History Trivia / Robotech

24th Feb '16 8:45:03 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Also the localization did ''not'' make use of NeverSayDie like most localizations at the time. Not only did it acknowledged character deaths, it actually added ''more'' deaths when [[spoiler:it had Captain Gloval, Claudia, Sammy, Kim, and Vanessa perish off-screen]]. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but he assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens and twenties. This was all made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Also the localization did ''not'' make use of NeverSayDie like most localizations at the time. Not only did it acknowledged fully acknowledge character deaths, it actually added ''more'' deaths when [[spoiler:it had Captain Gloval, Claudia, Sammy, Kim, and Vanessa perish off-screen]]. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but he assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens and twenties. This was all made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.
24th Feb '16 8:44:20 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens and twenties. This was made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Also the localization did ''not'' make use of NeverSayDie like most localizations at the time. Not only did it acknowledged character deaths, it actually added ''more'' deaths when [[spoiler:it had Captain Gloval, Claudia, Sammy, Kim, and Vanessa perish off-screen]]. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but he assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens and twenties. This was all made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.
18th Jan '16 4:03:36 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ReCut: In 2004, the entire series was re-edited using new remastered footage from ''Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' respectively. Since broadcast was no longer a concern, this new version was able to restore most of the footage that had been cut from the three series for time and content. The series now has more violence and nudity than originally seen. The only footage they couldn't put back in were the ones that involved dialogue. Also, the openings/ending sequences were revised to be unique to each individual series, and any title sequences were redone in modern graphics. The audio was also remixed in 5.1 surround sound.

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* ReCut: In 2004, the entire series was re-edited using new remastered footage from ''Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' respectively. Since broadcast was no longer a concern, this new version was able to restore most of the footage that had been cut from the three series for time and content. The series now has more violence and nudity than originally seen. The only footage they couldn't put back in were the ones that involved dialogue. Also, the openings/ending sequences were revised to be unique to each individual series, and any title sequences were redone in modern graphics. The audio was also remixed in 5.1 surround sound.with new sound effects.
5th Jan '16 8:16:11 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the second ''Robotech'' series (and ''Southern Cross'' the third), since it was the second in the the "Super Dimension Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ended with ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', ''Southern Cross'' was moved up to being the second series, and Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen for the third. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.

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** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the second ''Robotech'' series (and ''Southern Cross'' as the third), since it was the second in the the "Super Dimension Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ended with ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', ''Southern Cross'' was moved up to being the second series, and Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen for the third. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.
5th Jan '16 8:12:09 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the second ''Robotech'' series (and ''Southern Cross'' the third), since it was the second in the the "Super Dimension Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ended with ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', ''Southern Cross'' was moved up to being the second series, and Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen for the third. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.

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** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the second ''Robotech'' series (and ''Southern Cross'' the third), since it was the second in the the "Super Dimension Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ended with ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', ''Southern Cross'' was moved up to being the second series, and Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen for the third. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.
5th Jan '16 8:11:46 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ReCut: In 2004, the entire series was re-edited using new remastered footage from ''Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' respectively. Since broadcast was no longer a concern, this new version was able to restore most of the footage that had been cut from the three series for time and content. The series now has more violence and nudity than originally seen. The only footage they couldn't put back in were the ones that involved dialogue. Also, the openings/ending sequences were revised to be unique to each individual ''series'', and any title sequences were redone in modern graphics. The audio was also remixed in 5.1 surround sound.

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* ReCut: In 2004, the entire series was re-edited using new remastered footage from ''Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' respectively. Since broadcast was no longer a concern, this new version was able to restore most of the footage that had been cut from the three series for time and content. The series now has more violence and nudity than originally seen. The only footage they couldn't put back in were the ones that involved dialogue. Also, the openings/ending sequences were revised to be unique to each individual ''series'', series, and any title sequences were redone in modern graphics. The audio was also remixed in 5.1 surround sound.
5th Jan '16 8:11:20 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the third ''Robotech'' series, since it concluded the "Big West Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen instead. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens/twenties. This was made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.

to:

** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the third second ''Robotech'' series, series (and ''Southern Cross'' the third), since it concluded was the "Big West second in the the "Super Dimension Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ended with ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', ''Southern Cross'' was moved up to being the second series, and Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen instead.for the third. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens/twenties.teens and twenties. This was made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.
5th Jan '16 8:05:56 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ReCut: In 2004, the entire series was re-edited using new remastered footage from ''Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' respectively. Since broadcast was no longer a concern, this new version was able to restore most of the footage that had been cut from the three series for time and content. The series now has more violence and nudity than originally seen. The only footage they couldn't put back in were the ones that involved dialogue. Also, the openings/ending sequences were revised to be unique to each individual ''series'', and any title sequences were redone in modern graphics. The audio was also remixed in 5.1 surround sound.


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** In addition, Carl Macek had originally intended ''SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' on being the third ''Robotech'' series, since it concluded the "Big West Trilogy" that started with ''Super Dimension Fortress Macross'' and ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross''. All three shows were un-related in story, but all were from the same studio, and shared many production team members and story concepts. When he couldn't secure the license to ''Orguss'', Tatsunoko's ''Mospeada'' was chosen instead. This explains why that season is by far the most unique of the three. ''Orguss'' did receive a faithful dub in the early 90s from LA Hero, but it was shelved after 17 out of 35 episodes were dubbed.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Believe it or not, according to Carl Macek, ''Robotech'' was never intended on being a children's program. It was originally intended on being a way for him to get localized Japanese animation on television, and the resulting show was the only way to do it at the time. It explains why the series didn't shy away from complex plot points or mature writing, as much as was altered from the original Japanese shows. Macek didn't envision a specific target audience, but assumed it would mostly be watched by science fiction fans into their teens/twenties. This was made all the more obvious when Cannon Films pulled ''Robotech: The Movie'' before release. They had assumed the film would be targeted towards children, and had bought-up advertising slots during children's shows. When the test screenings in Texas attracted a 90% adult audience (and the film itself being perceived as far too violent for kids), it was pulled from release.
23rd Jul '15 7:00:05 PM nombretomado
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** Also, ''Robotech: The Movie'' was originally supposed to be a dub of ''Macross: Do You Remember Love'', but ''MegaZone23'' was chosen instead because Harmony Gold couldn't license the former. It did eventually get a poorly-received HongKongDub unrelated to Robotech, but still hasn't been properly released in North American territories.

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** Also, ''Robotech: The Movie'' was originally supposed to be a dub of ''Macross: Do You Remember Love'', but ''MegaZone23'' ''Anime/MegaZone23'' was chosen instead because Harmony Gold couldn't license the former. It did eventually get a poorly-received HongKongDub unrelated to Robotech, but still hasn't been properly released in North American territories.
1st Jul '15 1:16:48 AM PurpleWarrior13
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** Dana Sterling was voiced by Melissa Newman in ''New Generation'' and Lara Cody in ''The Sentinals''. According to series creator Carl Macek, Newman "had completely disappeared from the acting community," and that he had lost touch with her.
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