garrick lee (
Thu, 9 Mar 2000 08:31:44 -0800 (PST)

--- Tabby <> wrote:
> >What's nanotechnology? How was in featured in G
> Gundam?
> >
> >Jorge
> A friend or mine once referred to it as the "magic
> pixie dust" of science
> fiction. Nanotechnology relies on nanites,
> microscopic robots capable of
> deconstructing/reconstructucting material on a
> microscopic or even
> molecular scale. A nanotech colony in a plate of
> armor could rebuild or at
> least signifcantly repair damage to the armor, first
> by collectin any chips
> of armor as soon as thier released by damage, and
> simply rebuilding them
> into the armor. Imagine a collection of nanites as a
> colony of bacteria
> that can tear apart or create any substance, and
> then consider that it can
> be precisely controlled by a computer.
> The Devil Gundam was built to introduce
> nanotechnology to Earth's ecology,
> in hopes that the self-replicating microscopic
> robots could clean up the
> environment. Although it was not used as intended,
> the D Gundam's
> nanotechnology had some startling effects in G
> Gundam.
> tby

a bit off the side, but i think the problem with
"devil gundam" (and the rest of g gundam series) is
that it's almost deliberately misleading. the machine
was meant as earth's savior, yet it was named "devil
gundam" from the start -- symbolically paired against
the god gundam (how allegorical can you get before it
becomes cheese?).

the plot twists are nice, but when you think back to
the past of the story, you get the feel that the plot
twist was put there for the sake of having a plot
twist to throw the viewer off track. that is not an
example of a good plot twist, to me.

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