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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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japanese import popular in the era of SPEED RACER and STAR BLAZERS See more (23 total) »


 (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
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Most footage comes from an existing Japanese anime series known predominantly as "Gatchaman", but the series content was tweaked for an American audience, including a reduction in violent scenes. To offset the removed content, the character 7-Zark-7 was added and had a role that tied the altered story together.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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
japanese import popular in the era of SPEED RACER and STAR BLAZERS, 30 April 2002

Japanese animation has long been popular in america. With the recent rise in the popularity of POKEMON, I look in on a broadcast trend that usually goes in cycles. (sometimes not) Before the wildly popular POKEMON shows like this blazed a trail. In the late 1970's several shows followed after SPEED RACER in popularity one was this program while another was STAR BLAZERS and yet another the live action SPACE GIANTS. Popular with college students and young children this show was a outer space action series about a 5 person strike force who flew a special aircraft which turned into a flaming phoenix. Redubbed in english, this program ran in the major and lesser tv markets in north america. For US syndicator SANDY FRANK a new title sequence was added along with dialouge using english voice actors, this proved profitable. The appeal of japanese animation is the style of the artwork used and often the contnet. During this era cells were being used but alot of "hand" work still went into them. This proved a alternative to "huckleberry hound" and other popular yet mainstream usa offerings.

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