Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #140: 'RoboCop: The Series' (1994)

Paul Verhoeven's "RoboCop" is one of the respected and celebrated movies of the 1980s, a film that transformed a potentially silly concept into a sharp, exciting, and completely subversive satire of American capitalistic culture. But although everyone loves about the original movie, and most people remember the two sequels and the remake, not everyone knows there was a short-lived live-action "RoboCop" tv series in 1994!

In the latest episode of CANCELED TOO SOON, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold take a look back at this ambitious Canadian television show, which tried to adapt Verhoeven's insidiously satirical sensibilities to family friendly television, keeping the show's edge while toning down the violence. Is it as good as the original? Is it at least as good as "RoboCop 2?" And if nothing else, is it better than "RoboCop 3?"

You'll find out in this exciting, all-new episode! And thank you to our listener "Canadian Keith" for donating this series off of our Amazon Wish List!

Give it a listen!

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