Fictional Entry—Saturday, February 7, 2009
VIDEO RECORDING FROM REPORTER EMBEDDED WITH SDF-1 CREW
“It is a bright and sunny morning here in Macross City. The mayor has declared a holiday and the entire population seems to be out enjoying the festivities. In just a few hours, the SDF-1 will lift off and head for Low Earth Orbit. This is a joyous time of peace and proof humanity can work as...
<loud mechanical sounds and shouting voices overwhelm the microphone>
“…main guns are activating…”
<screen whites out from a massive light pulse>
“My God! What happened to the city and the mountains?”
END OF VIDEO
The SDF-1 had fired upon the first of the Zentraedi invader ships. Within minutes, the first Zentraedi missiles fell on the city. The anti-missile defense network on the SDF-1 was able to stop some but not all of the incoming munitions. Hundreds of civilians died as the warheads fell upon the unarmored buildings.
The VF-1 Valkyrie Skull and Angel squadrons took to the air as Zentraedi landing ships began dropping through the atmosphere. The aircraft engaged the ships in the air. As the dropships landed, they began deploying two legged mecha, Zentraedi battlepods. Some pilots transformed their VF-1s to either Guardian or battloid mode to more effectively fight the battlepods.
When it became apparent the Zentraedi were focused on capturing the SDF-1, Captain Gloval lifted the ship away from the city and performed a spacefold to draw the enemy away from Macross City. Unfortunately, the effect of spacefold flattened most of the buildings and warped the island, several million tons of water, and the aircraft carrier CVS-101 Prometheus and semi-submersible assault landing vessel SLV-111 Daedalus to a point near Pluto.
Robotech: The Macross Saga S01E01 Boobytrap to S01E03 Spacefold
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