Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Season 1 Episode 1

The Shooting Star She Saw

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Mar 06, 2000 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • The title of episode 1: "The Shooting Star She Saw" is alliteration. Alliteration is a literary device in which several words with the same sound or letter are used in this case it would be the letter 'S'.

  • Quotes

    • Zechs: No! No machine gun for him!

    • Narrator: With high expectations, human beings leave earth to begin a new life in space colonies. However, the United Earth Sphere Alliance gains great military powers and soon seizes control of one colony after another in the name of justice and peace. The year is After Colony 195, Operation Meteor. In a move to counter the Alliance's tyranny, rebel citizens of certain colonies scheme to bring new arsenals to the earth, disguising them as shooting stars. However, the Alliance headquarters catches on to this operation...

    • Trowa: Now that you've seen me, I can't let you live. My secret mission was to destroy only the spaceport, now I'll destroy everything!

    • Relena: (Watching Heero drive away in an ambulance) My name name is Relena Darlian. What's yours?

    • OZ Soldier: We have a complete data analysis.
      Zechs: And?
      OZ Soldier: Judging by the strength of the mobile suit, it can only be made from Gundanium alloy.
      Zechs: So then...that was a Gundam!

    • Zechs: It transformed into a mobile suit!

    • Heero: The alliance is already on to me. Damnit!

    • Zechs: I told you I am a true soldier.

    • (Heero rips off Relena's invitation)
      Relena: (in tears) But...but why?
      (Heero wipes off her tear)
      Heero: I'll kill you.

      Toonami Version:

      Heero: I will Destroy You.

  • Notes

    • Original Japanese Airdate: 4/7/1995

    • The Gundams' suits were brought to earth as "Operation Meteor".

    • To the first note: Gundam Wing is indeed the first alternate universe series to have a sequel. Gundam Seed is the Second

    • Many true fans to the Gundam Series see Zechs Merquise/Milliardo Peacecraft as a Char Aznable/Caswald Deikum Clone in both personality and history

    • All throughout Gundam Wing's 49-episode series plus Endless Waltz, Heero told Relena that he'll kill her but never considered making it a reality. Either he's slowly falling in love with her, or doesn't want to kill her at all.

      The last part is incorrect as in episode 48 Heero says to Relena before taking off to fight Zechs that he promised to protect her and also in Endless Waltz he says he never wants to harm any again.

    • Gundam Wing originally appeared in Japan in 1995 and is considered to be the best of the GUNDAM alternate universe spin-offs. The series should not be confused with the other GUNDAM series, such as Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team. Those series are set in the UC Canon (Universal Century) and Gundam Wing is set during the AC Canon (After Colony. This is also the only Alternate Universe Gundam series that ever earned a spin-off which came in the form of the GUNDAM WING: ENDLESS WALTZ OVA series

  • Allusions

    • Source: Pilot of Zech's Carrier - "The one headed for Eastern Eurasia."

      In George Orwell's apocalyptic novel 1984, Eurasia was the name given to several combined earth nations of the future. This in essence parallels the concept that the earth in an effort to unify will absorb many nations to ultimately become one peaceful state much like the Earth Alliance of Gundam Wing.

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