Destroy the Fortress Satellite

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Machine Robo: Battle Hackers
Episode 16
"Destroy the Fortress Satellite"
("yousai eisei wo hakai seyo")
Production company Ashi Productions
Airdate September 16, 1987
Written by Hiroshi Ohnogi
Directed by Naoyoshi Kusaka

The Gurendos have a new orbital weapon.

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The Gurendos are building a satellite in the asteroid field above Electronic Planet B-1, beaming signals down which take control of the Machine Robo. Rod Drill leads a squad of Silver Wolves in attacking Crystal City, battling Kempō Robo and the Red Knights while Blue Jet bombs both groups with White Thunder troops from above. Blue Jet himself chases Akira and Zen. Only the humans in the city seem unaffected, and they ask RIM what can be done. She has traced the signal so Akira and Mia are able to find the Wheelmen Drag Sam, F-One Jack and Buggy Wolf, outside the city and as yet unaffected. R. JeTan and the Gattai Saurer team follow them, as do Pro Truck Racer, Mach Blaster, Garzack and Rotary Kid. Clear of the city they are able to see the trajectory of the beam. Meanwhile Gakurandar and a huge army prepare to take advantage of the chaos in order to conquer Crystal City. Apollo Robo and Big Shuttle Robo have managed to escape the effects of the ray and are called to pick the Battle Hackers up, with R. JeTan covering them from the Gurendos' fire and allowing the ships to launch. Suji detects their approach from the satellite, and huge army of Teppodamans awaits them.


The Teppodamans attack, with Luke firing Big Shuttle Robo's defences and the Battle Hackers firing from the ships' cargo bays. However, while they shoot many down the purpose of the assault is merely to push them into the path of the beam. R. JeTan realises just in time, towing Apollo Robo and Big Shuttle Robo out of harm's way. R. JeTan then uses Mach Blaster to destroy the dish projecting the team, instantly ending the fighting on B-1. Sitappas on the satellite engage the Battle Hackers but are easily destroyed, while Pro Truck Racer blasts a way into the satellite itself. They break into the station's control room to find Sorikondar and Suji have fled - leaving the satellite to self-destruct and fall towards a black hole. The Battle Hackers escape, but Big Shuttle Robo - with Garzack, Mach Blaster, F-One Jack, Twincam Jimmy, Drag Sam, Rotary Kid, Mia and Luke onboard - has suffered damage. RIM, able to focus now the fighting has stopped, contacts R. JeTan with a risky plan. F-One Jack and Drag Sam plant explosives on the satellite, with the blast blowing Big Shuttle Robo clear of the gravitational pull of the black hole. The Algo Army celebrate and the ships head home - though Mia bemoans that they still have no idea how to get back to Earth.

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Home video releases[edit]


2003Machine Robo: Battle Hackers DVD-Box (Pioneer)