18. "RE: (teaser) The Upcoming Thing"
In response to message #17
>I assume we'll see in the next installment what exactly Earth forces >(not to say Earthforce, not sure they were around then) did to i401. >Because in all honesty, they weren't winning much of anything against >the Fleet of Fog IIRC. I wonder what would count as ungracious when >the victors basically thought they were fighting for the survival of >their planet. That would have to be pretty damn ungraceful. > >Definitely looking forward to finding out. =)
I think it may be a reference to the fact that I-401, after having been surrendered to the US Navy at the end of World War 2, was sunk as a target. This was apparently done to keep from having to share its technology with the Soviets per a wartime agreement.