Trivia / Megas XLR

  • Actor Allusion:
    Magnanimous: *glasses pull* "Groovy."
    • He also refers to human beings, "Earthers", as they're known, as a "primitive, backwater species."
    • Also, in the episode with the planet of sentient robots, the two that get the most screen time are voiced by Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.
      • Interestingly, they both have different melee weapons: the Peter Cullen Robot has a glowing orange mace, while the Frank Welker one has blades. In the G1 Transformers cartoon they're most known for, Peter Cullen had a glowing orange axe (a bladed weapon), while Frank Welker was the one wielding the mace.
      • Furthermore, the Cullen-bot had a face mask with no mouth, while Welker-bot had the face fully visible, but with a large helmet- similar to what Optimus Prime and Megatron had in the original cartoon.
    • Jamie and Kiva are both voiced by Steve Blum and Wendee Lee, and even end up pairing up in the finale's Alternate Universe (before Kiva becomes Evil Coop's minion).
      • In the finale, Alternate!Jamie has a much deeper voice than his normal counterpart - a voice fans will recognize as Spike Spiegel or Roger Smith.
    • Jax, the unintelligible member of G-Force homage S-Force, is voiced by Alan Young, who also voiced the similarly unintelligible Keyop in Battle of the Planets. Ronnie Schell, who voiced Jason in series as well, voices "Sloane," The Lancer in S-Force.
    • Scott Innes, who for a while did the voices of Shaggy and Scooby Doo, channels Casey Kasem again to voice Argo, the S-Force leader.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Doesn't have and never will get a DVD or Blu Ray release due to Cartoon Network writing off the series. At the least, it's on iTunes.
  • Playing Against Type: Steve Blum as Jamie.
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  • Screwed by the Network: Despite the show clearly being high in the ratings, it wasn't renewed for a third season because a change in management and the CEO apparently not "getting it". If that wasn't bad enough, the show was written off and now can no longer be legally aired on the network (it was a miracle that the characters from the show could make background cameos in the bumpers during CN's 20th anniversary, but that was sadly it) and likewise could never get a DVD release either, essentially leaving the show in internet limbo. Even years later, when the creators tried to get the show back for the Toonami revival, they were answered with a note essentially telling them that CN was in no way interested in bringing back the series.
  • What Could Have Been: Had there been a third season, we may have learned how the Glorft came to be when MEGAS was sent to the past. Somehow, Coop was responsible for creating them.