Live with Kevin Siembieda, 9/14, 10 p.m. EDT

I am delighted to announce that on Friday, September 14th, at 10 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Pacific, I will be conducting a live call-in talk radio interview with Palladium Books publisher Kevin Siembieda and Harmony Gold representative Tommy Yune on my Robotech talk show, Space Station Liberty (http://terrania.us/liberty/). The interview will focus on the Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles roleplaying game, which Siembieda has announced has finally been fully licensed. After I finish my prepared questions, I will open the lines to callers to ask their questions.

Anyone who wishes to call in to the show to listen or participate will be welcome to do so. Questions do not need to be only about Robotech, but can cover anything about Palladium or Harmony Gold that you'd like to ask. I will ask that you be civil, however.

I've written a comprehensive page on the various methods of connecting to TalkShoe at http://terrania.us/talkshoe/ that covers in detail all the ways to listen or participate but I will summarize after the cut. No registration is necessary to participate.Collapse )
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Robotech Motion Picture - Is it possible?


by Hannibal Tabu, Staff Writer
Posted: September 7, 2007 — More From This Author

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers has picked up the film rights to the gestalt anime franchise, and they'll be producing the film alongside "Spider-Man" actor Tobey Maguire. Maguire is also considering a lead role.

Although the article doesn't say specifically, the film will probably not span the entirety of the Robotech saga, itself combined from three Japanese anime properties ("Super Dimension Fortress Macross," "Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross," and "Genesis Climber Mospeada"). Given Maguire's physical specifications, he's likely eyeing the role of Rick Hunter (or "Hikaru Ichijyo" for all fans of the original "Super Dimension Fortress Macross" series), which is the section of the story most familiar with US audiences, called The First Robotech War.

Frank Agrama of rights-holder Harmony Gold will exec produce; Jason Netter will serve in a producer capacity. Matthew Reilly brought the project to Warners and is overseeing. Daniel Shafer brought the project to Maguire and will shepherd for the company.

This is seen as a response to the success of "Transformers" in cinemas, so giant robots are once again interesting to many Tinseltown players.

Edit: Better article here - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i1f2de64a1d24bd55d67832dedc4bd442
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Slightly OT, but still...

I just fought my way through the first episode of Voltron. It really isn't what I remember it to be from my childhood.

And I noticed: Why is it that space ships in every space anime of the 70s and 80s have red undersides?

Spacecruiser Yamato:

The carrier arms of the SDF Macross:

Space Carrier Blue Noah (aka "Thundersub"):



If I'd known this would happen, I'd have made sure my cap wasn't half-smushed-down for that photo...

They put my face on the front of Robotech.com. I have hit the big time. Now if only I didn't look quite so dorky...

Thursday, December 7th, 9 p.m. Eastern will mark my second interview with Harmony Gold staffer, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles co-writer/co-director Tommy Yune. (My first was when I want up to St. Louis for the film festival. At least this time I should have slightly better audio quality than a microcassette recorder.) It's an exciting opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the big names of Robotech (and to mix other metaphors like that).

If anyone has any specific questions they'd like to make sure I ask, post 'em in the comments and I'll collect 'em up and ask the good ones. If you want to make sure your question gets asked, make sure you phone in because I'll take questions round-robin style after I've run through all my own questions.

Wow. I'm on the front page of robotech.com. That's awesome.
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Robotech interview/talk show

Probably a bit late to be posting this, but better late than never:

In a half hour, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on December 1, I will be interviewing controversial Robotech fan Peter Walker on my TalkShoe Robotech show, Space Station Liberty. Feel free to listen, chat, or call in, using the Talkshoe client! Just register and it's a free download. After the show is over, it will be available as a free download in mp3 format. See the link below for information on ways to call in.

Also, Thursday December 7th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, I will be interviewing Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles co-writer/co-director Tommy Yune. Feel free to tune in!