The WORST Episodes of Robotech
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
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 - Homecoming
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 22, 1985
Rick is secretly ordered to fly Minmei to Japan to visit her family. The reunion is cut short, when Minmei says she will not leave the SDF-1! Meanwhile, Captain Gloval & Lisa Hayes try to convince the United Earth Government that continued fighting with the Zentraedi will lead to the total destruction of the Earth.
#2 - Battle Cry
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 25, 1985
Lisa meets Minmei's cousin Lynn Kyle, who reminds her of Carl Riber, her lost fiancee. But these melancholy reflections soon fade away, as a Zentraedi raiding party, led by Khyron, plans a sneak attack on the unsuspecting SDF-1.
#3 - Phantasm
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 26, 1985
Rick Hunter lies in a hospital bed in critical condition, after barely surviving a Zentraedi attack. While his body fights for life, his mind races through an emotional journey, which tries to make sense out of his relationship with Minmei and his growing attraction to Lisa Hayes.
#4 - Farewell, Big Brother
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 27, 1985
As Rick recuperates, Roy tries to convince Minmei to break away from her busy schedule, and drop in on her injured friend. But the Zentraedi threat looms large in the skies above Earth, and Roy prepares to go into battle... perhaps for the last time.
#5 - A New Dawn
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 1, 1985
The spotlight is on Minmei, as she prepares for the premiere of her first motion picture. Huge lines form around the theater, and even Rick & Lisa find time to catch a glimpse of a rising star.
#6 - Battle Hymn
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 2, 1985
The Zentraedi campaign to capture the SDF-1 escalates out of proportion, as Khyron leads a direct attack against the space battle fortress. Yet, through all the fighting and confusion, Minmei still manages to sing for the bewildered citizens of Macross City, giving them a small ray of hope in their darkest hour.
#7 - Reckless
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 3, 1985
Confused by the actions of the orbiting SDF-1, the Zentraedi attack in full force! Captain Gloval's army stands off the attack, as the stage is set for an ultimate showdown between Earth's displaced heroes and the misguided Zentraedi led by Khyron.
#8 - Showdown
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 4, 1985
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.
#9 - Wedding Bells
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 5, 1985
Max's budding romance with Miriya takes a dramatic turn, as the once-proud Zentraedi warrior considers the unthinkable: marriage with a Micronian! The main Zentraedi likes the idea even less, and plans to do something about it.
#10 - The Messenger
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 8, 1985
An uneasy truce is called, as the Zentraedi send an envoy (Exedore) to discuss a tentative peace plan. This move not only shocks the citizens of the SDF-1, but also fuels the already smoldering fires of ambition in Khyron.
#11 - Force of Arms
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 9, 1985
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!
#12 - Reconstruction Blues
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 10, 1985
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.
#13 - Robotech Masters
Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 11, 1985
War begins to creep back into the lives of those who have fought for the preservation of Protoculture. Some of the Zentraedi have returned to their violent ways. It is up to Admiral Gloval and the alien Exedore to come up with a solution to the current problem.
#14 - Viva Miriya
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 12, 1985
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.
#15 - Khyron's Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 15, 1985
Rick Hunter patrols the skies of Earth's new civilization, on a constant vigil against alien attack. The personal tragedies of the survivors pale in comparison to Khyron's plans, as he attempts a comeback by destroying the new society before it has had a chance to develop.
#16 - Broken Heart
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Apr 16, 1985
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.
#17 - A Rainy Night
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Apr 17, 1985
Claudia gives Lisa Hayes a lesson in perseverance, as she recalls the first time she met the charismatic fighter pilot, Roy Fokker.
#18 - Private Time
Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Apr 18, 1985
A Zentraedi rebellion forms the dramatic backdrop, as Rick tries to sort out his feelings for Minmei & Lisa.
#19 - Season's Greetings
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Apr 19, 1985
The inscrutable Khyron plans an unusual Christmas present for the citizens of Macross City.
#20 - To the Stars
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Apr 22, 1985
Khyron plans his ultimate revenge, targeting the SDF-1, and the currently under-construction SDF-2.
#21 - Dana's Story
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 23, 1985
A new generation of warriors has been called into battle. They face the threat of the Robotech Masters, who have made the 15 year journey to Earth to retrieve their lost Protoculture Factory. Dana Sterling relates the courtship of her parents, Max & Miriya, to her pal, Bowie Grant.
#22 - False Start
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 24, 1985
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.
#23 - Southern Cross
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 25, 1985
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.
#24 - Volunteers
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 1985
The United Earth Defense forces plan a daring mission which could decide the fate of the entire world! Answering a call for volunteers, Dana Sterling offers the services of the 15th Tactical Armored Division in an operation to reestablish communications with Earth's triple satellite com-link, Space Station Liberty. The assignment throws Lt. Sterling & her squad into the lap of Marie Crystal, Dana's friendly rival. The action is heavy as this band of Robotech Defenders work together toward a common goal.
#25 - Half Moon
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 1985
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.