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Harry's inner screaming teenage girl goes batshit nuts for SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO trailer!

Hey folks, Harry here... there are very few things that I feel are created exactly, specifically, genetically for me. You know, that film that you'd do ludicrous things to see sooner. Like right now, I'm considering traveling to Japan solely to see this movie early. I mean, I'm dying. STARBLAZERS is that for me. From 3rd Grade through 6th Grade, I literally ran home from Robert E Lee Elementary at that speed you run when you're a kid... I could hear Steve Austin's bionic sound effects I ran so hard, and when I hit the front door of my house, I would give two shoves before I'd remember to turn the door knob. I'm leap onto my parents waterbed, grab the remote and tune in STARBLAZERS and BATTLE OF THE PLANETS - and if I had ran fast enough, I wouldn't have missed a second. As you can probably guess about me, there hasn't been much in my life that I felt like RUNNING to. But there was just something awesome about resurrecting an old WWII Battleship, modifying it for Space travel, converting the cannons to lasers... It just. It boggled my boyhood brain - and when I look at this trailer, I can tell the effects are not quite Hollywood... They're not quite as sharp as what we see domestically, but the fucking imagination and dream of those effects are everything I dreamed for them. This movie owns me. I want it like Bella wants Diamond cock. I need it now. If you've wanted your whole life to see this - I bet your brain melts too!





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  • June 29, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    First?

    by Out of your element

  • June 29, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    this is hilarious

    by Out of your element

  • June 29, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Cool, cool. Dig that more than the last trailer.

    by Jaka

    I even liked that enough to try it with subtitles. Although I still can't place any clear memories of it. The captain, with the beard and cap, looks really familiar, but nothing else does.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Pretty nifty.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 29, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Yeah you were first....

    by Jaka

    ...but I was only 9 seconds behind you and I actually watched the trailer.... dang it! lol

  • June 29, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    The only battle that counts...

    by Talandir

    is the Last One. also, the only thing more powerful than the Wave Motion Engine is the Wave Motion Gun!

  • June 29, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    F#$Ken "A" as in AWESOME!!!

    by tbdeinc

  • June 29, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    I can't speak a lick of Japanese ...

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    but I COULDN'T STOP WATCHING THAT TRAILER. WOW!!! Subtitles? I HOPE SO!

  • June 29, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    It looks like a low budget Revenge of the Sith

    by RPLocke

  • June 29, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    I believe it was this very series that coined "ANIME"

    by tbdeinc

    Because it was BALLS TO THE WALL AWESOME and nothing like it then... and there are alot of stuff out there now that are REALLY trying to get into the same playing field...

  • June 29, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Looks like TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Yes, bring that shit on! Looks totally awesome!!!

  • June 29, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    As a kid, I would also run home to watch Star Blazers

    by AspectRatio235

    and Battle of the Planets... and this live-action movie is wayyyyy too long overdue!!

  • June 29, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I prefer this version:

    by JackNF

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oN5yYGdXPM

  • June 29, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    "The Con" Trailer w/ STAN LEE http://tinyurl.com/2cuz22a

    by james4543

  • June 29, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/2cuz22a

    by james4543

  • June 29, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    This goes on my international movie shopping list.

    by bubcus

    I am far more forgiving to international films than I am domestic films. I'm anxious to check this out.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Those effects were, in fact,

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    kind of awesome. Better than a lot of Hollywood flicks, actually. The acting, however, looked painfully over the top. But maybe that was the idea.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBosto n -

    by james4543

    Are you talking about THE CON trailer?

  • June 29, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    This movie owns you, eh? Then let it have you!

    by JediTray

  • June 29, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Grew up on StarBlazers too!

    by lobots_master

    Harry, you described exactly what I used to do as a kid. StarBlazers and Battle of the Planets were my favorite shows in the early 80's. Can't wait to see this movie!

  • June 29, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    You're such a loveable fucking geek Harry

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    This looks great

  • June 29, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    This Trailer..

    by ShogunMaster

    ..owes me a new set of pants.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Starblazers and G-Force...

    by Fremen

    were staples of my childhood, too, Harry. I didn't know any better than to call it by the Americanized names, though. The Starblazers music is still pretty haunting til this day. I hope they bring it to the movie.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Looks like that one Clone Wars episode where

    by RPLocke

    Boba Fett set bombs on the Republic cruiser, and it crashed on a planet.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Harry I am right there with ya....

    by Taragor

    We are about the same age. I did the exact same thing cuz this was back in the day when you had to be home at a certain time, no VCR, no DVR...you had to hold your bladder during the show and speed race to the bathroom during those commercials (which were excruciating to sit through as you waited for the show to come back on). And don;t get me started about how much it sucked to wait for the cliff hangers. My goodness, what a time it was to be a kid! I just can not wait as already this looks to be a faithful adaptation, the ship, the crews outfits...all goooooooooooooooddddddddddd!

  • June 29, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Battlestar Galacticamato

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Starring Captain Nemo

  • June 29, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    sorry, this will bomb in Japan

    by Browncoat_Jedi

    The previous animated Yamato film, Yamato Rebirth, opened in 9th place last fall in Japan. Its time has past, sadly. Not enough tentacles or rape, apparently.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    It's about FUCKING TIME you posted this, Harold!!!!

    by zillabeast

  • June 29, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Browncoat_Jedi Lol

    by RPLocke

    I think our films do better in Japan than Space Galactistar Yamato.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    brilliant

    by mr. smith

    yeah, that looks awesome all right.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    now this is what i'm talkin about

    by antonphd

    so, when do we get this in the states?

  • June 29, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Meh. I want it to be better.

    by ErnestBorgNine

    I, too, really dug Starblazers as a kid, but I think this needs an American remake. Seems perfect for it, really. This looks a little cheap and wonky. I want it to knock me on my coal-mining ass like it did when I was a kid and this just... doesn't.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Japattlestar Japalactica

    by BackyardPillbox

    is what this should be called.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Dammit, somebody already drew that comparison

    by BackyardPillbox

  • June 29, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Japan Wars Jalactica

    by RPLocke

  • June 29, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Wow...

    by WeylandYutani

    This looks and feels like the series... amazing! Too bad the story and acting are likely too painful to sit through.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Not surprised...

    by Fleet

    ...That a geek television show was the only thing to get you wanting to run down the street rather than... say... the sake of your health and fitness...

  • June 29, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I'm A Boat Captain!

    by btc909

    Space Sub Battleships in SPAAAAACE! Doesn't Jar Jar make a cameo in this movie?

  • June 29, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Now THAT'S sci-fi

    by WeakThirdAct

    Hollywood just doesn't make this kind of balls-to-the-wall, eye-popping, over-the-top melodramatic, rip-roaring, doesn't-take-itself-too-seriously space opera any more. Instead we get that ponderous faux treehugger pile of crap Avatar. I guess Sith comes close but the Japanese would never subject themselves to the kind of whiny teenager-turned-dark-lord bollocks we got in that movie. Hats off to them. Can't wait for this one. Hai!

  • June 29, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Where's the bukkake?

    by superunknown85

    Also, this kinda looks like a remake of Atragon, only set in space.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Now bring Mazinger Z live action movie!

    by Gorgomel

  • June 29, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Damn Straight THAT'S SCI-FI

    by elgato73

    This trailer rocks in so many good ways. I wish I spoke fluent Japanese and had a couple of thousand dollars to book my plane ticket and hotel room so I could go see this opening day in Tokyo. I love Space Battleship Yamato and everything about it. It is a true anime masterpiece and a great springboard to get people into anime as well. I WANT TO WATCH THIS NOW DAMN IT!!!

  • June 29, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    KilliK

    by RPLocke

    They probably fly off and the end credits come on and it says, "See you next year in Crapplestar Shitass II.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    elgato73

    by AsimovLives

    You should say, DAMN THAT'S SPACE OPERA!!! And it is, and it looks damn good.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Killik

    by DarthMusashi2112

    Saying "Japs" nowadays is like using the "N" word for african americans, or "chinks" for Chinese...just sayin'. Oh and this looks bomb yo.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    As a Jewish person....

    by Shakeshift

    Would you STOP saying the word "Japs?" Jaweh's Ghost! It's embarrassing! A Jap is a JEWISH AMERICAN PRINCESS, not a Japanese person. Jewish people got the rights to "Jap" a long time ago, and deserve it far more than a bunch of uncivilized easterners do. WE were the ones that suffered at the hands of the Axis, remember? GOD'S CHOSEN, remember? Persecuted, hunted, vilified, but still the greatest nation in all of the Earth. Jews endure more than any other nationality, and we're the best and brightest of any other country, number one. JAP is a jew, and was long before any Asians started taking our term. =)

  • June 29, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Starblazers- Uchu Zenkan Yamato is my God, but ...

    by Meta

    this is going to be a huge sack of crap. Why? Takuya Kimura is the lead. The casting system in Japan is broken. Good acting talent doesn't get to be in the lead roles, the only ones who get the lead roles is Johnny's talent. For those of you unfamiliar with what I'm talking about, Johnny Kitagawa is a 90 year old queen-pedophile who runs and manages every boy band in Japan, including SMAP, whose lead member is Takuya Kimura, the star of this movie and half of the crappy Japanese TV dramas on air in Japan (the other half star Johnny's other shitty talent in the lead roles). It's a multi-billion $ industry for him. The fact is, if you want something made in Japan you have to go to this man and use his boy-band talent as actors to get it produced. He is the fucking godfather of everything media related crossed with Michael Jackson. TV stations, Newspaper and even governments are afraid of this guy. Despite numerous allegations and even indictments of improper sexual behavior towards his teen-boy talent, nothing has ever stuck, evidence disappears, witness accounts are dismissed. The newspapers & TV won't even mention his name in connection to something bad because they fear his reprisal (The NY Times wrote a story about that). He has stymied the ability for Japan to have great actors develop & work in their country. We will never see the likes of Toshiro Mifune ever again, because Johnny Kitagawa is the law when it comes to casting. And without good pool of acting talent, you'll never have great directors either like Kurosawa and Ozu. And so potentially great films like Space Cruiser Yamato are going to be brought down to less than mediocre crap by the likes of bad casting and acting. Harry, other Star-Blazer fans, perhaps you don't give a shit. It's not in English, so how can you tell good acting from bad when you're reading subtitles? But imagine if every favorite action & superhero movie that ever came out or is to come out was to star Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake and any other pop-singer that the girls go crazy for at that time, because in this reality the music producers were also the only powerful agents in Hollywood. Well that is what casting in Japan is like, thanks to Johnny Kitagawa. I wouldn't be surprised if SMAP gets to sing the ending theme song for this turd-fest too. Live in ignorance 40-something fanboys, but I expect to be majorly disappointed!

  • June 29, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    The real Yamato battleship...

    by AsimovLives

    The real Yamato battleship was the biggest battleship ever made, it weighted, it had a displacement of 71,000 tonnes fully loaded, which means almost twice the Bismark. To put it in perspective, the american battleship USS California BB-44, which is a very big ship, has a displacement of 32,000 tonnes. Only today's nuclear carriers are larger then the Yamato. That's how huge that mother was.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    I'll have some of that, thank you very much!

    by Ecto-1

    Looks great. Now, if only we can get to see this in cinemas...

  • June 29, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    and who wants to bet this movie will be much, much better...

    by AsimovLives

    ... then that supposed SF/space opera pretender but which in fact it's just a teen soap opera set in space that is JJ Abram's SUPPOSED TO BE TREK movie? Just the trailer alone is better!

  • June 29, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Does look pretty cool. Very Galactica indeed.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • June 29, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    Will see this one

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Use my limited Japanese, and get the wife (Japanese) to sit next to me and translate, am sure the rest of the audience will be impressed. <p> See that the incredibly popular Kimura Takuya is in this as well as the Panasonic girl (Koyuki). Will appeal to the geeks, teens and Kimura Takuya fans

  • June 29, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Fantastic!

    by shran

    I am with you, Harry. I grew up on this. I have been watching the episodes of Quest for Iscandar the last two days. I just recently finished my model of the Yamato that I ordered from Japan. Yes there were TONS of goofy shit in the cartoon series like bad science, bad dubbing and the like. And I don't care. I still love it. I'll watch the whole damn movie in Japanese and not understand a word of it and still I will love it. I'll read the subtitles when and if it makes it over here. And I will love it. And maybe I am living in ignorance. But what the hell do you care?

  • June 29, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Acting? You bloody fools are talking about acting?

    by HEADGEEK

    Remember how incredibly choppy shitty the animation was? I mean, the voice acting was in two modes... Screaming and quietly speaking. This shit looks like the cartoon at the very least transformed into at least BABYLON 5 quality special effects if not slightly actually better. And man. That'd be fucking sweet. That it'll be subtitled will mean that you won't really know how bad the acting actually is. Because... Japanese always fucking sounds cool. And the words on the bottom of the screen. Totally comic book. And I'm ok with that shit. Because I'm fucking counting on it. This will be like watching late 90s TV sci fi. And some of that shit was cool, remember? But this is STARBLAZERS like that. How is that not fucking awesome?

  • June 29, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    oh Christ it's AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    he compares every movie to new Trek.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    NOVA was my first crush... right after Leia.

    by CENOBITE

    so, yah. I feel you Harry. I still remember Star Blazers feeling 'Adult' to my little mind. Like somehow I had found a Heavy Metal... just without the boobs.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    This pre-dates Star Wars

    by Prometeo

    So show some devotion guys. Earlier than this, you should go back to Kubrick.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry

    by shran

    Any word on if Desslok turns blue along with the rest of the Gamilons halfway through the movie? I think they should dub it into English in EXACTLY the same manner they did for the anime with all the wrong vocal inflections and tremendously long pauses. I'm serious. I would actually love that.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Harry...

    by Meta

    I'm talking about a broken film-making system in Japan that puts control of what gets made and who gets cast in the hands of one man. Or to put it more bluntly, would you have liked it if the original Star Wars been cast with KC (from KC and the Sunshine Band) as Luke, because they had the #1 song on the charts and some studio thought it was a great idea to get more people to watch the movie? That is what Japan did, and continues to do.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    The costimes look like Fugitive Alien

    by RPLocke

  • June 29, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    I'm with you, Harry

    by MotherPussBucket

    The world needs balls-out over-the-top Japanese cinema like this.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    The real Yamato...

    by mrmgp

    ...lies under a thousand feet of water broken in half, rusted, full of holes from American bombs and torpedoes as well as its own exploded ordnance. The reality of the condition of Yamato's remains makes this whole storyline as silly as trying to do a remake of Raise the Titanic since we now know what horrible shape that ship is now in.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Meta

    by MotherPussBucket

    I'm sure the music is shite. I don't know the musicians, so I don't automatically associate them with shite. Maybe movie-geeks in Japan cringe at the casting, but I think that we in the west have the benefit of watching without having the negative preconceptions that come with the overexposure of celebrities.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    MotherPussBucket

    by Meta

    I'm not talking about the Music, I'm talking about the talent-less lead actor. Too old for the role he's playing and cast in it simply because he's the lead singer in a boy-band whose manager controls all the film & TV casting in Japan.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    They should let that bastard ship stay on the ocean floor

    by ol' painless

    Where it belongs - where it was SENT. It was the symbol of a corrupt, insane, genocidal Japanese empire, which the Allies thankfully crushed. There is no atonement for this ship, even if it does now shoot nifty lasers.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Meta - and yet...

    by HEADGEEK

    I don't have to know a thing about that culturally embarrassingly in and on everything that he represents to you. To me, he's never danced or sang a song ever. To me, he's filling a pretty goddamn cool uniform and saying Japanese shit with intensity. So it works, absolutely for me.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Yay, another mediocre

    by ApneicMonkey

    Japanese movie filled with mediocre TV personalities and no one of any real star power or acting ability. And yes, that really was Pigsy from Monkey Magic all grown up. A friend here in Japan who worked on the digital 3D elements has already told me that the effects are the only thing in this worth watching... such a shame. :( Whatever happened to the days of great Japanese cinema that showed a little effort and a whole lot of class.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    I don't know about the rest of you...

    by Continentalop

    ...But when I see a bunch of Japanese guys on a Space Battleship called the Yamato, my first thought is we have to warn Pearl Star Harbor.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by RPLocke

    Don't give away the movie plot.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Meta - You fucking nailed it!

    by ApneicMonkey

    I am so sick of seeing the same people over and over again in every film and on every fucking channel... and none of them can act. And yet I also agree with Harry and MotherPussBucket and wish I didn't know it from the Japan side and could just enjoy this shite at a different level. Unfortunately to me, not all Japanese sounds 'fucking cool' as Harry puts it.

  • June 29, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Meta

    by MotherPussBucket

    I agree that it's a crap system. The acting in The Machine Girl was some of the worst I've ever seen, although that was with gravure models, not musicians. But I really enjoyed that movie, all the same. Takuya Kimura was also in 2046 and Howl's Moving Castle, both of which I really enjoyed, albeit in ignorance of who he was.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    I guess it all boils down to...

    by MotherPussBucket

    ... ignorance is bliss.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I don't generally get down on Asian cinema

    by Jaka

    And I definitely know nothing about their pop music. So for me this just looks like a (possibly) very cool live action space manga. Also, since I don't speak any of the native tongues, it would be pretty hard to judge the line readings. If the subtitles work with the emotions coming out of their performances, chances are good I'll like it.

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  • June 29, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Don't invoke Christ's name in vain, you damn heretic!

    by AsimovLives

    Jesus you get ya and fuck you up.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by AsimovLives

    The Yahamato was not involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a carrier deal. In fact, despiste it's awesome power and propaganda value, the Yahamato was barely used in the war. And then it got sunk by airplanes.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Yamato, i mean

    by AsimovLives

  • June 29, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Japanese cinema

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    If you want to see modern quality Japanese cinema watch Departures, Nobody Knows, . If you want to see brilliant historical Japanese movie that was made in the last 10 years see Twilight Samurai <p> Whilst we remember Yamato as a more serious anime (compared to others) its still largely about fun and entertainment so the casting of Takuya Kimura is hardly the end of the world. Sit back and enjoy it. <p>

  • June 29, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Asi, I know that

    by Continentalop

    But Space Midway is not as funny of punchline as Pearl Star Harbor.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Departures was damn good.

    by Continentalop

  • June 29, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by AsimovLives

    The Yamato was involved in Midway? I though the ymato was sunk on much less interesting and lamer battle. The Yamato was sunk in a real punkass fashion!

  • June 29, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    Not to put down the really good movie that TWILIGHT SAMURAI is, but I prefer THE HIDDEN BLADE myself.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Yamato does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    As something of a WW2 buff the Yamato does hold a fascination, in fact not a lot is known about the ship apart from it's terrifying size. Also you've got to love the 'Pagoda' design on the main deck tower.<p> Trivia: unlikely as it sounds the Japanese planned an even bigger class of ship, which although never built was going to be named the 'Super Yamato'. Nintendo eat your heart out...<p> ps. This film looks dreadful / brilliant. If I was 8 it'd probably be the greatest thing i'd ever seen.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Asi

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Hidden Blade also great, good to see you occasionally have good taste .....kidding

  • June 29, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Why is it when Japanese people talk fast- it's like they're on s

    by JonChambers

  • June 29, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Why does the spaceship look like a frigging WWII battleship???

    by JonChambers

  • June 29, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Is this TORA! TORA! TORA! in Outer Space????

    by JonChambers

  • June 29, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Yamato

    by Darth Scourge

    Damn, I loved Starblazers as a kid, and I still do. This will be so cool.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Fucking incredible!!!!

    by Mastidon

    Enough said.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Man...

    by GroolDemon

    After rewatching Space Battleship Yamato on Youtube for the first time in years a few months back, and then hearing about this project I was a little worried. But... this looks fuckin metal. I hope this has a great triumphant score like the original series.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Japanese are dedicated to being crazy

    by DioxholsterReturns

    it sometimes works and other times you get a little girl as your right hand.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Underrated japanese fantasy movie: CASSHERN

    by AsimovLives

    That movie is far better then given credit.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    Yeah, sometimes i get it right.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Re: Midway

    by Continentalop

    Yamato was the flagship of the Combined Fleet. It wasn't directly involved in the battle but Admiral Yamamoto issued commands and led the battle from it's deck.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST

    What the hell does a guy named Miyamoto_Musashi

    by Continentalop

    Know about Samurai films?

  • June 29, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by AsimovLives

    Yes, i know of the intent to build an even bigger ship. The Yamato class was so huge, that the 3rd ship of it's class, the Shinano, was converted into an air carrier (and sunk by a submarine). As you must very well know, they only effectively build two Yamato class battleships, the Yamato proper and the Musashi. Both were sunk in very anti-climatic punk ass fashion, by airplanes. The irony being that those two ships were made to fight other battleships, and yet in the 20th century rarely they did, and never in the pacific.<br><br>And you have to admit, the way the Yamato went down was pretty punkass. It's as if you had the Elvis king of cool dying while taking a shit. Completly undignified death to something which was paraded as the coolest kid in the Japanese navy.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by AsimovLives

    So, the Yamato never had a chance to kick ass in Midway. Again, proves my point, in a way. The Yamato was really just used to parade, and then sunk like a bitch. The ship is fascinating like hell, but what a useless piece of steel!

  • June 29, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Asi, yes true. But if you ever play any WW2 tabletop strategy games or computer sims.. then you can rewrite history and the Yamato and Musashi can go on to be the floating Star Destroyer's they were designed to be!

  • June 29, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    please remake this as soon as possible

    by CoCKMaSTERSmELLYMeL

    In English so i can understand it! Spielberger to direct and jackus blackus to star!

  • June 29, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by AsimovLives

    "floating Star Destroyer"<br><br>That's true, that's what they are supposed to have been, the ultimate butt kickers. Instead, they were just good enough to be american airplanes target practice.<br><br>There's something very romantic about hose huge battleships, the biggest ever made. But in practice, except for shore bombardment duties, they were otherwise useless during WWII.

  • June 29, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    CoCKMaSTERSmELLYMeL

    by AsimovLives

    You should do it like any real AICN geekoid and scream that JJ abrams should remake this movie while shoving his action figure toy up the ass. That's the proper "remake this" scream from AICN.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Harry what about your outer teenage girl

    by Xiphos_2

    what did she think?

  • June 29, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    AND ASIMOVLIVES IS STILL A HUMORLES GOATFUCKER

    by Xiphos_2

    Something never change for you do they cunt?

  • June 29, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    AND ASIMOVE LIVES STILL HEARTS JJ'S NERD TREK

    by Xiphos_2

    Give it up Goatfucker JJ is staunchly hetro.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Ha ha Conti

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I know a little, but as always seems to be the way, some will know much much more. <p>

  • June 29, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Re battleships

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Also a fan, and can't believe I agree with Asi again they are very "romantic", especially compared to the winners of WW2 in the aircraft carriers and subs. <p>

  • June 29, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Why the video inserts of the disinterested

    by gotilk

    people? The trailer is awesome. But that was Japanese odd.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Happy Childhood Days

    by nobbythehappyelf

    This if simply FULL OF WIN And shows you yanks how to do scifi - esp the retarded ones living in their hillbilly racist past...

  • June 29, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Shitphos_2

    by AsimovLives

    And you still eat shit for breakfast, you coprophilic fuck. And gets daily rapped in the ass by sheep.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    Why should you be suprised to agree with me?

  • June 29, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    I have been reading about the Super-Yamato...

    by AsimovLives

    ... thanks to the coments from our friend Cobra--Kai. While in displacement the super-Yamato would be the same as the Yamato proper, the main difference was the main batteries, consisted of six 510mm guns. But really, to try to imagine how big this Super-Yamatos were to be, and the real Yamato was, This guys had TWICE the displacement of the USS California. TWICE!! Can you guys imagine how it would had been like, to be next to one of those? They must had been gigantic! Hard to believe men made them. They are like things made by the gods themselves.<br><br>Small wonder there's a lot of romanticism associated to this big fellas, even if one knows in practice they weren't all that useful and sucessful. But one can't help feeling fascinated by this monsters.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    THIS is how anime should be adapted to the big screen.

    by ricarleite2

    But I missed the Uchuu Senkan Yamato original theme song... Not sure if this is going to be so great, but DAMN, this is how you should fucking do Evangelion, with japanese actors and over-the-top SFX. By the way, I love those japanese variety shows that have small screens showing some artists reactions during a clip - they were kinda quiet on this one, but they're usually all "Eeeeeehhhh!!"

  • June 29, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    How do you say "Cylon" in Japanese?

    by V. von Doom

    "Cyron"!

  • June 29, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Cowboy Bebop

    by RainesMaker

    Makes me believe they could do it right, at least the look of it.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Looks like a fun ride.

    by Fifthrate

    As a fellow "runner" I too couldn't wait to get home to see this. Good ol PHL 17 used to run Starblazers, Battle of the Planets, Speed Racer and Ultraman. Always an awesome afternoon when Mom wasn't home or it would be boring soap operas. sigh...

  • June 29, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I was a Robotech Kid

    by DangerDave

    Where is my movie?!?!?

  • June 29, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi....xlnt recommendations

    by quantize

    ...holy shit there's some cultural morons on here..asian cinema easily rivals the dramatic quality of the best western cinema.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    twilight samurai better than hidden blade..

    by quantize

    thas a fact.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Fuck yeah

    by Wave Motion Gun

    "Fire the wave motion gun!' 'But sir, we should wait until--" "I said FIRE THE WAVE MOTION GUN!"

  • June 29, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    POWER TO THE WAVE MOTION ENGINE!!!

    by JasonPratt

    That's the first crowning moment of awesome in the original English dub of the first series. Makes me grin foolishly every time; because I instantly imagine everyone on the bridge immediately bowing down to the engine. {gggg!}

  • June 29, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Though honestly, I'm more psyched by hints of...

    by JasonPratt

    ...upscaling the original 3 series (and maybe the movies???) with CGI, much like other classic animes are being rebooted in recent years (namely Dragonball and Evangelion). I know there's an anime sequel which will be released at about the same time as this live-action film, and it apparently contains some 'flashbacks'; but I have also seen what for all the world looks like advertisements for the original series seasons upscaled in CGI.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    This is the IP SyFy should replace BSG with...

    by CCon99

    A Yamato tv series with BSG quality would be awesome.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    My afterschool run was for Channel 43 out of Cleveland

    by SpyGuy

    BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, STAR BLAZERS and reruns of the 1960s SPIDER-MAN animated series back-to-back-to-back. Good times, good times...

  • June 29, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Harry, you should thank Scott Green

    by Prof_Ender

  • June 29, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    never understood why people love this crap

    by alienindisguise

    The cartoons weren't very good back in the day to begin with and a live action version will be no different. Just more incoherent shit.

  • June 29, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Japan the new hollywood?

    by skiff

    I am more interested in seeing this than anything this summer.

  • June 29, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    "Prepare the wave motion gun!"

    by fiester

    "Des-lock! Deslock! Deslock!"

  • June 29, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    With you 100% on this one...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...Harry. <p> And for those of you who don't get why people would love this. I'd put Arcadia of My Youth or the Galaxy 999 anime films up against anything being done in American animation at the time, not in terms of quality of animation or maybe even narrative but in terms of imagination and emotional depth. The Japanese made anime for children that didn't sugarcoat or patronize, that asked its audience to tackle adult themes of regret and loss and failure that nothing in American animation would have touched. <p> I don't want to make this some sort of "you're not this or that enough to get it" because I hate that fallacious special circumstances argument. But I do wonder if kids who dwell a bit more in their inner landscape aren't more likely to make this a part of them. Evocative, often half explained imagery, continuity that is eccentric at best and often directly contradicts itself, a reduction of nearly every character to an iconic outline of archetype. <p> It's possible that the best anime is less suited for a viewer wanting an entertainment to offer a complete experience than it is for a viewer using it as fuel for their own dreams. <p> Okay, that was way too fey for a talkback. Anyway, Harry, I am so excited about this that I just put every Yamato anime in Netflix streaming into my queue. Already showed the kids most of Harlock, 999 and Esmeralda. <p> Hey, by the way, anyone here watch Clannad? My daughter, who is a bit of an anime fiend, found it on Netflix and damn...could it actually be sadder? Was the point to be as absolutely depressing as possible? Damn. I had to forbid her from watching the second series because I couldn't even take reading about it.

  • June 29, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Comic Con this needs to be there

    by bauerpowerhour24

    spread the word they need to do some kind of panel at Comic Con i want to be a part of it to tell them they need to bring this to the USA for sure Please Please

  • June 29, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Rerun?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Wasn't this posted a few months back? I'd sure like to see the full length motion picture.

  • June 29, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Rerun?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Wasn't this posted a few months back? I'd sure like to see the full length motion picture.

  • June 29, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Kentucky...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...that was a teaser. This is a much longer trailer (though without the music it should have).

  • June 29, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    F@#& Yeah!

    by Jimzilla

    Incredible!

  • June 29, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    DUB it for US release,or at least get me a subtittle release

    by j2talk

    NOW!

  • June 29, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Haven't you

    by TheKGB

    died yet? Actually this time jus kidding..MAYBE your near death expereince helped you realize how bad you were at this site for the LONGEST time..And now your beginning to actually post come cool stuff?

  • Now the slightly OLDER trailer is just pure 100% freaking awesome on a stick!

  • June 29, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Hell yes. Now, what about that GAIKING teaser we saw?

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 29, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I always liked...

    by jsm1978

    Grandizer (Grendizer) and Gaiking... my dad saw something online the other day, trailer for a new, cgi Gaiking. Anyone know anything about that?

  • June 29, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Why is people screaming in Japanese funny?

    by blackmantis

  • June 29, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Why is people screaming in Japanese funny?"<p> I dont know... but somehow bugged out Japs screaming in mega excitement or mega panic is pretty damn amusing you've gotta admit.

  • June 29, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Who are the confused people

    by Bass Ackwards

    who pop up in the upper right hand corner midway through the trailer?

  • June 29, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    WOW now Joss Whedon

    by Series7

    Is getting Asia to make more of his Firefly nonsense, jesus get over it Whedon it failed!

  • June 29, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    spyguy, fuckin A

    by spidercoz

    WUAB like a motherfucker!

  • June 29, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    I was in Junior High when this was on and still

    by MAD_MIKE

    raced to see it. I didn't make it home though. I went to a friends and would watch both shows. <P> Even if this ends up sucking I will still watch the whole thing.

  • June 29, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    The Japanese don't watch this shit.

    by The Dark Shite

    They sell it to Americans who lap it up, who feel good about it, because it's the "crazy" Japanese. But you're the guys who watch it. Maybe you & a few weird Japanese with panty obsessions & baths full of sand.

  • June 29, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    WAVE MOTION GUN ROCKS YOUR BALLS

    by SuperLoserFish

    Yeah, I said it.....

  • June 29, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Weird coincidence

    by beelkay

    I saw an episode or two of this when I was a kid, and have always remembered the battleship in space. I was trying to figure out what show it was last week and a friend identified it. Now this! Weird, and cool.

  • June 29, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Teenaged girls are big Star Blazers fans?

    by Royston Lodge

    Learn something new every day.

  • June 29, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Syfy should pick it up

    by unionmaster

    It should be fairly cheap to purchase and do a piss poor english dub and then show it on the on the Saturday night movie block. I would think it could match the ratings of the all the other crap movies they show at that time and wouldn't cost any more.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    looks just like JJ's STAR TREK. All the iconography is the same

    by porkinz the x-wing instructor

    That's not a bad thing. I'm just pointing out that similarities in the story and the images. Can't wait to see this!!!

  • June 29, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    porkinz the x-wing instructor

    by AsimovLives

    Looking like Jatr Jar Abrams's SHIT TREK is a very bad thing. Thankfully, and from what we can see from the trailer, it doesn't look like that much, contrary to what you claim. So far so good. It it turns out that way, that's another matter.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    quantize

    by AsimovLives

    Prove your so called fact, or you can shove it up tour ass. You should had said "your own personal preference". TWILIGHT SAMURAI and THE HIDDEN BLADE are both excelent movies. You just prefer one over of the other. And again, you can shove your fact up your ass, and next time, fucking think for a change.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I love Japanese trailer narration!

    by Bot-Bot

    Don't understand a word, but it's great to listen to, isn't it? Film looks cool too.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Red Ned Lynch

    by AsimovLives

    You do not know what's depressing in anime until you have watched THE GRAVEYARD OF FIREFLIES and EXPERIMENTAL SERIES LAIN.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by AsimovLives

    No, man, the japaneses do consume this. In fact, this is pretty tame compared to the stuff that's acceptable viewing in Japan. Have you ever watched TRIGUN, GOLDEN BOY or FURIKURI (FLCL)?

  • June 29, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Someone pump money for the FX and release it worldwide!

    by Suskis

    Japanese movies can'have budget and fx on par with USA, but this movie deserves it. How can those smartasses in Hollywod have missed this opportunity? Star Blazers is LEGEND!

  • June 29, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Harry, you should at least prepare yourself

    by JackSlater4

    for the possibility this movie could suck.<P> I hope not, because I'm counting on Japan to eventually do what the U.S. couldn't, and make a good Dragonball Z movie.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Harry: "there are very few things that I feel are created exactl

    by Plathismo

    Yes, very few, Harry, apart from every single genre project ever created by anyone, from Stanley Kubrick to Albert Pyun. You are the king of indiscriminate love, or as once was written of your pal Tarantino: "He appears to have loved every film he's ever seen." But of course that's a large part of your charm.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Asimov..

    by The Dark Shite

    I live in Japan mate. This stuff isn't around. It's more mainstream in the west than it is here. The stuff you mentioned has to be ordered & sought out just the same as it elsewhere. Over here you're more likely to see a drama about women in their 70's than this stuff.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    This looks dumb...

    by Fah-Cue

    Full of FX (some video-gamey), weak acting, and groan-inducing shots. Even the laser blasts look and sound like 80's crap.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Good or Bad, it's better than nothing

    by Edited_Out

    I'm with Harry on this one! For me, I had to wake up at 7am during the SUMMER to catch this on a small b/w TV with rabbit ears. I lived the first two seasons on a daily basis, experiencing the ups and downs of the Yamato as if I myself was a member of the crew. Seeing a live action version is a dream come true. Just the trailers are giving me the shakes, so I can only imagine what 90 minutes of this stuff will do. I'll probably explode like a Spinal Tap drummer....

  • June 29, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    models as actors

    by v3d

    We have the same problem in America. It's called Megan Fox.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    models as actors

    by v3d

    We have the same problem in America. It's called Megan Fox.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    A shame...

    by veritasses

    For something this big, the major FX houses should've offered to do all the CGI for free.<BR><BR> It does look better then most of the SciFi flicks that come out of Japan but it still looks to be about DTV level... That being said, Yamato is the shit and I just might have to take a trip to Japan when this comes out.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Harry, your mission if you choose to accept it...

    by konkrete590

    Get this bad boy to Fantastic Fest this year! StarBlazers was the bomb!

  • June 29, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Japanese cinema is awful.

    by mistergreen

    THere are a very few good movies that are made every year. Hope this is one of them.

  • June 29, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I see Harry smashing thru like the KOOL AID man

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    When Harry hit the front door it shoulda' blasted apart with the force of his enthusiasm.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    japanese pop stars in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

    by HaterofCrap

    that's what they all look like anyway. and why does that battleship not have a giant arm holding a laser sword?

  • June 29, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    looks way more impressive than Bayformers.

    by Stalkeye

    which aint saying much, really.But I'm glad to hear that SB/Yamato is getting the live action treatment it so deserves.Anyone notice that Georgie (Lucas) ripped off a few ideas from Yamato? from the robot who resembles R2-D2 to space dogfights.<p>This couldnt come out any sooner.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    isnt this

    by Sedani

    Robotech?

  • June 29, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Fareal most Anime characters are caucasian-esque

    by Stalkeye

    proven fact.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I'm still waiting on my Gatchaman flick.

    by Stalkeye

    Dammit.

  • June 29, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Like the perfect realization of anime...

    by Grinning White Skull

    I can't get over how perfectly this film has moved from anime to live action cinema in this trailer. The design has such care and attention to detail from the original cartoon series but brought into a live action film world with the soul and spirit of "Space Battleship Yamato."

  • June 29, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye

    by RPLocke

    Lol, Sci fi has robots and space dogfights from the beginning of time. How did Lucas rip that off? Lucas bashers are hilarious.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Wow, the effects are like Star Crash good!

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Did the Japanese film crew fall through a black hole and end up in 1982? They need to spend less time creating fuckable robots and more time investing in special effects.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    RPLockesBroken Leg

    by Stalkeye

    The fucking robot from SB resembles R2-D2 moreso than any other SCI FI Film and since when were there Space Dogfights shown on Cinema before Star wars?Surely not the 30's Flash Gordon serials? Go ahead, name one just one.<p>BTW the basis of SW was inspired by the works Japanese Director Kurosawa. (Seven Samurai, anyone?)You probably thought The Phantom Menace was the best of the SW series, riiight?

  • June 29, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer was my hero...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Then I met Derick Wildstar.<p>Sure, I love Rick Hunter too, but the fucked up crew of the Argo is still tops.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Too bad

    by Wyr

    It's just too bad the Japanese have almost forgotten how to make good genre works. The vast, vast majority of action and sci-fi films Japan produces today are flat out BORING. How they manage to make heavily gory films littered with insane ideas and plot points so plodding and dull I have no idea, but they do it. Whereas in the 60s and 70s, they produced like seventy billion chambara films, most of which are well-paced, very well shot, and genuinely entertaining. I don't get it. But, I've learned live action Japanese genre films are rarely worth watching.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Wyr

    by Stalkeye

    You mean to tell me that stuff like Battle Royal was BORING?!?

  • June 29, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Harry - you should have kept running...

    by ravenloff

    ...judging by the size of yon ass.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye

    by RPLocke

    The Silent Running robots were the basis for Artoo Detoo. Not space battlestar Yamato. Actually, Star Wars was more influenced by Flash Gordon because Lucas wanted to film Flash Gordon but couldn't get the rights.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by AsimovLives

    Wow, thanks for the info. You made Japan look scary, though.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    The plot of STAR WARS is taken, plot point by plot point, from Akira Kurosawa's THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. Most characters are direct adaptations from that movie, most notoriously the spunky princess and the two robots, this based on two baffon peasants from the later movie. George Lucas himself admited as much, and he even took that as a badge of pride. He did follow the advise of Francis Ford Coppola's father: "if you have to steal, steal from the best". You can't get much better then Akira Kurosawa.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    Hey fucker, I know that thanks. It's funny how the people that bash Lucas are the ones who know his complete history.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    Prove that i'm a constant basher George Lucas, ratass. I rate THX-1138 as one of the best movie i ever seen in my whole life, you ignorant fool. And go learn some manners, pig!

  • June 29, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    THX is not a bad movie. It's a little slow for my tastes, but I think American Graffiti is great. Oh, and I saw GL in person at Star Wars Celebration III, and it was great

  • June 29, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    You talked to him?

  • June 29, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    Oh no. He was doing a talk to promote Revenge of the Sith, but it was the first time he'd been to a con since 1987. I waited in line all night in the rain just to get in for his first panel. He and Rick McCallum talked about Star Wara and his career.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    That was in 2005, if i'm not mistaken, right?

  • June 29, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    exactly. It was in Indianpoilis. The con was HUGE and it was all Star Wars. I even got to say hi to Billy Dee Williams. That was awesome.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    GLAD YOU'RE STILL ALIVE HARRY!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • June 29, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    the only criticisms here

    by MurderMostFowl

    the only criticisms here I can really see are from lack of budget. I was actually surprised how good some of it looked. <BR><BR> Why the SyFy channle can't create something like this, I'll never understand. <BR><BR> I can't believe they haven't optioned stuff like Death Note... that could have made a great series without the need for a high budget. But who am I kidding. SyFy never makes good decisions.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    @Cobra--Kai

    by The Spud

    Don't all Star Destroyers technically "float"?

  • June 29, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    Sounds like you had a great time, and you got to meet some of your SW heroes. Must had been great.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    GLAD YOUR OKAY HARRY! tHANK YOU!

    by HELLBOYGBO

    I am soooooo...trying to calm down after viewing that. I never thought I'd see this! Man, as kids we wanted to build a Yamamoto from a giant rusting Gas Tanker Rail Car we found. Kids Right? Thank You Harry.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    MurderMostFowl

    by AsimovLives

    Well, in Japan, they can stetch a budget quite considerably. Watch CASSHERN and you will never believe that movie only costed 25 million dollars. If it had been made in USA, it would had costed at least 5 times that. In Japan, China and Korea they can make big ass epics with the same budget that Holywood spends on some romcom movie.

  • June 29, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Sorry.

    by HELLBOYGBO

    Gee I meant Yamoto.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    The Spud

    by AsimovLives

    In space, you don't float, because to float, you need to displace the same amount of the medium you are in as your own body mass. This is why they say a ship has so much tonnes in displacement instead of weight. In space, you don't displace nothing, you are in a vaccum. In space, you are in free-fall, which many mistakenly call zero-gravity, which is a misdowner, because there's gravity everywhere in the universe. In reality, you are in free-fall because of inertial motion of your flight path in respect to the most local influential gravity well, be it Earth, the Sun or the galaxy.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    I still think about it. It was pretty kick ass. I spent all day in the autograph hall meeting the actors. It was awesome.

  • June 29, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Spammer alert- nuke that fucker "helly"

    by Dark Doom

  • June 29, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I'll fucking shit my pants to see this

    by Dark Doom

    Fuck just some subtitles and I'm down with the the big "Yamoto", Fuckin Thank you Harry! This is gold ponyboy!!!

  • June 29, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Spud does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Spud, regarding Star Destroyers in space.. what Asi said..<p> What happened to your old handle dude?<p> No longer SpudMcSpud?

  • June 29, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Now if they'll just do the Comet Empire as a movie

    by DoctorTom

    Leader Desslok definitely ruled in the second series. I'm hoping the live action has him being the Shaft of alien rulers.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    OK, ignoring my boy-band casting criticism...

    by Meta

    The Japanese have one of the shittiest records of live-action anime adaptations (second only to the US). Looking at who is directing this film, Takashi Yamazaki, the only film I saw of his was "Returner" and that was a sucky-suck-fest. So my hopes of him handling this project with any sort of sense of respect or story-telling ability are small. Even if he followed the season 1 plot as a cannon, I doubt he could make it good. And like all of you, I ran home from school every day to watch Star Blazers. My inner child is not excited by this, for reasons I have previously explained and what I have come to expect from modern Japanese cinema (short of horror films). I was more excited when the PS1 Yamato game came out with CG versions of the ship that more or less look like what I see here. Harry says it looks like 90's TV CG, which he thinks is cool. Perhaps it does. So that means that on a 30-40 million $ budget, they're using SFX technology not much better that an Amiga Toaster. I'm sorry but I don't think it would cost that much money to create those kind of FX, even in Japan. So my guess is most of the $ is being pocketed by the boy-band Popstar and his media-controlling Manager-Agent. Just imagine how much better the film would have looked if the producers could freely hire a talented actor, who probably doesn't demand a shitload of money. So here I am, probably standing in the minority, between the old-school fans who jizzed themselves just for the fact that this movie is being made and the new-school fans who don't give a fuck about it either way. But that's my 2 cents. I hope I am proven wrong. Because I loved the original Uchu Zenkan Yamato-Star Blazers anime as much as the many others here who are excited about this project.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I am looking forward to this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Wow. This was slightly before my time but, like Harry, I would run home to watch this on television!!! I have been hoping to see a film adaptation. I hope that it is successful enough to merit a Hollywood remake.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Of course, it might stand on its own...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...outside of Hollywood, based on the story and concept alone. However, I don't know that it would be popular in the United States.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Yet another person who ran home to watch this

    by Biggsdarklightersbitch

    Except I booked it off the school bus for a mere block.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Gaiking

    by Battlelords

    a live-action Gaiking (Shogun Warriors) http://tinyurl.com/yfd7kr8 is also coming to theaters soon as well. Is Harry only hearing about Starblazers now? They have been showing trailers for it all year.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Battlelords

    by Meta

    No, Harry knew about it for quite a while. He wet his pants after the first teaser that premiered New Years day.

  • June 29, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Gaiking AICN

    by Battlelords

    and apparently (i just saw) the Gaiking trailer ive been watching for weeks- someone reposted it on youtube the same day AICN did. and unfairly it has 340,000 more hits then AICN. how does t-that- happen? :P http://tinyurl.com/2budko8

  • June 29, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Is there a movie/TV show/whatever that Harry *doesn't* claim was a transformative element of his childhood?

  • June 29, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Tey Starbucked Yamato

    by Chief Joseph

    Several characters will now be female, including the old drunk doctor. Yuki/Nova will be a fighter pilot instead of nurse/radar operator. Kodai/Wildstar is being played by a 37-year old boy-band member. This is not encouraging.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Pathetic Fanboys

    by NHRonin

    Why do you people consistently shit all over everything before you even see it? Pathetic. Huge fan of Starblazers and I'm excited to see this. It looks faithful to the original and thankfully Disney never made their crap version with the Arizona.

  • June 29, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Meta

    by Chief Joseph

    Never knew that about Johnny Kitagawa. Wikipedia says he's an American, too. All I know is, I'm sick to death of SMAP. That fucker KimTak is THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD and playing an 18 year old.

  • June 29, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Wave Motion Gun

    by kesoze4

    Love that they only teased it firing with the insertion of the cylinder. Eff all the other special effects, that motherf#%&er better take out a STAR in this or I want my money back.

  • June 29, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    C'mon Imagi...

    by TheContrarian

    get out of financial limbo so I can see a kick-ass, high-budget, computer-animated Gatchaman flick before I die. Heavy re-imagined BSG influences all over this Starblazers flick. Kind of a turnoff.

  • June 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    That's George Takei dong the voiceover.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • June 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Battlstarship Yamaticta

    by Hesiod2k7

  • June 29, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Ummm...KItagawa is going to die eventually.

    by Hesiod2k7

    He's 90. So, he's due.

  • June 29, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Battletrek Galactiafive.

    by RPLocke

  • June 29, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Oh My God!

    by Perrin74

    I have been coming to this site almost daily since the late 90's. This trailer geeks me out I had to finally post. OH MY GOD! I cannot wait to get my hands on this. Wow.

  • June 29, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    The Starblazers theme song...

    by jazzylg

    The only thing missing!

  • June 29, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    OOOUURRRRRR SSSSTTTTAAAARRRRRR

    by Arch Nemesis

    BLAZEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSS!!! <p> I used to watch this with my dad in the 70s when I was tater tot. This represents great memories. He said it was the only intelligent cartoon that made him want to see more. Cannot wait to see it!

  • June 29, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Meesa think this is stooooppiidddd

    by corplhicks

    First off, it's basically part Clone Wars, part shitty acting,part Star Wars, Part Star Destroyer VS. that pickle ship from ROTJ, part last star righter. Please-- it's DUMB. just dumb. face it. So put down your dicks and just admit this looks like crap warmed in a microwave !

  • June 29, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Never saw much of this one..but loved Battle of the Planets...

    by conspiracy

    One of my earliest Bate sessions was while looking at Princess...Hey..I was an early bloomer ok?

  • June 29, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Going to be Lame!

    by The E

    They are only spending $22M on this? Are you kidding me??? Season 1 is easily one of the most epic sci-fi masterpieces of our lifetime yet they are making it on a shoe-string budget??? This is supposed to be a heavy sci-fi film w/ hundreds of CGI shots. Yet Sex in the City has 4x the budget ($100m)? And Japan has the most expensive cost of living in the world, so it's not like it's just cheaper to make movies there. <p><p>On top of that in Japanese with Japanese only characters? The characters are clearly international (White) in the anime. Here's hoping that this version at least gets visibility and nudges a producer in the US to greenlight a full blown blockbuster-budgeted ($150M+) edition in English.

  • June 29, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Japan IS scary Asimov..

    by The Dark Shite

    There is no cool anime anywhere. No cool TV shows. Unless you seek it out, or have some kind of fancy cable TV, you're not gonna see it. You can watch bad detective shows, shows about old women, shows about teenagers & every single one will feature people who cry at the drop of a hat & say "arigato!!!!!!!!!". <p> Japan's nothing like it's supposed to be. Hi tech? Try a freezing Japanese winter with no central heating. They stick a fuckin' gas heater under a table & cover it with a blanket. Or they wrap themselves in a blanket & shiver. They wanna cook? They use a little camping style gas stove. It's not cultural. The country just happens to be trapped in the 70's.

  • June 30, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Starblazers v Uchu (Space) Senkan (Battleship) Yamato

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    After seeing this, showed this to my wife (Japanese), she is mid 30's and started reminiscing about watching this as a kid, she knew the theme tune perfectly. I started singing(badly) the opening lyrics to Starblazers and she looked at me, like why did I change the lyrics to English. I showed her the opening theme tune of Starblazers on you tube, she was a bit surprised. Watched a bit of an episode and she was said " "avatar" and "wildstar", what happened to Okita and Kodai,". I then showed her Battle of the Planets (which I also used to love) and explained that it was Gatchaman with some of the violence edited out. Very educational for the wife and was interesting seeing the different perspectives

  • June 30, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    I used to like G Force

    by RPLocke

    Not the guinea pigs movie, but the 80s cartoon. That was cool.

  • June 30, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Think you see a very different Japan to I ever did. I used to live in Tokyo for 3 years, and where I was living and working ultra-modern (if an apartment was more than 15 years old it was very old) I now live in HK, and all the people I have met who have lived in London, Sydney, NY, Tokyo and HK say that the quality of apartments in tokyo is generally superior to all those other locations. Due to earthquakes it makes sense to build newer more stable buildings.<p> Agree with you on TV, but I think across many countries network TV is becoming worse and worse, with the quality on cable. Network TV generally has more Reality, variety shows and less scripted dramas. Meanwhile cable dramas are on a different standard. <p> On the heating front makes a lot of sense to me, especially when its cold but not that cold. Doesn't make a lot of sense if you are living in hokkaido, but then again energy use is expensive, heating the body is much cheaper than heating a room. I take air-conditiong as standard, have travelled in Europe and a few place its been hot but lacked air-con, only having a fan which makes sense for countries that don't often get that hot. <p>

  • June 30, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    All Right.

    by Evil Chicken

    I'm in. Which theater do I head to to give them my money?

  • June 30, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Where do you live Dark Shite?

    by NativeGaijin

    I'm really curious about this because my experience and perceptions of Japan (Tokyo area) are a lot different from yours. Like you, I live in Japan (8 years and counting) and before that I was a frequent visitor since the 1980s. I have friends who are into anime who are executives, salarymen as well as full-blown "parents' home-dwelling" 30-something Otaku. Yet I've never heard anyone complain about not being able to find what they want. Is it universally loved by everyone? No. But if you're into it, you can find it without much trouble. If all else fails, go to Amazon.co.jp. I do wholeheartedly agree about the TV shows sucking if you don't have cable, but that's largely true pretty much everywhere you go these days. I hardly watch broadcast TV when I'm back in the States. On my J-Com service here, I get several foreign channels, multiple international news channels, VOD, pretty much everything I'm interested in watching. Not to mention killer broadband speeds. As far as the state of accessible tech is concerned, it's there if you're willing to spend for it. The little camping stoves you're talking about are mostly found in older homes or apartments catering to short-term tenants these days. Most modern regular homes have "system kitchens" with integrated ranges, and induction heating is rapidly replacing gas in many homes (my American wife actually prefers gas for cooking). I'm also convinced that the whole home heating issue is more of a cultural difference than technological one. It's probably the single biggest complaint that I hear from my foreign friends during their first winter here. On the other hand, when I tell my Japanese friends about central heating, the conversation always starts with "ii na?" ("great isn't it?"), followed quickly by, "isn't that wasteful? You can only be in one room at a time." It's a matter of perspective. Another reason why I asked where you're living is your description of a gas "kotatsu." I don't know if I've ever seen one. Sounds scary to me.

  • June 30, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Nice to see Captain Bird's Eye working again...

    by BiggusDickus

  • June 30, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Hesiod2k7 re:Kitagawa

    by Meta

    Yes, the old queen may be on death's door, but his sister and niece are still running the empire. After he dies it will be the same shit with different members of the family doing it (with possibly less pedophilia).

  • June 30, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Super Yamato

    by Kongo

    While not an "expert" like some folks I know, I've written a fair amount of stuff about the real Yamato. Regarding the "Super Yamato", Fujimi makes a model of this hypothetical ship for any who are interested. While the Yamato was the biggest and heaviest, it would not have been the cake walk against allied battleships that people seem to think it would be. Mainly because while it had the largest guns (18"), the ship was basically blind, relying mostly on visual targeting (only to the horizon, discounting spotter planes that superior American AA would have dealt with). Meanwhile, the American Iowa class (16" guns) had radar targeting and so didn't have to "see" the target to hit it. Thus, the Iowa's guns could make full use of firing over the visual horizon, and be able to shoot at night or in bad weather. The Yamato would not see what was hitting it. So while the Yamato would be stumbling along in the virtual dark, the Iowas could hammer away with impunity. This wasn't some pie in the sky concept either. The USS Washington completely wrecked the Japanese battleship Kirishima when shooting by radar, all while suffering almost no damage herself. The Iowa class had an even better radar system and higher velocity guns. Testing showed the Iowa class capable of staying on target even while performing evasive maneuvers, so the chances of the Yamato coming close to hitting an Iowa was pretty much impossible. I've talked to sailors who were on the Iowa and one of her sisters, USS Missouri, and these guys were champing at the bit to blow the Yamato out of the water, and were disappointed when planes did it first. For a very in-depth article about how these battleships stack up, check out this by a very respected voice in this field: http://www.combinedfleet.com/baddest.htm Incidentally, the Americans also had a super battleship on the drawing board. The Montana class, which would have been the equal of the Yamato in armor and gun tonnage (Yamato's 9 x 18" guns vs. Montana's 12 x 16" guns). This combined with that radar fire control would have been even more of a one sided battle. The US had five of these monsters planned, and unlike the Japanese, had the industrial capability to easily churn them out. But the Iowa class was potent enough, as were the carriers (of course), so the Montana class was never built. Finally, saying the Yamato had a "pagoda" structure is actually incorrect, as the Yamato had one of the lowest slung bridge ratios out there. For a true "pagoda", check out the Fuso class... http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/6931/F76E7558232847C6A5B7D01ADE6397DB.jpg

  • June 30, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    NativeGaijin

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I was really impressed with the whole heating and setup of the bathroom. <p> Lived in HK for just over a year and right now working on getting back to Japan, I love the place.

  • June 30, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Bah...

    by Kongo

    I'm stupid. Forgot the TinyUrl links: Comparison: http://tinyurl.com/5dpjeo Fuso Class: http://tinyurl.com/289jt8y

  • June 30, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    I know it's useless to ask about Harrison Ford because he hasn't give a fuck about Sw conventions since ever, but did you happen to meet any of the other principals, like Hamil, Fisher, or even Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels or Prowse?

  • June 30, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by AsimovLives

    You are stealing my enthusiasm and desire to visit the country, man! Should i stick to korea then?

  • June 30, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Who to believe? The Dark Shite or Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    Decisions, decisions!

  • June 30, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    Yes, I met a lot of actors from all six movies like David Prowse, Kenny Baker,Jeremy Bulloch, Warwick Davis, Peter Meyhew. I've never met Hamil, Ford or Fisher, but I have their autographs in my collection. I have a pretty complete Star Wars autograph collection that contains most everyone from the original trilogy and prequels, and a lot of behind the scenes people like Ben Burtt, and John Dykstra, and Phil Tippett.

  • June 30, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    The guy who played Wedge Antilles too (or as i call him, the redshirt who refused to die)?

  • June 30, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Wedge Antilles was played by Dennis Lawson

    by RPLocke

    doesn't do cons, but I wrote to him in the 90s, and he signed some Wedge pics for me. Nice guy. I have Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing in my collection.

  • June 30, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Space Pirate Captain Harlock CG Trailer

    by finalboss

    This is EPIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lng1QRFdLsg

  • June 30, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Battle of the Planets/Gatchaman

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Part of me wants to see a live action of this, but part of me knows it could very well come across campy and poorly done. <p> What I would love to see adapted to live scree is Neon Genesis Evangelion, with the CG we have now, it could be done. Cool large robot fights, and dealing with life and death and other big issues

  • June 30, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Asi

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Everyone has different tastes, or living different lifestyles. <p> A two week holiday including Tokyo and Kyoto and you can't go wrong.

  • June 30, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Uoooops, My bad!

    by Stalkeye

    Thanks for the clarification Asi, I had forgotten that it was Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress and not SS.However Locke, I am aware that Lucas originally opted to do a Flash Gordon Movie but went with his concept instead.Best to my knowledge, FG serial did not include space dogfights as opposed to Yamato.<p>I give Georgie props for revitilizing the Sci Fi genre and respect the original SW trilogy (The prequels suck ass with the exception of ROTS)but it's obvious that the robot IQ-9 looks very familiar.*cough*R2 D2*cough*<p>You never got to meet Hamil? Dude, come on. The guy's been virtualy everywhere post SW career even I met him through a mutual friend. Nice guy and it was cool of him to lend us the original script of the Batman movie before the film was made.Yep, Cool guy and still wish his career the very best.

  • June 30, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Looks Eff-ing great!

    by Master Bruce

    But where the hell was Desslok?!..and IQ-9?!!...and Queen Starsha?!!!...and the Wave Motion Gun firing?!!!!

  • June 30, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    "I have Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing in my collection"<br><br>That's kick ass.<br><br>Isn't Dennis Lawson an uncle of Ewan Mcgreggor?

  • June 30, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    As a portuguese, i'd love to visit Nagasaki because, besides the fame it got thanks to WWI's nuclear bombing, the city was the place of the first contact between the japanese and he europeans. and those europeans were the portuguese. The protuguese were the first europeans in Japan, and they landed first in Nagasaki. In fac,t this contact meant the place became the trading place par excelent between the japanese and the portuguese and spanish and the place grew thanks to that. As you cna see, for a portuguese like me, Nagasaki has a lot of historicla and cultural interest. Beside,s and if i got this right, seems the japanese are quite sympathetic to the portuguese, we ar eone of those westerns they have no problems with at all.<br><br>Also, there's portuguese elements to their culture that were influenced by their contact with the portuguese. for exmaple, the word for shirt in japanese is based on the portuguese word for it, "camisa". Also, you know tempura? That's based on a portuguese dish which the japanese adopted to their cuisine.<br><br>As you cna see, you can now understand why somebody like me would had an interest in vising and knowing Japan for more reasons then just Mount Fuji, samurai and ninjas.

  • That would rock!

  • June 30, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    mojoman69

    by AsimovLives

    I feel no need for a live action version of GHOST IN THE SHELL. The movie is great as it is.

  • June 30, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I slightly agree Miyamoto_Musashi

    by Stalkeye

    Although I would love to see Gatchaman receive a live action treatment, I too think it may come off a bit cheesy/campy i.e. Go ranger.especially since Gatchaman is the godfather of Super Sentai shows.Now if a American producer would treat the IP with more respect as oppossed to some quick cash grab but with less creativity. (GI Joe and Transformers films)<p>well, as some kinda consolation there's always the CGI film that should be completed by next year.....<p>...Maybe.

  • June 30, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Uh that warship was anti America during WW2.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    And the starship Enterprise could totally whoop it's ass.

  • June 30, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Wave Motion Gun, Fire!

    by parissun

    I loved this show when I was a kid. I had a crush on Nova. I bet I could sing the theme song to this day and I haven't heard it in years. Battle of the Planets was good to but it was not Starblazers though. You take me back Harry, I was watching stuff like Spectreman and Space Giants as well.

  • June 30, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    The Japan thing..

    by The Dark Shite

    It's just a question of taste. I actually love this country sometimes! Sometimes I think it's amazing. <p> I just happen to live in a smal town & I'm also married to a Japanese woman, who does very normal Japanese stuff. Because she's Japanese:-). I don't have the sense of wonder that most have. I don't have the group of foreigners to hang out with that most have. I envy other foreigners here because they seem to have such exciting lives. Mine's as far removed from that as it can be. I work..I commute for 2 hours to get home, I watch a shitty drama about a gap toothed old lady & then I sleep the sleep of the damned:-).

  • June 30, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Asi, Nagasaki

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Visited once, interesting city and definetely worth a visit. <p><br />The island where the traders lived is now a place for tourists to visit and is quite interesting. <p><br />Am a big fan of Focaults pendulum and there is a cool one, maybe second biggest in the world after the Pantheon in Paris. <br />

  • June 30, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    just fire the Wave Motion Gun

    by TRON_2010

    always solves their problems

  • June 30, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    Thanks for the heads up. Now, if only visiting Japan wasn't so damn expensive!<br><br>By the way, you know what the japanese think of the portuguese? I think they think well of us, but i'd like to ask to somebody who lives there and knows the people.

  • June 30, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by AsimovLives

    And the island you talked about is Tanegashima, right?

  • June 30, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Those aren't Hollywood SFX because...

    by kevred

    ...they're whimsically crazy, fun, not self-consciously hip, and not timid knock-offs of every cliche seen in the last year's worth of Hollywood films, regurgitated to give the audience plenty of familiar imagery so they don't have to think or process anything new while watching the film.<p>Because that, ladies & gents, is the Hollywood of today. Regurgitation and shortcuts.<p>Hurrah for this film and any others looking to celebrate something imaginative.

  • June 30, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Royston, I think he means acting like a teenage girl

    by kevred

    That is, being a fan of something in an open, expressive, giddy, non-self-conscious way. As opposed to guys, who always seem to have to enjoy things only with an uptight, constipated, pissing-match, I-know-more-than-you-do possessiveness.<p>Passing along the inability to simply find joy in things is one of the worst things we can do - fathers, brothers, uncles, this message is for you.

  • June 30, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    GALACTICA REDUX

    by marineboy

    Larson, are you watching - this is what original BSG fans want!!!

  • June 30, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    marineboy

    by AsimovLives

    Speak for yourself, i loved what Ronald D. Moore did with Galactica, and i used to be a major fan of the original when i was a kid. Speak for yourself, man!

  • June 30, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is my live action Macross series?

    by parissun

    I loved the hell out of some Robotech.

  • June 30, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by ricarleite2

    You DO know Uchuu Senkan Yamato is from the early 70s, when Lucas was in Japan, right?

  • June 30, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by RPLocke

    Yes, he is. When Ewan first met Lucas Ewan told him that and Lucas said that was a good enough reason to hire him for the movie.

  • June 30, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    And they use it to attack Space Station Pearl Harbour

    by Yamato

  • June 30, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Yamato

    by AsimovLives

    That joke was already used, and i pointed out that the Yamato was not involved in the attack of Pearl Harbor. No japanese battleship was, only carriers. In Midway, the Yamato was there, as the admiral's flagship, but was not involved in any action.

  • June 30, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Battleships

    by erykthedead

    Had huge battles in the 20th century, that would have WWI, of course the carrier and the improvement to Aircraft completely ruined the ole Ship of Line model. That said, an big gun Iowa/Yamato hunt ala the Bismark battle of the early war would have been nice. Stupid carrier war :)

  • June 30, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    IJN Battleship and Pearl Harbor

    by Kongo

    Technically, a Japanese battleship was involved in Pearl Harbor. The Nagato. As the flagship of the Combined Fleet at the time of the attack, it was the Nagaot's bridge that Admiral Yamamoto heard that the attack had happened and was successful. WW2 action featuring battleships engaging each other in the Pacific was the aforementioned engagement between the Kirishima (sister to my screen namesake), the South Dakota (dealing with power failures, but still surviving) and the Washington, which utterly dominated the Kirishima (firing by radar). The Kirishima wasn't sunk, but was on fire and basically rendered useless (rudder stuck and could only go in circles) so the Japanese scuttled her. The last battleship against battleship action was in the Surigao Strait where the American 7th Fleet battleships obliterated the Japanese battleships. Ironically, most of the American battleships had been damaged or sunk at Pearl Harbor and had been repaired to exact vengeance on the Japanese. One of the sailors I've spoken with was on the West Virginia at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack and had to abandon ship when she sunk. He was still on her in 1944 when her guns where part of the battle line that sunk the Japanese battleships at Surigao Strait.

  • July 1, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Kongo

    by AsimovLives

    I bet your sailor friend must have fucking hated Mickey Bayass's PEARL HARBOR.

  • July 1, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Maybe...

    by Tumor_Binks

    The Japanese can have a go at a live action Thunderbirds next.