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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
11:55 pm
Announcing the --


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Cross-posted to macrossfans, robotech_fanfic, and macross_f.
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
3:27 am
Has anyone heard anything else about the live-action Robotech movie that's supposed to be in the works?

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
10:01 pm
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 )
Friday, September 7th, 2007
12:02 pm
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

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, May 25th, 2007
7:47 pm
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"):


Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
5:13 pm
ROBOTECH new generation pictures
Hi everybody!!!
Who can tell me, where can I find pictures with ROBOTECH New Generation?
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
3:02 pm
Tom Bateman interview tonight
Just a reminder: I'm interviewing Tom Bateman of Harmony Gold tonight on Space Station Liberty! Topics for discussion include Tom's fan background and Robocon 10, the history of the Robotech franchise, and of course, Shadow Chronicles.

For a primer on how you can listen or participate, check out my TalkShoe guide page.

Hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
2:39 am
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.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, December 1st, 2006
6:33 pm
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!
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
2:55 pm
Robotech talk show, try #2
I have just begun hosting another Robotech talk show on Talkshoe. It will go on for an hour assuming there are people willing to hang around.

Just register, download the client, and phone in to be on the show.
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
1:12 am
Experimental Talkshoe Robotech Talk Show: Thursday Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Eastern
You have been invited by Chris Meadows to join in a live TalkShoe phone conversation and chat. Recorded audio is also available for listening.
Listen to or Join the Talkcast: Space Station Liberty
(join within 15 minutes of start time or anytime after)

Talkcast information:
  • Talkcast Name: Space Station Liberty
  • Host: Chris Meadows
  • Next episode: EPISODE1 - Welcome to Space Station Liberty!, Thu, November 16, 2006 08:00 PM EST
    The inaugural episode. Don't be surprised if it turns out to be a little shaky.
  • Phone number: (724) 444-7444
  • Talkcast ID: 5988
  • PIN: The phone number or 10-digit PIN you signed up with
  • Other future episodes: Future episodes not scheduled
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
12:27 pm
This is R_M, your roving reporter...
This is me at a Panera in St. Louis, getting ready to conduct an interview with Harmony Gold representative Tommy Yune. (Click pic for larger version.) The interview took half an hour, and was pretty cool; I tried not to ask some of the same things I knew he'd been asked before in other interviews.

The interview can be heard in episode #58 of the RDF Underground podcast; or downloaded and played separately. Some interesting stuff came out about the future of the Robotech franchise, although of course there was a lot Tommy couldn't say. He shot the photo at right with his digital camera; there are some other photos, some also of me, at his photo gallery of the film festival event.

How was Shadow Chronicles? Pretty good. It wasn't perfect; it had just a few flaws, the largest of which was that there wasn't enough time in a 90-minute movie to focus adequately on all the new characters. I would like to have seen the same events covered by about eight 22-minute TV episodes, to provide more time for characterization. I'll post a more detailed review on my essay journal or as part of RDF Underground soon enough. But by and large, it was a great experience and a worthy successor to Robotech. If I had the opportunity to see it again I would do so immediately. February 6th cannot come soon enough.

Current Mood: bouncy
Saturday, November 4th, 2006
12:38 pm
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles DVD pre-ordering and on sale
The long-awaited DVD of the new Robotech sequel, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, is now available for pre-order at RightStuf.com.

And since it's a Funimation DVD, this means it's eligible for RightStuf's Funimation sale, which is going on until November 6th. Order it with the promo code theft and the price drops from $29.98 to an unbelievable $17.99, plus shipping.

Be sure and get that order in today or tomorrow, folks!

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, October 7th, 2006
2:16 am
Custom Mood Themes, Anyone?
Greetings! Newcomer to LJ, longtime protoculture addict.

Can anyone help me with a Robotech custom moodtheme, or point the way to someone who can? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
8:52 pm
"Enter Marlene" commentary track
I've just recorded an audio commentary track for episode #70 of Robotech, "Enter Marlene."


Watch it by starting the episode and your MP3 player at the same time, or use the Sharecrow Windows DVD/commentary playing app. Instructions are at the link.

If you enjoy it, please give me feedback!
Sunday, August 27th, 2006
10:36 pm
new fic (Dynamics of Holding a Grudge) Macross (dubbed version)
Title: Dynamics of Holding a Grudge
Author: karrenia (karen)
Characters: Max Sterling and Miriya
Rating: Teen

Disclaimer: Robotech/Macross belongs to Harmony Gold Ltd, its producers and creator, as do the characters of Max Sterling and Miriya Pirinio; they are not mine.

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Current Mood: drained
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
9:28 pm
Shadow Chronicles
Whoa man SHADOW CHRONICLES coming to DVD on November 21st cool! I'm getting a copy!

Current Mood: excited
5:36 pm
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
9:48 pm
Hey Everybody!
Hey everyboday I'm MACROSS RYAN. I am a fan of ROBOTECH, especially MACROSS. All I wanted to say is that ROBOTECH is cool. Well I hope that I would see SHADOW CHRONICALS when it comes out. As Minmei sang, "We Will Win!"

Current Mood: anxious
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
12:39 pm
Really active community, this...
Funny. I would have expected to see at least a mention here that Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has received a distributor at long last.

I guess most Robotech fandom is on the robotech.com forums and doesn't see the need to post here.

Oh well. For folks still reading this, here are some possible links of interest:

  • Roboblog III: The Odyssey
  • The (Unofficial) Robotech Reporter
  • RDF Underground Robotech/Doctor Who podcast (which I've done some segments for in recent weeks)
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