Nemus (
Mon, 31 Jan 2000 20:04:18 +0100 wrote:
> In a message dated 1/29/00 4:09:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> << Was there an anime before
> Gundam that established the difference, or is Gundam the sole grandfather
> of all serious sci-fi mecha shows? >>
> Well, I think we discussed this earlier. The main reason why Gundam was
> different was because mobile suits weren't invincible, and they were based on
> the backdrop of a war currently in progress. Heinlein did the same, but now
> with larger versions of mecha.
We forget the War of the Worlds martian walkers. I saw an old
illustration of them and they are true mecha.

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