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

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Series cast summary:
...  Rico / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Bill Capizzi ...  Cabbie / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  15th ATAC Soldier / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Dixon / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Kyle 85 episodes, 1985
...  Annie's Mom / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Allegra / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Azonia / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Mechanic / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Melanie MacQueen ...  Lisa / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Angry Patron / ... 85 episodes, 1985
Edie Mirman ...  Docking PA / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  MC / ... 85 episodes, 1985
...  Lance Belmont / ... 37 episodes, 1985
...  Lynn Minmei / ... 36 episodes, 1985
...  Rick Hunter 36 episodes, 1985
...  Scott Bernard / ... 26 episodes, 1985
...  Annie LaBelle / ... 25 episodes, 1985
...  Dana Sterling 24 episodes, 1985
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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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There is a running gag throughout "The Macross Saga" where Captain Gloval hits his head as he enters the bridge of the SDF-1. It is said this was an homage to the famous blooper in "Star Wars" when a stormtrooper hits his head on a door in the Death Star. See more »

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The Flower of Life
Written by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
Performed by Joanne Harris
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one of the few greats
9 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have sat and watched the first robotech (macross) edition many times. I used to rush home after school just to watch it when it first aired in South Africa. I was amazed at the animation and the (in my opinion) depth of the characters, i also enjoyed the way the characters grew and evolved as the series progressed. I have recently managed to watch all the 2nd series episodes (robotech masters) and have started watching the third series. I was just as enthralled to sit and watch the characters evolve and their lives play out in the series.

I have bought the DVDS of robotech and intend to introduce my kids (if i have any) to the magic that is robotech. If you love animated films/manga then i would recommend that you watch the robotech series.


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