RoboCop: The Definitive History
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226 pages | Hardback Author: Calum Waddell Publisher: Titan Books
This glossy hardback ticks every box of the RoboCop canon, even reaching beyond the films to cover both TV series, comics, videogames, and – delightfully – Robo’s mercifully short- lived tenure battling creeps as a pro wrestling attraction. The balance weighs more heavily towards the first movie and the reboot, but perhaps that’s a good thing. Too much RoboCop 3 can be as damaging as a dose of Nuke.
Full of fresh interviews, obscure poster images, behind- the- scenes shots, and intimate documents detailing the troubled development process of every project, this is an entirely pleasing Robo- record. It’s well written and exquisitely catalogued, though it’s a quick read; a little more emphasis on words rather than pictures would have made it just perfect.
Paul Verhoeven hated the idea of doing sci- fi – his wife convinced him after reading his discarded RoboCop script.