Category Archives: Robots

Posters of Futures Past

El Segundo, California-based Boiling Point Creative Group has just released a new series of posters that re-imagine 70s and 80s sci fi films in a style inspired by art deco. As part of an impressive portfolio that includes DVD and … Continue reading

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How Diplomatic Can the Zombie Apocalypse Get?

Answer: Very. And it’s some of the messiest diplomacy you’ll ever come across. Due for release at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International is a book like no other — the much-anticipated Zombies vs Robots: Diplomacy, fourth volume in IDW … Continue reading

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It’s Happening Again: A Backbrain Exclusive

It happened before and now it’s happening again! Yes, from what is rapidly becoming the main enclave for the production of B-movie remakes, Franklin, Indiana, comes the news that the crapfest classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (US-1964; dir. Nicholas … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds: Goliath Trailer

New trailer for the animated steam-punk sequel to H.G.Wells’ War of the Worlds — War of the Worlds: Goliath (US-2011; dir. Joe Pearson) Source: Quiet Earth via Avery Guerra

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Last Day of MORAV Appeal

I meant to plug this earlier but ran out of time. So this is a flash info-dump. MORAV — the giant robot combat franchise being developed by Fon Davis — is in its last day on Kickstarter, seeking funding to … Continue reading

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Review: Painting Giant Robots and Monsters

Godaizer (Singapore-2011; short [18:43 min.]; dir. Hillary Yeo) Reviewed by Robert Hood Mecha is one of the most popular sub-categories of anime and has produced some of the best and longest-running animated sci-fi series ever. Though quintessentially Japanese when considered … Continue reading

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Laputa: Castle in the Sky [original title: Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta] (Japan-1986; dir. Hayao Miyazaki Reviewed by Robert Hood There is a distinctly steampunk — or perhaps more accurately retro, post-Industrial — aesthetic  to Hayao Miyazaki’s typically luminous fantasy anime, … Continue reading

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Review: Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Redux

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Redux (orig. Kôkaku kidôtai; Japan-1995; dir. Mamoru Oshii) Reviewed by Robert Hood Anyone who knows anything about anime knows Ghost in the Shell. Based on the classic manga of Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell … Continue reading

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What’s Better Than Giant Robots Fighting Giant Monsters?

Answer: Not much! Writer Michael May of Michael May’s Adventureblog — in itself a must-visit resource for those into comic art — is currently involved in a free web-comic called Kill All Monsters! It has nothing to do with Godzilla … Continue reading

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India’s Most Expensive Robot

Said to be the most expensive film yet made in India, Endhiran [aka The Robot] (India-2010; dir. S. Shankar) is full of bizarre effects, action, singing and dancing — everything we might expect from Bollywood, in fact. More, it’s got … Continue reading

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