I originally saw bits and pieces of the Macross series in the 80s on PBS, but back in those pre-DVR days I never caught enough of it to really understand what was going on. Thankfully Sean was cool enough to bring over a portion of his massive Robotech DVD collection and give me a shot of actually seeing the series in order.
So last night I got my first look at the beginning: episode one -- Booby Trap.
Yes, it's a bit talky -- it is anime, after all -- and Minmei is a little dopey this early on. But Jason's on track, saying pretty much exactly what I (or Sean) would say in the same situation. And best of all, I'm finally understanding (at least a little bit) what's going on in Robotech and why.
At any rate, I'm having a great time checking it out, and would highly recommend it to anyone else who missed out on some (or all) of it the first time 'round back in the day.