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Sammie Porter was a character from Robotech: The Macross Saga and was voiced by Deena Morris. Sammie served as a communications officer of the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross' (SDF-1) command bridge. She also functioned as the substitute Air Group Tactical officer. She, along with Kim Young and Vanessa Leeds, formed an invaluable trio of bridge operators, referred to as the Bridge Bunnies, that control and monitor the SDF-1’s systems. She disliked arguments, and was easily stressed during combat situations. She was known as Shammy Milliome in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the series which was adapted into the first "saga" of Robotech.
Sammie was one of the Bridge Bunnies, a trio of fun-loving girls, who provided some comedy relief on the Bridge. Sammie was the youngest officers among her peers, and was Lisa Hayes' assistant in Air Group Tactical command. Sammie and her friends were often optimistic, always certain that an attack will turn out in their favor. Despite their youth and relative inexperience in real life combat situations, they were all very competent officers and do their jobs well.
The other things the Bridge Bunnies enjoyed doing during their off-duty hours was hanging out in the local bars and shopping. The Bridge Bunnies were also gossips, though Kim and Sammie seem to be worse than Vanessa, probably due to the fact that Kim and Sammie were situated closer together in the bridge than Vanessa.
After the final battle with the Zentraedi Grand Fleet, Lisa was promoted and the Bridge Bunnies were moved to different stations accordingly. Sammie began to show promise as a talented officer. Vanessa then worked closely with Lisa, and because of that often finds out news about her relationship with Rick Hunter. She passed this news onto her friends, all of them rooting for Lisa, and hoping that things will turn out for her. Despite their gossiping, they were never mean about the people they're talking about. The Bridge Bunnies don't seem to have much faith in Rick, as they don't seem surprised when Lisa calls to ask where Rick is since he hasn't turned up for their date yet.
Sammie and her friends spent a happy Christmas with Bron, Konda and Rico despite Khyron's attack to steal the Protoculture Storage Matrix on New Macross City. Sammie, along with everyone else, were unprepared for Khyron's final surprise attack, but were determined to get the job done.
Petty Officer Porter was killed during Khyron's suicidal attack on the SDF-1. A memorial was set up shortly after in Monument City.
- The term "Bridge Bunnies" was an English-coined nickname that originated in Starblazers fandom. It was not used in the Japanese Macross scripts or among Japanese fans of Macross. This term has expanded to apply to a number of anime franchises that employ a command crew. Examples include the bridge crew of Macross 7, composed of Sally Ford, Miho Miho, and Kim Saintlaurent who served under Captain Maximilian Jenius (Max Sterling in Robotech), as well as the trio of officers serving under Commander Gendo Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion, which includes Maya Ibuki, Shigeru Aoba, and Makoto Hyuga, and also the main bridge personnel in Martian Successor Nadesico, consisting of Captain Yurika Misumaru, Megumi Reinard, Minato Haruka, Ruri Hoshino, and Jun Aoi.