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Western Mecha Series

Post by abaoaqu » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:24 pm

Anyone else out there think North America should start staking its claims in the Mecha genre of Sci-Fi?

Personally, I think it would be a refreshing break from crime scene dramas and idiots reality television...
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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by Sume Gai » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:23 am

could be interesting but I'm afraid it's fairly close to impossible Giant Robots as anything other then animation would be hellishly expensive The general public still bear the "Animation = Kids" Stigma. So sadly there's really no room for mecha on prime time and even if there was the profit margins would probably be -tiny- compared to those relatively cheaper to produce shows.

Looking at kids shows we certainly see some good stuff from American minds (Transformers Animated, Transformers Prime and Voltron Force are recent examples [though I'm not sure how good that last entry turned out to be]) Though if you're looking for something more in the Real Robot genre on American TV, you may be disappointed. But don't loose hope, A good American made Real robot series is bound to come along eventually. Robotech and Wing were both big hits here in the United States so it is only a matter of time before someone tries to make something similar.
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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by yazi88 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:32 pm

There was a animated series about Battletech which also had some very interesting english style japanese dialogue. Heavy Gear is a CG series along side with the CG series of Starship Troopers which also had the mechs. And then there is Megas XLR.

Unfortunately all of the fore mentioned shows were either canceled or only had 1 season. Megas XLR is still quite popular but doesn't even have a DVD release. Most of these shows went against the mainstream theme of cartoons back then but still had some appeal to people who enjoyed a somewhat darker and serious shows Gargoyles and the 90s Batman series, and X-men.

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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by reeoyuy » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:50 am

Exo Squad, anyone? Give it a sequel, or a reboot, or maybe live action TV series.

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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by ORegan » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:05 pm

Titan Maximum anyone? ;)

Maybe Seth Macfarlene will make another Family Guy, only with robot pilots. :P

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Re: Western Mecha Series

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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by VinnieAve » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:29 am

From the descriptions I've read it sounds like there will be mechs in Pacific Rim.

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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by Ziryab » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:55 am

Almost as recent as Voltron Force (it hu~rts) & Transformers Prime that's worth checking out was Cartoon Network's Sym-Bionic Titan. Sadly it only got one season--didn't help that they kept holding episodes or moving the time slot--but I rather enjoyed and not just for its numerous homages to Japanese mecha and 70s era anime.

Live action, can we count Real Steel movie? And for my own sense of humor, coming outta the 90s: Robot Jox & Crash and Burn :lol:

I sadly doubt we'll see western mecha, real or otherwise, that'll be anything other than a bit player in a movie or miniseries. :(
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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by Darth Nichos » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:50 pm

It got a brief tv series but there is Battletech- it has novels, sourcebooks, is a miniature game, and has an excellent back story

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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by nacho-wan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:17 pm

I don't know, hard sci-fi is quite hard to do. Let alone huge mechanical behemots. At the most we might get a BattleStar Galactica type of show on cable TV.

If Hollywood does the Robotech movie that might change dough
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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by abaoaqu » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:39 am

I feel that it must be done, regardless.
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Re: Western Mecha Series

Post by ShadowCell » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:14 am

please don't dig up old threads for no reason.



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