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  • TV-Y7
  • 1985
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.5  (3,982)

Robotech is an animated science fiction series that originally aired on Cartoon Network in 1985. The series was created by Carl Macek and was adapted from three different Japanese anime TV shows - Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada.

The story of Robotech takes place in the distant future and follows the journey of humanity as they defend their planet Earth from an alien invasion. The aliens are known as the Zentraedi, and they are on a mission to reclaim their missing warship, which they believe is hidden on Earth.

The show's main protagonist is a fighter pilot named Rick Hunter, who is voiced by Jean-Claude Ballard. Rick is a skilled pilot who becomes an integral part of the defense effort against the alien invasion. Along with other pilots, including the show's other main character Max Sterling (Gregory Snegoff), Rick helps to develop the highly advanced transforming fighter planes known as Veritech Fighters.

Throughout the series, Rick and Max are joined by a cast of other characters, including Lisa Hayes (Melissa Newman), Roy Fokker (Tony Oliver), and Claudia Grant (Cam Clarke), among others. Together, this group of pilots and military personnel defends Earth from the invading Zentraedi using their highly advanced technology and quick thinking.

One of the most unique aspects of Robotech is its storytelling structure. The show is divided into three distinct story arcs, each of which tells its own self-contained story. However, all three arcs are interconnected, and characters from each arc make appearances in the others. This creates a rich and layered narrative that spans multiple generations and conflicts.

The first arc of Robotech follows the defense of Earth against the Zentraedi. This portion of the series introduces the show's main characters and focuses on their efforts to develop the Veritech Fighters. It also sets up the larger conflict between humanity and the alien race.

The second arc of the series shifts the focus to a new generation of characters who are tasked with defending Earth against a new threat - the Robotech Masters. These villainous characters are the creators of the advanced technology that humanity has been using to defend itself, and they are determined to reclaim it at any cost.

The final arc of the series takes place years after the previous two arcs and follows yet another generation of characters. This portion of the show introduces the Invid, a new alien race that has invaded Earth and taken control. The story follows humanity's efforts to fight back against these invaders and reclaim their planet.

Overall, Robotech is an exciting and engaging science fiction series that remains popular with fans to this day. The show's unique narrative structure and memorable characters make it a must-watch for fans of the genre. The talented voice cast, which also includes Larry Abraham, Robert Axelrod, and Robert V. Barron, brings these characters to life and helps to make the show a classic of modern television.

Robotech is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on March 4, 1985.

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Symphony of Light
25. Symphony of Light
June 28, 1985
The final chapter in the third Robotech war has Scott defending Corg with the aid of Marlene.
Dark Finale
24. Dark Finale
June 27, 1985
The war with the Invid comes to a head when Rick Hunter's returning expeditionary force presses the attack...
Reflex Point
23. Reflex Point
June 26, 1985
The stage is set for a battle between Admiral Rick Hunter's returning Robotech Expeditionary Force and the...
The Big Apple
22. The Big Apple
June 25, 1985
A search for Protoculture energy cells takes the freedom fighters on a dangerous journey into a large urban...
Hired Gun
21. Hired Gun
June 24, 1985
A hired gun upsets the balance of peace in a barren wilderness when he attempts to exact revenge against a...
Birthday Blues
20. Birthday Blues
June 21, 1985
A surprise birthday party for young Annie turns into a nightmare when Corg leads a band of Invid Shocktroopers...
19. Frostbite
June 20, 1985
The freedom fighters take a detour from their journey to Reflex Point to explore a city preserved under a...
Ghost Town
18. Ghost Town
June 19, 1985
The past comes vividly alive when Scott Bernard and his gang of freedom fighters come face to face with a...
The Midnight Sun
17. The Midnight Sun
June 18, 1985
A savage battle takes place which could determine the fate of all mankind.
16. Metamorphosis
June 17, 1985
The Invid Regiss transforms her royal children into perfect human replicas in order to begin her plans for...
Separate Ways
15. Separate Ways
June 14, 1985
The nature of the war with the Invids is about to change forever.
Annie's Wedding
14. Annie's Wedding
June 13, 1985
The valiant band of freedom fighters stumble into a sacred Invid garden, populated by a tribe of primitive...
13. Sandstorms
June 12, 1985
Rand lives through a nightmare hallucination where he falls victim to the power of the Invid Flower Of Life.
The Fortress
12. The Fortress
June 11, 1985
A daring attack is staged at an abandoned Robotech fortress used by the Invid as a military base and research...
The Secret Route
11. The Secret Route
June 10, 1985
The depth of human deprivation is seen as the band of Robotech Defenders, under the leadership of Scott...
Enter Marlene
10. Enter Marlene
June 7, 1985
The Invid hatch a strange plot which involves placing a simulagent into the ranks of Scott Bernard's band of...
The Genesis Pits
9. The Genesis Pits
June 6, 1985
Scott and his band of rebel fighters are thrust into the thick of combat with the Invids as they approach a...
8. Eulogy
June 5, 1985
The valiant band of freedom fighters stumble upon an outpost under the command of Colonel Jonathan Wolfe, one...
Paper Hero
7. Paper Hero
June 4, 1985
Lunk makes a slight detour to keep a promise made to a dying friend.
Hard Times
6. Hard Times
June 3, 1985
Rook Bartley returns to her hometown and to painful memories.
Curtain Call
5. Curtain Call
May 31, 1985
Scott's band of freedom fighters devise an ingenious plan to steal a critical supply of Protoculture from the...
4. Survival
May 30, 1985
The Invid have trapped Scott Bernard, and his band of freedom fighters in a secluded forest.
Lonely Soldier Boy
3. Lonely Soldier Boy
May 29, 1985
Scott Bernard, and his growing band of resistance fighters, try to avoid capture by the persistent Invid...
The Lost City
2. The Lost City
May 28, 1985
Rand and Scott Bernard start a dangerous journey that will lead them into the very heartland of the Invid...
The Invid Invasion
1. The Invid Invasion
May 27, 1985
The Earth is invaded by a race of aliens calling themselves the Invid.
Where to Watch Robotech
Robotech is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Robotech on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 4, 1985
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (3,982)