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Another look at Space Battleship Yamato, the Star Blazers movie

09.21.2010

As a wee lad enthralled after seeing STAR WARS (yes, way back in '77), I was desperate for more epic space battles. The closest I could find at the time was the cartoon series STAR BLAZERS, a dubbed version of Japan's "Space Battleship Yamato."

A Hollywood live-action version never materialized, but it has become a reality in its home country, and seems complete with astonishing space combat and laughable melodrama as you can see in the new Japanese teaser below. It's not subtitled, but it does feature some wretched Aerosmith music instead!

The original show involved a race of blue-skinned aliens called Gamilons dropping radioactive bombs on Earth (a method of terraforming), forcing mankind's survivors underground. When the queen of the distant planet Iscandar contacts our world to offer a way of repairing the damage, the remaining humans salvage an old battleship and make it spaceworthy, and head toward intergalactic salvation while causing occasional destruction with the Wave Motion Gun.

Extra Tidbit: YAMATO co-star Aya Ueto played the title character in Ryuhei Kitamura's crazy ninja movie AZUMI.
Source: Quiet Earth

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11:24AM on 09/22/2010
Well since Battlestar Galactica is done, I say turn it into a live action show at the very least...
Well since Battlestar Galactica is done, I say turn it into a live action show at the very least...
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3:26PM on 09/22/2010
Battlestar Galactica is THE WORST show ever. What a bunch of hacks making that show who can't even hold a camera still. I tried eating my peanut-butter and rice krispie pancakes watching that show and I'd always end up throwing up half wayu through. My grandma got tired of cleaning up after me so she banned me from watching that show.
Battlestar Galactica is THE WORST show ever. What a bunch of hacks making that show who can't even hold a camera still. I tried eating my peanut-butter and rice krispie pancakes watching that show and I'd always end up throwing up half wayu through. My grandma got tired of cleaning up after me so she banned me from watching that show.
9:36AM on 09/22/2010

gay

Looks gay.
Normally, I'm all about being gay, but not this time.
Looks gay.
Normally, I'm all about being gay, but not this time.
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7:51AM on 09/22/2010

AWESOME

Background music sucks, but the film looks awesome!!
Background music sucks, but the film looks awesome!!
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6:30AM on 09/22/2010
Have yet to watch the series but this looks pretty awesome... but poor choice of music.
Have yet to watch the series but this looks pretty awesome... but poor choice of music.
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12:48AM on 09/22/2010
i loved that one scene with the japanese dude
i loved that one scene with the japanese dude
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12:03AM on 09/22/2010
God I was nuts for this show when I was a kid. So cool to see it on the big screen, even if I can't understand what they're saying.
God I was nuts for this show when I was a kid. So cool to see it on the big screen, even if I can't understand what they're saying.
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