- Nov 5, 2010
What was the name of the show with the little girl robot? It wasn't Punky Brewster but it was the same sort of era. Maybe there would be something there.
Or our toys just sucked lol.sszebra said:I think the lack of female analogs to the GI Joe/ Transformers movies is mostly an indictment of the modern american male. Which is to say at a certain age girls became women, and to quote the good book, put away childish things.
Contrastingly movie going 18-35 year old males still live in a psuedo-childhood, where giant robots, and super heroes, and such are still cool.
I don't claim to understand the old generations very well. But I'm pretty sure if 18 year old male in 1978 told other 18 year old he wanted to see a Howdy Doody movie, he would have been ostracized and burnt at the disco stake.
That was it! Thank you! And yeah, it was worse then I remembered. It would almost have to be a Stepford Wives rip off to make it interesting at this point.Onyx Oblivion said:
Howdy Doody, possibly, but "men" of the late 1970s dutifully lined up for movie versions of Zorro, the Lone Ranger and Superman - which were all looked on as kids-stuff at the time. It's worth remembering, when regarding genre film, that before "Star Wars" there was really no such thing as "soft scifi" that wasn't seen as kid material, save for parodies like Barbarella.sszebra said:I don't claim to understand the old generations very well. But I'm pretty sure if 18 year old male in 1978 told other 18 year old he wanted to see a Howdy Doody movie, he would have been ostracized and burnt at the disco stake.
If I recall correctly, a fanfic writer actually landed the job of writing episodes towards the end, (Yeah, no idea who the hell thought that would be a good idea.) by all accounts she was actually pretty good at writing fanfic, and it was pretty tasteful stuff, I heard.Sir John the Net Knight said:appeal.
Red Sonja was part of the Conan mythos anyway, if I'm not mistaken. And was there really lesbian stuff between Xena and Gabrielle? I mean, in the actual show not in the endless halls of bad fan fiction?
movienut said:That was it! Thank you! And yeah, it was worse then I remembered. It would almost have to be a Stepford Wives rip off to make it interesting at this point.
I don't know why I was remembering something closer to Astro Boy, maybe just wishful thinking.
I've never even watched the show, the theme song and mere idea of the show is a running gag on a local morning radio show.Sir John the Net Knight said:God that show was awful. You know there's something amiss when the drone robo-actress is more believable than the entire cast put together.
I loved that show too! I feel that because toys marketed at girls are attempting to be in the "now," they are dated very quickly. Whereas, GI Joe, when are specialized soldiers ever out of fasion? Or Legos, who doesn't like legos? I also feel that as women grow up, they want to hide away their childish toys and act mature as they see their "idols" on MTV and the like being older than their ages suggest.Grievous222 said:Honestly, I can't believe that no one has ever done a big budget Powerpuff Girls movie. I honestly don't know if that counts as a "girl show" but as a boy, I loved it, and always wanted a good movie. Of course Hollywood would probably turn it into a teen romance story, but still, it feels like an untapped well.