Alex Murphy, a police officer, mortally wounded in the line of duty, is turned into a powerful cyborg and continues to serve the public trust, protect the innocent and uphold the law.Alex Murphy, a police officer, mortally wounded in the line of duty, is turned into a powerful cyborg and continues to serve the public trust, protect the innocent and uphold the law.Alex Murphy, a police officer, mortally wounded in the line of duty, is turned into a powerful cyborg and continues to serve the public trust, protect the innocent and uphold the law.
Set after the events of the film, RoboCop is an animated series that shows the further adventures of Alex Murphey, a.k.a. RoboCop, and his partner, Ann Lewis, as they uphold the law of Old Detroit while making sure the cyborg policeman is still reliable in the eyes of OCP, as a new villain, Dr. McNamara, an OCP scientist who has mechanical arms and always wears sunglasses, funds the villains of the episodes to take down Robo, all because the Robocop program takes away funding from his ED-260 project. To make sure the world of RoboCop is more kid-friendly, Robocop's origin is changed to remove death, as in the intro, Alex is mortally wounded in the line of duty, causing OCP to outfit him with the gear that makes him RoboCop). Also, the series derails from the movie it's based on by being more science fiction. Firearms are now replaced with laser weapons (with Robocop wielding a laser pistol that's set to stun at all times), as well as having some episode themed around a problem in real life (like racism in The Brotherhood, where the title villains are a group who want to destroy all robots and cyborgs in Old Detroit, while another episode, A Robot's Revenge, is themed around Middle Eastern Peace Project and terrorism, as Robocop and Lewis must protect two Middle Eastern leaders from terrorists who plot to assassinate them).
As this is an animated series, the cast have voice actors that are different from the movie. Robocop is voiced here by Dab Hennessey (who 80's would know as the voice actor for Genghis Rex, the main antagonist of Dinosaucers, as well as Chief Quimby in Inspector Gadget). Lewis is voiced by Susan Roman (who voiced Melissa Raccoon in The Raccoons), and Dr. McNamara is voiced by Robert Bockstael, an actor who before this, did voice work for The Adventures Of Teddy Ruxpin and Dennis The Menace. The animation is good, and the acting is well done. Sadly, this only lasted twelve episodes, with a thirteenth episode being passed in favor to create Pryde Of The X-Men, the failed pilot that would lead to an X-Men cartoon (but would inspire an arcade beat-em-up from Konami). However, this is a good cartoon that tries to take a R-rated film and make it kid-friendly.
- Jan 18, 2021