The opening line to one of the most epic science fiction franchises ever produced!
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 main books–to sustain the game, enthusiastically “donated” by Mr. Wes Davis (of the “Bloody Bastard” squadron), a friend that I introduced to the wonderful world of anime and RPGs.
In addition to all the lunchtime RPG nonsense, we developed our own little version of the Robotech universe that brought together even more marginally-related properties into one big, Carl Macek-inspired soup. We even had our own website (hosted on Angelfire) that let us reach out to other fans in the pre-social Web! Since I now have my own dedicated corner of the web, I figured it would be fun to migrate the old sites over to the AirborneSurfer domain, just as a sort of art piece and a reflection of how far we’ve come in the past 20 years.
The studio hopes to move quickly into production on the live-action feature, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (“300,” “The Immortals”) producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “GI Joe”) writing the script. The series centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders and has an “Independence Day” meets “Star Wars” vibe. It is seen as having the global appeal necessary to become a blockbuster property.
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.
Dirk Loechel has designed a ridiculously complete comparison and identification chart, uploading it for free to his DeviantART page. Check it out and let me know which is your favourite!