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Evolve 4: RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium"

 

Review by Chris Guanche

January 16, 2005

 

Summary

 

In UC 0083 several people examine classified data on the Gundam Development Project. Because Jamitov Hymem dislikes the project, they leak information about it to the Zeon. In space, the pilot of a ruined Gelgoog thinks about the horrors he saw in the recent battle. Earlier, a group of Gelgoog Marine and Zaku II units attacked the Anaheim Electronics support ship La Vie en Rose. Defrah Kar pilots the Gundam GP03 "Dendrobium Stamen" and attacks the Zeon forces. She asks Lucette Audevie to help her by sending out the "Orchis" weapons platform. Defrah dodges the attacks from the Zeon forces and docks with the "Orchis" unit. She then uses her bazookas to attack the Zeon mobile suits and finishes off most of them with a micromissile volley. The remaining suits clear out so that their mothership can attack. The GP03 takes a direct hit from the Zeon ship, but it is undamaged due to its I-field. Defrah then unleashes all of the weapons aboard the "Orchis" and destroys the remaining mobile suits. Afterwards, she undocks from the "Orchis" and floats nearby. The pilot of the Gelgoog zooms in on her location and destroys her cockpit. The people examining the Gundam data are cut off when they access the secret files on the Gundam GP04 "Gerbera."

 

Commentary

 

Director Takashi Imanishi returns to direct this fourth Evolve segment, which is based on his own series Gundam 0083. This short features everyone's favorite weapon-happy Gundam in a fight against several Zeon mobile suits. Since it takes place roughly at the beginning of the series, the GP03 is piloted by a woman named Defrah Kar instead of star Kou Uraki. Fate isn't so kind to her, leaving the GP03 with no pilot until Kou comes around and steals it for himself.

 

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