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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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

Although Charles Duckworth recorded all of his lines for the role of Marcus, the role was re-recorded by Yuri Lowenthal later in post-production. In fact, nearly all of the film's dialogue was re-recorded by the original cast months prior to its release, with additional recasting taking place by having Alexandra Kenworthy reprising her role as The Regess, who was portrayed by Kari Wahlgren in the film's initial unreleased dub. See more »

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Approximately one hour into the movie, Vince Grant turns to Janice Em, Ariel, and Scott Bernard to ask, "Any idea what we're up against?" When seen in long shot with Grant in the foreground, Bernard is wearing a uniform. The camera cuts to a close-up, of the three, in which Bernard is wearing CVR-3 battle armor. In subsequent shots, Bernard is wearing the uniform again. See more »

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From something old, it tries to be too "new."
10 February 2007 | by edokunSee all my reviews

The last half of my "growing up" years included Robotech and I enjoyed the series. There was a style that I enjoyed and it helped me discover anime. Watching Shadow Chronicles does not fully capture that style and it is entirely a "Hollywood" production than something adapted and remade for a North American audience. For a newcomer to the anime scene, one would not suspect its Japanese origins unless one does the research or watches a behind the scenes documentary.

Production-wise, Shadow Chronicles borrows from what is now hip in the SF television genre scene—like the Battlestar Galactica 2005/6 style battle sequences and the CG replacing traditional cel animation / model elements. That is what distinguishes it from the original series. While there is nothing wrong with that, it does not lend well to a series that is trying to pick up from what was done 20 something years ago. Robotech Sentinels, ironically enough, does a better job of capturing that style.


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