Robotech is an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series made between 1982-1984 in Japan; the adaptation was aired in 1985. Within the combined and edited story, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. With this technology, Earth developed giant robotic machines or mecha to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions.
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Season 1Netflix | Amazon Prime | Crackle | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Mar 4, 1985
Boobytrap Mar 4, 1985 In the year 1999, an abandoned alien battle fortress crash-lands on the planet Earth. Our most brilliant scientists and engineers spend the next ten years reconstructing the damaged ship, and studying its highly advanced technology, known as Robotech! A race of warriors from deep space, the Zentraedi, enter the scene, bent on recovering the lost ship and destroying Earth's civilization. A battle for our planet's survival is on, and young Rick Hunter finds himself caught up in the war, piloting an unfamiliar fighter plane, with sophisticated engineering he can't begin to understand!
S01 E02Mar 5, 1985
Countdown Mar 5, 1985 The aliens strike in full force, and the desperate battle for the planet Earth reaches the very streets of Macross City. Human courage and skill are tested to the limit, against the superior weapons of the Zentraedi. A heroic rescue attempt (by Rick Hunter, to save Lynn Minmei) turns into a nightmare experience.
S01 E03Mar 6, 1985
Space Fold Mar 6, 1985 The Zentraedi invaders continue to close in, and the battle for planet Earth becomes even more intense. Attempting to escape the superior alien forces, Rick & Minmei become stranded in space, while trying to rejoin the others. Captain Gloval makes a desperate decision to execute a hyperspace jump, which may take his ship to safety, or which might mean the end for everyone!
S01 E04Mar 7, 1985
The Long Wait Mar 7, 1985 Rick & Minmei learn they have landed in a closed-off and forgotten section of the SDF-1. Try as they may, they can find no way out, and no one aboard the ship has any idea where they are! Time passes slowly and cruelly for the imprisoned pair, as what started out to be a fun adventure, turns into a deadly nightmare of hunger and exhaustion, driving them to the edge of hysteria.
S01 E05Mar 8, 1985
Transformation Mar 8, 1985 The citizens of Macross Island attempt to normalize their life aboard the giant battle fortress. Human drama is played out against the backdrop of interplanetary war, as the Zentraedi forces follow after the SDF-1, and continue the war begun back on Earth. Captain Gloval must make a life-or-death decision, which will determine the fate of nearly 70,000 refugees!
S01 E06Mar 11, 1985
Blitzkrieg Mar 11, 1985 The Zentraedi are still puzzled by the actions of the SDF-1. However, Breetai, their Commander, is beginning to enjoy the challenge. Captain Gloval plans a trap for the marauding aliens, only to have it backfire among the incredible rings of Saturn. And Rick is trapped inside a Zentraedi warship!
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S02 E01Apr 23, 1985
Dana's Story Apr 23, 1985 A new generation of warriors has been called into battle. They face the threat of the Robotech Masters, who have made the 15 year journey to Earth to retrieve their lost Protoculture Factory. Dana Sterling relates the courtship of her parents, Max & Miriya, to her pal, Bowie Grant.
S02 E02Apr 24, 1985
False Start Apr 24, 1985 A new threat has surfaced, for the next generation of Robotech Defenders, who have grown up in the wake of Earth's first victory over their alien invaders. Calling themselves the 'Robotech Masters', this ancient race of techno-voyagers has come to the Earth to claim the mysterious substance known as Protoculture.
S02 E03Apr 25, 1985
Southern Cross Apr 25, 1985 The Robotech Masters bring the war to Earth, as they attempt to reclaim their lost Protoculture. The 15th Tactical Armored Corp is put to the test.
S02 E04Apr 26, 1985
Volunteers Apr 26, 1985 The United Earth Defense forces plan a daring mission which could decide the fate of the entire world! Answering a call for volunteers, Dana Sterling offers the services of the 15th Tactical Armored Division in an operation to reestablish communications with Earth's triple satellite com-link, Space Station Liberty. The assignment throws Lt. Sterling & her squad into the lap of Marie Crystal, Dana's friendly rival. The action is heavy as this band of Robotech Defenders work together toward a common goal.
S02 E05Apr 29, 1985
Half Moon Apr 29, 1985 The Robotech Masters try to establish a base on Earth, near the vicinity of the fallen SDF-1. Once here, under the direction of Zor Prime, the alien force hopes to extract the Earth's remaining supply of Protoculture. A routine patrol for Dana & Bowie turns into a nightmare.
S02 E06Apr 30, 1985
Danger Zone Apr 30, 1985 The war against the Robotech Masters has escalated into a serious military confrontation, with neither side willing to make even the smallest concession to avoid turning the planet Earth into a living battleground. The United Earth Defense Forces plan to take the battle into space, to protect their homeworld and challenge their alien foes. Using the main bulk of their Tactical Armored Space Corp, the Robotech Defenders plan to test the mettle of their mysterious enemies.
S02 E07May 1, 1985
Prelude to Battle May 1, 1985 The war returns to the Earth, as the Robotech Masters press the attack. The control of Protoculture is essential, if the Robotech Masters are to maintain their hold on the interplanetary syndicate that they've created. And so, a battle which starts out with regimented discipline, and high hopes for victory on both sides, degenerates into a brutal and undefendable, high tech brawl.