But when they released the DVDs they also did some annoying things. For starters, the DVDs are not clearly numbered, so it is a little hard to figure out which one is first, second, third, etc. unless you look that information up. Some of the filmmaker's commentary tracks are repetitive. But one of the more annoying things is that they actually SKIPPED an episode that was after the Klendathuu Campaign and before the stories on this DVD. That one had the troopers hunting down the alien queen in space. The result is that this campaign starts rather abruptly with the war over and no explanation as to how that happened. It is really annoying and you only learn what happened by listening to the commentary track. That episode will be released in June 2004, but its exclusion from this disc lowers the value of this DVD.
That said, there is some excellent storytelling here, and also some plot holes. A major character gets killed and the troopers hold a funeral for him. It is fairly powerful for a show that was ostensibly aimed at kids.
However, I also was annoyed at some plot holes.Read more ›
This campaign on Earth touched me quite a lot. Lt Jean Razak, a guy i have came to admire myself, died in line of duty. Why? Why must he detonate the grenade? Rico, Diz and Doc could have helped him! Frankly, episode 36, Funeral For a Friend, nade me cry... a great man, laid to rest. So, Sony, make it happen! Let's have the last 3 episodes!
P.S. To all the fansites up there, please petition for a release of the last 3 episodes. Look alive, Apes!