Star Blazers (1979– )

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A starship must make a dangerous voyage to a distant planet and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

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 Dashell 'Dash' Jordan / ... (77 episodes, 1979)
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 Homer Glitchman (77 episodes, 1979)
Amy Howard Wilson ...
 Nova (52 episodes, 1979)
Lydia Leeds ...
 Queen Starsha / ... (52 episodes, 1979)
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 Derek Wildstar (52 episodes, 1979)
Tom Tweedy ...
 Mark Venture (52 episodes, 1979)
Gordon Ramsey ...
 Orion Sr. / ... (52 episodes, 1979)
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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 old seagoing vessel is fitted with the awesome engine and launched toward Iscandar. Along the way, the intrepid crew must fight the Gamilons, ... Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Initially canceled in Japan due to low ratings, it gained a new lease of life there after Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was released. See more »

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IQ9: That's Doctor Sane. He's a little eccentric, about five degrees.
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Excellent prelude to newer stargazing sagas
1 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the exception of bell-bottoms on their uniforms, Star Blazers is one of the greatest, most eclectic stargazing sagas of all time. In an era when animation depicting technological advances was still in its infantile stages (late 1970s), the producers of Star Blazers have done such an excellent job of keeping the viewer fixed on the characters, dialogue, story plots, and vivid battles scenes. I remember watching the series when I was 10 years old, and I am still watching videos today. I would love to see a remake of the series, with clean, crisper episodes; in reality, if the episodes are ever shown again on prime time, little changes need to be made to the original series. It is just that good.


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