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The Veef Show Episode 1

I made a show. This one is about why nobody makes the robots you want.

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Posted 9 November, 2009 - 15:14 by VF5SS


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What you've said about the reasons for the lack of specific antagonist mechas from specific mecha franchises in the collector's market makes a lot of sense.

This 'shooting game' mentality would explain why we've been seeing VFs over Regults in Macross, Legiosses over Inbits in Mospeada, & countless Mazinger variants over Dr. Hell's Robeasts in SoC Mazinger.

The folks from Yamato, Sunrise, etc. would hesitate to produce those antagonists, supporting mechas because they lack audience id for the majority of Asian citizens to relate and care about.

Fortunately, this wasn't the case for Gundam b/c their bad guy mechas were implanted w/ characters that managed to bring nuance for the audience to care for to bond. For over 2 decades we were blessed to see a firm balance of Gundams & Zakus in the toy/model kit market culture due to character recognition. I don't know if it's the norm to a macross fan, but I would easily imagine that if they want to add an army of enemies to fight with their Yamato VFs, they would add a horde of MG Zeon Zakus to fight. It's kind of cool to do, but unsatisfactory b/c the Macross fan buyer has the urge for Quamzin's Nousjadeul-Ger & The Glaug Regult for their army.

Hopefully, it seems likely that we'll see some more Macross bad guy mechs from Yamato, or more Inbit Shock Troopers from CMs in the near future.

The Veef Show aye? Hmm... I like that name. This is the kind of name that gets me in the mood for a country steak dinner.


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Posted by Rodimus78 on 10 November, 2009 - 06:15
Another possible name was

Another possible name was "Veef's Beef."

Maybe that can be a segment of the show.

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Posted by VF5SS on 10 November, 2009 - 16:43
A good first outing,

A good first outing, Andrew.

Many of the things you said were insightful, and brought a new angle to the genre for me. Talking with you during the live shows we do on CDX, I see that this insight is always with you rather than you having to research it and 'read from a script'. You were also very level-headed, and stated specifically when something you said was your opinion; that tells me that you also covered material that you may [not] have agreed with.

The length of the podcast(?) did not bother me at all, but I did wonder when you were going to come up for air! How much you said in a given space of time was fine, but with the same inflictions and tone, I began to wander a little towards the end. I know you edited this as close together as possible, but please remind me that you are human too by breaking for a moment-or-two! (I.e, let me process what you say before going on.)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 10 November, 2009 - 17:15
Loved this podcast. Really

Loved this podcast. Really neat stuff. Definitely looking forward to more!

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Posted by delta7890 on 10 November, 2009 - 22:23
Oh snap

Hehe, Andrew, you went and made your own show, huh? I'll check it out then.

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Posted by GogDog on 14 November, 2009 - 15:01