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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)
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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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3 December 1987 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Untold Story  »

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Trivia

The events of this movie were originally intended to take place during the events of the Macross Saga when the SDF-1 was in deep space. This had to be changed when the film was re-edited with Southern Cross footage, which also altered its place in the time-line. Originally Colonel Andrews was intended to be a younger version of Colonel Edwards who would have appeared as a regular character in the aborted Robotech II: The Sentinels. In the book Robotech Art 3, by Carl Macek, Edwards' original name was B.D. Edwards. During the time of the Southern Cross segment, Edwards would have been elsewhere (as a crew-member aboard the SDF-3 in Sentinels). This necessitated the change of the movie character to B.D. Andrews. Edwards' initials were changed to T.R. 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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The opening credits go up the screen like the old Star Wars opening credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988) See more »

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The Future Is Now
Performed by Joanne Harris
Composed by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
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Robotech The Movie
16 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw his movie in Dallas, Texas when it came out in 1986. I remember them giving out prizes for showing up to see the movie. After seeing the movie I can see why. The movie was not bad, nor was it great. The problem with this movie was that it tried to tell a side story. They created a new story, new characters and tried to wrap it around the Masters Saga. My biggest complaint is that the plot is about a second wave of Robotech Masters attacking the Earth. They even used the same scenes from the Master Saga but with different dialogue. As a kid, I loved the movie. But unfortunately I haven't seen it as an adult and can't give a better review. Looking back I was disappointed but now I would love to see the movie and re-evaluate my stance on it. That being said, will someone please release this movie for the whole world to judge? I love Robotech and can't wait for The Shadows Chronicles.


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