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An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.


Carl Macek




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Series cast summary:
Richard Epcar ...  Dixon / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Steve Kramer ...  Mechanic / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Tom Wyner ...  MC / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Robert Axelrod ...  Rico / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ...  Cabbie / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Alexandra Kenworthy ...  Azonia / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Eddie Frierson Eddie Frierson ...  Kyle 85 episodes, 1985
Melanie MacQueen Melanie MacQueen ...  Lisa / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Barbara Goodson ...  Annie's Mom / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Edie Mirman ...  Docking PA / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Melora Harte ...  Allegra / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Frank Catalano ...  15th ATAC Soldier / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Michael McConnohie ...  Angry Patron / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Cam Clarke ...  Max Sterling / ... 41 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Lynn Minmei / ... 36 episodes, 1985
Tony Oliver ...  Rick Hunter 36 episodes, 1985


In the year 1999, an alien battle fortress crash lands on an island in the South Pacific. Over the next ten years, mankind repairs and refits this fortress, using the advanced "robotechnology" found aboard her to create fighter planes that can transform into giant robots. As soon as the repaired fortress is ready for launch, the aliens to whom she 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 »

Alternate Versions

The remastered Robotech DVDs restores some of the nudity and violence that was deleted from the original broadcast run. See more »


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


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24 April 2001 | by takmazSee all my reviews

All I can say that I was amazed by the story after I've watched the 36 episodes one by another. I was a child when I first met ROBOTECH. It was on tv every sunday and I remember I couldn't wait the episodes and every sunday morning I was happy to watch ROCOTECH.

After ( I tink 11 years ) I've found 36 episodes of Robotech. Yesterday I've spent 12 and a half hours, I'm now exhausted because at 7:00 AM I've managed the finish all episodes with a smile on my face.

The story is so briiliant that it shows whatever we live in the real world as male's and females. I can hardly believe that such emotional scenes can be made in an animation series.

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March 1985 (USA) See more »

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Robotech: The Macross Saga See more »

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(85 episodes)

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Mono (1985)| Dolby Digital (2004 restoration)


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