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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 MC / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
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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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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 »

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Performed by Michael Bradley
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One of my favorite childhood memories
24 June 2002 | by (El Paso, TX) – See all my reviews

I remember running home to watch this show after school. I played little league baseball and missed it the first time around but was able to catch the repeats. I can't describe how much this show stuck with me. It was the first time I could remember seeing shows end on down notes the way this one did on all 3 parts. The Robotech Masters was my least favorite of the generations but I eventually came to enjoy that one too. The Invid Invasion was just great, especially with all of the love stories they added to keep it from being the typical sci-fi shoot 'em up that some other similar shows were. I recently started buying the episodes on DVD. I can't believe I'm still watching. The date on this site says 1985 but I know it was on TV before that because I saw it when I was in 6th grade, which was in 1983-84.


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