Our own Mr. Lister, Sir -- great forum name, BTW -- discovered today that Hulu added the complete Robotech: Macross Saga to their full-episode lineup. That's great news for any of you who (like me) haven't seen all of it and don't have the cash to go out and buy all the DVDs.
I first saw Macross Saga when it aired in spurts on the local PBS channel about the time I was in early high school. Since the episodes didn't air in order -- and I was unlikely to catch 'em in order even when they did -- my initial Macross experience felt like jumping into a deep lake to learn to swim. Each episode brought new characters, new story, and new cultural differences I completely failed to get.
You'd think I'd hate it, right? Wrong! There's something truly magic about struggling to understand, reaching into whatever well you've got of sci-fi history and culture to get a grip on what you're watching. I loved it right from the start -- even though I still don't grasp the whole story. Macross also represented one of the few opportunities available in those pre-zillion-cable-channel (and most importantly pre-internet) days to see something culturally different.
I can't wait to dive in and watch these in order. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for Sean and all the other GWC Robotech fans. And I'm sure I'll be able to figure out a lot more on my own with significantly more life experience and at least a bit of anime time logged. Just 20 years later, I finally get to see 'em. Go figure!