- For other uses of the term "Southern Cross," see Southern Cross (disambiguation)
|The Masters, Episode 39|
|Air date||25 April, 1985|
|Written by||Steve Kramer|
|Directed by||Robert V. Barron|
|Comic adaptation(s)||Robotech Masters 2: Southern Cross|
|Novel adaptation(s)||Southern Cross|
The 15th Squadron saves the day while on rear guard duty, leading to another promotion for Dana Sterling.
Citizens of Earth are advised that war has been declared with the Robotech Masters. Military discipline becomes the order of the day. Sterling's 15th Squad is ordered to take position as rear guard defense. Civil Defense is too tame a position compared to what the young lieutenant has in mind for an active military career ut she carries out her orders -- until she sees the main base going up in flames. Mobilizing existing troops, Sterling returns to the base and attacks invading bioroids.
When the battle is reconstructed later, Earth Command Headquarters discovers that the turning point which saved the day came about when the 15th Squad forced the bioroids to return to their mother ship. Dana is promoted again -- to first lieutenant. She appears astride her hover tank at the awards ceremony and jokingly tells the audience: "It was a hare-raising experience, folks, but through the miracle of 'rabbit-technology,' we were able to pull a victory out of our hats."
"It was a hare-raising experience, folks, but through the miracle of 'rabbit-technology,' we were able to pull a victory out of our hats." - Dana Sterling
- Dana Sterling
- Marie Crystal
- Colonel Alan Fredericks
- Sean Phillips
- Louie Nichols
- Bowie Grant
- Nova Satori
- Adam Reinhardt
- Marcus "Ace" Green
Vessels and vehicles
to be added
- "Southern Cross" is based of off the original Japanese episode of Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, entitled "Meikuappu" (Meaning "Makeup" in English), that aired 22 April, 1984 in Japan.
- Larry Abraham as Bowie Grant
- Kerrigan Mahan as Sean Phillips
- David Millbern as Louie Nichols
- Melissa Newman as Dana Sterling
- Jeffrey Platt as Rolf Emerson
- Shirley Roberts as Marie Crystal
- J. Jay Smith as the Narrator
- Greg Snow as Alan Fredericks, others
- Penny Sweet as Nova Satori
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