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Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  September 1988 (USA)
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As the Robotech Expeditionary Force prepares to confront the Robotech Masters at their home planet, the Invid are already ravaging it.

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Credited cast:
Tony Oliver ...
Hunter (voice)
Melanie MacQueen ...
Hayes (voice) (as Aline Leslie)
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Minmei (voice) (as Reba West)
Gregory Snegoff ...
Lang (voice) (as Greg Snow)
Tom Wyner ...
Wolfe (voice) (as Abe Lesser)
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Max (voice) (as Jimmy Flinders)
Theodore Lehmann ...
Exedore (voice) (as Leonard Pike)
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Emerson / Edwards / Prisoner 1 (voice) (as Jeffrey Platt)
Oliver Barrett ...
Bowie Grant (voice)
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Leonard (voice) (as Guy Garrett)
Steve Kramer ...
Tesla / Jirl (voice) (as Drew Thomas)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcela Bordes ...
Minmei (voice)
Juan Alfonso Carralero ...
Hunter (voice) (as Juan Carralero)
Enrique Garduza ...
Baker (voice)
Edward Mannix ...
Cabell (voice) (as Cyn Branch)
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In this movie consisting of the first three episodes of the abortive TV sequel series, we rejoin the characters of the first Macross portion of the series a couple of years after the destruction of Superdimensional Fortesses 1 and 2. Now, General Rick Hunter and Admiral Lisa Hayes are making the final preparations for a crucial intersteller expedition to the Robotech Masters' world of Tirol using the newly built SDF-3. This immense task is further complicated by preparations for their wedding which they agreed would be on the new ship just before it launches. Unknown to them however, the Robotech Masters are already enroute to Earth in a long voyage to reclaim the desperately needed protoculture energy supply that was hidden in SDF-1 and won't arrive for years. With their absence, the Invid, lead by the male leader of that enemy race to the Masters, the Regent, is attacking that weakened planet. He hopes to recover the stolen protoculture supply there, or at least exact genocidal ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Proof that American anime distribution did evolve.
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This was to be the offical sequel to Robotech, or at least one of them. For those not familiar, Robotech was a 3 chapter animated series produced in America, and culled from 3 separate animated series from Japan that were slightly retooled and bashed together and then dubbed in english to be shown here, in the US. Now, that said, Robotech 2 the Sentinels was the backstory of what happened to the surviving characters at the end of Macross (Chap1) and the end of New Generation (Chap3). Basically Rick, Lisa, Max and Breetai plus others create the Robotech Expeditionary Force and begin a quest to find the homeworld of the Robotech Masters, to learn more about robotechnology and the people that created it. Along the way, they find that the Robotech Masters have been sought out by someone else, The Invid, which we got to see in Robotech chapter 3. The Invid are the mortal foe of the Robotech Masters, the sole reason why the Zentradaei were created and went from miners of protoculture (the reason the Invid are attacking the Masters) to being a warrior race, and why Robotechnology was created. This small video was supposed to be a 65 original episode series, but that was not to be since at that time the dollar vs. yen rate suddenly dropped, killing any money in the budget to continue production on the series. So, we never got an official Carl Macek approved American sequel series to follow, but instead we got genuine Macross sequels direct from Japan and distributed by extremely savvy translation and distribution firms. So though it was a bittersweet memory, I think we were better for not having it.


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