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Robotech: The Movie (1986)

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Re-edited version of a Japanese TV serial combined with a direct-to-video anime, released in the U.S. as a feature.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerrigan Mahan ...
Mark / Strategic Air Command Tech 2 / Walla (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
Iona Morris ...
Becky (voice) (as Brittany Harlowe)
Diane Michelle ...
Eve (voice) (as Muriel Fargo)
Gregory Snegoff ...
B.D. / Anchor 2 (voice) (as Greg Snow)
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Emerson / Rider 1 / Walla (voice) (as Jeffrey Platt)
...
Leonard / Red Elder 1 / Yellow Elder 2 (voice) (as Guy Garrett)
Tom Wyner ...
Roger / Red Elder 2 / Yellow Elder 1 (voice) (as Abe Lasser)
Robert V. Barron ...
Embry (voice) (as Merle Pearson)
Edie Mirman ...
Kelly (voice) (as Penny Sweet)
Wendee Lee ...
Stacy Embry (voice) (as Wendee Swan)
Tony Clay ...
Green Master Elder (voice) (as Wayne Anthony)
Spike Niblick ...
Various (voice)
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Delta Blue (voice) (as Bruce Nielson)
Doug Lee ...
Master Subordinate 2 (voice) (as Ike Medlick)
Etienne Bannliett ...
Various (voice)
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Storyline

In 1999 an alien spaceship crashed onto the earth. Hidden on board were the secrets of a unique science known as Robotechnology. Databanks found in the ship were transferred to the Earth Robotech Computer Complex. In 2009, an alien search party arrived from hyper-space to reclaim their lost databank. The united Earth Government was forced into an Inter Galactic war. Earth forces were able to win the first battle......but at a great cost. The planet was virtually destroyed. New population centres grew out of the ashes..... It is now 2027, a second armada sent by the aliens is nearing earth, they have come to recapture the secrets of their lost technology and then destroy the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Mark held the key to Robotech. Unlocking its powers could save the World! See more »


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Release Date:

3 December 1987 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Untold Story  »

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Trivia

According to Carl Macek, Robotech: The Untold Story was supposed to be a straight dub of Megazone 23 Part I, but because the Cannon Films executives were not happy with the original ending, Macek rewrote the script, spliced in footage from Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, and commissioned Idol Co. Ltd. to animate a completely new ending (which was later included in the laserdisc release of Megazone 23 Part II). Because Megazone 23 was shot in 35mm film and Southern Cross was shot in 16mm film (which was the standard for TV series titles at the time), visual inconsistencies were very noticeable on the big screen. The movie did a test run in Texas, where it failed. However, it was a surprise hit in some countries like Argentina. Harmony Gold let their license to Megazone 23 expire a few years later. See more »

Quotes

Kelley Stevens: Wait, hold that pose, don't move. Got it! This film will be a masterpiece! Here, This is the part I love! Look at that bike did ya ever see anything like it?
Becky Franklin: No, That's what worry's me...
Stacy Embry: *phone rings* City dump, hello? Oh, Hi Mark, We've been watching your screen test.
Mark Landry: Stacy put Becky on, I gotta speak with her, it's important.
Stacy Embry: I bet! You movie stars thing everything you do is important. Hang on.
Becky Franklin: Hi Mark, What is it? Not EVE again?
Mark Landry: She's got some kind of talk show right?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits go up the screen like the old Star Wars opening credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Robotech: Love Live Alive (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Heart
Performed by Three Dog Night
Composed by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
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even the name cannot save this movie!!
29 February 2000 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an hybrid creature born at Carl Macek mind. With Robotech the second generation (Robotech Masters) and Megazone 23 into one miserable movie, that have no logic! The story is very, very bad, and you cannot forgive the action of Megazone when have nothing to do with Robotech. If this movie have so high rank is for the TV series and not for itself!! I did said it, the name cannot save this!


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