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  1. PresAckerman

    Animation age ghetto?

    It seems like lot of people think media like comic books, animated movies/shows, and video games are meant only for children. I think this attitude stifles creativity. I think there should be more comics and animated films/shows that cover mature topics. I think American animation is geared too much toward adult comedy and children's entertainment. Can't we have an animated show or movie cover a serious topic like war or politics? Comic books have already started covering serious subject matter. When will animation grow up? If comics could move past super heroes I don't see any reason why animation should be relegated to adult comedy or childrens entertainment. What genre would you want an adult animated TV series to be? Sci fi? Action? Fantasy?
  2. Back in the early 2000s we had awesome epic space operas like Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5. I used to see a lot of commercials promoting the Battlestar Galactica TV series back in 2004-05. I was never interested in sci fi until earlier this year when I played the first Mass Effect under the recommendation of a friend. I thought the Battle for the Citadel scene was epic. I have yet to watch Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5. Why don't we see shows like Battlestar Galactica or Babylon 5 anymore? Did the network execs decide the genre was dead? I think we need more epic space battles on TV. It was long thought that fantasy was a genre once thought reserved for geeks but Game of Thrones has a broad audience. Perhaps a well written space opera with a huge budget could appeal to a diverse audience. Do you think this genre should be revived? Why doesn't HBO take their chances on sci fi?
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    A threat to free speech?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyKvTn5BT5c http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/26/michael-welner-on-influential-media-violence-killers-used-to-be-presented-as-monsters-and-now-they-are-presented-as-people-we-can-relate-to/ He has nothing good to say about the video game medium. It is most likely he doesn't recognize the medium as a form of art. Do you think he is the next Jack Thompson?
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    They are not kids toys!

    = Star Trek/Battlestar Galactica/Babylon 5 = All Quiet on the Western Front = Pirates of the Caribbean Why do people still think video games are children's toys? Today's games have themes that appeal to adults. I think it is unethical to relegate entire mediums to children's entertainment. When comic books first came out they were held to a strict code. Is there still a stigma against people who play them? I know a fighter pilot who plays World of Warcraft.
  5. Mass Effect and GI Joe had animated movies made for their franchises. Do you think an short animated movie would be a good way to promote Command and Conquer if EA decides to make another C&C game? I do recall that an motion comic was made for C&C 4. Would you support such an project if it was put in the right hands?