In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.
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 Dashell 'Dash' Jordan / ... (77 episodes, 1979)
Michael Bertolini ...
 Homer Glitchman (77 episodes, 1979)
Amy Howard Wilson ...
 Nova Forrester (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 ancient seagoing vessel is fitted with the awesome engine and launched toward Iscandar. Along the way, the intrepid crew must fight the ... Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Released in the United States to cash in on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), the series actually predates the film by three years. See more »

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Gamilon Leader Desslok: I can't stand a man who laughs at his own jokes.
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Referenced in Free Enterprise (1998) See more »

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This was the show that introduced me to Anime!
9 October 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I'm really suprised this anime doesn't have a stronger following, this is one the first animes that was brought to the US that had an actual ongoing storyline. It also is the anime that upped my expectations of cartoons, after this series I was much more skeptical and demanding of how cartoons where done. Unlike Superfriends, characters ability's didn't change with the demand of the situation in each episode of Starblazers, I really recommend anybody who wants to see a good ongoing anime series to go out and try to rent this series, you won't regret it.


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