D minus 359 days: Approaching Pluto, the Argo is spotted by Colonel Ganz from the well-fortified base the Gamilons have established there. Ganz is eager to lure the Argo into range of the reflex gun, a new Gamilon weapon with a shorter range than the wave motion gun, but comprarable in destructive power. The reflex gun scores a direct hit on the Argo, causing critical damage, and forcing the ship into a death dive for the surface – a fate which is avoided by firing the rocket anchor into the surface of Pluto’s moon Charon at the last minute. But then Ganz reveals his trump card – a serious of orbital satellites which can reflect the energy of the reflex gun in any direction around the planet. The second hit forces Argo into Pluto’s icy oceans…and a third sinks the great ship with all hands aboard.
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