Robotech: Symphony of Light, 1987, Jack McKinney
“And then all the bad guys turned into hippie lights and flew away, the end.”

Yes, it is safe to say that I did find the ending somewhat anticlimactic.

2 Responses to “Paperback Book Club”
  1. Mister Bile says:

    I never realized it until now, but for some reason, that was one of the only times I didn’t get angry at the “and then they became beings of pure energy!” ending.

    I probably shouldn’t rewatch it now. I’m much less forgiving, 15 years later.

  2. John G says:

    When I recently tried to watch Robotech, I was surprised by how intrusive the narrator was, explaining the fates of the SDF-1 his deep old-time radio voice. They probably should have just done like movies and dubbed extra off-camera dialogue from Rick and Lisa or whoever instead of “as Captain Gloval hoped to turn on the engines in time, the Invid swooped in…”

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