THIS ROBOTECH THING episode 0.11 – “It Could Have Been Worse”

I really wanted to get this up on Wednesday so I’d have a new post for three Wednesdays in a row, but iMovie, YouTube, and the DSL connection in my Place of Exile conspired against me and caused the release of this episode of THIS ROBOTECH THING, my irregularly posted current ROBOTECH-related YouTube commentary show, to slip a day. Frustrating for me, but given that I haven’t posted one of these since September I’m sure you’re not particularly bothered. Continue reading

On the precipice of the final cliffhanger.

I just finished the twelfth of thirteen episodes of the Jason Connery series of ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, and while I don’t have time to watch the final installment tonight, I do have some time to write about what I’ve liked and haven’t liked about the third and final year of what has proven to be everything I thought it was: a brilliantly iconic take on the Robin Hood mythology.

Robin in a hood.

Not a particularly good actor, but a fair Robin Hood.

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“Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.”

There are certain TV shows and movies that I never, ever get sick of, no matter how many times I watch them. The first two episodes of ROBOTECH are like that for me. The DOCTOR WHO serials “The Deadly Assassin” and “City of Death” are like that, too, as is the first episode of the season just past, “The Eleventh Hour.” TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (1986) is something I can actually quote, and given how bad I am with quotes, that should say something right there. Alex Cox’s brilliant and weird punk sci-fi black comedy REPO MAN is up there. The original ROBOCOP, too. And so is the final episode of series 2 of this 1980s UK import …

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