scene is the climax for Episode 103, where the baby plasma bug is
turned into a working bomb. Again, the scope of the battle going
on, just a few seconds worth, is astounding - there are literally
hundreds of models going at once in that image. .
other things to watch for in this clip:
The level of detail is incredible - check out the video screen (where
the Sargent pushes the cargo bay door release) has a roll bar from
not being properly "synchronized.".
The pacing of the shots and the camera angles (particularly from
the ground up, looking at the effect of the explosion) is well done.
the end of the clip, the evil "Intelligence" officer cracks
a malicious smile. This is where Troopers shines when it comes to
characer development, when a look means more than any series of
actions. In the Sydney Pollack film "Jeremiah Johnson,"
Robert Redford barely spoke more than 15 minutes of dialog in a
two hour film, yet the film was excellent. The excellent animators
at Foundation seem to have taken this to heart; the show actually
has moments where you nearly forget that the characters are 3D.