Saturday, September 21, 2013

Commentary On The New Robocop Trailer For Your Post Apocalyptic Campaigns Part II

The new omni corp looks like another generation of OCP from the original Robocop from 1987. Omni Comsumer Products has been the backbone of the RoboCop franchise. So could there be different generations of the Megacorp running around? 
Well in my games there certainly was! From Gamma World to the TSR Buck Rogers Game Omni Consumer products was always quietly in the background.
Let's not mention Cyberpunk 2020, The Bubblegum Crisis Rpg, or the numerous Post Apocalpytic games this Mega Corp made appearances in.
Well Dick Jones says it best according to Wiki:
"They also serve as part of the military–industrial complex; according to OCP executive Richard "Dick" Jones, "We practically are the military." Jones observes in RoboCop that OCP has "gambled in markets traditionally regarded as non-profit: hospitals, prisons, space exploration. I say good business is where you find it"They've got their hands in everything! They're practices are well more then shady to say the least and let's not mention their connection to Sky Net canical or not. 

Now we get the newest incarnation of  Robocop. 

The Making of the 2014 Robocop 

One thing I'm liking with the new RoboCop is the number of actual practical effects in the movie. That's a plus in my book with the number of craptastic CGI effects we've seen in both horror and science fiction.
Let's face it the original RoboCop is a classic and hell Dark Horse comics practically built their company on the franchise along with the incredible crossovers back in the 90's. 

 The basic plot outline went something like this according to Wiki: 
" To address the city's crime, OCP tests several projects to engineer robotic law enforcement. During a presentation of a project spearheaded by the senior president, Dick Jones (Ronny Cox), the ED-209 enforcement droid malfunctions and kills a junior executive. With Delta City's construction scheduled to begin within months, the OCP Chairman (Dan O'Herlihy) immediately advances an alternative put forth by an ambitious, middle-ranking executive named Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer). Morton calls his cyborg project "RoboCop."

So one of the things that the original movie had going for it was Alex Murphy. He was a family man, every guy, and pretty much cyborg fodder. Peter Well's performance really made the role work and its one of the reasons why the original is still considered a classic. Not a 'holy grail' but a classic 
Can the new guy perform up to expectation?
We'll see. The original had its attitude, slogans, grit, and more going for it. 

The 2014 RoboCop Remake Official Site

Business The OCP Way In Mutant Future 
Omni Consumer Products
Typecorporation and laboratory
Founder(s)The "Old Man"
HeadquartersDetroit and Delta City, Michigan
Consumer products
Space exploration
Urban Pacification Tools
Military grade weaponry
Food products
Private government
The above display shows only some of the areas that OCP has their hands into. Basically if their is a need in society then OCP has its hands into it.
Once more wiki says it quite nicely:

OCP is depicted as a megacorporation with divisions affecting nearly every level of consumer need, society, and government. Their products range from consumer products to military weaponry and private space travel. Their projects included RoboCop, the ED-209, and the RoboCop 2 cyborg. OCP owns and operates a privatized Detroit Police Department and have been known to employ criminals to achieve their goals
The Mega corporation is going to look for profit where and when it can seemly in markets that don't readily have a profit margin. OCP plans for the long haul .

Another wiki qoute here:  
" It creates products for virtually every consumer need, has entered into endeavors normally deemed non-profit, and even manufactured an entire city to be maintained exclusively by the corporation." 

For the 2014 remake, the corporation is called "OmniCorp", with the slogan "We've Got the Future Under Control. Which brings us to the latest incarnation of Omni products.
 Across the planes and through alternative Earth's there's going to be an Omni Products division right there. 

The XT- 908 Drone 


Hit Dice : 10
Frame: Drone 
Locomotion: Flight  Class B For Osric 
Manupalators: None 
Armor: Class 6 Duralloy composite frame 
Sensors: 4 
Mental Programming: Programming 
Accessories: AI uplink 
Infrared tracking
Facial recogniation 
Active Stability 
Votl capable 
Weapons :
Guass Small arms platform 2d6 400 foot/ 800 foot 
Micromachine cannons
 3d6 300/600 foot or 900/1,800 depending upon configuration 
The XT series is a fast, light, highly maneuverable drone capable of extreme deployment out in the fields. These monsters were deployed with multiple configurations and A. I. assisted up links enabling these drones to be used in a number of theaters during the Apocalypse and beyond.
Omni corp a division of OCP used these monsters extensively throughout their operations in both civilian and military campaigns.
Now fodder for many A.I. controlled installations and city states the XT series is a proven, reliable, and very dangerous enemy  for PCs. 

The RoboCop film and its copyright as well as trade marks belong to their holders. This is a fan write up for entertainment purposes. Ideas, words and opinions belong to this fan and don't reflect the ideals of the copyright owners. 

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