In what is likely the final update of the year, my reviews for Gundam Build Divers wrap up today with episodes episodes 22-25. With this series out of the way, I'll be moving on to catch up on RE:Rise during its hiatus.
In other news, the SF world is dimmer today with the loss of designer Syd Mead, who has died at age 86. Mead worked on numerous movie projects and is perhaps best known for his genre-defining work in Blade Runner. In this corner of fandom, he is of course known for contributing multiple designs to Turn A Gundam, which celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year. Mead's work was legendary, and it's probably impossible to quantify how many writers, directors, designers, animators, comic artists and game developers have all been influenced by him. His presence will be missed.
Moving away from Macross for a bit, today's update includes reviews for episodes 19-21 of Gundam Build Divers.
11.17.19 - Lovers, Again (Again) by Chris 9:02 A.M.
Another Macross mechanical update appears, but this will be the last one for a while as the focus for the near future will be catching up on anime reviews. The following ships and vehicles from Macross II are now in Burke's expanded format:
For the first time in a long while, there's a non-Macross update. A new mecha section has been created for the currently airing Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE. Expect anime reviews after I catch up on reviewing the original series.
It's been a long time coming, but I've finally returned to reviewing Macross Delta in this update, which features reviews for episodes 14-20. The remainder will be covered soon, along with the first movie adaptation.
10.13.19 - The Wings of Goodbye by Chris 8:40 A.M.
Today's update is still Macross themed, but this time it's a review for the second Macross Frontier movie, The Wings of Goodbye. With Frontier out of the way, it's time to return to Delta and complete those reviews.
08.30.19 - Revenge of the Kadun by Chris 11:35 P.M.
This update brings Macross into the fold of Burke's expanded profiles with coverage for every mecha and vehicle in Macross Zero. More profiles will follow in the future, but this project is essentially a labor of love that will move at a slower pace. For more in depth Macross mechanical information, I would direct visitors to the Macross Compendium, the Macross Mecha Manual or the discussions on the Macross World forums.
04.01.19 - Time and time again by Chris 10:25 P.M.
That time of year has come again, and it means that today marks 19 years since MAHQ debuted as FAHQ. I don't have any grand statement to make this year or an ambitious content plan to lay out. All I have, on behalf of myself and Dale, is to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has helped make MAHQ what it is, whether it's visitors, contributors, forum members or podcast listeners. It is the support of these many people that keeps pushing us on year after year. So again, thank you.
It has been a tradition in the past to have a large update to mark the occasion. I don't have anything so large this year, but Brian has submitted new reviews for episodes 9-17 of Xabungle.
On a separate note, regular visitors are likely aware that Mecha Talk has been down for several days. This is due to a hosting issue, and while the forum will be migrating to a new host, it will likely take several more days. In the meantime, check out Twitter account for more updates.
Over the course of MAHQ's existence, Brian and I have chronicled Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's anime works ranging from 1977-2014. Now, one of the remaining gaps is filled as Brian kicks off our Xabungle coverage with reviews for episodes 1-8. I don't know that we'll ever cover Daitarn 3 or anything older than Zambot 3, so this will probably be the extent of our exploration of the Tomino backlog.