Robotech (1985– )
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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.
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.
Robotech is three Japanese Animation titles (Macross, Army of the Southern Cross and Mospeda) that were put together and dubbed into English. The plot follow three generations of humans. A "war movie", Robotech starts with an alien starship landing on Earth. Humans rebuild the ship and learn parts of its technology. When a race of giants comes looking for the ship, the humans defeat them by using human emotions and music to off balance them. The Second Generation is about their children, while the parents have gone to find the homeworld of the giant soldiers' makers, the Robotech Masters. However, the Masters have come to Earth and the Southern Cross must fight them off. The Third Generation is about the spacegoing humans coming back home to find out Earth has been taken over by yet another alien species. Throughout the series a mysterious power source, Protoculture, and its technological use, called Robotechnology, is paramount. A "serious" animated series, Robotech deals with the causes and consequences of war on people.
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