You know Robot Unicorn Attack? Like that!
February 23, 2012 8:17 PM Subscribe
Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon
, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro
, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing
, and where can I find more of it?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to media & arts (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I love space, and magic, and I've long-loved the kind of girly, spacey aesthetic I saw on shows like Rainbow Brite
growing up--you know, where girls and space boys ride magical rainbows and robot horses into the sky
. It's the kind of look you find in Spectra Dolls
and in the game Robot Unicorn Attack
. I'm curious about the origins of this aesthetic, as they seem really rooted in a particular time and was wondering if there's a name for it (it seems related to disco, maybe?). I'd also love to know where I can find meatier examples of it. I know of a few--Sailor Moon
is pretty great, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet
had a decent space unicorn--but I'm especially curious as to whether this aesthetic crossed over into any movies, TV shows, or books for adult or older teen audiences.
Sorry if this is a bit imprecise. I've been trying to figure out for months how to formulate this question in a way that's not just "rainbows! space! and sparkles! and stuff!"