Originally Posted by Rhodes
I'll take a look at it when it's out... hopefully it'll be one box set for all of it. This subtitled only or will it include the dub? Or was the dub version the movies only? Could of sworn I saw this crap in English as a kid, if not this then must of been the movies I saw.
Harmony Gold dubbed two TV specials, Can You Love Like a Mother
and Can You Live Like a Warrior
, and released them scantly in 1985.
It's also quite possible they dubbed a sizable amount of the TV series. Harmony Gold produced full television packages of Magical Princess Minky Momo and Croaker Demetan, separate from their Gigi and the Fountain of Youth, The Brave Frog,
and The Brave Frog's Greatest Adventure
specials for home video and limited TV broadcast. However, Harmony Gold's Gigi and Brave Frog TV were never released, the former produced concurrently with Robotech and the latter some time later.
Galaxy Express may have suffered a similar fate. On Chris Meadows' Robotech podcast, Space Station Liberty, Barbara Goodson
remembered the show enough (albeit not by name) to bring it up, remarking on how director Byrd Ehlmann
had to have her re-record a bunch of dialogue to change her character's name from a Japanese one to Joey. In fact, the Can You Love Like a Mother special is clearly designed to mimic Roger Corman's Galaxy Express,
wherein Tetsuro is renamed Joey Hanakanabobakananda Smith. In fact, one line in the Mother special still has the character referred to as Tetsuro. Both dubs also feature the concept of the conductor approximating the late, great Ed Wynn.
Anyway, it's reasonable to wonder if Goodson would have remembered this all so well had it only been the two TV specials she worked on. To that end, I'd hope S'more is adamant about tracking down and securing whatever they can, should it exist.