In the Macross Timeline, Macross (マクロス Makurosu?) was originally the name given to a massive ship which was rebuilt from a Supervision Army cruiser that crashed on Earth in 1999. Following Space War I, many new ships also had the name to honor the original SDF-1 Macross.
Ships Bearing the Name Macross
- According to Noboru Ishiguro, the producer for the sponsor was a fan of Shakespeare, and insisted on naming the original series and ship Macbeth (マクベス Makubesu?). Studio Nue and Artland regrouped and proposed the title Macross (マクロス Makurosu?) because it has a similar pronunciation to Macbeth in Japanese and is also a wordplay on "Macro" and "Across", allowing the new name to retain the connotations of largeness and journeying possessed by the original title, Megaroad. Coincidentally, the pronunciation in the ADV dub is /məˈkrɒs/ which results in a perfect rhyme with "Across" (/əˈkɹɒs/) and the "Mac-" prefix is also pronounced the same way it is in "MacBeth" (/məkˈbɛθ/).