Cartoon Resource Entry #003 - Robotech (1985)


ORIGINAL AIR DATES: Mar 4, 1985-Sep 1986 in syndication
RERUNS: 1993-1994 on Sci-Fi Channel, Jan 1998-Oct 1998 and July 19, 1999-Jan 2, 2000 (only episodes #1-60) on Cartoon Network, Feb 26-28, 2003 on Cartoon Network (Special Giant Robot Week episodes #1, 84 & 85), Jul 27, 2004-2009 on the Anime Network
ANIMATION BY: Tatsunoko Productions, Ltd.

ROBOTECH SUMMARY: Robotech is actually three anime series edited and made to be watched as one.

1ST SERIES: THE MACROSS SAGA (episodes #1-36)
Originally aired as "Super Dimension Fortress Macross" in Japan (Oct 3, 1982-Jun 26, 1983)
Takes place in the years 1999-2014
In the year 1999, an alien space craft crash lands on Macross Island and alters the course of human history! Ten years later, the ship is rebuilt and its advanced Robotechnology is applied to the Earth army's weapons and vehicles. At the launching ceremony of the alien ship, called the SDF-1, a group of aliens called the Zentraedi attack. Rick Hunter is caught in the middle of it and joins the Robotech Defense Forces to defend the ship from alien invaders.

Originally aired as "Super Dimension Calvary Southern Cross" in Japan (Apr 15-Sep 30, 1984)
Takes place in the years 2029-2030
15 years after the final battle with the Zentradei, a new threat looms as the Robotech Masters, the creators of Robotechnology and the genetic engineers of the Zentraedi come to Earth. Dana Sterling daughter of Max & Miriya Sterling (characters in the Macross Saga) leads her Southern Cross 15th Squadron in battles with the Robotech Masters.

Originally aired as "Genesis Climber Mospeada" (Oct 2, 1983-Mar 25, 1984)
Takes place in the years 2042-2044
After the Robotech Masters are defeated, the Invid, a vicious race of aliens take over Earth. Scott Bernard, the last of his crew of Robotech defenders, joins with a group of freedom fighters to destroy the Invid and free the Earth.

#01 Boobytrap
#02 Countdown
#03 Space Fold
#04 The Long Wait
#05 Transformation
#06 Blitzkrieg
#07 Bye-Bye Mars
#08 Sweet Sixteen
#09 Miss Macross
#10 Blind Game
#11 First Contact
#12 The Big Escape
#13 Blue Wind
#14 Gloval's Report
#15 Homecoming
#16 Battle Cry
#17 Phantasm
#18 Farewell Big Brother
#19 Bursting Point
#20 Paradise Lost
#21 A New Dawn
#22 Battle Hymn
#23 Reckless
#24 Showdown
#25 Wedding Bells
#26 The Messenger
#27 Force of Arms
#28 Reconstruction Blues
#29 The Robotech Masters
#30 Viva Miriya
#31 Khyron's Revenge
#32 Broken Heart
#33 A Rainy Night
#34 Private Time
#35 Season's Greetings
#36 To the Stars

#37 Dana's Story
#38 False Start
#39 Southern Cross
#40 Volunteers
#41 Half Moon
#42 Danger Zone
#43 Prelude to Battle
#44 The Trap
#45 Metal Fire
#46 Star Dust
#47 Outsiders
#48 Deja Vu
#49 A New Recruit
#50 Triumvirate
#51 Clone Chamber
#52 Love Song
#53 The Hunters
#54 Mind Game
#55 Dana In Wonderland
#56 Crisis Point
#57 Daydreamer
#58 Final Nightmare
#59 The Invid Connection
#60 Catastrophe

#61 The Invid Invasion
#62 The Lost City
#63 Lonely Soldier Boy
#64 Survival
#65 Curtain Call
#66 Hard Times
#67 Paper Hero
#68 Eulogy
#69 The Genesis Pit
#70 Enter Marlene
#71 The Secret Route
#72 The Fortress
#73 Sandstorm
#74 Annie's Wedding
#75 Separate Ways
#76 Metamorphosis
#77 The Midnight Sun
#78 Ghost Town
#79 Frostbite
#80 Birthday Blues
#81 Hired Gun
#82 The Big Apple
#83 Relfex Point
#84 Dark Finale
#85 Symphony of Light

Robotech II: The Sentinels (1986)
Takes place between episodes #36 and #37 and shows Rick and Lisa's wedding. Pilot movie for an all-new animated Robotech series that wasn't meant to be.

Robotech The Movie: The Untold Story (1986 Cannon Pictures)
Takes place before episode #37. Uses scenes from "Megazone 23 (a 1985 OAV series)" and "Southern Cross". This movie was rushed and poorly made, so Carl Macek and Harmony Gold do not consider it part of the continuity. It will likely never be released to the public again.

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006 Direct-To-DVD)
Takes place directly after episode #85 and features all new animation with some of the original voice actors returning.

Larry Abraham as Bowie Grant
Robert Axelrod (1949) (credited as Axel Roberts) as Rico
Michael Bradley as Lancer (singing voice)
Emilie de Azevedo Brown (1971) (credited as Mary Cobb) as Annie LaBelle
Bill Capizzi (1937-2007) (credited as Alex Gregory) as Konda, Maistroff, Master Elders
Frank Catalano (1961) as Brown, Dan, Rand
Ardwright Chamberlain (1957) as Zor Prime and Corg
Cam Clarke (1957) (credited as Jimmy Flanders) as Max Sterling and Lancer Belmont (speaking voice)
Tony Clay as Breetai
Lara Cody (1957) as Jason and Kim Young
Richard Epcar (1955) (credited as Jonathan Alexander) as Ben Dixon, Grel and Lunk
Greg Finley (1947) as Henry Gloval and Anatole Leonard
Rebecca Forstadt (1953) (credited as Reba West) as Lynn Minmei
Eddie Frierson (1959) as Lynn Kyle
Barbara Goodson (1949) (credited as Shirley Roberts) as Annie's Mom, Marie Crystal and Sera
Melore Harte (1943) as Allegra, Musica and Octavia
Alexandra Kenworthy (1932) (credited as Sandra Snow) as Azonia and the Regis
Steve Kramer (1950) (credited as Drew Thomas) as Angelo Dante, Council 2
Ted Layman as Exedore
Wendee Lee (1960) (credited as Wendee Swan) as Vanessa Leeds
Suzy London as Rook
Melanie MacQueen (credited as Aline Leslie) as Lisa Hayes and Marleen (real one and clone)
Kerigan Mahan (1955) as Sean Philips
Michael McConnohie (1951) as Rolf Emerson, Fleet PA, Reno
David Millbern as Louie Nichols
Edie Mirman (credited as Penny Sweet) as Miriya Parina Sterling (in TV series) and Nova Satori
Deena Morris as Sammy Porter
Iona Morris (1957) as Claudia Grant
Melissa Newman as Dana Sterling
Tony Oliver (1958) as Rick Hunter
Mearle Pearson as Admiral Hayes
Mike Reynolds as Dolza
J.J. Smith as the Narrator (in TV series)
Gregory Snegoff (1955) (credited as Greg Snow) as Dr. Lang, Khyron and Scott Bernard
Dan Woren (1952) as Roy Fokker
Tom Wyner (1947) (credited as Thomas Wyner) as Jonathan Wolff

Super Dimension Fortress Macross the Movie: Do You Remember Love? (July 7, 1984) Movie version of the Macross series.

Macross: Flashback 2012 (June 21, 1987 OAV) music video series

Macross II: Lovers Again (1992 OAV)
Takes place 80 years in the future with all-new characters but the same Macross formula.

Macross Plus (1994 OAV)
All-new Macross action set in 2040. Dueling pilots fight for the affections of their former girlfriend.

Macross 7 (Oct 16, 1994-Sept 24, 1995 TV series, 49 episodes)

Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy Is Calling Me (Sept 30, 1995 movie)

Macross 7 Encore (Dec 18, 1995 OAV)

Macross Dynamite 7 (1997 OAV)

Macross Zero (Dec 2002 OAV)

Genesis Climber Mospeada: Love, Live, Alive! (Sept 1985 OAV music video)

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