The BEST Episodes of Robotech
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2019
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.
#1 - To the Stars
Season 1 - Episode 36
Khyron plans his ultimate revenge, targeting the SDF-1, and the currently under-construction SDF-2.
#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.
#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.
#4 - 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!
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#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!
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#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.
#18 - Dark Finale
Season 3 - Episode 24
The war with the Invid comes to a head, as Rick Hunter's returning expeditionary force presses the attack against the alien invaders to the very gates of Reflex Point! There is no margin for error in this final battle to free the planet from alien domination.
#19 - 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.
#20 - Lonely Soldier Boy
Season 3 - Episode 3
Scott Bernard, and his growing band of resistance fighters, try to avoid capture by the persistent Invid Scouts, who patrol the wastelands on the outskirts of their foreign empire. Reaching a small outpost of struggling humanity on the outer edge of the Invid domain, Scott, Rand, and Annie try to blend in to the local scene. They attend a special live club concert staged by Yellow Dancer, a famous rockstar, who has followed in the footsteps of Lynn Minmei. But, in the unpredictable world of these new Robotech Defenders, things are not always as they seem!
#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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - Paper Hero
Season 3 - Episode 7
Lunk makes a slight detour to keep a promise made to a dying friend. He is not prepared for the reception he gets. He ends up fighting for his life, for the freedom of his friends, and the return of their stolen Robotech mecha.
#24 - 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!
#25 - 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.