An Earthling crew ventures into planet Skalorr's outer atmosphere
during an interplanetary war, and crashlands on the ancient red
planet only to find themselves stuck in the middle of a meelee of
massive robot behemoths. Known as Robotix, they comsisted of Protecton
leader Argus [Arthur Burghardt], Bront [Frank Welker], Jerrock [Neil
Ross], spider-like Nara [Susan Silo], Terrokore leader Nemesis [Peter
Cullen], Boltar [Peter Cullen], Venturak [Michael Bell], Tyrannix
[Frank Welker], Goon [Corey Burton], and Steggor [Neil Ross]. These
gigantic vehicles could be piloted by an alien or human via a cockpit
located within the Robotix. As the pilot steps in, his/her brain
links with the machine, causing it to do whatever action is thought.
13 episodes, the abandoned astronauts learn of Skalorr's past: the
Protectons and Terrokores underwent huge scientific experiments
in which their souls would be registered into one centralized computer
named Compucore [voiced by Susan Silo], to preserve their memories
while protecting themselves from the hostile planet's environment.
Some of the alien leaders' souls were transported into the Robotix
permanently, allowing them the ability to speak and retain the memories
they had as beings. In a nutshell, the series follows the astronaut
crew's effort to get back into orbit, while helping the good Robotix
find their heavily damaged central information center.
will always be synonymous with the rotation series "Super Sunday,"
as it was only shown as a 6-minute short segment of that show from
1986. In fact, it was the only segment of "Super Sunday" that did
not air as its own individual series. Robotix had a heavy look-and-feel
of the Transformers, perhaps, due to the fact that Jay Bacal had
directed both series.