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Star Blazers 

In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Eddie Allen ...  Dashell 'Dash' Jordan / ... 77 episodes, 1979
Michael Bertolini Michael Bertolini ...  Homer Glitchman 77 episodes, 1979
Amy Howard Wilson Amy Howard Wilson ...  Nova Forrester 52 episodes, 1979
Lydia Leeds Lydia Leeds ...  Queen Starsha / ... 52 episodes, 1979
Kenneth Meseroll ...  Derek Wildstar 52 episodes, 1979
Tom Tweedy Tom Tweedy ...  Mark Venture 52 episodes, 1979
Gordon Ramsey Gordon Ramsey ...  Orion Sr. / ... 52 episodes, 1979
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Storyline

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 Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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We're off to outer space, we're leaving Mother Earth. To save the human race... See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site | StarBlazers.com

Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Battleship Yamato See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[Season season opening theme]
Chorus: 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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greatest cartoon of its time.
21 February 2002 | by pureeevillSee all my reviews

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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