This is kind of old (looks like it came out last September), but I thought it was worth a Moo, and it’s got me jonsen to watch some Robotech. I saw it earlier this morning (via Fanboy.com), and it’s from a group of Chilean (is that right? Chillies maybe?) fans of the show. Check it out below:
With all the revamps, remakes, re-imaginings (etc…) going on, Robotech is one of those properties that kind of baffles me as to why nothing has been done with this yet. Okay, there was the Shadow Chronicles that came out not too long ago, which was kind of “meh…” Also there were those dark and terrible rumors of Toby Maguire of doing a film based on the series, and hopefully that’s dead in the water now. So, there has been something, but not enough in my opinion.
Sorry if I’m coming off as an overly critical fanboy, but I really would like to see something done with this. Personally, I’d love to see the entire series remade. The original series is about thirty years old now, and it was actually three different series (Macross, Southern Cross, and MOSPEADA) lumped together so they could get it syndicated in the U.S.. Still, It came out as this awesome story ark that had us geeks glued to our television sets every morning (Trog disagrees with me, but I remember, in that brief time our mother dragged us up to Oregon, watching Robotech in the mornings before going to school… I think it was on before Rambling Rod… this was ’85 or ’86 or so…). So why not go through, re-draw it, re-animate it, and make it a little more cohesive than the original, with modern updates to the visuals and music? Seems like a good idea there…
A live action version of Robotech would also be interesting to see, but I don’t think it should be a movie. It would be great as a live action series like Game of Thrones or Spartacus (maybe not as adult oriented as those two though), where you could have time to get to know the characters and tell the story, but I think as a feature film it would be too rushed, and the focus would be more on the visuals and the effects.
Okay, I’ve used up my morning talking about this. Take a look at the video above and throw in your two cents. We’d love to know what you think.