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Prod. Notes:


 

March 1985 - September 1988,  syndicated

Tatsunoko, Harmony Gold

 

Cast:

 

Admiral Hayes .................................................................. Mearle Pearson

Alan Fredericks ............................................................ Gregory Snegoff

Anatole Leonard ...................................................................... Greg Finley

Angelo Dante ......................................................................... Steve Kramer

Annie ............................................................................................. Mary Cobb

Azonia ..................................................................... Alexandra Kenworthy

Ben Dixon .............................................................................. Richard Epcar

Bowie Grant ........................................................................ Larry Abraham

Claudia Grant ........................................................................... Iona Morris

Dana Sterling .................................................................. Melissa Newman

Dennis Brown ..................................................................... Frank Catalano

Dolza ...................................................................................... Mike Reynolds

Exedore ...................................................................................... Ted Layman

Grel ......................................................................................... Richard Epcar

Henry Gloval ............................................................................. Greg Finley

Khyron .............................................................................. Gregory Snegoff

Kim Young ...................................................................................... Lara Cody

Jason .............................................................................................. Lara Cody

Jonathan ..................................................................................... Tom Wyner

Lancer ........................................................................................... Cam Clarke

Lisa Hayes ..................................................................... Melanie McQueen

Louie Nichols ...................................................................... David Millbern

Lunk ......................................................................................... Richard Epcar

Lynn Kyle ............................................................................. Eddie Frierson

Lynn Minmei .................................................................. Rebecca Forstadt

Marie Crystal ................................................................. Barbara Goodson

Marlene .......................................................................... Melanie McQueen

Maximillian Sterling ................................................................ Cam Clarke

Miriya ......................................................................................... Edie Mirman

Musica ...................................................................................... Melora Harte

Nova Satori .............................................................................. Edie Mirman

Rand ...................................................................................... Frank Catalano

Regis ........................................................................ Alexandra Kenworthy

Rick Hunter ............................................................................... Tony Oliver

Rico ....................................................................................... Robert Axelrod

Robotech Masters .................................................................... Bill Capeze

Rolf Emerson ........................................................... Michael McConnohie

Rook .......................................................................................... Susie London

Roy Fokker .................................................................................. Dan Woren

Scott Bernard ............................................................... Gregory Snegoff

Sean Phillips ..................................................................... Kerrigan Mahan

Sera .................................................................................. Barbara Goodson

Vanessa Leeds ......................................................................... Wendee Lee

Wolff ........................................................................................... Tom Wyner

Zor Prime .............................................................. Ardwight Chamberlain

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 


 
The history of Robotech is as complex as it is astonishing. Animation expert and cel dealer Carl Macek was disappointed by the American version of Battle of the Planets and wanted to bring a more traditional Japanese cartoon to American TV. Macek adapted three popular Japanese cartoons - Macross, Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada - into one storyline divided into three books.

The through-line of the three books concentrated on a technology that allowed the creation of robotic armies that could be used to fight battles in outer space, thus the name Robotech.

Book One began when a Super Dimensional Fortress (the SDF-1) crash-landed on Earth's Macross Island. This vehicle, designed solely for fighting and winning wars, was in danger of being captured and used by the evil Zentraedi army, who desperately needed the Fortess' stores of a secret fuel called "protoculture." As this story continued, the viewers were shown the daily lives of Robotech Expeditionary Force officers like Rick Hunter, Roy Fokker and Lisa Hayes. Sometimes playing like a soap opera, Book One used the backdrop of the impending invasion to give detailed accounts of these characters' love lives, especially a romantic triangle involving Hunter, Hayes and Lynn Minmei.

Book Two was set twenty years after the first saga and concentrated on the exploits of Dana Sterling, an officer of the Armies of the Southern Cross who was in charge of preventing any future earth invasions. It was explained that Dana was the daughter of Max & Miriya Sterling, who were featured in the first portion of the series.

In Book Three, things got considerably darker. The entire Expeditionary Force had been killed, with the exception of Scott Bernard and a few of his followers. While alien forces rampaged the earth, characters still managed to concern themselves with their own love lives and the personal relationships of others.

Unlike traditional American cartoons, Robotech had very few rules, and the show delighted in breaking any rules it found. Main characters were killed off frequently, and many episodes contained such taboo topics as sex and cross-dressing, causing Robotech to achieve a cult status never seen before or since.

Even though Robotech was not widely seen in America, it still is considered a groundbreaking series, and many fans of the show have gone on to achieve success of their own in the world of animation.

 


 

 
 
Episodes:
 

 

Season 1  (The Macross Saga)

 

Boobytrap

Countdown

Space Fold

The Long Wait

Transformation

Blitzkrieg

Bye-Bye Mars

Sweet Sixteen

Miss Macross

Blind Game

First Contact

The Big Escape

Blue Wind

Gloval's Report

Homecoming

Battle Cry

Phantasm

Farewell, Big Brother

Bursting Point

Paradise Lost

A New Dawn

Battle Hymn

Reckless

Showdown

Wedding Bells

The Messenger

Force Of Arms

Reconstruction Blues

The Robotech Masters

Viva Miriya

Khyron's Revenge

Broken Heart Rick

A Rainy Night

Private Time

Season's Greetings

To the Stars

 

Season 2  (The Southern Cross)

 

Dana's Story

False Start

The Southern Cross

Volunteers

Half Moon

Danger Zone

Prelude To Battle

The Trap

Metal Fire

Stardust

Outsiders

Deja Vu

A New Recruit

Triumvirate

Clone Chamber

Long Song

The Hunters

Mind Game

Dana In Wonderland

Crisis Point

Daydreamer

Final Nightmare

The Invid Connection

Catastrophe

 

Season 3  (The New Generation)

 

The Invid Invasion

The Lost City

Lonely Soldier Boy

Survival

Curtain Call

Hard Time

Paper Hero

Eulogy

The Genesis Pit

Enter Marlene

The Secret Route

The Fortress

Sandstorm

Annie's Wedding

Separate Ways

Metamorphosis

The Midnight Sun

Ghost Town

Frost Bite

Birthday Blues

Hired Gunn

The Big Apple

Reflex Point

Dark Finale

Symphony Of Light

 

 

Movies:

 

Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)

Robotech: The Movie (1986)

The Sentinels

 

 

 

 

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