So first a funny story, then a Gundam rant.
When I was at my community college, we had a guest speaker who was Earnest Cline, author of Ready Player One.
Its a pretty good book!
When it came time for the questions part, I asked him how he felt about the expanded Star Wars universe being declared non canon, because he had talked about how he started writing with Star Wars fan fic.
I am proud to say it was the nerdiest question asked at this speech.
Beam Sabers ARE better than Light sabers because they are used by Giant Robots.
The names are a league of bad that the made up sounds for Star Wars names don’t even approach.
Jim Ghingnham is not a distant relative of Jake Gyllenhall.
And despite the fact that this is a major character in the series, DO NOT Google Full Frontal Gundam without doubling checking safe search.
On a serious note (?) the main dude behind Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino really is like the George Lucas of anime.
He has good ideas, but his own internal logic and vision are completely incomprehensible to the average non Yoshiyuki Tomino.
It might take a little while to wrap your head around how exactly how the whole Gundam thing works, knowing your Universal Century from your spin offs (example: Gundam Unicron is UC, Mobile Fighter G Gundam is its own timeline), but it is incredibly satisfying once you actually get why Gundam is fantastic.