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Scenario: it is 2013. Humanity miraculously survived the 2012 Mayan Zombie Alien Nibiru Invasion Apocalypse, . . Astro Plan has won an academy award for best foreign animated film. We are still waiting for HL2 episode 3.... but Shoji Kawamori has gone further into the deep end, Macross will be rebooted.

If it happened, what would you like to see differently? Stay the same? Which characters would you keep, modify, or just eliminate completely like poor Nanase.

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Oh, boy... Where to begin?

1) Destroids play a larger role in the series, not just cannon fodder.

2) Keep all animation production in-house, don't farm it out.

3) Use a combination of CG and Cell animation for SDF:Mac (Like Macross Frontier and Macross Zero)

4) If there needs to be a Minmay, keep her a secondary character, please.

5) Destroids play a larger role, not just cannon fodder. (Did I mention this, already? B)) )

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They should make it longer, maybe closer to 85 episodes or so. And they need to make more stuff transform; jets and space ships are fine, but how about motorcycles? or helicopters? And take out all the junk about protoculture being some sort of ancient alien civilization, how stupid is that.

also Minmay needs to be more of a slut.

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They should make it longer, maybe closer to 85 episodes or so. And they need to make more stuff transform; jets and space ships are fine, but how about motorcycles? or helicopters? And take out all the junk about protoculture being some sort of ancient alien civilization, how stupid is that.

also Minmay needs to be more of a slut.

I totally agree with you about Protoculture, but I'm not sure what they should turn it into. My first thought was that it should be a fuel...but on further reflection, I'm thinking it should be some kind of hallucinogenic drug. Or it could be something like the Force, that could guide and "shape" events in a mystical sort of way.

I dunno...whaddya think?

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On the mechanical side, one thing I'd do differently is to eliminate battroid mode and modify gerwalk. First, battroid - other than shooting missiles in style and mecha kung-fu serve very little tactical value. It makes more sense for tactical battroids that specialize in hand-to hand and combat on solid ground. Perhaps even transformable ground mechs. The DC-5 Lotto from Gundam Unicorn for instance looks pretty sweet and specialized for this role.

Gerwalk can be a dedicated space-fighter and the legs basically solve the problem of space-fighters in general, which is the need to exert thrust in a variety of directions, lacking the strong gravitational pull of a celestial body.

Also, 2 modes probably makes high quality toy design easier.

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If? IF???

No Minmay = not Macross.

And, um...I agree with Valkyrie addict.

Okay... I'm in complete agreement with you all, about Macross being damn good as is. However, this thread did ask a hypothetical question, something along the lines of fantasy, so I answered as honestly as I could...

Besides, Minmay as a secondary character is a low priority, as you can see. My highest priority would be something else entirely... B))

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Besides, Minmay as a secondary character is a low priority, as you can see. My highest priority would be something else entirely... B))

Minmay looks better in shower scenes than Destroids do. She also looks better in white skirts with green polka dots. ^_^

know what's even cooler? three words...

Floating... Robot... Torsos... :ph34r:

OOOOH, that's TERRIFYING! You know what would be even scarier? If we had them wearing tattered cloaks, which they throw off to reveal that they're just torsos!

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Oh, boy... Where to begin?

1) Destroids play a larger role in the series, not just cannon fodder.

background designs should stay in the background

2) Keep all animation production in-house, don't farm it out.

this is stupid and unrealistic. it doesn't even guarantee quality

5) Destroids play a larger role, not just cannon fodder. (Did I mention this, already? B)) )

just go watch dougram if you want that stuff

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The devastation of Earth humanity needs to be less complete than portrayed in DYRL or the series. Even with mass assimilation of Zentradi and ?human cloning?, the ability to pull off regular immigration fleets without completely depopulating the planet seems fairly improbable.

The fugly VF-4 battroid needs to be reworked so it doesn't look like a design afterthought, possibly as the YF-4. Also, it needs to show up in the series proper since it is operational by Flashback 2012. (There's a valkyrie model of it sitting around Hikaru's room in the series IIRC, but that doesn't really count).

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I totally agree with you about Protoculture, but I'm not sure what they should turn it into. My first thought was that it should be a fuel...but on further reflection, I'm thinking it should be some kind of hallucinogenic drug. Or it could be something like the Force, that could guide and "shape" events in a mystical sort of way.

I dunno...whaddya think?

It can be all of the above, while also being the transmuted form of a ancient forgotten civilization (which explains the sentience). There, problem solved, LOL.

For extra fun, make the ancient forgotten civilization the inhabitants of the original pre-reboot universe.

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Scenario: it is 2013. Humanity miraculously survived the 2012 Mayan Zombie Alien Nibiru Invasion Apocalypse, . . Astro Plan has won an academy award for best foreign animated film. We are still waiting for HL2 episode 3.... but Shoji Kawamori has gone further into the deep end, Macross will be rebooted.

If it happened, what would you like to see differently? Stay the same? Which characters would you keep, modify, or just eliminate completely like poor Nanase.

I would go with the hypothetical Alien Nibru Invasion scenario of 2012 and have the aliens from Nibiru turn out to be the giants of Nevilliam of Biblical tales. That way in 2013 Nibiru actors can be hired to accurately portray Zentradi in a Live action reboot of the Macross series followed by the movies Macross DYRL and Macross: The Plan, which will chronicle the events directly from the Zentradi perspective. It would also be an awesome case of our reality catching up to the science fiction of Macross.

1) Destroids play a larger role in the series, not just cannon fodder.

I would like to see that and more UN Spacey mecha versus Zentradi foot soldiers in trench, hallway, and hand-to-hand combat.

also Minmay needs to be more of a slut.

Absolutely. Just listening to "My Frak friend is a pilot", "Its my time to be a Pornstar", and "Zero G-strings" just wasn't enough, the music should have been synced to action sequences that actually fit the lyrics. :lol:

The only question is do I cast Lindsey Lohan as Minmay or :unsure: Misa for my LAM?

No wait Of course! I will just cast her as both characters, she has played as twins before after all. Besides no Macross Love triangles has involved twins yet, and everything is better with twins as they say.

I also say why stop at Minmay? I say put more Frak'n sex in the whole show.

- Rather then have couples Hikaru/Misa, Kaifun/Minmay, and Max/Milia simply stop at First Base in their demonstrations of culture, have them go for Home runs.

- As his name impies have Max be the characteristic genius who somehow ends up in huge orgies that would make Roy envious, until he becomes attracted to Caprica Miria Clone 6 and her sexy red dress of course.

- Have UN Spacey Engineers find a way to reprogram Macronization chambers to only enlarge certain body parts as a more natural alternative to plastic surgery.

- And of course add a lot more Daedalus attacks, causes its the best mecha porn ever.

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background designs should stay in the background

this is stupid and unrealistic. it doesn't even guarantee quality

just go watch dougram if you want that stuff

Uh, excuse me... I do believe the original poster asked what we'd like to see, and I answered his question...

Let me look it up...

If it happened, what would you like to see differently? Stay the same? Which characters would you keep, modify, or just eliminate completely like poor Nanase.

So, there you go....

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Okay...so here is my idea.

Galactica, the original series took a horrible race threatening event and made it into a fun campy sitcom. Galactica reinvisioned was dark, a lot more realistic, and a lot more representative of a race on the edge of extinction.

I'd love to see Macross rebooted in a similar fashion. Scenario...world is at war destroying itself...then attacked by giant aliens with incredible Technology. We have essentially one chance to keep them from destroying us...we dont understand them. I think it could make for an excellent differnt darker view.

Oh, and also stealing from Galactica, I want to see ships in space fight much more like ships can fight in space. 180's on a dime...overuse of vectoring thrusters big time please.

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Oh, and also stealing from Galactica, I want to see ships in space fight much more like ships can fight in space. 180's on a dime...overuse of vectoring thrusters big time please.

Galactica wasn't the first to use vectoring thrusters in space fights. In fact, Macross actually did it in DYRL (1984). Also not to forget, the Earth Alliance fighters in Babylon 5 also used vectoring thrusters (1993-98).

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A remake, but same designs, characters and story, almost shot for shot, with all hand drawn animation done by the best, setting a new WOW standard for animation quality.

I would be ok with a few addition scenes here and there that just were not possible back in the day for what ever reason.

Going out on a limb

Maybe even have mimi's (forgot her name) voice record the songs remixed sounding more current, a "remixed" score by her.

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Promote Roy to a full bird Colonel. He has been a Major since Macros Zero!! There is no way a Major/Lt. Commander can be a CAG a nd not be a Colonel/Captain.

I wish Mr Kawamori made a series based on the colony conflicts during 2040s so I can see some VF-11 action!! I know, Macross Plus OVA1 was just not enough! and god Macross 7 doesnt count

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