Zoltar and his evil minions constantly attempt to either destroy or conquer the planet Earth. His efforts in this regard are constantly battled by G-Force, a group of five teenagers with high-tech vehicles, weapons, and a thing for bird-like costumes. Each member of the defense team has incredible, cerebrionic-enhanced superpowers. These teenaged orphans have pledged their lives to defend Earth and the Federation from Zoltar, ruler of the planet Spectra. G-Force's missions are coordinated from Center Neptune on Earth by their computerized assistant, 7-Zark-7.
Did You Know?
The series Battle of the Planets was marketed to capitalize on the momentum created by Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977), released in the prior year. The words Battle (instead of War) and Planets (instead of Star) are plays on that theme. The character 7-Zark-7 was a play on "droid" names created in Star Wars, that utilized letters and numbers, such as C-3PO and R2-D2. See more
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!
This is an edited version of Gatchaman. They had to edit out several minutes of footage from each episode, due to graphic violence. As a result, the episodes were a few minutes short for syndication, so they had to add footage to make up for the footage that was cut out. Thus 7-Zark-7 was created to make up for the time shortages. He is not in the original Japanese series. See more
Referenced in Spaced: Mettle