Cherno Alpha is a Mark-1 Russian Jaeger. Piloted by husband and wife duo Sasha and Aleksis Kaidonovsky, Cherno Alpha is the last of the Mark-1 Jaeger series and the oldest Jaeger still active in combat.
Cutting-edge technology is usually superior to the older stuff. But sometimes heroes can’t use the latest equipment: it may have been destroyed, stolen, confiscated, or rendered inoperable (or obsolete). So what do they do? They take the older stuff out of storage and make do with it. And more often than not, the ancient devices still work just fine.
Cherno Alpha, however, was never decommissioned. It continued fighting from its construction until the events of Pacific Rim. The issue with Cherno Alpha is its noted lack of an escape route. This foreshadowing works as a sort of Chekhov’s Gun. The design is mentioned to prepare you for the Kaidonovskys: they will win, or die trying.
Except for an early script, which described the Kaidonvoskys not only surviving, but living because they FIRED THEIR ESCAPE POD THROUGH THE KAIJU’S HEAD, KILLING THE KAIJU AND SURVIVING
We could have had THAT as an option?!?
Oh my gosh, I feel stolen from now D:
WAIT WAIT WAIT
Travis Beacham and/or Guilermo del Toro sat down and said, “No, having them FIRE THEIR ESCAPE POD THROUGH THE HEAD OF THE KAIJU seems like a lame idea. Let’s just kill them off instead.”
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
This is a great example of how universal design can benefit all people with disabilities as well as those without disabilities. I would hope, also, that they include providing gender-neutral facilities as well into their universal design principles.
OH MY GOSH THE DIFFERENT TEXTURED CONCRETE INSTEAD OF THE STUPID YELLOW BUMPY THINGS.
THE STUPID YELLOW BUMPY THINGS ARE FROM HELL AND WHOEVER THOUGHT THEY HELPED PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS WAS WRONG.
Those yellow bumps - tactile paving - are guides for people who are blind and/or have vision impairments. They weren’t intended as aids for wheelchair-users (unless those wheelchair users are also blind). That said, they really suck for wheelchair users, and it’s nice that designers are finding ways to meet both blind people’s and wheelchair users’ (and blind wheelchair users’) needs!
this is the coolest thing I’ve seen all year
this building is beautiful in every way