Thursday, November 12, 2015

Episode 306 - Robotech the Sentinels Rubicon #1

Episode 306: Robotech the Sentinels Rubicon #1

So far, the message of this comic seems to be 'Bright light that goes EEEEEEE.'

If you like high-concept Sci-Fi about man’s conformation with the unknown and incomprehensible, then you’re definitely reading the wrong book. But if you want to be bludgeoned by an incoherent mess about stuff being exploded by a white light in space that goes “EEEEE” then your dream has come true. Robotech: The Sentinels Rubicon may share it’s title with an already existing novel, but it’s content has no connection to any prior published material and, mercifully, none that would follow either. Instead what it does have is the world’s most confusing poker game, space strippers, miscellaneous aliens, spaceships (which explode), giant robots (which also explode), somebody called Featherhead, somebody called JC and/or Lancer and some very awkward dialogue. It’s the mass of process wood pulp that the fans demanded!

Riffers: Rebecca Bartley, Natasha Isavia, Mat Simmons and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Rick R.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't commented for a while, but this MSTing did get my attention even as I was reminded of your previous MSTing of the same comic. It might also have helped that I've been reflecting in the past few months on the three decades that have passed since I first saw Robotech on TV three decades ago...

    I haven't made a full line-by-line comparison of the two versions, anyway. This one seemed pretty well done, light on the "this is just as bad as this other thing" comments that scrape at my enthusiasm. The dig at just where the date came from did catch my attention in particular as a little cruel yet not that far from the mark, and I say that as someone who bought into the viewpoint when I first ran into it. Perhaps the remainder of the comic being an incoherent assemblage of random events helped with the "moment-by-moment" nature of "riffing."