Djallel Zouita (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 12:08:57 +0100
Chien Ting Chin wrote:
(snip on the Heinlein part although it's interesting)
> On a total tangent to this... Whatever come out of the idea of New Type
> humans? I really really like the later development of Amuro in 0079, a
> psychic kid who, unlike Char, had not yet realize how superior he is to
> ordinary humans. Actually the more I think about the story, the harder it
> is to summarize in a few sentence. In trying to live a simple life, Amuro
> became a deliciously complicated character.
Actually, the novels deal a lot more with this issue in my opinion:
Amuro questions himself about what being a Newtype means (he doesn't
actually believes he is a true Newtype). I think the first series
managed to catch this state of mind in a perhaps simpler way but again
as you said it's kinda hard to summarize.
> The very ending of 0079 suggested so many great stories can be written
> about the trials and tribulations of NT humans (think Dune and
> Chrystalis). Did it work out? From what I know/guess: 0080 and 08MST don't
> deal with NT, 0083 seems to use NT only as fighting machines, what about
> the others?
0083 doesn't deal with NT at all (or at least I didn't see any): you
might consider Kou or Gato are NT but it's never clearly said (this
topic has been discussed before IIRC), as far as I'm concerned they are
Plus, that fits very well since the only Gundam anime works featuring
Newtypes would be Tomino's (correct me if I'm wrong but I can't think of
any Gundam series/oavs/movie featuring Newtypes not made by Tomino nor
can I find any of Tomino's Gundam works not featuring NT).
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