Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 09:06:28 -0400


I think Blue Destiny used a kind of similar concept, except for the fact
that the pilot's mind was kind of "absorbed" into the machine a la Yui Ikari
in Evangelion.
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From: <BlazeEagle@aol.com>
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Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] No aliens in Gundam?

> In a message dated 6/15/00 12:36:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
rsu@tigana.com
> writes:
>
> << One of the major point of Gundam is this: Man is his own worst enemy.
At
> the time when Gundam came out, not only was the Japanese airwave full of
> Super Robot show that barely have any real science in it, but Earth were
> basically being hit by aliens left and right.
>
> Gundam establish a couple things right away: Robot is just another piece
of
> military equipment. No aliens, no easy scapegoat. >>
>
> I don't know if anyone's read a sci-fi millitary book called "Legion of
the
> Damned", but aliens think just like humans and can speak with humans, so
yes
> Gundam can be done with aliens. It can be done, but will take lots a
planning
> to keep it original and avoid over used alien cliches.
>
> This book has cyborgs as well, but not how most people think of them.
See
> crimials that get a death sentence can elect to be reviewed for enlistment
as
> a cyborg. Civilans can be brought back this way as well.
>
> Here's the twist, cyborgs are humanoid, as in giant walking robots, that
as
> far as I know do not resemble human's except in their shape. Also, to keep
> the cyborgs in check, the 'borgs can feel pain. See, the person's brain
can
> be saved, so they connect pain receivers up to the brian. So, these 'borgs
> are the ulimate blend of human and machine. The brain is held in a "brain
> case" made of metal, that can be removed if the 'borg body is destroyed.
The
> case has its own life suppoert in case its body is damaged to the extent
it
> cannot be repaired. There's also a four legged 'borg that carries "human"
> troops in its belly and the 'borg is required to protect them with its
life,
> until they are deployed. This 'borg is armed and armored to the teeth. The
> 'borgs can talk and have computer ehhanced senses. The more sinister
reason
> for pain is to, guess what, save costs! As a 'borg body is very costly.
>
> Now, this is what I would like to see. An ace pilot gets killed in
action
> and his brain is saved, but the only way to bring him back, is to transfer
> his brain to a prototype Gundam. He could also be the most powerfull
NewType
> there is. Some scientist could do this without the millitary's knowledge.
A
> human dealing with not just a machines body, but a giant robot that
happens
> to be a Gundam. The story could do with him and his MS squad mates coping
> with his death and new life as a Gundam. Of course, I think the pain
> receivers should be left out, as pain is cruel if its just to save money.
The
> plus of having a robot body is enhanced strength, senses and no more
worrying
> about unbearable pain from battle wounds.
>
> Yes I think this is horrible, but would make for a great Gundam series or
OVA.
>
> Aaron
>
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