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G-Force: Guardians of Space 

A bird-themed superhero team battles the threat of Galactor and his minions, an international terrorist organization with advanced technology.
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Series cast summary:
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ...  Galactor 84 episodes, 1987
Sam Fontana ...  Ace Goodhart 84 episodes, 1987
Barbara Goodson ...  Agatha June / ... 84 episodes, 1987
Jan Rabson ...  Hooty / ... 84 episodes, 1987
Cam Clarke ...  Dirk Daring / ... 82 episodes, 1987
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A bird-themed superhero team battles the threat of Galactor and his minions, an international terrorist organization with advanced technology.

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Trivia

Galactor's (Zoltar in Battle of the Planets (1978)) status as a hermaphrodite was never acknowledged in "G-Force" because Turner Broadcasting opted not to dub the episodes relating to this plot development. The story line involving Dirk Daring (Jô Asakura from Gatchaman (1972) and Jason from Battle of the Planets (1978)) suffering from terminal brain damage is left intact, but since Gatchaman episodes 102-105 were not dubbed, this plot development does not receive an ending. One of the episodes that was skipped in both Battle of the Planets and G-Force, was episode 81, which features the revelation that the parents of Dirk Daring were killed by Galactor. See more »

Alternate Versions

Because Sandy Frank Production owned the rights to the "Battle of the Planets" names used for their dubbing of Gatchaman, new overly cartoonlike names were used for all of the main characters. Also omitted from "G-Force" is 7-Zark-7, who is owned by Sandy Frank Productions. See more »

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My Introduction to Gacchaman
17 November 2004 | by RickyK777See all my reviews

When I first saw G-Force on Cartoon Network when I was a kid, I immediately liked this show. I even pretended to be characters such as Ace, Hoot Owl, and Pee-Wee.Years later, I discovered that this is an Americanized version of Science Ninja Team Gacchaman, a popular anime show, made for U.S. audiences by Sandy Frank and Ted Turner.

This show was done in Japan by the award winning studio Tatsunoko Productions, which also produced Robotech and Speed Racer, two other great animes. I also found out that before G-Force, Sandy Frank heavily edited the violence and hired some of the best voice actors (Casey Kasem, Keye Luke, Alan Young, Janet Waldo, etc.) and added their mascot, 7-Zark-7, in a version which he called "Battle of the Planets," made in 1978. But when BOTP's copyright expired in '86, Frank teamed up with Ted Turner to re-dub Gacchaman and restore most of the violence that he previously edited in BOTP.

The result was a more faithful show to the original Gacchaman story called "G-Force." The only two flaws it had were some poor dubbing and an often annoying synthesized disco soundtrack by Dean Andre. Bob Sakuma's original music is far superior to Andre's, but I also like Andre's music. I remember the music from childhood, when I first watched this show. Despite these flaws, it is the best dub of Gacchaman yet. Forget BOTP. Stay with the original Gacchaman, which is still the best, and G-Force!!! (If you want.)

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