Macross TV Episode 3: Space Fold

Episode 3, “Space Fold”, is about the SDF-1 doing a hyperspace fold jump from the Earth to somewhere near Pluto.

The episode begins with Roy detaching Hikaru's cockpit and attaching it under his arm.

Just as Roy finishes docking Hikaru's cockpit, a Regult suddenly appears and shoots at Roy's VF-1S. Technical error: the cockpit is still there on the VT-102.

VT-102 explodes! This explosion happens so quickly that I missed it when I saw Robotech.

As more Regults attack, Roy drops his gunpod and flees.

Technical error: after dropping his gunpod, Roy still has it!

We learn the third bridge bunny's name when Global asks Vanessa a question

Vanessa answers Captain Global's question.

Roy flies back to the SDF-1, and Hikaru calls Misa an old lady, actually "obaasan", which means grandmother. In Robotech, Rick calls Lisa an "old sourpuss"

Misa is astonished at Hikaru's comment

Once Roy is back on the SDF-1, Hikaru asks Roy a question about war. This scene was reduced in Robotech, in which Roy merely says he has something for Rick and swerves the jeep.

Roy answers that casualties is part of the nature of war.

Roy says even Hikaru participated in the fighting by shooting at the Regult

Hikaru remembers the Zentradi soldier that climbed out of the Regult pod

Minmay asks Hikaru what he's referring to, but Roy helps Hikaru to avoid the question by quickly swerving the jeep

After the SDF-1 suffers losses of smaller spacecraft it was trying to rendezvous with, Captain Global wants to try a space fold, even though the fold system hasn't been tested.

Back in Macross City, in the shelter, the mayor wonders what's happening. We don't see the mayor in Robotech; we see only Jason and his family, and Minmay's aunt and uncle.

Captain Global descends back to Earth near South Atalia Island, and executes the fold jump. The fold transports not only the SDF-1, but a huge surrounding area, including South Atalia Island.

Before the fold jump, Hikaru took Minmay outside the SDF-1 in his fan racer, to try to return to South Atalia Island. They find themselves in outer space, then luckily get back inside the SDF-1 through a hole made from an explosion caused by a crashing Regult

After the fold, Captain Global gets a phone call (caller is not mentioned) that the fold system has disappeared. In Robotech, the call is from Officer Lang.

Next episode is “Lynn Minmay”.

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