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2.23.2007

"... but you already knew that."


According to Anime News Network, Tommy Yune said today at the New York Comic Con:

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles has been doing good business at retail and we are currently in production on the sequel."

However, you, the dedicated ROBOTECH fan, already knew that the buzz from Harmony Gold for practically the entire past year has been that there was never any question whether or not there would be a sequel to The Shadow Chronicles; rather, the several-million-dollar question has always been what form will this sequel take? Will it be another direct-to-video feature? Will it be a string of direct-to-video features? Or perhaps will it be a new TV series?

With that said, when they announce what form the sequel will take, then we'll know just how "good" the business has been for sure, now won't we?

Bonus: the first post in the comments thread to the article at ANN reads:

I hope this one doesn't take another 20 years to do.

I think that's the other several million dollar question -- how soon should we expect the sequel? The smart money says "about two years." That would be a reasonable amount of time for them to make us wait, methinks, and honestly, I don't think you'd want to see any sequel that would take less time than that -- not unless all those dodges Tommy and the gang have been making regarding the big sequel question before this announcement were just that, dodging the question, and the sequel has been in serious preproduction ever since they wrapped up The Shadow Chronicles a little over a year ago.

And hey, that's always possible. But we'll see.

According to the Robotech.com forums thread, the major ROBOTECH-related programming for the con -- an hour long panel followed by a screening of The Shadow Chronicles, followed by a Q&A session -- is tomorrow. Tommy, Kevin McKeever, composer Scott Glasgow, and Dan "Roy Fokker/General Reinhardt" Woren are all going to be in attendance. Details here if you're going to be in the area. I wonder what new nuggets of info Tommy and the gang are going to drop then, if anything ...

3 Comments:

  • The Shadow Chronicles was fun and enjoyable viewing . . . but it barely whets the appetite of a Robotech fan. I would compare it to the Battlestar Galactica mini-series that aired on Sci-fi channel. Yes, it was outstanding, but it left you wanting more . . . and for every question it answers, it generates even more. I suspect that this is the exact sentiment that Harmony Gold wished to inspire in fans.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 23 February, 2007 21:35  

  • It's probably not a stretch to assume they've been working on the film after the release of the Prelude comic...

    But I have to wonder, what can the fandom do in the next two years?

    What did the Starwars fandom do while waiting for the new trilogy to be released? Oh yeah... conventions...

    By Blogger medmapguy, at 24 February, 2007 03:15  

  • And here I was thinking that Shadow Chronicles was the end of Robotech!

    By Anonymous Tolarin, at 24 February, 2007 08:26  

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