Star BlazersD minus 315 days: The Argo encounters a space minefield, and Venture plots a course around the deadly obstacles, only to discover that they’re programmed to follow the ship. The mines slowly surround the ship until it’s impossible for the Argo to move any further. Sandor and IQ-9 undertake a grueling mission to defuse the control mine. As Desslok and his aides watch, the crew of the Argo salvages its ship by removing the mines by hand – a solution the enemy of the human race never would have anticipated.

Order the DVDswritten 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

Note: This is the first episode in which Desslar/Desslok’s skin appears to be blue; in the first ten episodes, he seemed to have a rather normal caucasian human skin tone. No explanation is given for the change.

LogBook entry by Earl Green