|RoboCop: Alpha Commando|
|Created by||Michael Miner|
|Developed by||Eric Lewald|
|Written by||Michael Edens|
Mark Edward Edens
Gary Stewart Kaplan
Bruce Reid Schaefer
|Directed by||Larry Houston|
Victor Dal Chele
Doug Parker (voice)
|Voices of||David Sobolov|
|Theme music composer||Carl Johnson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||40|
Victor Dal Chele
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation |
Fireworks Entertainment, inc.
|Distributor||The Summit Media Group (former)|
MGM Television (current)
|Original release||September 7, 1998- February 3, 1999|
RoboCop: Alpha Commando is an animated series based on the Orion Pictures film RoboCop and the series/films that followed. It is the second animated version of the character, following on from RoboCop: The Animated Series. The series premiered in first-run syndication on September 7, 1998, and ran until February 3, 1999. It was syndicated by The Summit Media Group.  The show aired on Sinclair's KidsClick programming block in 2017 from July 1st to September 10th.
The series is set in the year 2030, and deals with RoboCop being reactivated after five years offline to assist a federal high-tech group, "Alpha Division" in their vigilance and struggle against DARC (Directorate for Anarchy, Revenge, and Chaos), a highly advanced terrorist organization and other forces of evil whenever that may be, globally or nationally.
The series shared many of the same writers who had contributed to the 1980s animated series, but had even less in common with the movies or television canon that it was based on. RoboCop has numerous gadgets in his body that were never in the film, such as roller skates and a parachute. The show also suffers from major continuity errors. In the first episodes we see RoboCop's son in his memories flashback and he appears to be around 10. We later see his son in the series, to be exactly the same age and even wearing the same clothing, as his memories. The names of Robocop's wife and son were also changed to Susan and Richie.
The name change for RoboCop's wife and son is explained in episode 10. After Alex Murphy becomes RoboCop, his family was forced to change their identity to keep RoboCop's enemies from locating them.
The absence of Anne Lewis was never explained. Besides RoboCop/Alex J. Murphy himself, Sgt. Reed is the only character from the movies in the series. Unlike the movies, and previous TV incarnations, RoboCop never takes off his helmet in Alpha Commando.