Originally Die hard battletech fans look upon it as most Mechwarriors gamers looked upon mechassult. Mainly because BT cannon was bent to accomdate the show. However (and this a stroke of genius) in later years the show was re-spun as a Holonovel only based roughly off real battletech characters. Solving the whole canon issues backlash.
So enjoy some Pulpmech fiction!
Part of me hopes some fan will make a fanpic and reanimate the show with modern HD and 3d effects.