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"Robotech: The Macross Saga"
Macross saga titles
Companies Harmony Gold (Production, NA Licensing), Studio Nue (Animation), Tatsunoko Productions (Animation), Manga Entertainment (UK Licensing)
Adapted From Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Episodes 36


Robotech: The Macross Saga was originally Super Dimension Fortress Macross. The Japanese series was adapted by Carl Macek to become the first act of the American TV series Robotech.

Characters and names were changed to better appeal to a western audience and episodes were edited to conform with the new Robotech storyline. Despite the numerous changes and a modern controversy, The Macross Saga is the series out of the three that's story line remained the most unchanged from its source material.

Characters

Humans

Zentraedi 

Other

Episodes

No. Name Air Date
1 "Boobytrap" 4 March 1985
2 "Countdown" 5 March 1985
3 "Space Fold" 6 March 1985
4 "The Long Wait" 7 March 1985
5 "Transformation" 8 March 1985
6 "Blitzkrieg" 11 March 1985
7 "Bye-Bye Mars" 12 March 1985
8 "Sweet Sixteen" 13 March 1985
9 "Miss Macross" 14 March 1985
10 "Blind Game" 15 March 1985
11 "First Contact" 18 March 1985
12 "The Big Escape" 19 March 1985
13 "Blue Wind" 20 March 1985
14 "Gloval's Report" 21 March 1985
15 "Homecoming" 22 March 1985
16 "Battle Cry" 25 March 1985
17 "Phantasm" 26 March 1985
18 "Farewell, Big Brother" 27 March 1985
19 "Bursting Point" 28 March 1985
20 "Paradise Lost" 29 March 1985
21 "A New Dawn" 1 April 1985
22 "Battle Hymn" 2 April 1985
23 "Reckless" 3 April 1985
24 "Showdown" 4 April 1985
25 "Wedding Bells" 5 April 1985
26 "The Messenger" 8 April 1985
27 "Force of Arms" 9 April 1985
28 "Reconstruction Blues" 10 April 1985
29 "Robotech Masters" 11 April 1985
30 "Viva Miriya" 12 April 1985
31 "Khyron's Revenge" 15 April 1985
32 "Broken Heart" 16 April 1985
33 "A Rainy Night" 17 April 1985
34 "Private Time" 18 April 1985
35 "Season's Greetings" 19 April 1985
36 "To the Stars" 22 April 1985

Production

Release

On 2016, it became available for streaming on Crackle.[1]

Novels

The episodes of The Macross Saga were novelised by Jack McKinney during the 1980s. During the 1990s the six novels were re-released in two omnibuses. Robotech: The Macross Saga: Battlecry and Robotech: The Macross Saga: Doomsday, containing three novels each.

Comics

The Robotech episodes were turned into comics in 1985 by Comico. An ad was provided at the end of every episode for the comico adaptations.

References

  1. Robotech On Crackle TV Series Trailer
Macross

For the Macross equivalent, visit Super Dimension Fortress Macross.

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