Brett Jensen (
Wed, 17 May 2000 06:57:44 -0700

Y'know for many, many, years The movies were the only way to see gundam in Japan and
the states. (unless you had TV copies) The TV series was only released on video for
the first time a couple of years ago. On top of that The 2nd and 3rd movies have
significant amounts of new animation.

I don't think the average fan has easy access to copies of the series. I haven't
seen more than 20 episodes yet myself, (I just snagged the LD boxes this march,
mabey I'll crack em open when I get through with Dougram) and I've been wanting
copies for years!

I don't think it's right to tell some newbies that they should hold out for the TV
series when It may not be coming to the states for years, if ever.

Yes...The TV show is better, but the movies are still good.

---Brett Jensen

Michael Wong x4241 wrote:

> Hiya'll:
> > You should really watch the original series, even though the animation is
> > dated, its the most important story in the whole Gundam Universe. Then I
> > would watch 0080 and then 0083.
> No argument from me here, definitely start with the original series. Note
> I am not talking about the hacked to pieces movies. The animation is dated,
> but it sets up all the background of the Gundam Universe. I recently watched
> the whole thing again on T.V. again and was surprised by how much better it is
> when compared to the crappy movies!
> Don't you guys hate all these anime movies that are simply bad cut and paste
> jobs done on T.V. series? Most of the time it's so badly done that the story
> doesn't even make sense anymore. I really hated how spliced the Ranba Ral (sp?)
> story with the black trinary together and ended up screwing it up in the first
> movie; also cutting out the action between Gundam and the Medieval Knight
> look-a-like MS is inexcusable. IMHO the unholy trinity of the 3 original movies
> should be burned and forgotten while the original T.V. series should be released
> in U.S., same should be done to other terrible spliced job like 0083 movie,
> first Creamy Mami movie... etc. The 0080 movie was actually decent, but still,
> it's not as good as the 6 episode series.
> P.S. I would really like to find out what the name of the MS is, the circular
> shield that shots rockets out of it and that huge yellow beam saber are way
> cool.
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