APAGear II Archives Volume 4, Number 2 March, 2002


The House Organ

Words of Questionable Wisdom from the Distribution Manager

Here we are once again, at last. Issue 36, March 2002. It's a good issue, almost bursting with Heavy Gear goodness. We've got nine articles this time around, which is nice to see. Let's keep it up, huh?

I recently had the opportunity to watch Tron on DVD. I saw it back in 1982 when it first came out, and I loved it. This time around, though,...

...it's not all that good. Sure, special effects-wise, it's pretty neat, and while the story itself might have merit, the actual execution seems kind of ham-fisted. There was one excellent moment, though, that showed eerie precognition: when Flynn et al. arrive at the I/O Tower, the place is swarming with freaks and weirdoes. It's a perfect metaphor for the modern-day Internet.

It has kind of a title-only teaser for Tron 2, which is apparently called, "Killer App." Gee, I wonder what it's gonna be about. Let's see... In Tron, a human gets converted into data and roams around a super computer. So in Tron 2: Killer App, a computer program must somehow become real and spend the movie roaming around in the real world, probably killing people. It can't possibly be a good movie, especially with modern writers' almost complete lack of a grasp of technical issues as well as good science fiction. Bleah.

Anyway, enough about that. Let's get back to the Heavy Gear stuff. Enjoy!

Your Vaguely Humble Servant,

Christian Schaller
APAGear II Distribution Manager


This month's Keener is clearly Jason English. He got his submission in like forever ago. Sweet. The runner up is Josh Peters. Looks like the Axis of Keeners (Janne, Harman, and Mika) has finally fallen (he said with a certain amount of tongue in cheek).


I finally got around to updating the rules and stuff for APAGear. Check out the Info Pages.

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APAGear II Archives Volume 4, Number 2 March, 2002