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Old 2004-12-26, 22:14   Link #21
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Also, i think the musical section of the Macross version outranks Robotech by by lightyears.

Well, the voice actress for Minmei in the Japanese version can ACTUALLY sing.
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Old 2004-12-27, 10:02   Link #22
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Just a question. I've NEVER EVER seen Robotech...but I've seen the Macross series (and believe its lost its magic long long time ago).

Is Robotech a good series overall? I mean is it worth watching? Did the American editors successfully piece them all together to make it make sense and interesting in a new way?

Also is Mospeada good? I checked out on it and found out that I've seen like a few episodes when I was 3 or so...and the mechas are VERY similar to Valkyries...they both have 3 forms...
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Old 2004-12-27, 18:48   Link #23
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Just a question. I've NEVER EVER seen Robotech...but I've seen the Macross series (and believe its lost its magic long long time ago).

Is Robotech a good series overall? I mean is it worth watching? Did the American editors successfully piece them all together to make it make sense and interesting in a new way?

Also is Mospeada good? I checked out on it and found out that I've seen like a few episodes when I was 3 or so...and the mechas are VERY similar to Valkyries...they both have 3 forms...
Well I watched everything available for Robotech, Saga, Masters, New Generation, The Sentinels. I really like the show, but there are small differences between the seasons that show they're not fully connected properly. But the story works well overall in my opinion. I'd have to finish watching Macross first before I could really go you a proper opinion.
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Old 2008-04-04, 12:05   Link #24
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Okay, I just started to watch Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. Saw the first two episodes, and its exactly the same as Robotech Saga. Other the voice acting, and some names. Its exactly the same. Are there any differences later on? Or should I just jump to the other ones mentioned in the list above?
The Robotech dub rewrites several scenes, character motivations and changes the fates of certain characters through its own made-up narration, and redefines certain concepts into something entirely different and nonexistent in the original continuity. (For example, the definition of Protoculture in Macross has absolutely nothing to do with the Flower of Life). Other than that, it's mostly the same.
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Old 2008-04-06, 20:17   Link #25
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Robotech seems to have the emotions better!

I've watch the Japanese versions and to me Robotech outshines them in musical score, story, and voice acting.

The only exception would be the Macross Movie: Do You Remember Love? and the Sequel Flashback 2012. They both capture your emotions with the songs and voice acting!

The New Animated Robotech Movie was also quite impressive at the theaters tho I think they missed it on the songs that the original Robotech series had.

The up and coming Live-action Robotech movie should be awesome with Spiderman as Rick Hunter!
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Old 2008-04-07, 12:52   Link #26
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there's a live action robotech?

i hope they get their arse sued, if they feature any valkyries.

they can do any robotech they please, but it'll be an insult to all the hard work they did to build the reputation of the Macross Trademark, only for hollywood to knock them down again.

some people just don't realise the damage it does, it's like taking harry potter calling it "Potty Jerry" with heavy editing combined with works from Tolkien.

Market it, then when the original brings out lots of great sequels and more fans, go off to make a live "Potty Jerry" using the distinctive use of the favourite "Harry Potter" character in it.

it just mess people up. seriously.

anyway, this will be the last i comment in this thread, i don't trust myself to be civil. The mere thought of Robotech drives me into utter rage, if you have to find a reason for this, let's just say encounters with fanatic Robotech fans is not a pleasant experience. Well you could say they made me the Macross puritan that i'm today.
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Old 2008-04-08, 02:11   Link #27
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I thought they're making a Macross movie, not a Robotech movie. I could be wrong though.
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Old 2008-04-08, 11:50   Link #28
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I thought they're making a Macross movie, not a Robotech movie. I could be wrong though.
That's a joke about the movie "Stealth", I think (which recycled the Macross Plus premise).
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Old 2008-04-08, 21:28   Link #29
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Actually, there really is a Robotech movie in the works:
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September 07, 2007 Pictures has picked up the rights to bring anime classic "Robotech," which featured giant robots known as mechas, to the big screen. Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans on being a tentpole sci-fi franchise. A sprawling sci-fi epic, "Robotech" takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle.
While the description is about Macross, it's unknown if the movie is going to be about that part of the trilogy, but Maguire is planning to play Rick Hunter, so it's awfully likely. As far as the legal entanglements go, Harmony Gold seems to be within their rights to produce a Macross spin-off as long as they don't use any of the Macross mecha designs. Given Hollywood's propensity to make major design changes in their movie adaptations (see Transformers movie), this doesn't seem to be much of a hurdle.
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Old 2008-04-09, 19:43   Link #30
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i think a Robotech live-action movie would be great! i was introduced to anime by watching Robotech, i think a lot of people could be introduced to anime this way, if it is done as a mainstream hollywood action movie.

i liked the ending battle song of Robotech a lot better than the Macross one, but to be fair, i haven't seen the whole japanese series. actually, i think a Robotech movie could spark interest in people to search out and view the original Macross.

i liked Robotech, if Macross is better, then i would like to watch that, too! subtitles only, please.

and Lisa Hayes is hot!

also, it would be interesting to see the new technology applied to the story. i'm really impressed by the new look of Macross Frontier.
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Old 2008-04-09, 21:40   Link #31
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i think a Robotech live-action movie would be great! i was introduced to anime by watching Robotech, i think a lot of people could be introduced to anime this way, if it is done as a mainstream hollywood action movie.

i liked the ending battle song of Robotech a lot better than the Macross one, but to be fair, i haven't seen the whole japanese series. actually, i think a Robotech movie could spark interest in people to search out and view the original Macross.

i liked Robotech, if Macross is better, then i would like to watch that, too! subtitles only, please.

and Lisa Hayes is hot!

also, it would be interesting to see the new technology applied to the story. i'm really impressed by the new look of Macross Frontier.
just a question, would Robotech still be robotech without Valkyrie transforming fighters, manshaped spaceships, giant green aliens & etc?

because legally they can't show anything that can be positively identified as part of the Macross IP/Trademark rights.
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Old 2008-04-10, 18:29   Link #32
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just a question, would Robotech still be robotech without Valkyrie transforming fighters, manshaped spaceships, giant green aliens & etc?

because legally they can't show anything that can be positively identified as part of the Macross IP/Trademark rights.
If Harmony gold still have the same set of rights they appear to have to Mospaeda then thats not a problem. Cf. Robotech Shadow Chronicles.

Has HG's license changed recently?
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Old 2008-04-11, 01:11   Link #33
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Don't forget Megazone 23 Part 1 which became Robotech The Movie when spliced with scenes from Southern Cross. Having actually seen a fair bit of both Southern Cross and Mospeada I have to say that people aren't missing much. Mospeada is pretty good, but Southern Cross is kind of crummy. I don't really like the main lead Jeanne.
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Old 2008-04-11, 01:19   Link #34
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just a question, would Robotech still be robotech without Valkyrie transforming fighters, manshaped spaceships, giant green aliens & etc?

because legally they can't show anything that can be positively identified as part of the Macross IP/Trademark rights.
Wouldn't hold my breath, I'm sure they could probably squeeze (or even rip off ) new designs.

But I'm pretty sure that those unaware of Macross or know much about what Robotech really is would be confused without "Trademark" things that were a staple within the series.

If anything... expecting to see Giant Motorcycles with large canons that can turn into giant robots.

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Don't forget Megazone 23 Part 1 which became Robotech The Movie when spliced with scenes from Southern Cross. Having actually seen a fair bit of both Southern Cross and Mospeada I have to say that people aren't missing much. Mospeada is pretty good, but Southern Cross is kind of crummy. I don't really like the main lead Jeanne.
Sorta have to agree, especially since both series are rather short. But I gotta admit they sorta took a chainsaw with Southern Cross to try to fit the series with each other.
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Old 2008-04-11, 04:05   Link #35
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i watched SDF 15 years ago, i dont remember shit from it other than crazy airplane robot fight, i do have blurry memory about the 3rd one with the bikes or quad.
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Old 2008-04-14, 03:18   Link #36
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Just a question. I've NEVER EVER seen Robotech...but I've seen the Macross series (and believe its lost its magic long long time ago).

Is Robotech a good series overall? I mean is it worth watching? Did the American editors successfully piece them all together to make it make sense and interesting in a new way?
it's good. classic stuff. if you're in your 30's or so you remember it for being a heck of a lot better than the other cartoon junk that was on after-school TV. the series is pieced together by words and names (not by scenes), and the character design is noticeably different between each series (mikimoto's designs stand out so much) so it's not super seamless. but as with totoro i think macek did a good job with robotech.

if you think macross has lost it's magic, you should keep up with robotech he he he. at last year's anime expo if you saw both the robotech panel and the gundam panel that took place right after, you'd wonder how can robotech possibly still be alive (the average age of the crowd in the robotech panel was probably 35-40 and it was dull as hell, the average age of the crowd in the gundam panel was probably close to 25 and they were loud and having a great time). the transition between the two panels was like attending a funeral and then going to a party. if one of the earlier posters thinks macek is a bastard, i don't want to know what he thinks of tommy yune ha ha ha.

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Old 2008-04-21, 02:41   Link #37
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Posts in this thread obviously illustrates why people hate Robotech and Carl Macek.

I'm not going to flame people who likes Robotech or prefers it over Macross.

The reason being folks who had their "exposure" 1st with Robotech won't be able to adjust or accept Macross easily.

I've watched DYRL 1st, never seen the Macross TV series, then I watched Robotech, which I was a fan of, I always thought DYRL was some type alternate world.

Later on I watched Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospaeda and finally understood the difference. I think the biggest difference is that Robotech became this Lord of the Ring trilogy. People felt it was more complete and made more sense because it spanned 3 different series, where as Macross it felt empty at the end.

For folks that don't like J-pop or subtitles, then obviously Robotech is preferred. Folks who prefer Macross are usually the purists.
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You are right, at the end of Macross you do feel incomplete....

but that's why you have flashback, DYRL, VFX-1, VFX-2, Macross Plus, Macross Zero, Macross 7, Macross 7 Trash, and finally, Macross Frontier.

That "incomplete" feeling, in the end spawned a more complete and fulfilling Saga then that pitiful excuse of a "trilogy". Well, i guess that is what you get when you look for a "quick fix".

Mind you, i don't hate Robotech fans, mainly because i still get a kick whenever i see one wander into a topic discussing some of the later series, looking bewildered, and muttering to themselves why it says "Macross" on the topic title yet none of it fits into their known universe.
muwahaha.



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While the description is about Macross, it's unknown if the movie is going to be about that part of the trilogy
Actually it is confirmed that the 'movie' will be "based on the first 36 episodes of the Macross Saga". Although I am hoping this movie never airs, unless the studio pays heed to the original creators of the franchise!

I remember watching 'Robotech' only several years ago, when a friend showed me a recording from a dusty VHS tape. But I cannot but to feel insulted after viewing. This negative feeling was reinforced after I learned what Harmony Gold is doing with the 'Macross' license. Keep in mind that I grew up with Macross, and it has a special place in my childhood memories. Its my favorite series of all time, and I feel extremely uncomfortable to see it being scrambled like stir-fry in a sub-par production.

How you can slice n' dice existing productions, glue them with other productions and call it a 'complete series' is beyond me. Thats like taking Star Wars, mix it with footage from Star Trek, and dub it 'Star Crap'.

Even worse is the way they treat original characters. HG had to force a connection even though characters from a previous saga had absolutely NOTHING with the following saga. I mean, did HG really, REALLY have to create a 'DANA STERLING'? What the HELL was that all about? Then, since the original Macross characters could not appear in a universe that does not belong to them, HG had them relegate into totally different characters with completely unrecognizable personalities.

I mean, Admiral 'Rick Hunter'? What-the-f**k?

There were so many things wrong with Robotech to the point that it now reaches a state beyond repair and redemption.

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Actually it is confirmed that the 'movie' will be "based on the first 36 episodes of the Macross Saga". Although I am hoping this movie never airs, unless the studio pays heed to the original creators of the franchise!
Was anything ever confirmed? I haven't been able to find any substantial information aside from the movie's initial press release, which was hopelessly sparse on information. The only thing that we know for sure is that it's based on the Robotech series, and that Maguire was eying the lead role (which sort of rules out the possibility that it's about Southern Cross ).

It's also highly unlikely that Warner Brothers is going to pay much attention to Big West or Studio Nue since they already seem to have secured whatever rights they feel they needed.

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I remember watching 'Robotech' only several years ago, when a friend showed me a recording from a dusty VHS tape. But I cannot but to feel insulted after viewing. This negative feeling was reinforced after I learned what Harmony Gold is doing with the 'Macross' license. Keep in mind that I grew up with Macross, and it has a special place in my childhood memories. Its my favorite series of all time, and I feel extremely uncomfortable to see it being scrambled like stir-fry in a sub-par production.
That happened an awful long time ago, and Harmony Gold's current position is vastly different from what it was before. On watching Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, it's readily apparent that all of the references in that show were to Mospeada. It feels like Harmony Gold is trying to avoid as much references to, and imagery of SDF Macross as possible. I don't find this too surprising given how shaky their legal position is on the IP.


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