Chris Maier (
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 21:13:40 -0400

Just thought I'd point out how these two Sci-fi megafranchises seem to mirror each other in a few ways....

Mobile Suit Gundam/A New Hope: Introduces the main characters, and features a young boy who's life changes from that of a mundane civilian to a soldier with unusual powers who ultimately ends up saving the day. Some tragedy, too, and also some silly and dated stuff(Star Wars lines, sets and some of the SFX that was'nt touched upon in the SE are dated, Gundam's animation and some of it's designs are dated) Both were sort of "remixed" by their creators.

Z Gundam/The Empire Strikes Back:Much darker sequel, with a somewhat depressing ending in which the future is uncertain. Also, the most cherished by fans.

ZZ Gundam and Char's Counterattack/Return Of The Jedi: Story features a slightly lighter tone and tons of new variations on classic vehlichles(ZZ part)Also, a final confrontation between the series's two main characters.

Gundam F91 and Victory Gundam/The Phantom Menace:Introduces new characters and surroundings in a different timeframe. Fan opinion is divided.


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