RoboCop: Alpha Commando

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RoboCop: Alpha Commando
RoboCop Alpha Commando.jpg
Genre Action/Adventure
Science fiction
Created by Michael Miner
Edward Neumeier
Developed by Eric Lewald
Julia Lewald
Written by Michael Edens
Brooks Wachtel
Cary Bates
Larry Braman
Carter Crocker
Mark Edward Edens
Adam Gilad
Sam Graham
Chris Hubbel
Peter Hunziker
Gary Stewart Kaplan
Ann Knapp
Eric Lewald
Julia Lewald
Steven Melching
Martha Moran
Richard Mueller
Cynthia Riddle
Erica Rothschild
Bruce Reid Schaefer
Douglas Sloan
Richard Stanley
Jan Strnand
Larry Swerdlove
Bruce Talkington
Len Uhley
Len Wein
Russ Wiederspann
Steve Cuden
Directed by Larry Houston
Victor Dal Chele
Tom Tataranowicz
Doug Parker (voice)
Voices of David Sobolov
Theme music composer Carl Johnson
Composer(s) Carl Johnson
Country of origin United States
Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 40
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Dern
Jay Firestone
Paul Sabella
Producer(s) Larry Houston
Victor Dal Chele
Robert Winthrop(co-producer)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation
MGM Television
Orion Television
Fireworks Entertainment, inc.
Distributor The Summit Media Group (former)
MGM Television (current)
Release
Original network Syndication
KidsClick
Original release September 7, 1998 – February 3, 1999

RoboCop: Alpha Commando is an animated series based on the Orion Pictures film RoboCop and the series/films that followed. It is the second animated version of the character, following on from RoboCop: The Animated Series. The series premiered in first-run syndication on September 7, 1998, and ran until February 3, 1999. It was syndicated by The Summit Media Group. [1][2][3] As of July 1st, 2017, it has been airing on Sinclair's KidsClick programming block.

Synopsis[edit]

The series is set in the year 2030, and deals with RoboCop being reactivated after five years offline to assist a federal high-tech group, "Alpha Division" in their vigilance and struggle against DARC (Directorate for Anarchy, Revenge, and Chaos), a highly advanced terrorist organization and other forces of evil whenever that may be, globally or nationally.

The series shared many of the same writers who had contributed to the 1980s animated series, but had even less in common with the movies or television canon that it was based on. RoboCop has numerous gadgets in his body that were never in the film, such as roller skates and a parachute. The show also suffers from major continuity errors. In the first episodes we see RoboCop's son in his memories flashback and he appears to be around 10. We later see his son in the series, to be exactly the same age and even wearing the same clothing, as his memories. The names of Robocop´s wife and son were also changed to Susan and Richie.

The absence of Anne Lewis was never explained. Besides RoboCop himself, Sgt. Reed and Alex J. Murphy are the only characters from the movies in the series. Unlike the movies, and previous TV incarnations, RoboCop never takes off his helmet in Alpha Commando.

Voice cast[edit]

  • David Sobolov as RoboCop
  • Akiko Morison as Agent Nancy Miner
  • Dean Haglund as Dr. Cornelius Neumeier
  • Blu Mankuma as Sgt. Reed - Blu Mankuma, the voice actor for Sgt. Reed, was also in RoboCop: The Series where he played Sgt. Parks, the show's version of Reed.
  • Campbell Lane as the voice of Alpha Prime

The name change for RoboCop's wife and son is explained in episode 10. After Alex Murphy becomes RoboCop, his family was forced to change their identity to keep RoboCop's enemies from locating them.

Episodes[edit]

  1. Justice Reborn (1)
  2. Justice Reborn (2)
  3. Justice Reborn (3)
  4. Doppelganger
  5. Town of Tomorrow
  6. Cyber-Fagin
  7. Plague on Ice
  8. Robo Racer
  9. The Hermanator
  10. Robopop
  11. The Weakest Link
  12. Really, Really Big Shoo
  13. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Malady
  14. Francesca's Quest
  15. Power Play
  16. Deep Trouble
  17. Maxsop 4
  18. Oh Tannenbaum Whoa Tannenbaum
  19. We'll Always Have Paris
  20. Best Friends
  21. Garden of Evil
  22. Robodog
  23. Brawl in the Family
  24. Cop Games
  25. H-2-Uh-Oh
  26. Inside Out
  27. The ERG and I
  28. Survival of the Fittest
  29. While You Were Sleeping
  30. Return of the Hermanator
  31. Family Reunion (1)
  32. Family Reunion (2)
  33. Small Packages
  34. Head Games
  35. DARC Secrets
  36. Thank You Very Mulch
  37. Father's Day
  38. Out of the Dark
  39. Das Re-Boot
  40. Talk About the Weather


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Television News". Animation World Network. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ Kenyon, Heather. "NATPE 1998: It's A Tough Market But Someone is Selling...". Animation World Network. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "10K". SEC. March 31, 1999. p. 6. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 

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