The Masters, Episode 47
Escape Pod 3 Outsiders
Air date 7 May, 1985
Written by Steve Kramer
Directed by Robert V. Barron
Comic adaptation(s) Robotech Masters 10: The Outsiders
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"Outsiders" is the 47nd episode of Robotech and 11th episode of The Masters Saga.


While Zor Prime is captured, and some history of the original Zor revealed, REF reconnaissance members explain that the SDF-3 is unable to send help to the beleaguered forces of the Army of the Southern Cross.


The red bioroid pilot is captured, and Dana Sterling finds her problems are just beginning. The more she tries to dismiss the mysterious warrior, the more compelling he becomes. She has no way of knowing he is Zor Prime, the first clone of Zor, the genius who created the science of Robotechnology -- and, inadvertently, Earth's continuing conflicts with invading alien forces. Long ago, the first Zor escaped with the secrets of Robotechnology on the SDF-1 to prevent their abuse by the Robotech Masters. Now, the Robotech Masters seek to manipulate Zor Prime in ways they could never control the original. With a neuro-sensor implanted in his body, the clone will serve as an unknowing spy for the alien invaders.

Dana is not the only person on the 15th Squad suffering from romantic difficulties. Bowie Grant, obsessed with the beautiful alien musician, finds himself the object of ridicule among his fellow soldiers because of his affections. Bowie has never considered himself a real member of the military establishment. Now he becomes more alienated than ever.

A reconnaissance vessel from the SDF-1 lands near the outskirts of Monument City. Dana and Sean Phillips arrive to pick up Major John Carpenter and his aide from the Robotech Expeditionary Force. They are taken to United Earth Command for debriefing. Leonard is staggered to hear there will be no reinforcement arriving from the SDF-3. It would seem Earth's survival rests on strategic information gathered from the mysterious alien prisoner.

Memorable quotes

  • Ground Control Personnel: "It's a ship from the Pioneer Mission!"
  • Robotech Master: "By capturing Zor, the Micronians have played right into our hands. They themselves will lead us to the Protoculture."
  • Sean Phillips: (To Dana) "I believe you need to let loose of some of that responsibility once in a while. Let your hair down. Have some fun. You take life too seriously.
  • Dana Sterling: "I don't care if she's the Dragon Lady, Angelo. You can't just tell him to turn his heart on and off like a light switch."



Vessels and vehicles


Robotech Remastered Changes/Additions

The Robotech Remastered cut of the episode leaves out the title card by mistake, an error seen across many Masters Saga episodes.

Background information

"Outsiders" is based off of an original Japanese episode of Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, entitled "Autosaidā" (Meaning "Outsider" in English), that was aired 24 June, 1984 in Japan.


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