Is there any TV anime made before 1995 and isn't Gundam/Macross/in one of those franchises that /m/ thinks is actually not that good?
>TV anime made before 1995 and isn't Gundam/Macross
Do you realize just how many shows that is? The answer can't really be anything else than
no because /m/ is an internet board and has no brain to form opinions
spics and people pretending to be spics for the purpose of shitposting aside, the original Mazinger/Getter is kinda hard to watch.
Not because of the animation, more of "holy shit, there's how many episodes of this?"
Southern Cross. From what I've heard, it has an excellent, catchy theme song, but is otherwise not memorable at all. I doubt as many people would know what it was if it hadn't become the second arc of Robotech.
That's actually a hard one to really answer, mostly because the truly shit shows no one remembers anymore.
Almost by definition, anything that people cared enough about to preserve until now is something that someone thought was worth preserving. It didn't just automatically happen back in the day, there is almost a whole season's worth of episodes of the original Doctor Who that do not exist anymore in any form save the dim memories of the people who watched them on TV.
People saved copies of Macross and Getter and other stuff we can name. No one saved copies of 'Wave of Planets: J-Mega' because it was shit and got cancelled and god why would you?
Sometimes people save bad things because they're so awful that they stick in your head as being exceptionally so, like one of your examples, for instance. The only things truly forgotten are those that are neither good nor terrible, and are so bland that they leave no impression on you, good or bad.
I think you are retroporting modern ideology when it comes to media consumption. With our terabites of free space, having a copy of a show we don't even like downloaded costs on nothing.
Back in the days of VHS, you probably had to pay for that show 6-10 times just to have all of the episodes, and then you needed a whole shelf just to store it. That's a lot of money and investment just to have something you don't even like. And it comes at the expense of, if nothing else, using that money to buy something you actually enjoy instead.
That's a pretty specific combination of expendable income and autism that isn't common. And even if that happens, they have to successfully pass that on to someone who kept it in good condition and gave a shit, instead of having it just get tossed in the trash when they die.
But he's right. People did remember and save things that were terrible but that stuck in their head
You will notice that most of my objections dry up quick when we are talking about a movie rather than a show, because the cost of owning the movie (financially, opportunity, and space) are all vastly less when it comes to a single cassette tape, doubly so when that single cassette tape is probably in the dollar bin.
Good point. So is there a forgotten Plan 9 of tv programmes?