In the year 1999, an alien battle-fortress crashes on an island in the Pacific. Over the next ten years, mankind repairs and refits this fortress, using the advanced "robo-technology" found aboard it to create fighter planes that can transform into giant robots. As soon as the repaired fortress is ready for launch, the aliens to whom it belongs finally discover its location.
Last Episode03x25 Symphony of Light Aired: Jun. 28, 1985
The war with the Invid comes to a head, as Rick Hunter's returning expeditionary force presses the attack against the alien invaders to the very …
Series Fun Facts
- The decision to create this series came from Carl Macek who was disappointed at the crude alterations made to "Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman" (1972) in the creation of "Battle of the Planets"…
[show]The decision to create this series came from Carl Macek who was disappointed at the crude alterations made to "Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman" (1972) in the creation of "Battle of the Planets" (1978). He wanted to import an anime series of his own and have it faithfully translated for the Western market. However, the best series he could obtain, "Chôjikû Yôsai Macross" (1982), had only 36 episodes, which was far too few for the standard 65-episode syndication package that the North American TV market demanded. To fix that problem, Macek decided to acquire two similarly-themed series, "Chôjikû kidan Sazan Kurosu" (1984) and "Kikô sôseiki Mospeada" (1983). He then connected the series as a grand epic of succeeding generations of characters in the series that are forced to fight three successive wars over an alien energy source called Protoculture that the enemy is desperate to capture.
- The computer screens of the SDF-1 often contain references to Star Trek: The Original Series, including "Star Dates" and "Klingons".
- The original 1985 series left viewers hanging with an unresolved ending that was not continued until the release of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles over 20 years later.