Robocop http://michiganradio.org en Photos of Detroit's RoboCop statue surface, and the Tweets that started it all http://michiganradio.org/post/photos-detroits-robocop-statue-surface-and-tweets-started-it-all <p>Philadelphia has Rocky, Minneapolis&nbsp;has Mary Tyler Moore -- and soon, Detroit will have RoboCop.</p><p>It's just a model of the statue, but you can get a sense for it.</p><p>Julie Hinds of the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130924/ENT01/309240159/RoboCop-statue-Detroit">Detroit Free Press</a> describes it this way:</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:10:45 +0000 Mark Brush 14581 at http://michiganradio.org Photos of Detroit's RoboCop statue surface, and the Tweets that started it all Your move, creep: The RoboCop Statue will rise in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/your-move-creep-robocop-statue-will-rise-detroit <p>The RoboCop statue is definitely happening in Detroit.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:38:52 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 6906 at http://michiganradio.org Your move, creep: The RoboCop Statue will rise in Detroit Robocop reboot? http://michiganradio.org/post/robocop-reboot <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" height="300" id="ordie_player_521706ecf7" width="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf" /> <param name="flashvars" value="key=521706ecf7" /> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="key=521706ecf7" height="300" name="ordie_player_521706ecf7" quality="high" src="http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="350"></embed> </object></p> <div style="text-align: left; font-size: x-small; margin-top: 0pt; width: 512px;"><a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/521706ecf7/robocop-speaks-to-detroit" title="from Peter Weller, Kevin Oeser, Brian Lane, Dustin Bowser, and FOD Team">RoboCop Speaks to Detroit</a> from <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/peter_weller">Peter Weller</a></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/mgm-eyes-jose-padilha-for-robocop-reboot/">Deadline New York </a>reports that MGM is talking to director Jose Padilha about rebooting the Robocop movie series:</p><blockquote><p>MGM is negotiating with Brazilian director Jose Padilha to direct <em>Robocop</em>, the remake of the futuristic 1987 film originally helmed by Paul Verhoeven. The original was about a cop who was near death and was drafted to become a powerful cyborg cop, until suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him. Peter Weller played the character in the original him in the original and the 1990 sequel. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:40:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1481 at http://michiganradio.org Robocop fundraising goal met, robotic cop to be honored http://michiganradio.org/post/robocop-fundraising-goal-met-robotic-cop-be-honored <p><strong><em>&quot;You called for backup?</em>&quot;</strong></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOdELisKpP4</p><p>Cross a robot and a cop and you get a cult classic. Maybe not an <em>instant</em> cult classic (coming to love a robotic cop takes some time, after all), but 24 years after its release, all signs point to a statue honoring Robocop in Detroit.</p><p>From the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>A group working to build a statue in Detroit of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop says it has reached its fundraising goal of $50,000. Brandon Walley of Imagination Station said Wednesday he&#39;s &quot;very positive&quot; the sculpture will become a reality and could be erected on land the nonprofit owns near the hulking, abandoned Michigan Central train depot in southwest Detroit.</p></blockquote><p>Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is skeptical. He told the AP that he doesn&#39;t &quot;see where we get a lot of value&quot; for honoring the robotic police officer.</p><p>The AP says &quot;the issue got its start Feb. 7 when Bing&#39;s social media manager responded to a query on Twitter about it.&quot;</p><p>And in case you don&#39;t know the plot of Robocop, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/">IMDb</a> gives a summary of the movie this way: <em>In a dystopic &amp; crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.</em></p><p>Maybe Robocop can rest in peace knowing people in Detroit will immortalize him.</p><p>The movie was full of one-liners - for those who&#39;ve seen the movie (and remember it) do any one-liners stand out? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:08:54 +0000 Mark Brush 1311 at http://michiganradio.org Detroiters raise funds for RoboCop statue http://michiganradio.org/post/detroiters-raise-funds-robocop-statue <p>Ealier this week, a guy in Massachusetts sent this <a href="http://twitter.com">Twitter</a> message to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing:</p><blockquote><p>"Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky &amp; Robocop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a GREAT ambassador for Detroit."</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/mayordavebing">Mayor Bing's response</a>? Thanks, but no thanks.</p><blockquote><p>"There are not any plans to erect a statue of Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion."</p></blockquote><p>But Detroit artist <a href="http://greatamericanpixel.tumblr.com/">Jerry Paffendorf</a> and others are running with the idea. Paffendorf says the idea touched a "funny bone," and sparked "the kind of interest and intrigue in Detroit, and an interest in what <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/">Robocop</a> means to Detroit." Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:55:31 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1246 at http://michiganradio.org Detroiters raise funds for RoboCop statue