Carl Macek, the man who orchestrated the creation of Robotech from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA, the 'Robotech Master' himself, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, of a heart attack. He was 58. Carl Macek worked on many projects throughout his career and was one of the forces behind the increasing popularity of anime outside Japan. Yes, there were reasons to question his judgment and disagree with his decisions from time to time, but he cared about the art of animation and the art of story-telling. He wasn't a Hollywood hack just looking for something to make people empty their wallets. What makes his name more than just another line in a credit sequence more than anything else is the fact that Robotech struck a chord within many 'children of the Eighties' – myself included – which, against the odds, continues to resonate to this day. Most of us did not have the opportunity to even meet him, let alone know him, but I can't imagine any of us feeling anything less than sadness at the fact that he has died. Farewell, Carl Macek, and thanks.
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