The original Sci-Fi adventure series that created a generation of anime fans, and still stands at the head of the pack, is finally on DVD! The "Star Blazers Series 1 DVD Collection" contains the entire 26-episode series on 6 DVDs, each in its own package and loaded with bonuses from deleted scenes to music tracks to brand new image galleries. Relive all the drama and excitement as the star force launches for the first time in the space battleship Argo on their epic 148,000 Light Year quest for Iscandar! Standing against them is Desslok and the might of the Gamilon empire and the fate of earth hangs in the balance!
These opening episodes follow the Star Force from their explosive liftoff through their first deadly space warp and the inaugural roar of the Wave Motion Gun. The Gamilons are arrayed to stop them at every turn and the danger increases with every light year.
Relentless planet bombing from outer space forces Earth's survivors to live underground - if they want to live at all. When the deadly radiation stars penetrating their subterranean cities, Space Cruiser Argo is launches on its quest. During this intergalactic race against time they engage in spectacular space battles with Gamilon fleets from another galaxy, now based on Pluto. In addition to the overwhelming odds and superior destructive power of the invaders, the Argo's other enemy is deep space itself. In this classic adventure, the ship's doctor is able to keep the captain alive, although he grows weak from radiation poisoning. The Star Blazers discover that one of their force is a cyborg. They are also surprised to learn that their robot has a sense of humor. Two friends resolve a bitter feud. One falls in love. And the biggest surprise is sprung when the surviving crew members see who greets them when they get to Iscandar.
No sooner has the Star Force said its sad farewells to Earth than they are plunged into the unknown perils of deep space! The Argo continues its desperate mission to Iscandar as Emperor Desslok and his Gamilon commanders place sinister traps in their path. No ship from Earth has ever faced such odds, and no fledgling crew has ever had to work harder to beat them. But the greatest unknown danger is the fury in a young man's heart, as Derek Wildstar learns when he comes face to face with the first Gamilon soldier ever seen by the human eyes!
Desslok, leader of the cruel Gamilons, sends his deadliest Commander, General Lysis, to deal with the Star Force personally! Add to this the emotional tug of war that is part of daily living on board the Space Battleship Argo, and you have a mixture for one of the most dramatic stories ever told!
Every day of the Star Force's journey brings them closer to Planet Balan, the halfway point on their long journey to Iscandar...and the home of a strategic Gamilon base commanded by the fearsome General Lysis! As the distance from Earth increases, so does the urge for some to return, despite the urgent need to obtain the Cosmo DNA machine that will cleanse Earth of its radioactive poisons. But Lysis is preparing a master plan that will stop the Argo cold - and all of tier cares forever!
One by one, all the elaborate plans of General Lysis have been defeated by the sheer guts and ingenuity of the Star Force. Now they are in the homestretch of their long and desperate mission to Iscandar, to retrieve the Cosmo DNA achine from Queen Starsha. But General Lysis and the war fleet stand in their way, and beyond them lies the awesome might of Desslok and the Planet Gamilon. Soon the Argo's journey will be over... one way or the other!
Added Sep 26 2001
Production Year 1980
Empire SKU 40734
UPC Code 769071009991
Number of Discs 6
Image Galleries of The Argo, Inside and Out
Earth vs. Gamilon War History
Star Force Crew Roster
Complete Overview of The Gamilon Empire
Gallery of Enemies and Allies
Equipment of The Star Force
Complete Interactive Map of the Star Force's Journey
24-Page Booklet on the Making of the Original Series
Standard 1.33:1 Color
English Dolby Digital Stereo