Bubblegum Crisis

Season 1 Episode 3

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Aired Unknown Dec 05, 1987 on SBS One
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GENOM's Boomers are terrorizing MegaTokyo once again, and the AD Police are helpless and useless to stop them. When GENOM terrorizes Sho, the young boy Priss looks after, Priss is driven to the edge! Can she finally stop Mason while keeping her cool and her moral code as a Knight Saber! And, will Sylia allow an attack on GENOM directly?!moreless

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    Akiko Hiramatsu

    Akiko Hiramatsu

    Nene Romanova (Jap.)

    Brad Moranz

    Brad Moranz

    Inspector Leon McNichol (Eng.)

    Elizabeth Becka

    Elizabeth Becka

    Linna Yamazaki (Eng.)

    Eric Paisley

    Eric Paisley

    Brian J. Mason (Eng.)

    Frank Trimble

    Frank Trimble

    Mackie Stingray (Eng.)

    J. David Arnold

    J. David Arnold

    Quincy Rosencroitz (Eng.)

    Ted Davis

    Ted Davis

    Sho (Eng.)

    Guest Star

    Kyooko Hamura

    Kyooko Hamura

    Sho (Jap.)

    Guest Star

    Senri Nakajima

    Senri Nakajima

    Sho's Mother (Jap.)

    Guest Star

    Michitaka Kobayashi

    Michitaka Kobayashi

    Newscaster (Jap.)

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The entire notion of the Knight Sabers attacking Genom Tower is very strange. Sho's mom died accidentally, and yet Sylia allowed the attack to be carried out to "preserve the Knight Sabers organization". When Linna's friend was murdered by a boomer they didn't attack GENOM Tower, but the accidental death of Priss' friend by a Genom employee sets them off? Seems like a far reach for justification.

        Furthermore, GENOM Tower, the headquarters of the most powerful corporation in the world, barely had any defenses. Where was Quincy during all this, and why was Mason waiting for the Knight Sabers?

        Some of these questions, such as Sylia's own reason for wanting to attack GENOM, remain a mystery because the OVA was canceled after eight episodes. For a further explanation of things, please see the Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 series.

    • QUOTES (15)

      • Linna: What's gotten into you? When you're done, sweep the apartment, OK?
        Priss: This is the price I pay.
        Linna: What's with you? When someone feeds you, you naturally owe them a favor.

      • Mason: It was you after all... Sylia!

      • Mason: Welcome at last, Knight Sabers, to the summit of the GENOM Building.
        Sylia: This is the end of your ambitions, Mr. Mason. You look as though you've resigned yourself to that.
        Mason: This is the look of the victor. The heights of GENOM, where we now stand, look forward to my reign. And to becoming your gravesite.

      • Priss: I will avenge you.
        Sylia: (off screen) Not operating on your own.
        (Priss turns her head and sees the other Knight Sabers)
        Priss: Sylia.
        Linna: Personal vengeance is a violation of the terms of Article Two.
        Nene: Solo actions are a no-no! Article Three: Consent of the full membership is required.
        Priss: But why are you dressed like that?
        Sylia: Nene gave us the information as it came into AD Police. Including word about a boy who'd lost his mother. We're doing this to preserve the Knight Sabers Organization... not for you.
        Priss: Sylia...

      • Leon: One of these days I'll uncover the truth about you.
        Mason: Be careful what you say, little puppy.
        Leon: Even a little puppy can nibble a sleazebag like you to death.

      • Leon: You live around here? How 'bout if I stop by your place later on?
        Priss: Are you nuts? I'm being evicted!

      • Leon: Oh come on, it's too early in the morning to be having a riot.

      • Sho's Mother: Someday I plan to live out in the country, where the air is clean. But for now, it's just a dream...

      • Sho's Mother: I lost my husband, my home, everything to the big earthquake seven years ago. After that, we came to live here. But for Sho's sake, I've done what I can.

      • Priss: Hey, Linna!
        Linna: Hmh?
        Priss: Why the hell won't Sylia take a shot at him?
        Linna: Huh? At who?
        Priss: At that son-of-a-bitch Mason, that's who!
        Linna: Huh...? No way! That would be against Article Two of the Knight Sabers Code.

      • Priss: (off screen) Sho!
        Sho: Oh, Priss!
        Priss: (on screen) Your mom's not back from work yet?
        Sho: Uh-uh.
        Priss: (handing Sho a hamburger) I bet you're hungry. Here, have this.
        Sho: Thanks, Priss!

      • Priss: We can't let this slide. It's that bastard Mason who's behind all this. I'm sure of it! Let's take the initiative and take him out.

      • Highway patrolman: You! 50 kph over the limit!
        Priss: Leon...
        Leon: Hey, the law's the law...
        Priss: Big help you are.

      • Priss(off screen): Hey, Officer! Let me through!
        Nene: What...?! Oh, Priss!
        (Nene lets Priss by the gate)
        Priss: Thanks, officer!
        Highway patrolman: You numbskull! Why'd you let her through? She's speeding!

      • Club manager: You'll never work here again! You got that?
        Priss: Terrific! Now ask me if I give a damn!

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Opening:
        On one of the opening maps, you can see the location of Hollywood and a picture of actress Meg Ryan.

      • Opening:
        At the beginning of the show, on a display screen, there's a radar screen, with all the markers being the actor's names and character names from the movie Top Gun.

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