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If Dana does return in TSC or it’s follow up…............
Posted: 25 February 2006 03:19 PM   [ # 31 ]  
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I would want Bowie killed first

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Posted: 25 February 2006 05:32 PM   [ # 32 ]  
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As a 30ish, Dana should be in on the bridge of a ship that carries and deploys VT hovertanks. Captain? Perhaps. She was quite a good strategist.

Emotional growth would certainly add authenticity to her as a character. Her quirkiness is a common trait of people who are true leaders. People who don’t just follow orders, but question the authenticity and legitimacy of what they’re being told.

The boisterous side of her could easily be the spunk she needs to be in command. Lots of people can be trained to be good shots.

Leaders are born, not made. Many of them are unpopular, even when they are correct. Remember when she was escorted out of the command center due to insubordination? Remember when she broke into the hospital? Remember all the times she broke the rules, and a better outcome resulted?
That’s a leader. If you play by the rules, you’re going to lose, every time, unless your parent is in charge.

The trauma of the ending of the 2nd RT war could certainly have impacted her personality. How many of us were adoable as teens and young twentysomethings?

To see her as a bridge officer, if not a captain, would be acknowledging the spirit of change that for me (among other things), makes RT so watchable. If she got killed in some major offensive after we came to accept her as a high-ranking leader, that would make for good drama, growth, tragedy, and re-bonding with the new intallments of the saga.

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Posted: 25 February 2006 05:44 PM   [ # 33 ]  
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*holds up a sign that says “BOWIE MUST DIE!”*

Why not kill off Bowie, Musica, and Allegra? Better yet, have Musica tire of Bowie after a decade of marriage and have Allegra stand-in for her every other day?(See “Dead Ringers,” with Jeremy Irons, directed by David Cronenberg)

This goes on for half of TSC, and when Bowie finds out, he suicides in despair. Or, he kills Musica and Allegra in a “Star 80” fashion, and gets life in the brig. That way, Nova gets to harass him every day for the rest of her career. At least, until Captain Dana Sterling breaks him out.

He’s killed during the escape, and Dana becomes a rogue captain, risking mutiny from her crew as she tries to continue to fight the Invid in her own way. Ultimately, she saves the day at the cost of her ship as well as her life.  ;_;

Is anybody at HG listening?  :rofl:

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Posted: 25 February 2006 07:18 PM   [ # 34 ]  
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let everyone live, Dana Bowie, the 15th Squadron, Musica…everyone. And give Dana her own Shadow Fighter (there is no more need of ground fighting, so why would she need her Hovertank?)

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Posted: 25 February 2006 09:10 PM   [ # 35 ]  
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1 or 4.
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Posted: 25 February 2006 09:23 PM   [ # 36 ]  
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I would support the killing of Dana Sterling only if she dies a glorious, heroic death and is remembered as a martyr.

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Posted: 25 February 2006 10:30 PM   [ # 37 ]  
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And give Dana her own Shadow Fighter (there is no more need of ground fighting, so why would she need her Hovertank?)

Oh. There’s no need for ground fighting anymore? I assume that’s because alpha’s have such small profiles while running around compared to a fighter-mode VHT.
Also, alpha’s have such better long-range weaponry because we see them fighting in long-distance battles how often?</sarcasm>
VHT’s were and still are an integral part to the UEF defense forces. They are smaller, and more mobile, and have much better long distance weaponry and have proven themselves capable against arguably the most well equipped alien forces.

I would support the killing of Dana Sterling only if she dies a glorious, heroic death and is remembered as a martyr.

Yeah, we definately don’t want her fading away from her once brilliant career and becoming some white-haired dopey admiral with a decision making disorder.

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Posted: 26 February 2006 10:57 AM   [ # 38 ]  
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In answer to the original question, because I haven’t read the other posts:

I definitely pick number 1 or number 2.

If they go with number 3, then I hope Dana crashes into Edwards’ face and dies.

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Posted: 26 February 2006 11:50 AM   [ # 39 ]  
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Could ground-pounders become the captains of space vessels? I dunno. I also think putting her in an Alpha would be a bit odd… seems a little late in her carreer to take up being a pilot. How old would she be by the time of the Shadow Chronicles? Mid thirties?

  Generally, very few ground-pounders can become captains of space vessels.

  Dana had trained in the United Nations Army for years. She was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army. She trained in operating veritech tanks.

  To become an avaitor, she would have to go to flight school and learn all about veritech aircraft operations in the atmosphere and open space. She may also have to resign her Army commission to get a commission in another service, unless the Army has VF wings. A switch in careers is possible, and unlikely.


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Posted: 26 February 2006 02:25 PM   [ # 40 ]  
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Dana had trained in the United Nations Army for years.

Actually, that’s the Army of the Southern Cross, and as one episode of Robotech established, the United Nations doesn’t exist anymore.

And it seems like the pilots of Alpha fighters are trained in ground combat, for example Scott, and the Alphas don’t seem too complicated to fly since they have Rand and Rook flying Alphas with minimal training.

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Posted: 26 February 2006 05:42 PM   [ # 41 ]  
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Rand and Rook flying Alphas with minimal training.

I’ve always wondered about that.  You never see an episode where Scott and Lancer train Rook, Rand, and Lunk (who probably already has a bit of experience) in how to successfully fly an Alpha and Beta.  You gotta imagine that would take quite a bit of time and some very intensive training.  I think it might have actually made a pretty cool episode if done properly.  It would have been a good chance to show the personal interactions of all the characters.  Throw in a side story and have it end with one of the newbs defeating some Invid in action.  Eh, at the very least it would have made things seem a little more fluid.

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Posted: 26 February 2006 10:28 PM   [ # 42 ]  
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Well, I can’t say that they used simulators, because they don’t really have that kind of technology on them. But that gives Dana a reason to know how to pilot an Alpha, since Rand and Rook could.

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Posted: 27 February 2006 08:43 AM   [ # 43 ]  
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Will there be a shower scene involved?

Only on the special edition 20 years from now wink

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Posted: 27 February 2006 08:47 AM   [ # 44 ]  
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I’ve always wondered about that. You never see an episode where Scott and Lancer train Rook, Rand, and Lunk (who probably already has a bit of experience) in how to successfully fly an Alpha and Beta. You gotta imagine that would take quite a bit of time and some very intensive training. I think it might have actually made a pretty cool episode if done properly. It would have been a good chance to show the personal interactions of all the characters. Throw in a side story and have it end with one of the newbs defeating some Invid in action. Eh, at the very least it would have made things seem a little more fluid.

Well, a couple of things…

If we were to accept the theory about the “thinking caps” here’s a situation where they would actually help explain the plot. If Rand and Rook had them, they may’ve needed less combat training.

As far as the flying part goes, you got me. Although Rand does say he’ll be fine “as long as he doesn’t have to turn left or right.” Aside from that, we do see Rand (and Lunk a little later in the series) having a very difficult time operating the mecha.

Just goes to show… Anybody can operate a Veritech fighter, but it takes REAL talent to sing a song wink

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