Robotech Reboot?


I’m going to pay someone to do the cover for book 3 my GALCOM series, Cursed Planet, so I can finally start doing paper books.  One of the tasks in preparation is to research book covers that I like (maybe I’ll post the list for your viewing pleasure).  When I went to the Tor site, I ran across this article on the time being right for a reboot for the Robotech series.

For the most part, I don’t like the reboots.  The studios often see the original series as a moneymaker because of the name…and take no time to understand why it’s still popular.

But Robotech…

Maybe.  Because of the reasons it’s still a fan favorite is the characterization and the story.  That’s more universal and can be done well.

I saw it when it was aired in the U.S. in 1985.  I was hooked on the characters, especially in the first part of the trilogy, the Macross Saga.  I do think it the remaining two parts read like the producers didn’t realize how popular the series would be and threw together two more parts.  They don’t quite fit together, and the characterization is the best on the first one.

If you haven’t seen it, the series is available on Netflix.  But if you’re military, you’re going to cringe, plain and simple.  The writers threw rank randomly in the story like it was meaningless jargon and there’s serious disrespect for superior officers.  If there’s a reboot, it wouldn’t be a hard fix.

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