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Robotech 

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An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.

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Carl Macek
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Series cast summary:
Robert Axelrod ...  Rico / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ...  Cabbie / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Frank Catalano ...  15th ATAC Soldier / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Richard Epcar ...  Dixon / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Eddie Frierson ...  Kyle 85 episodes, 1985
Barbara Goodson ...  Annie's Mom / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Melora Harte ...  Allegra / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Alexandra Kenworthy ...  Azonia / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Steve Kramer ...  Mechanic / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Melanie MacQueen Melanie MacQueen ...  Lisa / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Michael McConnohie ...  Angry Patron / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Edie Mirman ...  Docking PA / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Tom Wyner ...  MC / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Cam Clarke ...  Lance Belmont / ... 37 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Lynn Minmei / ... 36 episodes, 1985
Tony Oliver ...  Rick Hunter 36 episodes, 1985
Gregory Snegoff ...  Scott Bernard / ... 26 episodes, 1985
Emilie de Azevedo Brown ...  Annie LaBelle / ... 25 episodes, 1985
Melissa Newman ...  Dana Sterling 24 episodes, 1985
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Storyline

In the year 1999, an alien battle fortress crash lands on an island in the South Pacific. Over the next ten years, mankind repairs and refits this fortress, using the advanced "robotechnology" found aboard her to create fighter planes that can transform into giant robots. As soon as the repaired fortress is ready for launch, the aliens to whom she belongs finally discover its location. Thus begins a series of wars that will devastate the planet Earth. This television series was created by Carl Macek from three Japanese television series, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Macross Saga See more »

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Runtime:

(85 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1985)| Dolby Digital (2004 restoration)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The computer screens of the SDF-1 often contain references to Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), including "Star Dates" and "Klingons". Specifically, the computer screens showed shots of the BASIC language Star Trek text game that started on computer mainframes during the 70s and showed up in many iterations on home computers in the 80s. See more »

Alternate Versions

The remastered Robotech DVDs restores some of the nudity and violence that was deleted from the original broadcast run. See more »

Connections

Version of Codename: Robotech (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Soldier Boy
Written by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
Performed by Michael Bradley
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The most compelling anime TV series ever, at least to me
6 September 2000 | by BlackwingSeraphSee all my reviews

I was probably being born at the time when this show was first being aired, so I can't really relate to how it was recieved in '85, but from watching the other cheesy war and action cartoons, this was, by far, the most realistic because of its uncensored views on the hardships of war (Come on, nobody even got hurt in GI Joe!). Losing friends, coming to know your enemy, and the like.

From today's standards, the animation may be bad, and the singing a little more than awful (MINMEI HAS TWO SONGS! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!), but the storyline was just as compelling to me and my friends as it was to my brother and his friends almost fifteen years ago.

I recommend this series to anyone who loves classic anime, or a good storyline, or hell, just the mecha (big robots that blow stuff up) are cool enough to draw anyone in. So, if you can, find this anime (it's NOT a cartoon, and I will fight to the death anyone who says it is!)and watch every last episode. Trust me, you won't regret it.


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