Good news, everyone! Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 begins on Friday, August 4th on Netflix 😎👍
If you haven’t seen this program, then you just don’t know what you are missing. I was 14 when Beast King: Go-Lion was repackaged as Voltron: Defender of the Universe for an American audience. I was into Anime, then known more commonly as Japanime, and anything with a Mech was right up my ally. The treatment wasn’t that great, but they didn’t have a lot to work with. That being said, I have fond memories of enjoying the show for what it was, and drawing the combined robot for a while.
You have a week, and a day from now, to fire up Netflix and catch up on the fun. If you don’t have Netflix, you can always purchase the first two seasons from Google Play (it’s far cheaper to sign up for Netflix for a month).
So it’s Sunday. Sunday’s used to be a dull day. Nothing to watch on TV, except the occasional b-roll cartoon like Galtar or some other show that just wasn’t cut out for Saturday mornings. While I do have a soft spot in my heart for even those shows, nothing compares to choosing what you want to see, when you want to see it. I have a hard drive full of content, a packed Netflix queue, Amazon Prime, and several shows I’ve purchased via my new happy place… Google Plus.
Now down to it… I am having a great time screening Robotech on Netflix this morning. I have the series, but I really love streaming shows since they keep better track of where I left off than I can with my 47 year old memory banks. I am a huge fan of what Harmony Gold did with Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada. I find that Macross holds up really well, and it’s also in my library. I’ve never bothered to track down the other two series. Macross is my thing.
Back to Robotech. This show had a different feel than the normal cartoons of my youth. I was 14 when it came out, and perhaps it was the Sci-Fi action combined with the more adult drama that had me hooked. Don’t get me wrong, if t had Robots, heroes, or any sort of martial arts, I was all about whatever I was watching. Robotech came at the right time and had an interesting story arch, along with a heavy transforming robot style aesthetic.
UPDATE: While poking around on Amazon Prime, I found both Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada! Bonus 👍
It’s been years since I’ve watched this film. For some reason it doesn’t seem to get the same love as other Disney production. Today I found it on Netflix and decided to give it another viewing. I love the Steampunk aesthetic of the movie, along with the traditional
animation mixed with computer generated elements. Many well known voices lend their talent to this adventure, such as Jim Varney, Florence Stanley, James Garner, and the great Leonard Nimoy.
There is a sequel available, also on Netflix. Now I won’t expect too much as far as infamous direct to video sequels go, but I am pretty easy going and plan on enjoying it.
This is playing on Netflix. It’s a great tribute to Dave Prowse, the man who played Darth Vader. The documentary goes into why Lucasfilm has had issues with Dave. There is a nice scene that Dave films, that isn’t shown, as sort of a moment of closure. Watch the film, and enjoy it for yourself.