Ten years ago, a mysterious ship crashed on Macross Island… In the intervening years, the people of Earth have used the ‘Robtechnology’ from the ship to significantly advance their own technology. The ship – named by the humans as the Super-Dimension Fortress – actually belongs to a race of giant aliens, the Zentraedi. The Zentraedi attack and the crew of the SDF-1 are forced to space-fold away – taking a chunk of Macross City with them. The SDF-1 has been in the midst of a long journey back to Earth. On the journey, the SDF-1’s Captain, Henry Gloval, was killed under mysterious circumstances and Lisa Hayes took over his position… Claudia has evidence linking her partner Roy to Gloval’s death. The Vermillion Squad – Rick, Max and Ben – plus Lisa and Kramer, were taken prisoner aboard the Zentraedi flagship and interrogated by the aliens. They escaped but Ben was slain by Miriya. Rick appears to have gone blind, but has somehow developed a different kind of vision – possibly connected to Robotechnology. The SDF-1 recently received a message from Earth – telling them to stay away… And then Roy Fokker was shot… by himself?