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Hi guys, I don't know how to say this, but I believe to have found a copy of the script for Macross: Final Outpost Earth, in Kevin Seymour's collection. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think! It's 128 pages, and from what I have read, it's pretty cool.

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Why it's in English...? :huh:

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1 minute ago, Gerli said:

Why it's in English...? :huh:

It was a Hollywood treatment.

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8 minutes ago, Mommar said:

It was a Hollywood treatment.

We dodged a bullet there... right?

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Wow! It would be great to read the whole thing. 

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Guess what? It's the future! :lol: Looking forward to it.

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Renato posted some video snapshot of the script esp the cover page here:

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What you have is different. I hope you will share! 

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This is very cool. Thanks for sharing it. We've heard so little about it over the years, but I'm really glad to see something like this. To me, this is a gem.

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Fantastic find, I just saw the ebay auction! Crazy how things get tucked away from history. Kevin had some really incredible items during this golden age. He really made a great impact on a lot of fans outside of Japan. (I loved the Books Nippon collection I won from thewilburness, really took me back)

Someday would love to read the entire script, best of luck on the sale!

S

 

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Great find, there.  Thanks for sharing.

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21 hours ago, terry the lone wolf said:

Gloval and not Global? Richie-Richard-Rick?

Yeah, I know there's been a Gloval and a Global in Macross history. Not sure what the connection is yet, but I will let you know if I find out (as I work through the script). Same for "Richie".

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22 hours ago, terry the lone wolf said:

Gloval and not Global? Richie-Richard-Rick?

1 hour ago, Algebra Would Win said:

Yeah, I know there's been a Gloval and a Global in Macross history. Not sure what the connection is yet, but I will let you know if I find out (as I work through the script). Same for "Richie".

Brigadier General Bruno J. Global's name has, on a few occasions, been transliterated incorrectly as "Bruno J. Gloval" even in Japanese publications.  ("Global" is the official/correct form.)

Obviously the highest-profile example of this mistake is The-Show-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, but you can also find an example of it in This is Animation Special: Macross Plus.  The Variable Fighter Squadron Marking section the starts at page 83 at the back of the book has, on page 92, a VF-11C from the SVF-41 Black Aces that is marked up as being from CV-339 B.J. Gloval.  Other publications have affirmed that this is a misspelling and that the Uraga-class CV-339 is the Bruno J. Global.  

(Exactly why he merits two ships named for him is unclear, but may have something to do with the mass-produced Macross-class ships carrying the names of the UN Forces' top brass like the SDFN-1 General (Takashi) Hayase or SDFN-8 General Vrlitwhai Kridanik while the New UN Government carries on the tradition of the government's chief executive having carriers named for him e.g. ARMD-01 Harlan J. Niven and ARMD-14 Robert A. Rhysling.  Global did go into government after retiring from the UN Forces.)

 

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Now that I've read the posted script snippets several times, the dialogue is really awful. I can't explain why, because it feels like doing free quality checking for HG lol. And I don't mean to belittle the effort of the writer, but this script should be shredded like it never existed. :lol:

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3 hours ago, hachi said:

Now that I've read the posted script snippets several times, the dialogue is really awful. I can't explain why, because it feels like doing free quality checking for HG lol. And I don't mean to belittle the effort of the writer, but this script should be shredded like it never existed. :lol:

Well, it is just a story treatment not a shooting script... those are usually pretty rough, since they're meant more to set the direction of the film's future development and provide an outline for a writer or group of writers to build on for creating the actual shooting script.

It's definitely bad, but as treatments go it's a lot less bad than ones I've read for big-name science fiction properties that went on to be wildly successful after much polishing.  Star Wars had a rough treatment penned by George Lucas that was so bad Harrison Ford told him "George, you can write this sh*t but you can't say it!".  Star Trek's story treatments are always a hoot.  Quite a few of the worst moments in TNG (many of them "Wesley" moments) were brought about by a writer's strike forcing the staff to use story treatments that had previously been rejected after minimal polishing and even several stories that had initially been earmarked for consolidation into a single episode.  The legendarily bad first season was the result of giving Gene a free hand to both submit his own story treatments and rewrite those by other writers.

EDIT: I have a copy of the Star Trek Voyager Season 1 writer's "bible" that makes this rough draft look like goddamn Shakespeare.

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Hey, Shawn! Thanks, nice to hear from you. 

I've been reading the script, and I think it's quite good. There is a 90's sort of cheesiness to some of the lines, but there's also some pretty humorous stuff. I definitely won't shred it :p  

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