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Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006)

Picking up where the original series left off, Scott Bernard continues his search for Rick Hunter and the fate of the SDF-3.

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The Robotech Expeditionary Force stages their final assault on the Invid to liberate Earth at all costs along with REF pilot Scott Bernard and the Invid princess Ariel's parallel planetside efforts at the alien's stronghold, Reflex Point. Just before the attack, the fleet gets a distress call from Admiral Rick Hunter and their flagship, SDF-3. In the ensuing mission, which only manages to rescue the android Janice Em, the REF discover that they have been betrayed by their own ally, the Haydenites, whose powerful technology they have supplied now is revealed to be designed to devastatingly enable their own plans of conquest even as the Invid withdraw. As Scott and Ariel join the fleet, the disparate pair and Janice must overcome their comrade's deep distrust to find a means to stop their newest foe before it is too late. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Finally after 20 years, Robotech is back with a vengeance! See more »


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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence, language and some senusality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A new sequel that continues directly from the unresolved finale of the original Robotech (1985) series. This feature is not related to the scrapped Robotech 3000 (2000) project. See more »

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In one scene Vince Grant and Scott Bernard enter the bridge of the Ark Angel. Bernard is wearing the newer REF uniform (grey sleeves with yellow stripe). The next shot of Bernard then shows him in his original Mars Division uniform (maroon sleeves). See more »

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Admiral Rick Hunter: May day! May day! This is the SDF-3!
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Lukewarm Attempt
18 September 2017 | by (Nova) – See all my reviews

I was a fan of the original series when it was broadcast in the mid 1980s.

I was a visitor to the robotech.com website and its discussion forums for years. I remember the excitement of The Shadow Chronicles imminent arrival. When it was finally released, the reaction to it seemed mixed. When I saw the final product, I was part of the crowd that wasn't too impressed.

While the visuals and the characters were okay, the story seemed to drag.

I only watched my copy once before I sold it on ebay. When I enjoy a movie or series, I usually keep my DVD or bluRay. Not this time.

As of this writing, it has been eleven years since the release of RTTSC. No follow-on has been released. Besides the politics hindering the green light of new Robotech, the quality of TSC should be an indicator of how well or LACK THEREOF it went: NOT good enough for a follow-on!

"Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" attempted to continue the story but missed its mark. We waited twenty years for mediocrity.

A shame.


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