Mighty Orbots was Fred Silverman's idea, the man who led all three netwoeks to the top while killing game shows as well.
As fot the series, I liked the idea of the robots, epecially Crunch (voiced by Don Messick) who has the Astro type voice. On the previews, he would always state "Sounds good enough to eat", then Ohno would say, "Orbots, stop him before he eats the show!"
ABC should've had a better time slot for this series, but got clobbered at the 9:00 (8:00 Central) time slot.
Though the Orbots could defeat Shadow, they couldn't defeat the soft forces of Muppet Babies & Smurfs.