In 1999, the SDF-1 appeared from hyper space and crashed
on the southern pacific island, Macross. Ten years later,
the citizens of Macross celebrate the anticipated launch
of the reconstructed ship. Rick Hunter has flown in as the
guest of his friend Commander Roy Foker. Roy offers to take
Rick on flight in a Veritech, a new "Robotech"
fighter plane. As a fleet of Zentraedi ships defold from
hyperspace, the SDF-1 automatically fires its main gun in
defense. The battle alarm sounds and the Veritechs are scrambled
to defend the SDF-1. Rick sits alone in a Veritech, left
by Roy when the battle alarm sounded. Lisa Hayes, thinking
Rick is a fighter pilot, orders him to take off and join
the battle. He soon loses control of his plane and crash
lands in the center of Macross City.