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Release Date:
18 September 1978 (USA) See more »
A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [10])

Alan Young ... 7-Zark-7 / ... (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Keye Luke ... Colonel Cronus / ... (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Ronnie Schell ... Jason (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Janet Waldo ... Princess / ... (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Casey Kasem ... Mark (85 episodes, 1978-1980)
Alan Dinehart ... Chief Anderson / ... (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Takayo Fischer ... Additional Voices (85 episodes, 1978-1980)
David Jolliffe ... Additional Voices (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Additional Voices (85 episodes, 1978-1980)
William Woodson ... Additional Voices / ... (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Series Directed by
Alan Dinehart (1 episode, 1978)

David E. Hanson (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Jameson Brewer (1 episode, 1978)

William Bloom (unknown episodes, 1978)
Kevin Paul Coates (unknown episodes, 1978)
Muriel Germano (unknown episodes, 1978)
Peter Germano (unknown episodes, 1978)
Sidney Morse (unknown episodes, 1978)
Jack Paritz (unknown episodes, 1978)
Howard Post (unknown episodes, 1978)
Dick Shaw (unknown episodes, 1978)
Helen Sosin (unknown episodes, 1978)
Harry Winkler (unknown episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
John Ledford .... executive producer / producer (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Jameson Brewer .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sandy Frank .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
David E. Hanson .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (44 episodes, 1978-1979)

Dennis Dreith (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Emil Carle .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Alex Toth .... design consultant (1 episode, 1978)
Series Animation Department
Tayk Kim .... animator (85 episodes, 1978-1980)

Harold Johns .... animation supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alex Toth .... character designer: "7-Zark-7" (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Pamela Bentkowski .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1978)

Franklin Cofod .... supervising editor (unknown episodes, 1978)
Series Music Department
Michael Anthony .... musician: bass guitar (85 episodes, 1978-1980)
Craig Huxley .... musician: piano (85 episodes, 1978-1980)
Hoyt Curtin .... conductor / composer: theme music (45 episodes, 1978-1979)
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor (44 episodes, 1978-1979)

Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Richard Greene .... musician: violin (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
David Levy .... program executive (1 episode, 1978)
Leonard Reeg .... creative consultant (1 episode, 1978)
Bob Robinson .... assistant to producer (1 episode, 1978)
Tom Swafford .... program executive (1 episode, 1978)
Tom Wogatzke .... titles (1 episode, 1978)

Irving Klein .... production executive (unknown episodes, 1978)
Alan Dinehart .... voice director (unknown episodes)
George Serban .... program consultant (unknown episodes)
Winifred Treimer .... standards and practices (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"G-Force" - USA (informal alternative title)
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Argentina:30 min
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The series Battle of the Planets was marketed to capitalize on the momentum created by Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), released in the prior year. The words Battle (instead of War) and Planets (instead of Star) are plays on that theme. The character 7-Zark-7 was a play on "droid" names created in Star Wars, that utilized letters and numbers, such as C-3PO and R2-D2.See more »
[opening narration]
Narrator:Battle of the Planets! G-Force, five incredible young people with superpowers! And watching over them from Centre Neptune, 7-Zark-7! Watching, warning against surprise attacks by alien galaxies from beyond space. G-Force! Fearless young orphans, protecting Earth's entire galaxy. Always five, acting as one. Dedicated! Inseparable! Invincible!
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Featured in The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) (TV)See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Original Japanese "Super Team!!", 10 May 2005
Author: hieronymus500 from United States

To all of those who were not even born during its debut in the United States(1978): This cartoon first went on the air in Japan in 1974 under the title "Gatchaman." It was the first cartoon to depict a super powered team. As a matter of fact, it inspired many super team action shows animated or live in Japan. "battle of the planets is the imported version for the American audience in 1978. Although not as violent as the Japanese version, the musical score is fabulous, the continuing storyline is decent, and the voice over acting is good. The animation additions of seven zark seven and one rover one are the only weak points in the scripts.

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