David \ (macross3@excite.com)
Thu, 9 Mar 2000 21:19:22 -0800 (PST)


On Fri, 10 Mar 2000 00:08:29 EST, gundam@aeug.org wrote:

> In a message dated 3/9/00 11:54:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,
tabby@psn.net
> writes:
>
> > I suspect a sucessful new branch for the Gundam franchise would have to
> > involve a new storyteller with a brand new story. Who or what that
might
> > be, I can't venture a guess. But I think if Tomino's stories and themes
are
> > pushed any further, they'll begin to lose thier poignancy and become
> cliche'.
> >
>
> Yes, I agree. I really mean didn't that a new Gundam series HAD to be by
> Tomino. Because like you say, Tomino's themes could become cliche. I
would
> like to see a totally new take on Gundam and see Gundam go in an entirely
new
> direction.

Exactly. All the story has to have is a Gundam in it.
  
> I think aliens should be introduced into Gundam. See two human factions
could
> exist and each faction could be backed by an alien faction. I.E. a
> Human/Alien "good" faction vs. a Human/Alien "bad" faction. It could
> introduce aliens, while keeping the human vs. human conflict.

Dimension-hopping, time-travelling, and sorcery have yet to be used in a
Gundam series. Although Turn-A is really pushing towards some of these
ideas...

Jojo

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