May 11, 2010

Note to my Childhood ....CALL YOUR OFFICE!

The upcoming Space Battleship Yamato movie continues to look like it could be one of the most awesomest things in the history of awesome!

Pictures via. Hat tip to the Space Cruiser mailing list.

I see that Dr. Saito Sane is female now but she's still got 'spring water'. They've even got Mimi!

People often wonder why this old show made such an impression on some of us.

 To a 10 year old, adrift in the vast wasteland that was the UHF programming of 1980, Starblazers ( the American title of the show) was nothing short of astonishing. It was a 'cartoon' that did not pull its punches, had an intelligent and engaging story and was a science fiction show that had the space battles that Star Trek often lacked. The translation while not literal was very good and because it wasn't on the major networks it was able to slide things past standards and practices (like characters dieing dramatically). It was a show about honor, courage and heroes who willingly faced genuine peril. This was something almost nonexistant at the time.

Now why then is a 40 year old going all full metal fanboy over this? Well, partly because I'm a nerd, but also because this film looks to be a very faithful adaptation. This means it is aimed at least in part at those of us who ran home from school to see this show some 30 years ago.

 In other words it's aimed at my age for once I need feel neither dirty nor old.

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1 O M G liveaction Starblazers!

(still pining after Desslok after all these years... sigh...)

Posted by: acharris at Wed May 19 17:26:02 2010 (q1tOL)

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