The opening credits contains clips from original film RoboCop (1987), such as: Murphy is rushed into the operating room; Robocop busts down the front door to the cocaine factory; and (before RoboCop first comes on-line in front of the OCP executives) the static across his system's readout screen.
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The series got canceled after just one season because of few viewers and generally bad reviews.
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The series takes place 4-5 years after the original RoboCop film. It ignores the two sequels.
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The series films in Canada for around $1.25 million per episode.
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Michael Miner and Ed Neumeier scripted an unused RoboCop sequel, Orion went in a different direction, but elements of this unused sequel appear in the pilot for the television series.
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The production company was not aware the RoboCop writing duo had the right of first refusal to write a RoboCop television pilot. When they read about the announced series, they contacted the producers and they had a meeting of minds.
The episode "Prime Suspect" plays out like a remake of "The Fugitive" movie, with Robocop in the role of Kimble. Even going so far as to replicate the Kimble/Gerard face off in the sewers down to the dialogue. This episode was also based on the "Prime Suspect" Dark Horse comic.
The gun on the television series is a lighter version of the one in the first movie. The original was a 9mm weapon. They created a lighter gun when importing the real gun into Canada proved difficult. It is easier to handle by the actor in the Robo-suit.
Cinespace studios in Toronto devoted fifty thousand square feet of permanent sets to simulate Old Detroit and its environs, including Omni-Consumer Products headquarters.
Ten series scripts were ready for production when principal photography ended on the pilot.
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