Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Daiku Maryu Gaiking - TOEI Animation 1976

The Space Dragon is the winner of the war against the Black Horror Army. This mighty machine, introduced by Prof. Daimonji at the Houston Conference and completed on March 12 1971, after 11 years of work, is both a transport, for pilots and machines, and a combat fortress suited for the war against Darius’ Army.

Two propulsive systems grant the Space Dragon the ability to act in every environment on Earth and in outer space. As a transport, the Space Dragon carries the three parts of the Gaiking and the Skyler, the Nesser and the Buzzler. For fighting purposes, it relies on a powerful arsenal and its passive defense mechanisms. This spaceship satisfies all requirements of its crew: beyond personnel’s flats, there are also a kitchen, an operating-theatre, an archive, a projection room and a foundry too.
The most interaction with the machine happens in the control room, under the enormous main screen that overhangs all controls and indicators the navigator needs to steer the ship with the aid of the main computer, which is at the head of every mechanism inside the Space Dragon and provides Prof. Daimonji with a invaluable tool of analysis.
When not on a mission, the Space Dragon is kept in an artificial basin, located under the cape on which is the Omaezaki lighthouse: for emergency situations, a second basin is available inside an underwater cave near Okashima.

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