Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 08:42:54 -0400


I kinda liked the Phantom menace :(
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 2:51 AM
Subject: Re: Gundam is not a weapon RE: [gundam] No aliens in Gundam?

> Brett Jensen writes,
>
> >Sidestorys and prequels could still be produced as long as they didn't
> >significantly screw with continuity. (08th MS team anyone?) but in
> general I'd
> >like to see Gundam put to rest.
>
> Well, they've had a good run - fifteen years of almost non-stop
> sequels, a longer and more consistently high-quality run than the
> rejuvenated Star Trek franchise. I'm not sure where the saga goes from
> Turn A, but I wouldn't rule out somebody doing something else cool with
> the Gundam legacy. With a couple of exceptions (insert your own least
> faves here ;-), almost every Gundam spinoff has had something interesting
> and creative to say.
>
> >Rather than altering gundam beyond recognition, why not have Sunrise
> create new
> >and original shows around the Giant robot concept. Or perhaps ressurect
shows
> >like Dougram for a new generation.
>
> Sure, they're doing that too. Gaogaigar was a superb new take on the
> super robot genre, which inspired video series like Z-Mind and Daigard.
> And Gasaraki, from the creator of Votoms and Dougram, provided a fix for
> Patlabor II fans. Then there's The Big O, which looks great from what
> I've seen. But for the most part, Sunrise is doing just tons of non-robot
> sci-fi... everything from Celestial Crest to Ryvius, Angel Links to
> Cowboy Bebop and beyond.
>
> So yeah, there's actually _tons_ of original stuff coming out of
> Sunrise, albeit little of it robot-related. Gundam has pretty much
> outlived the entire "real robot" genre it originally spawned, and as long
> as the spinoffs remain higher-quality than Star Trek Voyager or The
> Phantom Menace, I can't say I object to them occasionally returning to
> the well.
>
> -- Mark
>
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