Robotech (1985– )

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An alien ship crashes on Earth and the tech and secrets it bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.

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 Lance Belmont / ... (36 episodes, 1985)
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Tony Oliver ...
 Rick Hunter / ... (36 episodes, 1985)
Gregory Snegoff ...
 Scott Bernard (25 episodes, 1985)
Emilie de Azevedo Brown ...
 Annie LaBelle (24 episodes, 1985)
Melissa Newman ...
 Dana Sterling (24 episodes, 1985)
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In the year 1999, an alien battle-fortress crashes on an island in the Pacific. Over the next ten years, mankind repairs and refits this fortress, using the advanced "robo-technology" found aboard it to create fighter planes that can transform into giant robots. As soon as the repaired fortress is ready for launch, the aliens to whom it 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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(85 episodes)

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The original 1985 series left viewers hanging with an unresolved ending that was not continued until the release of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006) over 20 years later. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Halo Legends' (2010) See more »

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Look Up! (The Sky is Falling)
Written by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
Performed by Michael Bradley
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My favorite TV show of all time.
26 September 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

I'm usually a purist with my anime, but I make no apologies for saying this- Robotech is my favorite TV show of all time, and my favorite anime.

I won't get into the whole discussion of whether the translation butchered the original Japanese creators' intentions or not; I stand in awe with what Carl Macek was able to do with 3 distinctly unrelated series, and feel that the whole Robotech mythos is more engaging and fun than the original series.

This is the only show that I have felt such an emotional attachment to, for so long. There is no rational explanation; my wife gave up trying to figure it out a long time ago...

Robotech spans 3 generations of people battling to save earth. It was one of the first American cartoon series to have a continuing storyline, to have character deaths (and births!). It showed racism, interracial relationships, the futility but necessity of war... all in 1/2 hour weekday installments right before school. Plus, it had the coolest mecha around.

I've heard rumors of a new Robotech 3000 series under development by the animators responsible for Beast Wars and the Voltron 3D show. I'm apprehensive but hopeful; I doubt any show can ever really hope to match (and mesh with) the standards set by the original series- identifying with characters may be a wee bit hard with CGI models. But, I hope that it renews interest about Robotech with the public. Perhaps then the snafus that have kept causing Robotech to disappear from store shelves will be overcome. (Anyone for a full DVD set?)


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