Friday, January 25, 2013


Robotech Reporter reader "Jon" has a question about the DVD box set from A&E Home Entertainment.  

Hi! Occasional visitor, first-time commenter.

Do you have any add'l info on the "alternate versions of select episodes"? I've noticed a handful of episodes in my Legacy DVD collection are different than my old VHS copies recorded from TV (e.g., scene between Rick and Minmei in Force of Arms is retooled).

Any chance these "alternate versions" include the older edits?
And here is my response. 
Hi Jon,

Yes! The "alternate versions of select episodes" is the original music mix used for Robotech episodes 1-14 (including "Force of Arms") as part of a running fix.. Different music was used in different scenes in eps 1-14 and its how many of us first saw the show.

Since no effort was made the catalog this original mix it took us many years, with the help of several fans private Robotech collections, to find VHS tapes with this alternate mix.

I hope that answers your question.


  1. Thanks for the reply, Kev! I'm heartened to learn that those older mixes are included.

    I'll admit I'm a bit confused, though: You identified episodes 1–14 as the ones included and that "Force of Arms," episode 27, is among these. So, is it actually 1–14 and 27, or am I missing something?

    Thanks for the clarification.

    1. Hi Jon,

      You are 100% correct it includes 1-14 and Ep. 27. My bad.

      Thank you for your support!


  2. Sure thing, Kev. Thank YOU for the helpful reply!