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|The Macross Saga, Episode 06|
|Air date||11 March 1985|
|Written by||Steve Kramer|
|Directed by||Robert V. Barron|
|Adapted From||"Daedalus Attack"|
|Comic adaptation(s)||Robotech: The Macross Saga 6: Blitzkrieg|
|Novel adaptation(s)||Battle Cry|
"Blitzkrieg" is the sixth episode of Robotech: The Macross Saga.
Rick Hunter joins the Robotech Defense Force and his first action is part of a trap planned by Captain Henry Gloval. However, the Zentraedi have plans of their own and turn the tables on the SDF-1 and her defenders.
In its new configuration, the SDF-1 is able to repel the attacking Zentraedi forces, although at great cost to Macross City. The modular transformation destroys much of the city, due to the radical effects on the fortress’s basic structure. In the months that follow, the citizens pull together and repair the damage. Once again, they try to lead normal lives.
Rick Hunter decides to join the Robotech Defense Force after all and becomes a Veritech fighter pilot. As Rick gets the unsettling information that his new commanding officer is Lisa Hayes, someone he still refers to as “that old sourpuss”, Captain Gloval receives his own bad news. In trying to trace the missing fold system generator, his crew has discovered that its disappearance may have distorted the actual fabric of the space/time continuum. Gloval can only guess at how this will affect their attempt to return to Earth.
The Zentraedi track the SDF-1 to its hiding place in the rings of Saturn. Captain Gloval attempts a blitzkrieg maneuver to take them past the alien armada. As the SDF-1 battles its way through, Rick Hunter takes part in his official combat duty. On the bridge, Lisa Hayes comes up with an offensive strategy of her own – the Daedalus maneuver – which allows the SDF-1 to defeat the main Zentraedi destroyer.
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Robotech Remastered additions/changes
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- J.J. Smith as the narrator
- Tony Oliver as Rick Hunter
- Dan Woren as Roy Fokker
- Rebecca Forstadt as Lynn Minmei
- Melanie MacQueen as Lisa Hayes
- Iona Morris as Claudia Grant
- Greg Finley as Henry Gloval
- Wendee Lee as Vanessa Leeds
- Lara Cody as Kim Young
- Tony Clay as Breetai
- Ted Layman as Exedore
- Robert V. Barron as Zeril
- Greg Snegoff as Emil Lang, camera robot
- Steve Kramer as Zeril's Aide
- Tony Clay as Human Officer
- Barbara Goodson as SDF-1 crew, Shopkeeper
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