D minus 311 days: The Argo is ensnared in a gravitational space net and targeted by Gamilon missiles. Captain Avatar suddenly seems weakened and hesitant, and only the fast thinking – and even insubordination – of his crew saves the Argo. Dr. Sane bandages up a superficial wound for Avatar after the incident, but then privately gives the captain a warning: Avatar is beginning to succumb to the same radiation sickness that will claim all life on Earth within a year. The captain insists on keeping his condition under wraps, but cannot avoid Dr. Sane’s warning that he will eventually succumb to the radiation and become unfit to command. Desslok forces the Argo into a perfectly-planned trap…and at the most critical moment, Captain Avatar collapses, unable to give vital orders and still unwilling to admit his illness to the crew. And between crises, Nova finally admits her attraction to Wildstar, though the young officer is oblivious to her feelings.
written by Keisuke Fujikawa & Eiichi Yamamoto
directed by Leiji Matsumoto
music by Hiroshi Miyagawa
Season 1 Voice Cast: Kenneth Meseroll (Derek Wildstar), Tom Tweedy (Mark Venture), Amy Howard (Nova), Eddie Allen (Leader Desslok), Lydia Leeds (Starsha), other actors unknown
LogBook entry by Earl Green