September 01, 2007
Ken, the Brickmuppet, thinks I've jumped the shark. He shows us a photo of Mazinger (I think it is) walking down a city street, and asks me if I would be willing to call it stupid to its face. (Or to its toe, as the case may be.)
I'll tell you what: if I ever meet Mazinger, I will apologize.
Posted by: BigD at September 01, 2007 10:33 AM (JJ4vV)
Steven has a point - a lot of giant robot shows are of the "wow, we have a neat gadget" type. A lot of the other ones are of a "we have a neat gadget but it's unimportant compared to our BURNING FIGHTING SPIRIT!" style. Neither is really a serious format for storytelling; you're not going to get fantastic writing from a Voltron or a Getter Robo any more than you would from the latest Power Rangers. Significantly less, to hear my sentai-lovin' friend talk...
Even the ones that do serious storytelling tend to have (or at least, start out with) some of the obligatory gadget-fetishery. There's only one series I know of that takes mecha in a more-or-less modern environment and plays with them more or less realistically, and Steven hates it with the passion of a thousand burning suns anyway. ;p
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at September 01, 2007 10:57 AM (7qo8N)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 01, 2007 11:26 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Ken Talton at September 01, 2007 12:09 PM (aG64W)
Posted by: Arson55 at September 01, 2007 07:41 PM (CtQJP)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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