Gamilons are a race of evil aliens that are trying to destroy the planet Earth. However, a group of civilians look to the battleship Yamato for its space travel and go on a mission to bring... See full summary »
In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.
In the late 2100s, the planet Gamilon, a world far beyond Earth's solar system, declares an invasion of Earth. The nations of Earth fight as one against the Gamilons, but one by one, Earth's fleets are defeated. When the nations of Earth refuse to surrender, Gamilon begins bombarding Earth with planet bombs, radioactive missiles that look like meteors, which gradually spread deadly radiation all over Earth, forcing what's left of humanity to retreat to underground cities. Queen Starsha of planet Iscandar contacts Earth and promises to provide Cosmo-DNA that can remove the radioactivity and restore Earth to beautiful life. She provides plans to an engine that will allow a brave, young group of technicians to journey more than a hundred thousand light-years to Iscandar, obtain the Cosmo-DNA, and return to Earth within one Earth year. In 2199, an ancient seagoing vessel is fitted with the awesome engine and launched toward Iscandar. Along the way, the intrepid crew must fight the ...Written by
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The wreck of the sunken Yamato was shown as having settled upright and intact on the ocean floor, while being partially buried in sediment with the passage of time. In 1974, no one knew what the wreckage looked like. It was not until 1985 that a submersible would discover the Yamato wreck and it would be revealed that the ship broke in two prior to its settling on the ocean floor, quite different from its appearance at the beginning of the series. See more »
[Season season opening theme]
We're off to outer space / We're leaving Mother Earth / To save the human race / Our Star Blazers / A cry for help, a desperate plight / Makes our Star Force reunite / As we rush to meet our fate / The Comet Empire awaits / We must be strong and brave / To stop its evil ways / If Zordar's plot should work / He'll destroy the universe / We'll fight the Comet Empire / Battle through the raging fire / Filled with the hope that Earth will survive / We'll keep peace ...
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I've got to say that this is a spectacular show. The animation may seem trite now, but 20 years ago, it was incredible. I do have to say that it absolutely kills today's Dragonball Z... (what a waste). What really sets this show apart is the realism. During the first movie/series, the original Captain dies, but the series goes on AND references their dead leader throughout the show. Well done. This happens throughout the series, causing the viewers to feel the remorse of what is happening on screen.
Being young and impressionable, I suppose I was sucked in by the glamour of being in outer space, fighting aliens and saving the day. But, as I look back, the drama was good enough that I would want to see it all again, nearly 20 years later. And, in the spirit of that, I've found that you can currently watch the 2nd season of Star Blazers on Cartoon Network under the Toonami/Reactor section.
It's just as good as I remembered...
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