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Carl Macek on the Sentinels and the "Children of Zor" (1995)

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-Right! The good thing is that we can show a network the pilot and at the same time fans who put money in to help us make it get rewards. Most pilots are NEVER shown and this way even if the networks were to say no fans still get to see this.

-Going through kickstarter is allows us to make more Robotech that allows fans to directly support the show.

-A pilot is much more expensive than a typical episode as it requires extended pre-production to design all the characters, build models and backgrounds, and work out the overall story direction.

-the SDF-3 looks like its original "launch appearance" because Carl wanted Robotech Academy to explore the Sentinels worlds of the Robotech universe. We still get a lot of requests for that.

-If we reach our $500,000 USD goal and the pilot is not picked up to series then the backers STILL will get all their rewards.

-Overages past the initial funding goal will be forwarded to the production itself to increase running time, etc.

-if we pass our funding goals early, then we could certainly add additional episodes or running time as part of the stretch goals.

-this was a personal pet project of Carl Macek's. Since his untimely passing, we have simply prioritized his projects to be completed first. Love Live Alive was a relatively modest adaptation that could be turned around more quickly. Robotech Academy is a much more ambitious concept that could be produced more closely to Carl's vision with fan support.

-as mentioned above, Carl Macek's projects have taken priority since his untimely passing.

-Around 2008, Harmony Gold was in talks with Carl Macek to develop new Robotech story ideas, and one of them would be an expansion on the "Children of Zor" concept, in a treatment called "Robotech Academy"
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RELATED ARTICLE ON CHILDREN OF ZOR...
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Robotech Academy takes place near the end of the second generation of Robotech—in the time and setting of the aborted TV series Robotech II: The Sentinels. However, as Yune was quick to explain, the series won't be following the Sentinels storyline nor the first-generation characters. “Carl's idea—because the story [of the Sentinels] had already been played out in novels and comic books—was to explore this 'universe' but with a new set of characters.”
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UPDATE #2: NEW REWARD TIERS, GET ANIMATED, 50K!

WE HAVE NEW REWARD TIERS!

Since the early bird tiers all disappeared, we've added new early bird tiers for the digital download, DVD and Blu-Ray copies of Robotech Academy! The CORPORAL 2ND CLASS tier allows you to get the digital download at a new early bird discount price of $25, the MASTER SERGEANT tier lets you get the DVD for the new early bird price of $40, and the SECOND LIEUTENANT tier lets you get the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download for the new discounted price of $80!
YOU CAN ADJUST YOUR DONATIONS!

Did you donate to one of the "full price" reward tiers and want to switch to an "early bird" tier instead? You can manage your pledge and switch to an early bird reward to get a discount! Check here for instructions
GET ANIMATED!

Anime fans, do you want the opportunity to be animated in an honest-to-goodness animated anime episode? Does the idea make you feel animated? Then get animated! With our COMMODORE and VICE ADMIRAL tiers, you can either have your likeness illustrated into the Robotech Academy pilot, or even be a living, breathing animated character! (as much as an animated character can live and breathe that is)


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UPDATE #21: AN OVERVIEW OF ROBOTECH ACADEMY WITH GREG SNEGOFF
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1381502542/...academy/posts/922307

Greg Snegoff, staff writer and dialog director from the original Robotech television series, takes us on a brief journey of the premise of Robotech Academy. Help make Carl Macek's vision a reality at RobotechAcademy.com


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I dunno. The kickstarter looks like it is not gonna make it and even i09 does not think so...

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I want to see more of the Children of Zor. Those character designs look wicked..
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I agree, I like the designs of the children of Zor from what I've seen so far. Would like to see more of them. Anyone know who the character designer is, definitely not Tommy as his style is way different?
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