Why I have opened the window!

Amerykah has turned a corner and we should all turn with it. I have thoughts ideas and suggestions but I also have patience and desire for us to be whole and one. I have been speaking a lot lately of the human condition and the generations of Black Americans. i will entertain any and all conversation as long as we can be respectful and grown up. Let the healing begin......

Saturday, May 02, 2009

My Top 5 Favorite Giant Robots

Number 5 was “Goldar” of Ambassador Magma known in America as Space Giants. One of the first transformers ever, “Goldar" could change from human form to rocket, he could fire energy blast and finger rockets and had a long flowing mane of golden hair. Plus he went home to his wife “Silvar” every night, though I did wonder how him being a giant and her being regular size produced their son “Gam”

Number 4 is a tie with the “Man” brothers Ultra and Spectre (not actually related). Like “Goldar” these imports from Japan dominated the airwaves of my youth and the monsters that appeared every day. Ultraman had a cool ass theme but Spectreman had Dr. Gori the humanoid ultra intelligent Gorilla with the platinum hair and the hand motions.

Number 3 is not a sentient robot in itself but is controlled by a whole host of people. The SDF-1 (Super Dimensional Fortress) from Robotech. Home to a whole portion if the human race trying to find their way home, the SDF-1 is converted from ship to robot mode in order to defend all its refugee’s onboard.

Number 2 is my favorite Transformer that Diva of the sky Starscream. He was conniving and backstabbing and hungry for power and was probably one of the most human of all the Cybertronians.

Number 1 is my main man The Big O. No not Oprah, the actual Adult Swim star Big O and his pilot Roger Smith. It is like Batman meets Johnny Soko.

I have to give honorable mention to Mighty Orbots who only made one season but I loved it!


Wonder Man said...

Love Starscream...so misunderstood

Ian a.k.a. Darktomahawk said...

V- Starscream was so appropriately named. What a big ole queen.

DJ, thank you for this post, it took me waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back. I remember each of these. My sister and I would come rushing home every day to catch Space Giants.

As for Robotech, it was the shit. At least until they did the one with the Invid, then it got crazy.