Lately it seems like a lot of genre sci fi has taken a habit of making ancillary material necessary to filling in plot holes whether the fans like it or not. Matrix had the Animatrix fill in stories that happened between the first two movies, the Star Wars Prequels are NOTORIUS for having novelizations make more sense then the movies or having other books and comics fill in poorly told story points in the films and even the new Star Trek movie is guilty of this in some regards but all of … more
No sense beating around the proverbial bush on this one: I adore the Gundam franchise. I liked it immediately and made my way through 0079, Zeta, Wing, Seed and even the G-Gundams before venturing off into some of the smaller series. Naturally I did them all out of order, but no matter, their charm endured. I was enamored with 1989’s Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket and eagerly awaited Bandai’s decision to release 1990’s 0083 Stardust Memory in a full “Anime … more
Flashy "side story" to Mobile Suit Gundam filling in a gap between the original series and Zeta Gundam about Zeon's remnants coming back to attack a complacent Federation. Weak characters and shift in tone and story halfway through are only part of the problems.