When Marcus first sees Maia, he finds himself attracted to her but only manages a bungled pass. The Children destroyed the first Invid homeworld because they fear the power of Protoculture, and they will attack the Humans for the same reason. The kits were originally intended to be a marketing tie-in to a similarly-named comic book series by DC Comics, which was cancelled after only two issues. Suddenly, all contact with Space Station Liberty is lost. Marcus, almost angrily, asks Ariel why she saved his life, since he has so much hatred for the Invid. [1] However subsequent announcements in mid-2008 have made it clear that little-or-no progress has been made on the film, and it has been indefinitely postponed, pending developments with the live-action film. Gizmodo: Robotech’s Christmas Episode is the Perfect Holiday Special for 2020 “You don’t need to have seasonal affective disorder to be depressed this holiday season. Robotech Academy (Hiatus) On July 5, 2014, Harmony Gold started a Kickstarter project for Robotech Academy, which Macek had developed before he died. Co-director Tommy Yune said in a Newtype USA interview (republished on the official Robotech website) that the producers "consulted extensively" with Kenji Terada, a writer on Southern Cross and Mospeada (two of the three series adapted into the 1985 Robotech series). Robotech Saga Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Justin Sevakis of the Anime News Network gave it an overall rating of C-, commenting that while the movie had good music, it suffered from mediocre animation, a clichéd story and a host of forgettable characters. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the 2006 animated sequel to the 1985 Robotech television series. Scans reveal that the Shadow device on the carrier caused its reflex furnace to implode when triggered by the enemy's disrupter wave. At Comic-con Tommy Yune stated that Shadow Rising was still in the works but for some reason now was the right time to start a completely different story and pinned that on Carl Macek adding that this was a secret Carl Macek project before his death. Harmony Gold and Funimation Entertainment released Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on DVD on February 6, 2007. In mid-2012, Harmony Gold announced their plans to produce a new Robotech-sequel, entitled "Robotech: Love Live Alive". Just then, Scott Bernard appears in combat armor and opens fire, killing one of the soldiers. [25], This article is about 2006 animated film. This request, combined with the Regis' knowledge of the true power of the Neutron-S missiles, convinces the Regis that her race no longer belongs on Earth. The film was released on Region 4 DVD on March 14, 2007.[9]. Marcus is overjoyed to see Scott again, and Scott is impressed that Marcus has become a skilled fighter pilot. Captain Vince Grant makes contact with Admiral Rick Hunter, who explains that they have discovered a critical flaw with the Neutron-S missiles and that the REF must be warned that the missiles cannot be used on Earth under any circumstances. Revelation Films released the film in the United Kingdom on July 23, 2007. HG also explained that "hiatus" was an industry term meant to say that the animation was on hold while other parts of the production process caught up to it. The Regis transforms the Invid race into a massive phoenix of pure energy, in the same manner by which the Invid first arrived on Earth, and ascends into the sky. Despite his feelings for her, Scott decides to leave and try and convince the REF leadership that humanity can co-exist with the Invid. I suck at making summaries. Meanwhile, more Invid Carriers arrive in orbit, and begin launching thousands more fighters against the already overwhelmed REF fleet. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the 2006 animated sequel to the 1985 Robotech television series. In its last transmission to the REF, it seems that the SDF-3 was involved in an accident of some kind while overseeing the test of the Neutron-S missile in the Omicron Sector. As Scott and Ariel share a kiss, Louie does his best to reassure a confused and uncertain Janice that "We will win. As the Ark Angel approaches Earth, Maia and Marcus console each other over the recent events. Marcus is despondent as he states that everyone he has been close to; his sister Marlene, his former commanding officer (Daryl Taylor) and his best friend (Alex Romero) have been taken by war. Robotech: Love Live Alive came out on DVD in 2013. Instead of charging into the battle, Vince sends Skull Squadron to collect information. Invid fighters begin punching through the frontlines of the fleet and attacking the REF capital ships, further straining the ability of the REF to continue the battle. Many fans took that to mean the show had been postponed, when this was not the case. Just as the Ark Angel initiates a spacefold, the Neutron-S warheads detonate with a massive explosion, destroying Liberty and the entire Haydonite fleet. As the film opens, General Reinhardt sends Vince Grant, captain of the Icarus, one of the REF's five newly completed Shimakaze-class battlecruisers, on a rescue mission to look for the SDF-3 and Admiral Rick Hunter, chief military commander of all REF forces and a legendary veteran of the First Robotech War. He helps the Icarus against the fighters, and then escorts it to ALUCE. Despite the pleas of Maia and Marcus for Alex to eject, he flies into the enemy squadron as his fighter explodes, destroying himself and the enemy fighters. The two were planning the next installment of the franchise, to be called "Robotech: Shadow Rising." A sensor scan then reveals that both the SDF-3 and the science vessel Deukalion, have been badly damaged by an accident involving the testing of the new Neutron-S missiles. What is the release date for the sequel of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, called Shadow Rising? Back on Earth, Scott is surprised to find that Ariel has stayed behind. This time, the REF has important technological advantages thanks to the help of the Sentinel races; the Karbarrans provided the industrial resources to construct this armada, while a secretive and highly advanced cybernetic race known as the Haydonites have provided advanced technology including Shadow devices, which make REF ships invisible to Invid sensors, and Syncro-Cannons, which are significantly more powerful than the REF's earlier weapons. with the help of their allies life expectancy is increasing to 1,200 year's, and with knowledge that alien life is out there. The audience will need to be introduced to the universe of Robotech once again. [5] It was awarded Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.[6]. [21][22] At Anime Expo 2009, Kevin McKeever and Yune confirmed that Robotech: Shadow Rising had been put off indefinitely since Warner Bros. Pictures was actively developing a big-budget Robotech live-action feature film. Of course, since Shadow Chronicles did get released, Harmony Gold planned to follow it up with another direct-to-DVD movie. On the ground, the resistance forces and REF commando units push forward and approach within striking distance of Reflex Point. The main characters in the film include Vince Grant, Dr. Jean Grant, Marcus Rush, Maia Sterling, Scott Bernard, Ariel, Janice Em, Louie Nicols, Alex Romero and General Reinhardt. The Ark Angel is able to depart as planned, with the Icarus following closely. The title of the sequel was revealed as Robotech: Shadow Rising, and the film was expected to be released within two years of the time of the announcement. Robotech: Shadow Rising (canceled) On July 27, 2007, at their Comic-Con International panel, Harmony Gold and Yune unveiled the second entry of the Shadow Chronicles production, titled Robotech: Shadow Rising and was to be a co-production with FUNimation Entertainment. [1] This project was initially met with skepticism from the fan community, due to Harmony Gold's spotty track record of completing Robotech sequels and spin-offs in past decades. While flying through the REF fleet, Skull Squadron records an REF carrier destroyed due to a single hit on its reflex furnace. In 2013, Harmony Gold's Robotech Convention Tour revealed a new logo and that it was next in the pipeline. Ariel hopes to convince her mother, the Invid Regis, that the humans and the Invid can live in peace. The first teaser trailer debuted at Anime Expo 2005. Each of the issues features a "behind-the-scenes" article about the new animation production. [19][20] While the two-year date was stated by Yune to be possible, it was never intended to be an actual release date. Janice herself is a combination of Human and Haydonite technology, built to act as an emissary for the two races, as the Haydonites prefer not to deal with outsiders directly (as established in the prelude comic, only the most senior members of the REF are even aware of the Haydonites' existence). The name of the new story arc was soon changed to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, and the film was completed on January 27, 2006. There’s plenty to be bummed out about, first and foremost that most of us won’t be able to spend time with our friends and family thanks to the pandemic, but then there’s also [gestures at everything]. As he flies to the main REF base at Moon Base ALUCE (Advanced LUnar Chemical Engineering), he stumbles upon the just-arrived Icarus, and several unknown alien fighters that it accidentally brought with it. After securing the Deukalion with the Icarus' clamps, Grant moves the Icarus close to the SDF-3 so that its hyperspatial fold-sphere will encompass both ships and enable them to return to Earth. [14] Tasha Robinson of the Sci Fi Channel's Sci Fi Weekly gave it a B,[15] while Jeffrey Kauffman of DVDTalk recommended it.[16]. Scott is arrested and interrogated, where he warns of the impending attack, and reveals the Children's connection to the new REF technologies. Afterward, when releasing it, they announced their plans to finally finish "Shadow". Subsequent announcements in mid-2008 made it clear that little-or-no progress had been made on the film, which was indefinitely postponed, pending developments with the live-action film. The Haydonites, unaware of Grant's plan, move their fleet towards Liberty to destroy the Ark Angel as Skull Squadron continues to engage the Haydonite fighters. THE FUTURE OF ROBOTECH SHADOW RISING IN NEW MEDIA 411mania.com Interviews: Robotech Creative Director Tommy Yune Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.09.2013. It then becomes clear that the Haydonites are in fact the mysterious Children of the Shadow, and that Ariel's warning was true. The name Scott uses for the alien race is unfamiliar, while Reinhardt suspects that the warning is an attempt by the Invid to drive a wedge between the REF and the Haydonites. It is not what we seek... any of us" and Marcus is left at a loss for words. It was released on DVD on February 6, 2007. Within the combined and edited story, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. Despite the disadvantage of not having the SDF-3 and its powerful arsenal, General Reinhardt is forced to begin the attack. On February 27, 2007 at the New York Comic Con, Shadow Chronicles director Tommy Yune said, "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has been doing good business at retail, and we are currently in production on the sequel. There is one thing that is a huge challenge that is presenting itself to us. Madman Entertainment in Australia was the first international distributor to license and release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Rick Hunter is seen briefly at the beginning of the movie at an advanced age. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Janice sees the footage, and realizes that such an event should be impossible, due to the Shadow technology incorporated in all REF vessels. An old enemy of the Invid is making its presence known, and is determined to wipe out all Protoculture users, including Humanity. On 27 February, 2007 at the New York Comic Con, "Shadow Chronicles" director Tommy Yune said, "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has been doing good business at retail, and we are currently in production on the sequel." The series was broken into three chapters, The Macross Saga, The Robotech Masters, and The New Generation. However, the Invid took all of the Protoculture with them and the REF only has enough power to last a little less than a year. [8] The Blu-ray version was released on September 4, 2008. Last Post 7 years 2 months ago by MEMO1DOMINION. SHADOW RISING. However, fans erroneously took it to be an actual release date. While the two-year date was stated, by Yune, to be possible, it was never intended to be an actual release date. Maia is visibly upset by Alex's sacrifice while Marcus, who was Alex's best friend, is completely devastated. REF fighter squadrons, armed with advanced weaponry and utilizing the Shadow technology that makes them invisible to the Invid sensors, easily cripple the first wave of the Invid attack. DC Comics' Wildstorm label released Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles, a comic prequel series bridging the end of the aborted Sentinels storyline with The Shadow Chronicles. It was later revealed that the two year estimate was a misunderstanding, by fans. [2] Love Live Alive had been given priority due to Robotech creator Carl Macek's involvement prior to his passing. With the battle over, the REF orders its damaged ships to Space Station Liberty for repairs. In the meantime, Skull Squadron has located brand-new prototype Advanced Shadow Fighters that haven't had the Shadow technology installed yet, and Maia promises to buy time for the evacuation. Louie scans Liberty's ship registry for capital ships that have no Shadow technology but finds only one: the massive colony ship Ark Angel. Robotech Shadow Rising is the proposed sequel to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Robotech: Shadow Rising is a planned sequel which has so far failed to materialise. The storyline is a direct continuation from the 85th (and final) episode of the original Robotech television series, and the first third of the movie runs concurrently with the events at the end of the TV series — albeit from different points of view. The musical score was composed by Scott Glasgow, and was recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Resistance forces on Earth, now aided by REF Commando units secretly dispatched in advance, are prepared to launch a simultaneous ground assault against the primary Invid hive at Reflex Point while the Invid's main forces engage the REF fleet. It was released on DVD on February 6, 2007. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the 2006 animated sequel to the 1985 Robotech television series. Several screenwriters, including Lawrence Kasdan, Alfred Gough, and Miles Millar, have also joined the project. "Robotech: Shadow Rising" is an upcoming feature film that was planned serve as a sequel to "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles". Captain Vince Grant, after watching the carrier explode, slams his fist as he realizes that every piece of technology the Haydonites have given to the REF contains some kind of Trojan Horse. 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", "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles hits the Festivals! General Reinhardt is informed that the fleet is taking heavy losses and further attempts to contact the ground forces get no response. Plot. Apparently Warner Brothers has enough pull to shoot down Tommy Yune s statement on the Space Station Liberty podcast about the Robotech Live-Action Movie not having an effect on continuing production of the animated series. Maia puts her head on Marcus' shoulder and the two look out a viewport as the Ark Angel flies over Earth's surface, which neither of them has seen until now. Ariel then reveals that she used her teleportation power to save him. The only way to generate more power is with the Protoculture Matrix on board the SDF-3. Yuri Lowenthal (* 5.März 1971 in Alliance, Ohio) ist ein US-amerikanischer Autor, Schauspieler und Synchronsprecher, der vor allem für seine Sprecherrollen in Zeichentrickfilmen, -serien, Animes und Videospielen bekannt ist. Once there, he is reunited with Marcus, who is the younger brother of Scott's late fiancée, Marlene, who was killed in a previous REF assault two years earlier. During the battle, Maia's fighter takes damage and she is forced to eject. Scott informs Reinhardt that the attack is going poorly and that the REF ground forces have been forced to halt their advance while still out of range of Reflex Point. Among the REF fighter pilots are Maia Sterling, Marcus Rush and Alex Romero, all of whom were born in space during the REF mission and have never seen Earth. She realizes that the REF has been fooled - if the REF had known how powerful the missiles were, they never would have used them. "I've been telling people that that's the greatest tragedy," Yune says. Marcus, whose sister Marlene was killed in a previous REF assault on Earth two years earlier, harbors a deep hatred of the Invid. Pre-production reportedly began and a projected release date of sometime in 2009 was originally expected. 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