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The Daily Drill: Gurren Lagann Episode 17

Titled: You Understand Nothing!

The Catch-up: Episodes

Episode 1: Burst Through the Heaven with your Drill!
Episode 2: I said I'd Pilot it!
Episode 3: You Two-Face Son of a Bitch! 
Episode 4: Does having so many faces make you great?
Episode 5: I don't get it, not one bit!
Episode 6: Sit in the hot tub 'til you're sick!
Episode 7: You're gonna do it!
Episode 8: Later, buddy
Episode 9: What, exactly, is a human?
Episode 10: Who is this, bro?
Episode 11: Simon, please remove your hand 
Episode 12: Miss Yoko, I have something to ask you  
Episode 13: Everyone, eat to your hearts content
Episode 14: How Are You, Everyone?
Episode 15: I'll Head Towards Tomorrow 
Episode 16: Entire Polysynthesis 

The Catch-Up: Plot

It begins anew! As you may or may not know, between episode 15 and this, there was a time skip. Kamina may be gone, but where Templin once stood, there is now Kamina City. I'd give you a real catch up on what's happened, but that's a spoiler. Hint: Viral = Still awesome.
 
Dethfishon Dec. 3, 2009 at 7:24 a.m.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds it a little hard to believe their civilization advanced that far in only 7 years. That's insane. Did Lord Genome have like a "How To Make Advanced Cities for Dummies" book in his throne room or something?
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 3, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
@Dethfish77: Yes i think apart from ruling the world and improving his Lazengann he didnt have much else to do lol anyway i know the real awnser but i`m not supposed to discuss this right now. 
cfatalison Dec. 3, 2009 at 9:34 a.m.
@Kelleth: all of your question is answered by one answer "SPIRAL POWER" apparently everyone is convinced that "THEIR DRILL SHALL PIERCE THE HEAVEN" and you got teh rate
 
 
as for technological advancement....... same thing
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 3, 2009 at 9:46 a.m.
@cfatalis: yeah but i still believe that Kamina`s Kaminism is somewhat based on Tendouism to a certain degree. i mean its not like he`s constantly qouting his grandma or anything lol
cfatalison Dec. 3, 2009 at 9:51 a.m.
@Kelleth: ah but note that person is a child genius, he have no need of the book, rather he did served as the book
 
 my grandma said.......
John_Martoneon Dec. 3, 2009 at 11:22 a.m.
@Dethfish77: Well, I'm willing to see some degree of the civilization's development. I mean, they freely gave of the Spiral King's technology, and have seemingly limitless food. Any species suddenly free of natural predators is going to blossom wildly. Aside from the fact that each woman had like, 100+ babies in 7 years, I don't find it too unbelievable, for this series...
 
@Kelleth:
The second movie actually changes the trigger for the anti spirals.
Works much better than a population made up entirely of people under 7.
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 3, 2009 at 3:34 p.m.
@John_Martone: Yeah that makes much more sense. Can`t wait to see that movie :)
 
John_Martoneon Dec. 3, 2009 at 3:48 p.m.
@Kelleth: I think the idea is that people who are fearful for their very survival have little room for hope, and can only truly live hand to mouth.
 
Since Spiral Power is the largest proponent of change for their societies, a people without hope and drive can only go so far. Genome had to inflict such terror to keep them in check and manageable, instead of just being an arbitrary counter of sorts. At least that's my take on it.
Dethfishon Dec. 3, 2009 at 4:18 p.m.
@John_Martone: Hm, I never even thought about how many children must of been born. I wonder what the Earth's population was before they beat Genome. 
 
No big deal though, the rapid evolution of civilization is hardly the most unrealistic thing in this show. The ginormous fighting robots come to mind.
Shinigami_Rideron Dec. 3, 2009 at 5:05 p.m.
@John_Martone: Good point

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