Robotech: The Macross Saga

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  • Season 1
    • Booby Trap
      Episode 1
      In 1999 a giant Alien spacecraft crash-lands on South Atalia Island. Humanity Proceeds to attempt to rebuild this marvel, but political conflicts centerend around the "Macross" result in a global war. After 10 years, the "Unification Wars" are finally over, the new Earth United Nations Govermment is in power, and work on the Macross is complete. On the day of launching ceremony, its main cannon fires on its own, destroying an alien spacecraft. This fateful they marks the beginning of the war between the humans on the Macross and Zentraedi, a race of humanoid aliens of giant proportions.moreless
    • Countdown
      Episode 2
      Air Racer pilot Hikaru Ichijo is about to get a joy ride in a Valkyrie Fighter from his sempai(superior) Mayor Roy Focker, when an air raid alert is called -Aliens are Attacking left alone by Focker, and having nothing better to do, he falls asleep in the cockpit only to be awoken by an order to launch into combat. Hikaru gets his first taste of combat and also meets 15 years old Lynn MinMay the young woman that will have greatest impact on the of his life. The Macross begins its launch and its crew finds themselves facing an unknown enemy and a uncertain future.moreless
    • Space Fold
      Space Fold
      Episode 3
      The Captain Of Macross is forced to make a quick decision due to relentless attacks of the enemy. Using alien technology that humanity has not yet been able to test, the Macross makes a space fold near the earth's surface, above South Ataria Island. Little do they know the consequences the desperate action will have.moreless
    • Lynn Minmay
      Lynn Minmay
      Episode 4
      Hikaru and Minmay, after finding themselves suddenly in outher space, finally make it back aboard the Macross. Now they discover that they are in a sealed off, unused portion of the battleship. As the macross starts its long journey back to the Earth. Hikaru and Minmay stave of fear and desperation by searching for a way back to the inhabited sectors, learning a little more about each other along the way.moreless
    • The Long Wait
      The Long Wait
      Episode 4
      Rick and Minmei learn they have landed in a closed-off and forgotten section of the SDF-1.
    • Transformation
      Episode 5
      The Zentraedi locate the Macross and resume their attacks. The Captain Global learns the disappearance of the fold system during their first fold severed the energy conduits that permit the firing of the main cannon. However a drastic reconfiguration of the ship can restore the connections. The Zentraedi send out a few ships to observe the Macross and Global is Forced to transform the Macross even at the cost of destroying some of the rebuilt city now nestled within it. Meanwhile, Roy and Minmay suggest to Hikaru that he should join the military so that he can continue flying.moreless
    • Daedalus Attack
      Daedalus Attack
      Episode 6
      The Macross crew develops a protective barrier from the energy anomaly left by the fold system disappearance. However, they can only create three small movable shields. As they approach Saturn, the Zentraedi send out a ship to keep the Macross from hiding in the planet's ice rings. Little do they know that the Macross doesn't intent to hide. Unfortunately the crew discovers that the main cannon cannot operate at the same time as the Pin Point Barrier. First Lieutenant Misa Hayase, Macross Bridge Operator, develops a new kind of attack in order to save the Macross.moreless
    • Blitzkrieg
      Episode 6
      The Zentraedi are still puzzled by the actions of the SDF-1. However, Breetai, their Commander, is beginning to enjoy the challenge.
    • Bye-Bye Mars
      Bye-Bye Mars
      Episode 7
      Having discovered an abandoned base on Mars, the Zentraedi set up a trap for the Macross. The Macross, already far off the intended course of Earth, makes a stop on Mars for much needed supplies. Driven by personal considerations, Misa requests permission to inspect the base for the origin of a emergency signal. The Zentraedi spring their trap, pinning the Macross to the surface. Misa is forced to blow up the base's underground nuclear reactor to realase the Macross. Hikaru is sent to rescue her after she finds herself trapped in the doomed base.moreless
    • Longest Birthday
      Longest Birthday
      Episode 8
      On Minmay's sixteenth birthday. Hikaru is promoted and put in charge of two subordinates: Kakizaki Hayao and Maximillian Jenius. Before he can give Minmay her present, Zentraedi commander Kamjin Kravshera and his team attack, Hikaru, Max and Kakizaki are called out the join the fray. Hikaru survive his first encounter with Kamjin and still have time to give Minmay a Birthday present?moreless
    • Sweet Sixteen
      Sweet Sixteen
      Episode 8
      As Minmei's 16th birthday approaches, Rick finds himself constantly on duty, defending the hard-pressed battle fortress from attacks by the relentless Zentraedi armada.
    • Miss Macross
      Miss Macross
      Episode 9
      A TV station is now running on the Macross. To celebrate they are holding a "Miss Macross" beauty pageant. Minmay enters, and has to break a dinner date with Hikaru that was supposed to happen that same night. The Zentraedi pick up parts of the broadcast signal and soldiers Roli, Konda and Warers are sent to record as much of the broadcast as possible. Hikaru, the only pilot on duty after giving Max and Kakizaki leave for the evening, is ordered to intercept the Zentradi vessel. As he is fighting, Minmay is crowned Miss Macross.moreless
    • Blind Game
      Blind Game
      Episode 10
      Roli, Konda and Warera, after having all their recording equipment destroyed by Hikaru, report to Britai and Exedol about the broadcast they witnessed. Exedol and Britai develop a plan to allow them to capture a few humans for study. Back onboard the Macross, Captain Global finally makes radio contact with UN Forces High Command only to hear that the Macross will not be receiving ony aid. As the Zentraedi an intimidation attack on the Macross. Kamjin comes up with away to "accidentally" hit the Macross. The Attack demolishes the Macross long-range radar and they are forced to send out a Cat's Eye recon plane to guide the Macross out the asteroid field and away from the Zentraedi. Misa volunteers for the mission and she is escorted by Hikaru, Max and Kakizaki. The Zentraedi draw away Hikaru and his team and manage to capture Misa. Can Hikaru, Max and Kakizaki rescue Misa from the giants?moreless
    • First Contact
      Episode 11
      Hikaru, Kakizaki, and Misa, having been captured by the Zentradi, are locked up in a room for study. Britai and Exedol decide to contact Zentradi Supreme Commander Bodolzaa for advice. Meanwhile, Max, having escaped capture, looks for a way to rescue the others. With her micro-video recorder, Misa records their encounters with Zentradi. Britai's ship folds to join the Zentradi main fleet and Bodolzaa, where they conduct an interview of the prisoners. Here they discover that these miclones (The Zentradi term for being the size of the humans) possess something called Protoculture. Back on the Macross, Minmay makes her singing debut.moreless
    • The Big Escape
      Episode 12

      Held captive in a Zentraedi prison cell, Rick, Lisa, and Ben try to figure a way off the massive alien ship, and report their findings to Captain Gloval and the crew of the SDF-1.

    • Blue Wind
      Blue Wind
      Episode 13

      Captain Gloval plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse, as he maneuvers the SDF-1 into battle, which will determine the fate of the SDF-1 and its population of 70,000 refugees.

    • Global Report
      Episode 14
      Captain Global prepares his report for UN Forces Headquarters. He reports about all of the Macross' encounters with the Zentradi since the initial battle on South Ataria island. From the booby trap to capture of the four soldiers by the Zentradi. Global retells it all.
    • Homecoming
      Episode 15

      Rick is secretly ordered to fly Minmei to Japan to visit her family. The reunion is cut short, when Minmei says she will not leave the SDF-1.

    • Battle Cry
      Battle Cry
      Episode 16

      The announcement of the governing council's decision not to allow the residents of Macross City to return to Earth is met with a rage-induced riot on board the SDF-1.

    • Phantasm
      Episode 17

      Rick Hunter lies in a hospital bed in critical condition, after barely surviving a Zentraedi attack.

    • Farewell, Big Brother

      As Rick recuperates, Roy tries to convince Minmei to break away from her busy schedule, and drop in on her injured friend.

    • Bursting Point
      Episode 19

      Captain Gloval begins a journey, which he believes will end with the resettlement of the nearly 70,000 refugees stranded on the SDF-1.

    • Paradise Lost
      Paradise Lost
      Episode 20

      The Zentraedi monitor the activity of the SDF-1, as Captain Gloval prepares to relocate the refugees of Macross City.

    • A New Dawn
      A New Dawn
      Episode 21

      The spotlight is on Minmei, as she prepares for the premiere of her first motion picture.

    • Battle Hymn
      Episode 22
      The Zentraedi campaign to capture the SDF-1 escalates out of proportion, as Khyron leads a direct attack against the space battle fortress.
    • Reckless
      Episode 23
      Confused by the actions of the orbiting SDF-1, the Zentraedi attack in full force.
    • Showdown
      Episode 24
      Lisa Hayes makes a rash decision to return to Earth, to try for a final time to convince the heads of the United Earth Government to negotiate with the Zentraedi armada.
    • Wedding Bells
      Wedding Bells
      Episode 25
      Max's budding romance with Miriya takes a dramatic turn, as the once-proud Zentraedi warrior considers the unthinkable: marriage with a Micronian.
    • The Messenger
      The Messenger
      Episode 26
      An uneasy truce is called, as the Zentraedi send an envoy (Exedore) to discuss a tentative peace plan.
    • Force of Arms
      Force of Arms
      Episode 27
      The Earth is surrounded by Dolza's armada of over four million vessels, sent to destroy the Earth and the SDF-1.
    • 4/10/85
      The crew of the SDF-1 assess the damage that has been dealt to the Earth.
    • Robotech Masters
      Robotech Masters
      Episode 29
      War begins to creep back into the lives of those who have fought for the preservation of Protoculture.
    • Viva Miriya
      Episode 30
      A liaison is established between Breetai and the survivors of the SDF-1.
    • Khyron's Revenge
      Episode 31
      Rick Hunter patrols the skies of Earth's new civilization, on a constant vigil against alien attack.
    • Broken Heart
      Episode 32
      Khyron succeeds in capturing Minmei and Kyle and uses them in a plot to gain control of the SDF-1.
    • A Rainy Night
      Episode 33
      Claudia gives Lisa Hayes a lesson in perseverance, as she recalls the first time she met the charismatic fighter pilot, Roy Fokker.
    • Private Time
      Private Time
      Episode 34
      A Zentraedi rebellion forms the dramatic backdrop, as Rick tries to sort out his feelings for Minmei and Lisa.
    • Season's Greetings
      Season's Greetings
      Episode 35
      Khyron plans an unusual Christmas present for the citizens of Macross City.
    • To the Stars
      Episode 36
      Khyron plans his ultimate revenge, targeting the SDF-1.