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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 (unknown episodes)
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 .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1978)

Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Richard Greene .... musician: violin (unknown episodes)
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor (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 plume of smoke that erupts from the Turtle King when it explodes was cut from the American version. Apparently, it was thought that it would be too confusing to see real smoke in an animated series.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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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
You really had to be there., 1 April 2002
Author: allen ginsberg is dead from there is no spoon

The animation? Not too bad, considering it was drawn in 1972 or so. But certainly nothing special. The story? Hit and miss, mainly because BotP was made up of edited episodes of the Japanese show Gatchaman (and was therefore missing some key story elements).

So why do people - including me - love this show so much?

Because for almost anyone born between 1970 and 1976 in the US, BotP was one of the key television programs of our youth. It was exciting, exotic and captured our imaginations like nothing else on the tube.

But I think you really had to be there to appreciate it. Neutral observers would probably say that BotP just doesn't hold up after all these years, and if I had to be objective about it, I'd probably have to agree.

Still, you owe it to yourself to give it a look, just so you know what everyone's talking about.

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