|Wednesday, June 11th, 2008|
|Thursday, May 29th, 2008|
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|
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|
Robotech Motion Picture - Is it possible?
http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=11766PROTOCULTURE SHOCK: TOBEY MAGUIRE TAKES ON "ROBOTECH"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|
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?
The carrier arms of the SDF Macross:
Space Carrier Blue Noah (aka "Thundersub"):
|Wednesday, January 10th, 2007|
|Wednesday, December 13th, 2006|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|Tuesday, November 14th, 2006|
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|
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|
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.
Thanks! Current Mood: hopeful
|Saturday, September 23rd, 2006|
|Sunday, August 27th, 2006|
|Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006|
Whoa man SHADOW CHRONICLES coming to DVD on November 21st cool! I'm getting a copy! Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, August 1st, 2006|
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|