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Robotech - The Macross Saga
on 4 February 2004
“Robotech” made in 1985 is a three part story taking place over 45 years telling of humanities first contact with an aggressive alien species to the final invasion by the terrible Invid who wish to create the ultimate life form using the “Protoculture” and peoples of the planet earth.
The first saga is named after the an alien battleship which crashes on earth and id named The Macross Saga. The second saga is named after the alien race, the Robotech Masters which has come to collect the remains of there crashed battleship and is named The Robotech Masters. The third saga tells of the new generation of fighters to save the planet from the evil forces of the Invid and is named The New Generation.
The Macross Saga:
"In the year 1999 high above Macross island in the south pacific, a phenomenal event occurred which forever changed the course of human history"
The Macross saga chronicles the first whole space war in the Robotech saga, it begins with an alien vessel crashing upon earth during the third world war and continues right through to the titanic space battle with the Zentreadi Grand Imperial fleet in the orbit of a devastated earth.
With the crashed alien vessel on Macross Island a cease fire is called between the warring countries on earth, scientists from each nation are sent to Macross Island to investigate the fallen ship.
The crashed alien vessel measure some three quarters of a mile in length, the armoured hull had bore the brunt of the impact and left much of the sophisticated techno systems intact. The ship gave the impression of a battleship built by a race light years ahead of earths greatest thinking
Over the next ten years the nations of earth unite under the banner of the UNSPACY to redesign and rebuilt the vessel to use as earths primary battleship. The resources of an entire planet made manifest by the completion of the alien warship renamed the SDF-1 (super dimensional fortress 1).
February, 2009 the day of the launching ceremony of the newly completed SDF-1 a huge fleet of alien vessels appears out of a hyperspace fold near the moon on a mission to retrieve "Zors" Battleship (SDF-1).
In the middle of the celebrations Captain Henry Gloval is called to the bridge when the automatic defence systems on board Macross initiates the fires the main guns blowing a whole through Macross island and destroying two alien ships in orbit.
Alerting the alien forces to the location of the SDF-1, an invasion occurs and in the following battle with the alien forces Macross city is devastated by the brutal orbital bombardment and land based attack.
Receiving orders from UNSPACY to take off and divert the alien ships away from the earth Captain Gloval orders the SDF-1s fold engines to activate performing a dangerous hyperspace fold to escape the alien fleet drawing them away from the earth and buy time for rest of earths defence forces to ready themselves
to fight the superior forces of the evil Zentreadi.
The Macross Wars have begun!!!
The Macross Saga is a 36 episode series and has everything from a great pieces of music to very sharp animation, with an unbeatable mix of Romance, Action, Mecha Fighting, Comedy to Tragedy and Horror as the entire human race faces eradication from hostile alien forces bent of controlling the universe.
This is my favourite Robotech Saga as it features the SDF-1 and Valkyries (transforming planes that can turn from plane to humanoid Robots). This is where it all began and I would definitely recommend it to all Anime and Manga fans. If you have ever seen Macross II or Macross Plus and wondered how it all began then look no further than this fantastic DVD Box set