-V- (vsze@wwdg.com)
Mon, 12 Jun 2000 17:00:26 -0700


Yes, I think I could do an episode by episode synopsis (hehehe gives me an
excuse to rewatch it again!!!).

a bit OT, how many times can you play a tape and rewind it before it
breaks/dies/self destructs etc...

V

----- Original Message -----
From: "D Fink" <lioconvoy@home.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] ZZ (was: After War Gundam X)

> Hi
>
> I just ordered some Gundam ZZ vcd's and was wondering if you had a script
> for the series as they are japanese only. If not could I get your synopsis
> as you finish them?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Freedom045@aol.com>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 3:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] ZZ (was: After War Gundam X)
>
>
> > In a message dated Mon, 12 Jun 2000 5:17:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> "-V-" <vsze@wwdg.com> writes:
> >
> > << I have been surfing around on the english webpages and basically I
find
> that most people here do not like ZZ. However, on a few pages, they say
> things
> > along the lines of "it dissappointed most fans" etc... But the thing
is,
> I remember when my friends and I were watching it (we were only 7 or 8
years
> > old back then mind you!) we loved the show more than any cartoon that
> ever came out. Seriously, it was THE BEST GUNDAM SHOW if you were born in
> the early 80's and watching it at that time. >>
> >
> > I see that you obviously weren't watching ZETA Gundam.
> >
> > << I can understand how alot of people who watch it after they get into
> Gundam during their teens and 20's
> > (or later) don't like it. But I just remember that I thought Judoo was
> really cool when I was 8. The characters were meant to be a little more
> "child like" mainly cuz that was the point of the story. They didn't
screw
> up Bright Noah or any of the other characters, they just gave another
> perspective on them. Not to mention, the MS were really cool too... the
> toys (not plamodel) were superior than any other series in detail and
scale.
> >>
> >
> > My major beef with GUNDAM ZZ is that its lighthearted approach and
comedic
> plot was a complete turnaround from the gut wrenching intensity and drama
of
> ZETA GUNDAM.
> >
> > I guess if I were to make some kind of comparison it would be that if
ZETA
> was like "Saving Private Ryan", GUNDAM ZZ would be like "Hogan's Heroes".
> Now, I like "Hogan's Heroes" a lot, but I certainly wouldn't try to
directly
> link it to "Saving Private Ryan" in any way.
> >
> > <<Even though there are alot of adults watching anime, in the end, it is
> still best viewed and most appreciated when young (^.^)>>
> >
> > They say the same thing about THE PHANTOM MENACE, but that still doesn't
> make me feel better about what a disappointment I think it was.
> >
> > I think there are some things to like in ZZ, character designs (not the
> actual characters) are pretty good, and the mechs are interesting, even if
> they sometimes go over the top.
> >
> > I am currently rewatching ZZ to reassess my opinions of it. I'm up to
> episode 10 and am doing synopsis as I go along. Judged as a series on its
> own, its seems pretty fun, but judged as a sequel to ZETA and the original
> Gundam, its quite lacking.
> >
> > I think most dissatisfaction with ZZ comes due to the fact that it is
> almost the complete opposite as to what ZETA was. However, after seeing
what
> has come out since, especially the dreadful Gundam X, ZZ doesn't look as
bad
> as it once did.
> >
> > that's my humble opinion,
> > Tom
> >
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