Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 23:39:25 -0400


Be pretty interesting to see a MS development "Blooper real"....I think
Garma was a little out of the loop too, he sort of has that "I'm a spoiled
kid" personality to him.

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Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 3:54 PM
Subject: RE: [gundam] More Questions for Mark Simmons (and everyone else)

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> > Behalf Of Danny Kim
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 12:01
> > To: gundam@aeug.org
> > Subject: Re: [gundam] More Questions for Mark Simmons (and everyone
> > else)
> >
> > 1) End of each 08th Team video, they had a short animation on behind
story
> > of OYW. One of them was about Zeon development of MS. If I'm correct,
> > Federation knew that Zeon's were building MS from the beginning.
> > What stopped them from building their own? and what was Zeon's cover
up?
>
> The Zeon released videos of all of their early failures and kept all of
their
> successes a closely held secret. The impression they gave was something
like
> these compilations you see of all of the early airplane designs that
collapsed
> under their own weight or flew like bricks. As you note below, the entire
> concept seems a bit ridiculous. The Zeon played on that, making their
entire MS
> development program look like a foolish waste of resources.
>
> (They had the advantage that they didn't have vote appropriations for it.)
>
> > 2) Idea of building a MS that's 20 meters tall seems little ridiculous.
> > What drove Zeon to develop this huge weapon?
>
> They needed something as powerful as a ship that could operate in any
> environment -- out in open space, inside a space colony, on the surface of
the
> Moon, on the surface of the Earth and under water. In other words, they
needed
> a machine that could go anywhere that a human could go. The humanoid
shape had
> already proven itself adaptable to all of those environments. Why not
make a
> machine in the shape of a human and adapt it similarly?
>
> Also, the sight of metal giants blasting everything is sight of their
> highly-elevated eyes gives them a psychological oomph, like painting
shark's
> mouths on airplanes or molding cannons in the shapes of dragons.
>
> Alternate explanation: the MS was the brainchild of Kycilia Zabi, who was,
like
> the rest of her family, with the possible exceptions of Degwin and Garma,
> certifiably nucking futz. (^_^)
>
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