One of the defining moments of my own personal geekdom was discovering Robotech the summer before my freshman year of high school. The series had everything: grand, multi-generational space opera storylines, immense space battles, great characters and, of course, starfighters that turned into battle-mechs.
For years I've had a Jetfire transformer sitting in guardian mode on my desk (Jetfire being a clear knockoff of the veritech) but I've often wanted to upgrade to a full VF model. Now I can -- Robotech.com's offering three new Veritech fighter models on pre-order:
The Discovery Channel has Shark Week. That's all well and good -- sharks are equal parts terrifying and fascinating -- but why limit yourself to one species? This summer Nuketown is launching Monster Week -- one full week dedicated to the best in cinematic horror. We're going to have movie reviews, soundtrack reviews, blog and game posts inspired by said movies, and -- if I can swing it -- feature length audio commentary for a film.
Clearly I've only just begun to explore the frontiers of gingerbread construction, especially geeky gingerbread construction.
I offered a plan to save Heroes. It looks like SciFi Wire's ready to grab their shovels. This review of the series to date, and the first episode of the "Redemption" arc, echos my own sentiments (and those who've commented here). The general sense I get from the comment thread is either "I'm done with it" or "I've come this far ...
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is now available on Hulu. The follow-up to the popular 1980s anime series can be viewed in its entirety. What can't be watched, unfortunately, is the original series. One can only hope that this is the first crack in the wall; I'd love to be able to re-watch the Macross Saga on my lunch break.
V was one of my favorite mini-series as a kid, and not just because it was one of the first times I was allowed to stay up late on a school night. The theme of benevolent oppressors struck a cord with my proto-libertarian self, and I loved the battle for Earth that unfolded over the course of several nights.
ABC is resurrecting the series for Fall 2009, and I'm cautiously optimistic. Here's the trailer: