History Trivia / Robotech

12th May '18 7:07:44 AM binaroid
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** Beyond that, the original plans for ''Robotech: The Movie'' (and the first cut) had it as a relatively straight adaptation of ''Megazone 23'', with the story set during the ''Macross'' era on Earth. Early plans for ''Sentinels'' featured Eve along with the hero, heroine, and villain from the movie[[note]]In other words, Shogo, Yui, and B.D. from ''Megazone 23''[[/note]] as major characters. When ExecutiveMeddling forced Harmony Gold to revise the script to include ''Southern Cross'' footage as filler, ''Sentinels'' had to be revised to match: the hero and heroine roles evolved into Jack Baker and Karen Penn, the "Eve II" RobotGirl became Janice Em, and T.R. Edwards emerged after filing off the serial numbers (and the backstory with Roy Fokker) from BD Andrews.

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** Beyond that, the original plans for ''Robotech: The Movie'' (and the first cut) had it as a relatively straight adaptation of ''Megazone 23'', with the story set on Earth during the ''Macross'' era on Earth. era. Early plans for ''Sentinels'' featured Eve along with the hero, heroine, hero (Mark Harris), heroine (Becky Franklin), and villain (B.D. Edwards) from the movie[[note]]In other words, Shogo, Yui, and B.D. from ''Megazone 23''[[/note]] as major characters. When ExecutiveMeddling forced Harmony Gold to revise the script to include ''Southern Cross'' footage as filler, ''Sentinels'' had to be revised to match: the match, resulting in multiple {{Decomposite Character}}s. The hero and heroine roles in ''Sentinels'' evolved into Jack Baker and Karen Penn, Penn, the "Eve II" RobotGirl became Janice Em, and T.'''T.R. ''' Edwards emerged after filing off the serial numbers (and the backstory with Roy Fokker) from BD Andrews.the newly renamed B.D. '''Andrews'''. Mark and Becky from the movie also received new last names in the revised script.
16th Apr '18 7:01:47 PM binaroid
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** Beyond that, the original plans for ''Robotech: The Movie'' (and the first cut) had it as a relatively straight adaptation of ''Megazone 23'', with the story set during the ''Macross'' era on Earth. Early plans for ''Sentinels'' featured Eve along with the hero, heroine, and villain from the movie[[note]]In other words, Shogo, Yui, and B.D. from ''Megazone 23''[[/note]] as major characters. When ExecutiveMeddling forced Harmony Gold to revise the script to include ''Southern Cross'' footage as filler, ''Sentinels'' had to be revised to match: the hero and heroine roles evolved into Jack Baker and Karen Penn, the "Eve II" RobotGirl became Janice Em, and T.R. Edwards emerged after filing off the serial numbers (and the backstory with Roy Fokker) from BD Andrews.
28th Feb '18 2:12:55 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** This doesn't just apply to ''Macross'', but it also applies to anything that features ''Macross'' as well. The Dreamcast version of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' ''almost'' got released Stateside[[note]]at the time, ''Gundam Wing'' was at the height of it's popularity, and the anime boom in general was at it's peak in the US[[/note]], since almost all of the licensing companies who held the stateside rights to the titles said yes...except for Harmony Gold, who said no, since they didn't want ''SDF Macross'' to be brought to the states and interfere with sales of ''Robotech'', despite the fact that the latter had ended over a decade ago. And the reason why Banpresto couldn't just dummy out the units from ''Macross'' was because they were important to the plot of ''Alpha''. And although nothing has been confirmed yet, quite a few fans suspect that the only reason ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' was able to get a multi-region release was because of the absence of Macross in any shape or form.

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** This doesn't just apply to ''Macross'', but it also applies to anything that features ''Macross'' as well. The Dreamcast version of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' ''almost'' got released Stateside[[note]]at the time, ''Gundam Wing'' was at the height of it's popularity, and the anime boom in general was at it's peak in the US[[/note]], since almost all of the licensing companies who held the stateside rights to the titles said yes...except for Harmony Gold, who said no, since they didn't want ''SDF Macross'' to be brought to the states and interfere with sales of ''Robotech'', despite the fact that the latter had ended ''ended over a decade ago. ago''[[note]]and mind you, they didn't say "You can bring it over if you change the names to Robotech ones", they outright refused[[/note]]. And the reason why Banpresto couldn't just dummy out the units from ''Macross'' was because they were important to the plot of ''Alpha''. And although nothing has been confirmed yet, quite a few fans suspect that the only reason ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' was able to get a multi-region release was because of the absence of Macross in any shape or form.
15th Oct '17 7:57:07 PM dvorak
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* ReferencedBy: ''VideoGame/StarCraft.'' The Battlecruiser pilot is a dead ringer for Captain Gloval, Lzerhusskie accent, 'stache, and all.
17th Sep '17 4:15:24 PM mlsmithca
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: In a legal ruling that outdid the original legal issues, '''''Harmony Gold ITSELF''''' was hit by a legal injunction allowing it to only continue to hold the Macross license until 2021, when their 'copyright' expires. To say the Anime/{{Macross}} fandom celebrated was an understatement.
** The basics were that the arbitrator found that, due to Big West's recent legal case against Creator/TatsunokoProduction, Harmony Gold actually owned none of Macross, and effectively were told to stop saying they did!
17th Sep '17 7:44:43 AM Gouken20xx
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: In a legal ruling that outdid the original legal issues, '''''Harmony Gold ITSELF''''' was hit by a legal injunction allowing it to only continue to hold the Macross license until 2021, when their 'copyright' expires. To say the Anime/{{Macross}} fandom celebrated was an understatement.
** The basics were that the arbitrator found that, due to Big West's recent legal case against Creator/TatsunokoProduction, Harmony Gold actually owned none of Macross, and effectively were told to stop saying they did!
5th Jul '17 2:27:24 PM avon
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* Improv: There were many different AdBumpers for the show. Each would feature a different character for the show lending their own style and adlibs to the "After These Messages" and "Now Back To Our Show" lines.
--> '''Sean Phillips:''' Hey, sweetheart, Robotech is back!
--> '''Commander Leonard:''' The United Earth Forces are ready, so stay tuned for Robotech!
--> '''Nova Satori:''' As you were! Robotech is back!
--> '''Exedore:''' A brief intermission is requried for these urgent messages!
--> '''Exedore:''' Robotech shall now resume transmission.
22nd Jun '17 3:53:08 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* NoExportForYou: Due to th massive and convoluted legal snarl between Big West, Tatsunoko, and Harmony Gold, very few ''Macross'' series will ever make it across the Atlantic.

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* NoExportForYou: Due to th the massive and convoluted legal snarl between Big West, Tatsunoko, and Harmony Gold, very few ''Macross'' series will ever make it across the Atlantic.Atlantic.
** This doesn't just apply to ''Macross'', but it also applies to anything that features ''Macross'' as well. The Dreamcast version of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' ''almost'' got released Stateside[[note]]at the time, ''Gundam Wing'' was at the height of it's popularity, and the anime boom in general was at it's peak in the US[[/note]], since almost all of the licensing companies who held the stateside rights to the titles said yes...except for Harmony Gold, who said no, since they didn't want ''SDF Macross'' to be brought to the states and interfere with sales of ''Robotech'', despite the fact that the latter had ended over a decade ago. And the reason why Banpresto couldn't just dummy out the units from ''Macross'' was because they were important to the plot of ''Alpha''. And although nothing has been confirmed yet, quite a few fans suspect that the only reason ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' was able to get a multi-region release was because of the absence of Macross in any shape or form.
18th Jun '17 5:29:03 AM themisterfree
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** The mid-90s saw the release of ''Robotech'' toys under the ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}'' banner, and rumors have swirled in the years since, with the most popular one being the alien forces seen in the series finale of ''Exo Squad'' (a CutShort situation) would've been tied to the ''Robotech'' universe in some way. But per [[https://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~pdanner/exo/eps/comments.html story editor Michael Edens]], he and the other writers didn't know about anything relating to a potential ''Robotech'' crossover [[LockedOutOfTheLoop until they saw the toys]]; he did say that he would've been happy to incorporate ''Robotech'' elements as long as it didn't interfere with their own plans. (Them not crossing over on-screen may have been for the best, because then ''Exosquad'' was exempt from all the massive legal troubles regarding ''Robotech''.)


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26th May '17 11:52:18 AM jake38
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* NoDubForYou: In the Latin American Creator/{{Netflix}} feed, the series doesn't have neither the original 80s Mexican Spanish dub nor the much-maligned new dub made for the remastered version, very likely because the version used for Netflix was the remastered one, and proobaly it was intentional due how much controversial was that new dubbed version compared with the 80s one, who was much well-known and popular in Latin America.
* NoExportForYou: Due to a massive and convoluted legal snarl between Big West, Tatsunoko, and Harmony Gold, very few ''Macross'' series will ever make it across the Atlantic.

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* NoDubForYou: In the Latin American Creator/{{Netflix}} feed, the series doesn't have neither the original 80s Mexican Spanish dub nor the much-maligned new dub made for the remastered version, very likely because the version used for Netflix was the remastered one, and proobaly it was intentional due how much controversial was that new dubbed version compared with the 80s one, who was much well-known and popular in Latin America.
* NoExportForYou: Due to a th massive and convoluted legal snarl between Big West, Tatsunoko, and Harmony Gold, very few ''Macross'' series will ever make it across the Atlantic.
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