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)
Kenneth Meseroll ...
 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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During the Bolar Wars series, Wildstar and Desslock recall a past battle against the Comet Empire. The flashback scene is actually footage from Yamato: The New Voyage, where the enemy was the Dark Nebula Empire. This change was made because the average American viewer of Star Blazers would not have been familiar at that time with the events from the Yamato films which had yet to be imported and translated. However, it did suggest that there were remnants of the Comet Empire, an idea that was expanded on in the 1987 Comic adaptation. See more »

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Captain Abraham Avatar: Doctor Sane, would you mind leaving me alone for a while?
[Doctor Sane hesitates, but then turns around and opens the cabin door to leave]
Captain Abraham Avatar: Doctor Sane?
[Doctor Sane stops in the doorway]
Captain Abraham Avatar: Thank you.
[Doctor Sane leaves and shuts the door behind him]
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Alternate-language version of Uchû senkan Yamato (1974) 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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