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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Eddie Allen ...  Dashell 'Dash' Jordan / ... 77 episodes, 1979
Michael Bertolini Michael Bertolini ...  Homer Glitchman 77 episodes, 1979
Amy Howard Wilson Amy Howard Wilson ...  Nova Forrester 52 episodes, 1979
Lydia Leeds Lydia Leeds ...  Queen Starsha / ... 52 episodes, 1979
Kenneth Meseroll ...  Derek Wildstar 52 episodes, 1979
Tom Tweedy Tom Tweedy ...  Mark Venture 52 episodes, 1979
Gordon Ramsey 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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We're off to outer space, we're leaving Mother Earth. To save the human race... See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site | StarBlazers.com

Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Battleship Yamato See more »

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(78 episodes)

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Trivia

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

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Captain Abraham Avatar: [watching Earth from space] I cannot bear to see what has become of Earth. Once green and growing with blue lakes and silver streams, great rivers and mighty seas - now all gone. Only dead and burning desert left. Radiation everywhere.
Narrator: In the year 2199, planet Earth was facing extinction. In the mid 21st century, the mysterious planet Gamilon, a planet outside our solar system, declared war on all of Earth. These evil marauders of space, known for their ruthless warfare throughout the galaxy, ...
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greatest cartoon of its time.
21 February 2002 | by pureeevillSee all my reviews

I've got to say that this is a spectacular show. The animation may seem trite now, but 20 years ago, it was incredible. I do have to say that it absolutely kills today's Dragonball Z... (what a waste). What really sets this show apart is the realism. During the first movie/series, the original Captain dies, but the series goes on AND references their dead leader throughout the show. Well done. This happens throughout the series, causing the viewers to feel the remorse of what is happening on screen.

Being young and impressionable, I suppose I was sucked in by the glamour of being in outer space, fighting aliens and saving the day. But, as I look back, the drama was good enough that I would want to see it all again, nearly 20 years later. And, in the spirit of that, I've found that you can currently watch the 2nd season of Star Blazers on Cartoon Network under the Toonami/Reactor section.

It's just as good as I remembered...


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