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[EPISODE] 124. The Coming Terror of Darkness! Struggle of the Eight Senshi.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Kana: 迫り来る闇の恐怖! 苦戦の8戦士
Romaji: Semari Kuru Yami no Kyoufu! Kusen no 8 Senshi

Original Air Date: February 4, 1995

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Yoji Enokido
Animation Director: Ikuko Ito

Plot: The final battle between the Sailor Senshi and the Death Busters begins.

FIRSTS

  • The Space Sword and Deep Aqua Mirror were returned to Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune respectively. The two Sailor Senshi performed unnamed attacks with those weapons, too.

LASTS

  • Shabon Spray and the original Crescent Beam were both seen for the last time.
  • Germatoid physically appeared for the first time, but this episode included his final appearance as well.
  • Haruka and Michiru’s helicopter was destroyed.
  • This episode featured the only use of Time Stop.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Who’s Really Who?”):

    Burning Mandala was called “Mars Fire Ignite” rather than “Mars Celestial Fire Surround.”

    Sailor Pluto seemingly died to save her teammates from the helicopter explosion. When the missing Talismans reappeared, Sailors Uranus and Neptune heard Pluto say “talisman.” Yet in the dub, Pluto actually had a brief conversation with Uranus and Neptune despite the fact that she is supposed to be dead.

    The mute, doll-like daimon were given clownish voices.

    As she ran towards Germatoid with her sword, Sailor Uranus just shouted “Uranus” instead of an actual attack name.

    Sailor Moon’s four guardians referred to their force field as a “Sailor Box.” The scene, originally silent, was filled with dialogue between the Sailor Scouts.

PLACES

  • Mugen Academy
  • The Death Busters’ laboratory
  • Mamoru Chiba’s residence

Thomas Romain, French animation production designer, director and creator (Code Lyoko, Basquash!, Space Dandy, Cannon Busters and more) is set to release his 1st-ever, collected works. Over 200 pages, it will be chronicling 10 years of art from his work from Oban Star Racers, Nobunaga The Fool, to Space Dandy. This will premiere exclusively at Anime Expo next week first, then later released online. Be sure to invest. As someone who contributed to putting the book together, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. It will certainly be one of the most sought after art books out there. More news here on when it’s available & where to purchase this! Don’t miss it! :-)


source: https://twitter.com/Thomasintokyo

How far is the moon?

Textbooks reluctantly write it as 384,400 km on average. But How on earth did they figure out how far the moon was? Here is an interesting way:

The Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment.

The ongoing Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment measures the distance between the Earth and the Moon using laser ranging.

Lasers on Earth are aimed at retro-reflectors ( device or surface that reflects light back to its source with a minimum of scattering.) planted on the Moon during the Apollo program (11, 14, and 15), and the time for the reflected light to return is determined.

The distance to the Moon is calculated approximately using this equation:

Distance = (Speed of light × Time taken for light to reflect) / 2.

(since distance=speed* time )

The reflected light is too weak to be seen with the human eye: out of 1017 photons aimed at the reflector, only one will be received back on Earth every few seconds, even under good conditions. They can be identified as originating from the laser because the laser is highly monochromatic.

There you have it! The distance between the moon and the earth, and also conclusive proof that astronauts did land on the moon. 

Can you test this in your backyard ? Unfortunately no ! You would need highly sensitive detectors and a laser that can shoot 1017 green 532 nm photons per pulse. Not to mention the fancy electronics ! Phew !

( Extra : Lunar laser ranging The Big Bang Theory style. 

Mythbusters try the lunar ranging experiment. ( for real ) )