My long-time friend Wes sent this over to me, and I thought it a pretty great re-creation of the iconic opening sequence to a television show that not only defined a generation of fans, but also opened the doors to an entirely new fandom that has since spawned worldwide conventions and inspired everyone from the quiet kid at the lunch table to executives at Walt Disney Studios.
No assembly required.
Dear writing staff of Robotech: Battlecry, You’re a bunch of goddammed bastards and I hate you. Please find the pointiest object within reach and impale yourselves upon it, you [edited for content]. Sincerely yours, et cetera, Matthew Eargle
For the record, I miss CGI Moltar. Also, Robotech & Voltron.
Onward! Through shot and shell, here we go into the mouth of Hell.
Louie Nichols, Robotech
I’m watching ROBOTECH: The Movie. It’s better than ROBOTECH II: The Sentinels.
Remember video rental stores? The days before Netflix and Hulu and any piece of entertainment at your fingertips. Video rentals were a visceral experience. I remember it like it was only twenty years ago….When I was in middle and high school, there was a Hollywood Video at the intersection of Dallas Highway and the new … Continue reading Remembering Hollywood Video
Back in high school, we used to spend our lunch breaks blasting through malicious alien mecha in defense of the remnants of humanity precariously huddled into a handful of settlements across the inner solar system. This was the folder that contained all the source material, character sheets, maps, and errata that were necessary–outside of the … Continue reading Digging Through The Archives: The Angst Squadron Folder
A recent post from–well, you can probably imagine–prompted this entry. After reading said post, I fell into a tempest of emotions bringing me to another state of grief and guilt, but, thanks to strong words from one of my best friends, I am pulling myself back from a state of abject pity. Anyway, this song from ROBOTECH has always been very poignant–both in its minor key and forceful lyrics–to me, and, like my fictional brother Veritech pilots, a rally cry to never give up even if the odds seem more than impossible.
Each and every day we dream of winning and beginning a new life.