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Star Blazers is an adaptation of a Japanese animation in the anime style that was reworked to be popular in the U.S. The series takes place over three seasons and contains interconnecting stories stretching across each season; characters appear in each of the three seasons that take the human characters away from Earth on missions into space.
The animated television series Star Blazers was syndicated throughout the U.S. by the Westchester Corporation in conjunction with Claster Television. American scripts were written for the Japanese animated series that made the story more accessible to young U.S viewers; themes that were prominent in the Japanese version included alcoholism and violence were replaced in the U.S. series. The Japanese series were produced in the 1970s and were dubbed in the U.S. during the late 1970s and 1980s.
During the first season of Star Blazers, entitled The Quest for Iscandar the World War II battleship Yamato is fitted with an engine of alien origin to take the ship into space. The Earth has been held under siege by the alien Gamilon Empire who have destroyed the surface of the Earth with a nuclear attack. Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar offers the use of CosmoDNA to reverse the effects of the nuclear attack on the Earth's surface; the ship must reach her planet and return to Earth within a year if the planet is to be saved.
The successful completion of the mission in season 1 is followed in season 2 by a new invading army giving the season the title The Comet Empire. An approaching comet is the cover for an alien empire that wishes to enslave the people of Earth. The battleship Yamato is again given the mission of saving the Earth; the battleship is now under the command of the deputy Captain Derek Wildstar. Like the first season The Comet Empire is made up of 26 thirty minute episodes. A less successful third season, entitled The Bolar Wars was produced with different voice actors to the first two seasons and various animation quality problems.
In Japan the anime franchise remains popular and led to a 2010 live action movie. Attempts to produce a U.S. based live action movie have so far proved unsuccessful; production companies including Walt Disney have made attempts to produce live action versions of Star Blazers.
Star Blazers Full Episode Guide:
Season 3 (31 full episodes)
Episode 25 - Star Force, Shoot That Sun!
First Aired: April 03, 1981
Episode 24 - The Secret of Planet Guardiana
First Aired: March 27, 1981
Episode 23 - Battle at the Scalageck Star Cluster
First Aired: March 20, 1981
Episode 22 - Farewell Planet Phantom
First Aired: March 13, 1981
- Episode 21 - Lost Hope
- Episode 20 - Planet Phantom
- Episode 19 - On the Way to Planet Phantom
- Episode 18 - The Angry Sun
- Episode 17 - Desslok's Empire in the Moment of Cr...
- Episode 16 - Festive Day for Desslok
- Episode 15 - Star Force Becomes a Prisoner
- Episode 14 - Subspace Submarine Captain: Galman W...
- Episode 13 - Dreadful Bolar Federation
- Episode 12 - Stellar Prison Camp
- Episode 11 - Star Force Faces Danger at Cygnus
- Episode 10 - Dagon's New Fleet Counter-attacks
- Episode 9 - Battle at Barnard's Star
- Episode 8 - The Last Pioneer
- Episode 7 - The Rough Seas of Alpha Centauri
- Episode 6 - Great Battle Near Planet Brumas
- Episode 5 - SOS Logendra!
- Episode 4 - Shoot for Planet Mars
- Episode 3 - Star Force Embarks at Dawn
- Episode 2 - The Great Battle in the Milky Way
- Episode 1 - Solar System Faces Destruction
Season 2 (32 full episodes)
- Episode 26 - Argo, Make Us Proud!
- Episode 25 - The Final Battle
- Episode 24 - Desslok's Turning
- Episode 23 - Desslok's Victory
- Episode 22 - Stop Over at Ganymede
- Episode 21 - The Main Fleet Battle
- Episode 20 - The Carrier Fleet Battle
- Episode 19 - Memorial
- Episode 18 - Desslok's Escape
- Episode 17 - A Show of Force
- Episode 16 - Leaving Telezart
- Episode 15 - Third Day at Telezart
- Episode 14 - Second Day at Telezart
- Episode 13 - The Conspirators Meet
- Episode 12 - The Tunnel Satellite
- Episode 11 - Starflies
- Episode 10 - Asteroid Ring Defense Revisited
- Episode 9 - Mazor
- Episode 8 - Time Trap
- Episode 7 - Sub-space Submarines
- Episode 6 - At Planet Brumas
- Episode 5 - Crossing the Andromeda
- Episode 4 - Battle Satellite
- Episode 3 - Underground City
- Episode 2 - Blackout
- Episode 1 - Ambush at Jupiter