Chien Ting Chin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 21:30:45 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 16 Feb 1999, Prabal Nandy wrote:
> But it still really bothers me that they're re-writing gundam, or trying
> to 're-invent' the original. Sheesh, give it a rest and do something
> post-VG or something... why this endless re-hashing!
Yes! Let's have more Tomino and less Gundam. (when will I see
We had Godzilla and Ultraman, we had UFO and Aliens, we had Gundam, we had
Star Wars. But what's new in the 90's? We got neo-Godzilla, neo-Gundam,
neo-Starship Troops, neo-Star Wars, neo-Brady Bunch...
How about Ghost in the Shell, it's very 90ish: fast paced (cyber-paced),
amoral, packs a good philosophical punch. Can that becomes a 90's or 00's
> Ironically enough, it's _Evangeleon_ which is the recent anime show that
Thanks for bringing this up again Probe :) And thanks to many list
members for forcing me to finish the series :) After seeing the end, I
think that it build up to a really great tension and then sputtered
< SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >
I actually like those metaphysical / Buddhist ramblings a lot, but what
does that have to do with the first 24 episodes of the series?! There
were so many IMPORTANT questions left dangling... I feel a very strong
urge to finish the story off for them... If only I can develop an idea to
tie the philosophy back to the actual events...
Unless... did I miss anything? The tapes ended with Shinji exclaiming "I
am myself" or "I think therefore I am" or "I am the King" or something and
that's it? Was there supposed to be a tape 14? What about those Bandai
white mass production winged EVA models? I didn't see any of them in the
13 tapes. Hmm I just went to www.advfilms.com and read the synopsis for
tape 13, it still doesn't make sense (how can they claim that third impact
Anyway, it seems Evangelion took too big a bite (God and "Final Genesis"
are heavy weight issues) and had to beat a hasty retreat at the ending.
Compare to Ghost in the Shell, took only 2 hours (or a few hundred pages)
to tell a really great story and still pack a good philosophical punch.
CHIN, Chien Ting
Dept of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
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Man is a bubble
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