Robotech: The Macross Saga Appreciation

Maximus RexMaximus Rex Demmented, deranged, and diabolicalThe EmpreyanPosts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2013 in Lights, Camera, Action!
When I think about Macross Saga, the first thing that comes to mind is, "How in the fuck did this shit ever get pass the censors?" The Macross Saga was my first real exposure to Japanimation, Star Blazers was a little before my time, and I didn't fuck with Captain Harlock even though I've heard good things about it, and Volton, those a classic just wasn't fucking with The Macross Saga.

One of the things that was endearing to about Macross was that it didn't dumb itself dumb for the target demo. Even though Macross aired (for me anyway) at 3:30 in the afternoon, it had some very adult themes. For example, the love triangle between Rick Hunter, Lynn-Minmey, and Lisa Hunter. Originally, Rick was fucking with Minmey, then he eventually ended up fucking with Lisa. If you're familiar with Macross, Minmey ends up fucking with her a cousin, Lynn-Kyle. Yeah that's right, there was an incesteous relationship on afternoon children's television. Also their was an interracial relation between Roy Fokker and Claudia Grant, if I'm not mistaken, there's not another interracial relationship in animation until we get to Jon Stewart and Shayera on JLA.

Another cool aspect about Macross and Robotech on the whole was the villains weren't on some dumb shit. For example, on G. I. JOE COBRA Commander was all around fuck up, on Transformers (G1) Streamscream stayed fucking with Megatron and fucking up victory, but on Robotech the villains were cool and you got the feeling that they weren't to be fucked with, as in the case of Miriya Sterling, Breetai, Exedore, they're likable and respectable, villains with honor so to speak.

Then the most shocking thing about Robotech, niggas died on that shit. One of the most annoying things about G. I. JOE was the COBRA pilots that always seem to parachute to safety, that didn't happen on Robotech, when those missiles hit, shit blew up with the pilot in veritech or the Zentradi pod ship. Not only did miscellaneous people die, major characters died, such as Roy Fokker and Ben Dixon. When I originally saw it, I thought Roy was coming back, until a week and a half passed and the nigga didn't come back.

Finally, there was the ending to Macross with is the literally the greatest of all time endings to a animated series, Kyron's suicide run on the SDF 1. As great as Bruce Timm and Dwayne McDuffie are and were, I don't that they're fucking with the work Carl Macek did on The Robotech Series



The Death of Roy Fokker @ 20:50


Death of Ben Dixon @ 1:52 Not going to get niggas disintegrating in today's cartoons.


Kyron's suicide run on the SDF 1@ 19:00, @20:00 The GOAT LINE!
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  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher One Cold Ass Honkey It's Cold, AlaskaPosts: 28,371 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man i havent seen this shit in years. I can hardly remember it.

    Rex you ever seen a show called Guyver? think it was a Jap anime too. It was violent as fuck.
    iron man1
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Demmented, deranged, and diabolical The EmpreyanPosts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lou Cypher wrote: »
    Man i havent seen this shit in years. I can hardly remember it.

    Rex you ever seen a show called Guyver? think it was a Jap anime too. It was violent as fuck.

    I seen it, but it's been a minute.

    TheManInBlack4.0
  • KINGECKINGEC Posts: 5,982 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn. I still remember most of this shit. Ain't seen this shit in yeeears. lol.

    Robotech was the GOAT.

    *Appreciates*
  • Yo_Killa!Yo_Killa! i luv phat pussy! between her thighs.Posts: 9,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    that's my childhood robotech is on Netflix. the old school speed racer was my intro to Japanimation/anime a lot of extras used to die on that show too. anybody remember the others like tranzor z Ulysses 31 sabre riders and ronan warriors. I don't remember starblazers too much I was a baby back then. is mighty orbots considered anime?
  • dallas' 4 evadallas' 4 eva I been A1 since day 1 you niggas booboo.... Posts: 6,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Robotech was my shit as a younging. My older brothers had me watching Starblazers too which is also a good show. Fuck the original Mobile Suit Gundam though shit was lame.
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 14,780 ✭✭✭✭✭
    One of the GOATS. Yeah this shit was RAW and ahead of its time.
  • satyronesatyrone Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Goat my all time fave anime. Lynn minmey was a one hit wonder.
    Maximus Rex
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Demmented, deranged, and diabolical The EmpreyanPosts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    satyrone wrote: »
    Goat my all time fave anime. Lynn minmey was a one hit wonder.

    No she wasn't, she had bangers.

    VulcanRavenKINGECsatyronedallas' 4 eva
  • dallas' 4 evadallas' 4 eva I been A1 since day 1 you niggas booboo.... Posts: 6,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
    satyrone wrote: »
    Goat my all time fave anime. Lynn minmey was a one hit wonder.

    No she wasn't, she had bangers.

    Stage light splashy, the feelings smashy, my heart and soul belong to you, and I'm here now singing, all bells are ringing, my dream has finally come true, stage fright go away, this is my big day, this is my time to be a STAAAAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Demmented, deranged, and diabolical The EmpreyanPosts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My favorite Minmay song:
    
    

    Don't why but this just makes a nigga feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
  • satyronesatyrone Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    satyrone wrote: »
    Goat my all time fave anime. Lynn minmey was a one hit wonder.

    No she wasn't, she had bangers.

    Stage light splashy, the feelings smashy, my heart and soul belong to you, and I'm here now singing, all bells are ringing, my dream has finally come true, stage fright go away, this is my big day, this is my time to be a STAAAAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!

    I cant......LMAOOoOO. Since this thread got made that song been in my head
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Demmented, deranged, and diabolical The EmpreyanPosts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2013
    When they get the legal shit sort out, The Robotech Saga has the potential to be a great franchise, my fear is that producers and screen writers will soften and change the source material for a movie. For example, will screenwriters kill Roy Fokker, or even include him in the movie considering the fact he does get killed. Are screenwriters willing to include the interracial relationships between the lead character and one of the major supporting characters, Roy and Claudia and Rick and Minmay? Will they show that Max is best pilot in the Skull Squadron? Will they make Captain Global a white dude and change the gender of the SDF 1 bridge crew? Would they allow Claudia (black woman,) to remain as the SDF 1's executive officer, (second-in-command) Would Minmay still be a Chinese-Japanese chick played by an Asian actress, or would the powers-at-be do what they did with The Last Airbender and change Lynn-Minmay to a white girl named "Lynn May Smith," or some shit.

    Robotech has a lot of intricate and subtle shit that makes it tick and some what I mentioned are a few of those things. When they get the legal shit figured and Toby Macguire gets to finally do Robotech I hope he keeps those things in mind.
  • satyronesatyrone Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    its a known fact that hollywood touching anything great they ruin and destroy it. if they do make a Robotech movie the whole cast would be white. they may change the gender of the sdf-1 crew but they could keep it. dont know how they would do a lot of things. they would have to cut alot of shit out. that whole first saga had ALOT of story and shit going on.
  • satyronesatyrone Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    oh and are they really talking about possible bringing this to the big screen??
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Demmented, deranged, and diabolical The EmpreyanPosts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    satyrone wrote: »
    oh and are they really talking about possible bringing this to the big screen??

    Let's put in the context of superhero genre of films, were they REALLY talking about bringing Marvel and DC properties to the big before we actually seen a finished product, yes. For example, the Superman franchise, there were always talks of reviving the franchise, Nick Cage was suppose to trilogy based on The Death of Superman story arc and Kevin Smith pitched a project. The same analogy applies to Robotech Toby Macguire has the rights to what we know in the U. S. as The Robotech Saga; however (as with Marvel,) there's a byzantine legal labyrinth that needs to be sorted out before a Robotech film project can come to fruition. From what I was reading on the Robotech site is that the cats that own the rights to Macross for lack of a better word "hate," "really don't want to say hate, because I understand where they're coming from," on another other projects which why were ever got a finished Sentinels and other projects. Just as with the JLA movie, the question isn't "if," we'll get a Robotech, but when.
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 18,537 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bump because I was watching it earlier.
  • reapin505reapin505 Gundams and history. I have nothing else to offer an asteroid rushing to the sunPosts: 3,515 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Been meaning to get into this lately, goat'd
  • Big KolaBig Kola Posts: 620 ✭✭✭✭
    I also like Ronan Warriors
    satyrone
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