Su, Rodrick (rsu@tigana.com)
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 10:10:46 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richie Ramos [mailto:gaijin@i-manila.com.ph]
>
> >What is the technological explanation of Zaku's lighting up
> the mono-eye?
> >Theatrically, the Zaku only lights up the monoeye when it's about do
> >something nasty. But while cruising and just standing
> around, the monoeye
> >is dim but the visual system is obviously still on.
> >One (very stupid) explanation is that during battle, the
> pilot switch to
> >an "active" visual mode from the "passive" mode, like
> sonars. The problem
> >is of course you hark back to the Dark Age's perception of
> sight (i.e. the
> >eyes emit "beams" to illuminate the sighted objects).
> >Or it could be a lame attempt at scaring your opponent.
> >CHIN, Chien Ting
>
> it's anime physics again...and it could get really funny
> sometimes...am
> watching G Gundam right now, and I find it...hilarious. It
> is a really
> cheesy spot of cartoon animation. The idea is beginning to be nice
> though...I like the pathos it has, reminds me of the older
> space opera type
> cartoons. but the glowing eyes, the hyper modes, the "SHINING
> FINGER!!!!!!", it looks great, but now I am beginning to see why some
> gundam purists find it so...quirky, for want of a better term.
>

You haven't gotten to Nobel Gundam yet?

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