Oh no, back into Robotech

Robotech PosterSo recently they released The Shadow Chronicles on DVD, which is basically a feature-length continuation of the old Robotech series which a lot of anime fans came to know and love/hate back in the 80’s. The DVD’s actually pretty good, and does require that the viewer be familiar with the Robotech series.

Anyway, now I’ve been re-bitten by the bug, and I ended up going to Amazon and bought the Protoculture Collection box set. The price is actually pretty reasonable considering you’re getting all three series’ plus another 7 discs of extras. It’s mind-blowingly comprehensive.

For those who’ve never seen the series, it’s pretty epic. Even though it’s an anime, it had some very mature concepts at the time for a cartoon, including deaths of main characters, worldwide destruction and death, intergalactic war, love triangles, you name it. The animation’s a bit dated now but generally still holds up even though this is a 20 year old series.

Maybe later I’ll post some unboxing pics of the set. 🙂

S:AaB. No, not the car company.

So lately I dug out my box set of Space: Above and Beyond, the phenomenal sci-fi drama from the mid-90’s. I occasionally do this, and am consistently amazed at just how awesome the show is. Pity it’s only one season long.

For those who missed the series, you seriously missed out one of the coolest sci-fi shows to hit the airwaves. Nothing beats the new Battlestar Galactica mind you, but this one is a kind of a mix between Wing Commander, Galactica, and maybe some Starship Troopers. The show even had running plots throughout the series, all centered around the experiences of each member of the 58th Squadron, and their efforts to end the war with the Chigs. It’s a true pity the show only lasted a year, second to Millennium this is the best thing to come out of the X-Files production duo Glen Morgan and James Wong.

If you can find the DVD set (and that can be a big if nowadays) I highly recommend picking it up.