You know I’ve often wondered what a Science Fiction series would be like if it combined Macross and Gundam’s respective theories of combat and usage of technology. Last night I think I might have gotten my answer from a Battlestar Galactica episode in what I like to call the Adama Maneuver. The scenario is a classic one, you’ve got people on the surface of a planet that need rescuing, but the planet is both blockaded and heavily fortified on the ground as well. Your only option is to create some sort of distraction, get in there to provide air support to cover the people’s escape and get yourself back out in time to hold off the enemies in orbit. What do you do?
The Adama Maneuver, combining the Sumeragi theory of blitz tactics in atmospheric re-entry and the Global theory in using folds in the most dangerous situations possible where even one miscalculation could mean screwing everybody over. Add in the provision of air support, combined with the threat of dropping the equivalent of a colony on the bad guys to scare the living shit out of them and you’ve got yourself a fine blend of Gundam and Macross tactics and combat theory right there. At least I think so
If you want to see the Adama Maneuver with it’s original audio then I uploaded it here.