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Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Epcar ... Vince Grant / Haydonite (voice)
Eddie Frierson ... Louis Nichols / Haydonite (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Commander Taylor / Haydonite (voice)
Alexandra Kenworthy ... The Regess (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... Marcus Rush (voice)
Melanie MacQueen Melanie MacQueen ... Marlene Rush (voice)
Chase Masterson ... Janice (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Maia Sterling (voice)
Iona Morris ... Jean Grant (voice)
Tony Oliver ... Admiral Rick Hunter (voice)
Arthur Santiago ... Alex Romero (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Scott Bernard / Haydonite (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Michael Sorich ... Sparks (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Ariel (voice)
Dan Woren ... General Reinhardt / Haydonite (voice)
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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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Everyone thought the war was over ... but the darkest battle has only just begun. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robotech: Shadow Force See more »

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Harmony Gold See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Admiral Rick Hunter: May day! May day! This is the SDF-3!
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Pre-OVA Summary
25 March 2006 | by Fury9033See all my reviews

Shadow Chronicles is a relaunch of the US Robotech Animated TV Series.

The movie/OVA deals with events that accrued on last episode of its "third" series. A key character from old series, Scott Bernard, leaving his beloved "Marlene/Ariel" begin the search of giant warship named SDF-3. By joining the surviving ships of the Robotech Expedition Force to discover what happened to the Invid and SDF-3.

From what has been printed about this OVA, it is a modified story based on the Robotech novel "End of the Circle" which was suppose to be the completion of the original series in printed form.

This is the strongest attempt to produce a actual sequel to the series. Previous attempt, Robotech II: The Sentinels (1986) which failed to be completely produced due to production cost changes between Japan & USA.

Sentinels was published in Novel form as well in form of a successful comic book series till it was canceled in mid-90s by Harmony Gold.

Thou it is high quality, i do not think its as good as the original series. I know its tough act to follow. However, the CGI does not blend well with hand drawn animation.


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