes, honestly. He's totally the best character!
Post by Korne (11 posts) See mini bio Level 3

I didn't care for this episode a whole lot, even though it was one of the more touching episodes. It seemed unfair for Jet to just leave like that, and I didn't get a lot of closure from the episode (which will happen a few more times in the series).
Post by ninjadude853 (464 posts) See mini bio Level 12
this and jamming with Edward were the first episodes i saw, they're also some of my favorites
 
also, i think it'd be interesting to see keanu reeves as spike, he's really not as bad as everyone says (to me at least)
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