The Trouble With Giant Robots

So, in honor of Pacific Rim (which is getting really good reviews and I may just see now), let me present this old post of mine presenting the realistic problems with having Giant Robots for real, no matter how cool they are. Anyway, enjoy or not:

Auston Habershaw

Most of the guys I know who grew up in the 80s love Voltron. To be honest, I don’t really get it. For me, the deal breaker has always been that he is made out of five robot lions and that, at the end of pretty much every episode, he destroys the robeast with the blazing sword, which always begs the question ‘why didn’t he just immediately become Voltron and draw the blazing sword? What isn’t that his go-to strategy?’ I really hate it when characters are stupid exclusively to create conflict. I don’t mind if a character is naturally stupid all the time, I just hate when anybody’s asked to hold the ‘idiot ball’ just so the opposition can make things interesting. Come to think of it, that’s a lot of what this blog is about. Maybe I should change the title…

But I digress…

There’s a bigger problem with Voltron, of course…

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About aahabershaw

Writer, teacher, gaming enthusiast, and storyteller. I write stories, novels, and occasional rants.

Posted on July 12, 2013, in Critiques, Theories, and Random Thoughts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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