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Trivia: Sonic SatAM

The TV Show

  • Ascended Fanon: The SatAM nickname made it onto the cover of the DVD boxset.
  • Creator's Favorite: Writers of both Sonic Satam and Sonic the Hedgehog have admitted that Princess Sally Acorn is their favorite character. Though she has more than a few detractors that could lean her into Creator's Pet territory, she has almost as devout a number of fans, making her a Base Breaker at worst.
  • Edited for Syndication: When the series reaired on the USA Network, many scenes were cut for commercial time.
  • Executive Meddling: The staff were pushed to create Dulcy so as the balance out the gender ratio of the Freedom Fighters. The four Antoine shorts were also a request of executives.
  • Fake Frenchman: Antoine, as voiced by Rob Paulsen. His character is a collection of insulting French stereotypes: mispronouncing so many words of English, misspeaking famous quotes, always scared, especially clumsy, constantly getting captured, obsessing with fine cooking and cleanliness, enving the hero and quick to surrender.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Jaleel White, a.k.a. Steve Urkel, voices Sonic.
  • Name's the Same
  • The Other Darrin: Cam Brainard replaced Mark Ballou as Rotor in Season 2.
  • Playing Against Type: Even when voicing villains Jim Cummings tends to be known for his comedic roles. Robotnik is... decidedly not comedic.
  • Talking To Herself: Kath Soucie as Sally and NICOLE.
  • What Could Have Been: The show's third season was completely laid out and prepared, and then ABC cancelled it.
    • Knuckles would have appeared in the third season.
    • Had SatAM not been cancelled, Ixis Naugus would have taken over as Big Bad of the series.
    • According to the series bible, Nate Morgan from the Archie comics was originally supposed to appear in the show. Also, Snivley's original name was Quizley, and he was Robotnik's second cousin twice removed on his mother's side rather than his nephew.
    • Some very early prototype designs were recently uncovered. Sally was a human at one stage, Bunnie was drawn like a Disney character and organic from the waist up (or mechanical from the head down, in another sketch), and Robotnik, as a likely result of having no visual references, was drawn as both a cyborg-pirate thing, and then a green demon overlord that looked kindof like Ganondorf if he was drawn by Don Bluth.
  • Word of God: The pair of sinister red eyes glaring at the viewer when the show ended belong to Ixis Naugus.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: Very much averted. Ben Hurst had already had the third and fourth season (and possibly more) planned out and ready to go by the time the show was Cut Short.

The Cancelled Game

  • What Could Have Been: This was one of many attempts at making a SatAM game revolving around stealth rather than speed. The closest these elements ever got to being included in a finished Sonic game was Sonic 3D Blast, which excised all of the SATAM elements and ended up being a Flicky revival, and Sonic Spinball, which relegates the SATAM cast to cameos in a mini game.

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