Friday, October 2, 2009

Cowboy Bebop Session #9: Jamming With Edward

Finally! We meet Edward. Um, Edward is a girl. Huh? Can anyone sing Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue? Edward is Cowboy Bebop's fifth and final regular character to be found within the series.

A series of satellite-type weapons systems burn markings into a planet below creating what looks like Ancient English Hill Figures.
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I remember going to England and visiting the Cyrne Abbas Giant, a giant prehistoric hill figure in Dorset, England. The giant figure was also notable as a fertility giant capable of aiding infertile women. Simply sleep upon its phallus. Anyway, it was quite a site.
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The not so private, private part on the Cyrne Abbas Giant. Now that guy has balls!
Chance of rock showers 90%. We meet Edward who is sunbathing before being thrown about amidst rock showers.
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It appears the planet below is Earth and the markings have been discovered in South America. Here is Cowboy Bebop, Session #9, Jamming With Edward. Edward is apparently a hacker referred to as "Radical Edward." The police find his location and Edward still commandeers their police space vessel and flies it around like a remote control airplane, but when it crashes it crashes and burns.
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Jet and Faye look into the hacker situation while Spike sleeps this one out. Still, Edward hacks into the BeBop and Ein spots his little yellow smiley face on the computer and starts barking. Edward is happy to see the BeBop is looking for her. That's right her. Edward is short for, well, a really long name. She is communicating with an independent satellite system complete with a voice she dubs MPU.
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Edward is cute, but childish and is your prototypical anime character geared toward pre-pubescent fan service. Edward explains to the BeBop crew that MPU is an artificially intelligent satellite system. Spike heads out in the Swordfish and attempts to take out the system. Spike is fired upon with intense laserfire.
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Spike gets close enough to get Edward connected to the system. Ed infoms MPU there is a bounty on it. Ed plans to make a copy of MPU and hand it over to the authorities.
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The BeBop takes off and Faye and Jet have no intentions of following through on their promise to bring Ed aboard. That's no matter. Ed hacks the ship and brings it right back to her feet. Ed was promised she could join the BeBop for her part in bringing in MPU, the land carving troublemaker, to justice. Ed will get what she was promised.

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Jamming With Edward: B-

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