History Anime / SuperDimensionFortressMacross

18th Mar '17 1:53:37 AM Robotech_Master
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* RecapEpisode: ''Macross'' has two episodes which are constructed largely from clips of earlier episodes. The first is a basic, narrated clip show, but the second is a brilliantly-edited dream sequence in which events are replayed with different dialogue that radically changes their interpretation and reveals subtexts. This was necessary because ''Macross'' proved popular enough early on that the series received an order for additional episodes. The production staff had to figure out how to fill the space, because they didn't have quite enough story material for enough additional episodes.



* RetCon: Most of the character and mecha redesigns from ''Do You Remember Love?'' were eventually incorporated into the main continuity, replacing the original designs.

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* RetCon: Most of the character and mecha redesigns from ''Do You Remember Love?'' were eventually incorporated into the main continuity, replacing the original designs. This was later explained in-universe by ''Do You Remember Love?'' having been made as a docudrama by producers who didn't pay much attention to historical accuracy and shot it with later models of hardware and uniforms.
28th Dec '16 5:54:09 AM Nargrakhan
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Zentraedi fleets generally avoid contact with planetary civilizations that haven't developed FasterThanLightTravel and WaveMotionGun technologies. They don't enjoy eradicating primitive species. This caused them to question to problem of first contact with Earth, until an [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom automated defense program]] on the Macross fired upon them.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Zentraedi fleets generally avoid contact with planetary civilizations that haven't developed FasterThanLightTravel and WaveMotionGun technologies. They don't enjoy eradicating primitive species. This caused them to question to the problem of first contact with Earth, until an [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom automated defense program]] on the Macross fired upon them.
28th Dec '16 5:53:29 AM Nargrakhan
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Zentraedi fleets generally avoid contacting with planetary civilizations that haven't developed FasterThanLightTravel and WaveMotionGun technologies. They don't enjoy eradicating primitive species. This caused them to initially wonder how to handle first contact with Earth, until an [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom automated defense program]] on the Macross fired upon them.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Or better said, Green ''Haired'' Space Babe.
* GrowBeyondTheirProgramming: The Zentradi who learn to move past fighting. Unfortunately, a few have trouble with this, leading to riots and revolts.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Zentraedi fleets generally avoid contact with planetary civilizations that haven't developed FasterThanLightTravel and WaveMotionGun technologies. They don't enjoy eradicating primitive species. This caused them to question to problem of first contact with Earth, until an [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom automated defense program]] on the Macross fired upon them.


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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Or better said, Green ''Haired'' Space Babe.
* GrowBeyondTheirProgramming: The Zentradi who learn to move past fighting. Unfortunately, a few have trouble with this, leading to riots and revolts.
28th Dec '16 5:50:44 AM Nargrakhan
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Zentraedi fleets generally avoid contacting with planetary civilizations that haven't developed FasterThanLightTravel and WaveMotionGun technologies. They don't enjoy eradicating primitive species. This caused them to initially wonder how to handle first contact with Earth, until an [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom automated defense program]] on the Macross fired upon them.
10th Dec '16 2:02:43 PM Isakku
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* ApocalypseHow: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ApocalypseHow/Class1 Class1]] For the same reason mentioned above, Earth is devastated, [[spoiler:and humankind faced the edge of extinction. They managed to recover though, through effort using the alien technology.]]
1st Dec '16 8:24:02 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Because of how fast the VFs transform, very seldom is one ever struck by enemy fire in mid-transformation.
17th Nov '16 12:34:49 PM nobrandhero
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** Bodolza is only the Supreme Commander of that one four million ship fleet, which itself is just a small fraction of the overall Zentradi forces. There are somewhere between 1000 and 2000 other fleets of equal size roaming the galaxy. There's no telling when another planet-annihilating force might suddenly show up to find out what happened to their comrades. This looming threat is what spurs the heavy focus on colonization and dispersal seen in the later series.
14th Nov '16 1:26:01 PM Nargrakhan
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Humanity repairing the SDF-1 Macross restored the ship's main cannon and targeting system. This allowed the automated boobytrap to fire upon the Zentradi when they arrived. Earth firing the first shot and demonstrating possession of reflex weaponry, led the Zentradi to abandon non-violent first contact.
31st Oct '16 10:27:46 AM gewunomox
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In North America, it was prevented from being released properly for a very long time because the series was dubbed in the 80s by Harmony Gold as the [[CutAndPasteTranslation first season of]] ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''. For some time, Harmony Gold continued to block efforts to bring anything ''Macross''-related to North America and was happy to file lawsuits against anything that even looked like it such as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', directly contradicting decisions made in Japanese legal courts. However StreamlinePictures and AnimEigo were able to release subtitled editions of the series to VHS and DVD in North America, as well as Madman in Australia, and Creator/ADVFilms produced an uncut English dub in the early 2000s. These releases are now out-of-print though. In 2014, Harmony Gold themselves (alongside partners A&E and Lionsgate) released Vol. 1 of a new DVD series featuring unedited Macross episodes (in Japanese and English) alongside the ''Robotech'' versions. However, this was a manufacture-on-demand release and Vol. 2 has yet to be solicited.

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In North America, it was prevented from being released properly for a very long time because the series was dubbed in the 80s by Harmony Gold as the [[CutAndPasteTranslation first season of]] ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''. For some time, Harmony Gold continued to block efforts to bring anything ''Macross''-related to North America and was happy to file lawsuits against anything that even looked like it such as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', directly contradicting decisions made in Japanese legal courts. However StreamlinePictures Creator/StreamlinePictures and AnimEigo Creator/AnimEigo were able to release subtitled editions of the series to VHS and DVD in North America, as well as Madman in Australia, and Creator/ADVFilms produced an uncut English dub in the early 2000s. These releases are now out-of-print though. In 2014, Harmony Gold themselves (alongside partners A&E and Lionsgate) released Vol. 1 of a new DVD series featuring unedited Macross episodes (in Japanese and English) alongside the ''Robotech'' versions. However, this was a manufacture-on-demand release and Vol. 2 has yet to be solicited.
22nd Oct '16 6:01:51 PM PhysicalStamina
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In what can probably be boiled down to a translation goof, a rather [[{{Narm}} narmful]] line in episode 27 of the ADV dub falls squarely into this.
-->'''Minmay:''' You've always been a friend to me, Hikaru... so I always thought of you... as a friend.
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