We were all shaken earlier this year when Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy died. We all cope and deal with these things in different ways, but looking at Hallmark’s geeky ornaments for this Holiday season has definitely showed me the wrong way to cope.
That’s right, Hallmark has boldly gone where there is no taste. What represents the Holiday season better than dying Spock? Its not just that, its TALKING, DYING SPOCK. Yes, for only $30, you can relive the traumatic experience of losing Spock when it hasn’t even been a year since the actor playing him actually died.
I’m not saying this shouldn’t exist. I’m just certain that the timing is hilariously bad.
Last episode I mentioned that in the early 1990s there was a push to bring the Gundam Franchise to the US, but it was so outrageously expensive to licence any existing Gundam show that it would have been cheaper to animated a completely new show. Doozy Bots is the fantastically bizarre result and here is all that ever came of it.
That was real, you’re not imagining it. Weird right? I mean most of it is pretty standard, like the “Burger King Kids’ Club” leads, but what’s worse is that when it isn’t cliche and dumb,, the show looks outright offensive. (The kid in the wheelchair gets to be Guntank, he’ll never have legs!)
What’s weirder? A good chunk of the actors in that would go on to dub actual Gundam shows. Everybody starts somewhere.
Anyone else watch Samurai 7? It was this kinda trippy anime adaptation of the classic Kurosawa film, Seven Samurai with a bit of a fantasy-steam punk twist. Also it was awesome. Keep in mind, the original movie has had dozens of remakes, half of which are pretty mind-numbing, This anime, on the other hand, has some real power and honest love of the source material. It also came out in 2004.
So yeah… ten years later a stage musical is in the works. Well it is the 10 year anniversary. (60th for the original film.) Maybe that’s why. I’m curious to say the least about how the bandits, who are GIANT FREAKIN’ ROBOTS in this version will be done on stage. Lets hope the producers haven’t picked a losing battle.