The BEST Episodes of Robotech

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Network: Syndicated

Robotech is the critically acclaimed animated series about mankind's first contact with warring alien races, and the use of alien technology to defend Earth. The series was broken into three chapters, The Macross Saga, The Robotech Masters, and The New Generation. Released in 1985, Robotech was the first anime (Japanese animation) series that many fans had seen, and is often accredited as the cause of the anime fandom that continues to grow today in the United States.

To the Stars

#1 - To the Stars

Season 1 - Episode 36

Khyron plans his ultimate revenge, targeting the SDF-1, and the currently under-construction SDF-2.

star 8.75
24 votes
Viva Miriya

#2 - Viva Miriya

Season 1 - Episode 30

A liaison is established between Breetai and the survivors of the SDF-1, to convince the remaining Zentraedi warriors, stationed at a Robotech Factory, to join in an alliance for peace.

star 8.70
20 votes
Southern Cross

#3 - Southern Cross

Season 2 - Episode 3

The Robotech Masters bring the war to Earth, as they attempt to reclaim their lost Protoculture. The 15th Tactical Armored Corp is put to the test.

star 8.67
15 votes
A Rainy Night

#4 - A Rainy Night

Season 1 - Episode 33

Claudia gives Lisa Hayes a lesson in perseverance, as she recalls the first time she met the charismatic fighter pilot, Roy Fokker.

star 8.56
16 votes
Half Moon

#5 - Half Moon

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Robotech Masters try to establish a base on Earth, near the vicinity of the fallen SDF-1. Once here, under the direction of Zor Prime, the alien force hopes to extract the Earth's remaining supply of Protoculture. A routine patrol for Dana & Bowie turns into a nightmare.

star 8.54
13 votes
Deja Vu

#6 - Deja Vu

Season 2 - Episode 12

Lt. Nova Satori begins a complex psychological profile on a captured alien Bioroid pilot, identified only as Zor. The Supreme Command of the Army of the Southern Cross believes that the debriefing of this particular alien, might provide them with the key to unlock the riddle of this new interstellar war. Meanwhile, Dana practices on a battle simulator hoping to explain her empathy for this captured alien, and to end any doubts about her ability to defend the planet.

star 8.50
10 votes
The Invid Invasion

#7 - The Invid Invasion

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Earth is invaded by a race of aliens calling themselves the Invid. They have come to the Earth to cultivate its vast supplies of Protoculture, a multipurpose energy source & foodstuff, which is of prime importance to their race. Without Protoculture, the Invid Colony could wither and die. With enough, their race could grow and become the most powerful in the universe. Their invasion & conquest of the Earth is swift and complete. A huge interstellar fleet is sent to Earth by Admiral Rick Hunter to appraise the situation and test the strengths of this new alien threat. The test ends in failure, as the Invid meets the challenge of these new Robotech Defenders with swift and conclusive action! Few of these defenders survive the Invid attack. One survivor, Scott Bernard, decides that, even if it means his own destruction, he must carry out his orders to find and destroy the Invid's main base, a complex hive known as Reflex Point. Luckily, Scott finds that he is not alone!

star 8.50
14 votes
Force of Arms

#8 - Force of Arms

Season 1 - Episode 27

The Earth is surrounded by Dolza's armada of over four million vessels, sent to destroy the Earth & the SDF-1. It's a time for final reflections, and a last attempt to defeat the vastly superior forces of the Zentraedi by Earth's Robotech Defenders!

star 8.46
26 votes
Broken Heart

#9 - Broken Heart

Season 1 - Episode 32

Khyron succeeds in capturing Minmei & Kyle! He uses them in a plot to gain control of the SDF-1. The mission to rescue Earth's most honored celebrities becomes near pandemonium.

star 8.38
16 votes
Metal Fire

#10 - Metal Fire

Season 2 - Episode 9

Dana Sterling tries to keep her mind on business, while she struggles to shake off the aftereffects of a near fatal meeting with the warriors of the Robotech Masters. Her mind fills with haunting memories, which lead her to believe that she is related in some strange way to the mysterious aliens who have come to Earth to claim their lost Protoculture Matrix.

star 8.36
11 votes
Curtain Call

#11 - Curtain Call

Season 3 - Episode 5

Scott's band of freedom fighters devise an ingenious plan to steal a critical supply of Protoculture from the Invid! It is a complex game of cat & mouse, as the group tries to do the impossible.

star 8.36
11 votes

#12 - Outsiders

Season 2 - Episode 11

An advanced recon vessel blasts into the vicinity of Earth from hyperspace, only to find their home planet surrounded by an armada of gigantic alien warships! Unable to make contact with Earth, and remembering what happened to their planet in the past when it was invaded by the Zentraedi, the crew of this heavily armed starship make a desperate decision, to meet the alien armada with a surprise attack. The outcome of their effort is uncertain.

star 8.36
14 votes
Ghost Town

#13 - Ghost Town

Season 3 - Episode 18

The past comes vividly alive, as Scott Bernard & his gang of freedom fighters come face to face, with a group of aging veterans that fought alongside Rick Hunter during an earlier war. The true nature of heroism is explored in this episode.

star 8.33
6 votes
False Start

#14 - False Start

Season 2 - Episode 2

A new threat has surfaced, for the next generation of Robotech Defenders, who have grown up in the wake of Earth's first victory over their alien invaders. Calling themselves the 'Robotech Masters', this ancient race of techno-voyagers has come to the Earth to claim the mysterious substance known as Protoculture.

star 8.31
16 votes
Reconstruction Blues

#15 - Reconstruction Blues

Season 1 - Episode 28

The crew of the SDF-1 assess the damage that has been dealt to the Earth. It's a time for reflection and reevaluation, in the wake of the near-total destruction of one alien culture, and the catastrophic remains of their once beautiful planet.

star 8.26
19 votes

#16 - Showdown

Season 1 - 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. The journey back to Earth is not without incident, as Rick & Max cut a path through the enemy lines.

star 8.23
22 votes
Hard Times

#17 - Hard Times

Season 3 - Episode 6

Rook Bartley returns to her hometown, and to painful memories. She tries to face up to a situation which caused her to leave the man she loved and become an outcast.

star 8.22
9 votes

#18 - Catastrophe

Season 2 - Episode 24

The survivors of the 15th Tactical Squad plan a daring mission to thwart the plans of the Robotech Masters, who have virtually crippled the United Earth Government defense forces. The young heroes come face to face with the dreaded Robotech Masters in a no-win situation, which must be faced if the Earth is to survive.

star 8.20
10 votes

#19 - Survival

Season 3 - Episode 4

The Invid have trapped Scott Bernard, and his band of freedom fighters, in a secluded forest. The dangers mount, as the new Robotech Defenders must try and protect themselves against the aliens, and the forces of nature.

star 8.15
13 votes
Danger Zone

#20 - Danger Zone

Season 2 - Episode 6

The war against the Robotech Masters has escalated into a serious military confrontation, with neither side willing to make even the smallest concession to avoid turning the planet Earth into a living battleground. The United Earth Defense Forces plan to take the battle into space, to protect their homeworld and challenge their alien foes. Using the main bulk of their Tactical Armored Space Corp, the Robotech Defenders plan to test the mettle of their mysterious enemies.

star 8.14
14 votes
Annie's Wedding

#21 - Annie's Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 14

The valiant band of freedom fighters stumble into a sacred Invid garden, populated by a tribe of primitive warriors. Accused of offending the tribe's ancient river gods, Scott & his squad are forced to play both sides against each other if they hope to survive.

star 8.14
7 votes

#22 - Frostbite

Season 3 - Episode 19

The freedom fighters take a detour from their journey to Reflex Point, to explore a city preserved under a canopy of ice & snow. It's a time to replenish their food supplies, and morale, after suffering so much at the hands of the Invid.

star 8.14
7 votes

#23 - Boobytrap

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the year 1999, an abandoned alien battle fortress crash-lands on the planet Earth. Our most brilliant scientists and engineers spend the next ten years reconstructing the damaged ship, and studying its highly advanced technology, known as Robotech! A race of warriors from deep space, the Zentraedi, enter the scene, bent on recovering the lost ship and destroying Earth's civilization. A battle for our planet's survival is on, and young Rick Hunter finds himself caught up in the war, piloting an unfamiliar fighter plane, with sophisticated engineering he can't begin to understand!

star 8.13
114 votes
Writers: Steve Kramer

#24 - Triumvirate

Season 2 - Episode 14

The United Earth forces pull together to mount a full scale attack on the armada of the Robotech Masters. Dana Sterling & the 15th Tactical Armored Division are left behind. It is a plan masterminded by Commander Leonard, a command that did not pass by the mysterious Robotech Elders.

star 8.13
8 votes
Enter Marlene

#25 - Enter Marlene

Season 3 - Episode 10

The Invid hatch a strange plot, which involves placing a simulagent into the ranks of Scott Bernard's band of freedom fighters. The destruction wrought by the early Invid victories in this Robotech War, provides the backdrop for this episode.

star 8.13
8 votes