Springfield, MO, April 11, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Chris Meadows will be interviewing writer/producer Carl Macek, the man behind the original Robotech TV show, on his live talk show podcast Space Station Liberty. The interview will be recorded live, and will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific time. After Meadows completes his interview, Macek will take questions from the call-in audience, and questions can also be submitted via the contact form at http://terrania.us/emailme.htm.
The interview will focus on Macek's role in the creation of Robotech and its sequels, but will also cover other important parts of Macek's career, such as his work on the seminal animated movie Heavy Metal, his dubs of other animé including Akira, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Megazone 23, and Castle of Cagliostro, and his recent animated adaptation of the Lady Death comic book.
Carl Macek was the first person in the United States to earn a college degree in the Theory of Criticism in the Visual Medium. In the 1970s, he was a curator of the Archive of Popular Culture at the California State University at Fullerton. It was during this time that Japanese animation, or animé, was first brought to his attention. During the 1980s, he signed on with Harmony Gold, where he licensed and combined three popular Japanese animated television series together into the weekday-syndicated animated series Robotech. After Harmony Gold's attempts to create a Robotech sequel proved unsuccessful, Macek founded his own animé distribution company, Streamline Pictures. At Streamline, Macek was responsible for the English dubbing and release of Akira, the first animé movie to be a smash hit in American theaters, as well as a number of Studio Ghibli titles directed by master animator Hayao Miyazaki. Most recently, Macek has worked for animation companies DIC and ADV Films, and has co-written the animated adaptation of Brian Pulido's comic book Lady Death.
Space Station Liberty is the live call-in talk show hosted by Chris Meadows via the TalkShoe podcasting service. The focus of this show is the Robotech television series. Guests and audience members may call in by ordinary telephone or Voice-Over-IP and participate in the discussion, as well as share comments by text-based chat. The show can be streamed live or downloaded as an mp3 podcast after recording ends. In recent weeks, Meadows has interviewed Harmony Gold Creative Director Tommy Yune, Harmony Gold Brand Coordinator Tom Bateman, and Harmony Gold Production & Marketing executive Kevin McKeever, novelist James Luceno, composer Scott Glasgow, singer Michael Bradley, and voice actors including Chase Masterson, Melanie MacQueen, Richard Epcar, Barbara Goodson, Rebecca Forstadt Okowski ("Reba West"), and Yuri Lowenthal. For more information on Space Station Liberty, see http://terrania.us/liberty/. For more information on TalkShoe, see http://www.talkshoe.com.
Robotech is an animated science-fiction television series made up of three separate television series from Japan, adapted for American first-run syndication by Harmony Gold in 1985. In its original run, Robotech performed extremely well, often appearing first in its timeslot in many major market areas. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the 85-minute animated feature film produced as a sequel to Robotech in 2006. It is currently in limited theatrical release, and will be released on Funimation DVD on February 6th. For more information, see http://www.robotech.com and http://www.theshadowchronicles.com.
Chris Meadows may be reached via the contact form at http://terrania.us/emailme.htm.