D minus 260 days: The Star Force manages to contact Earth, and Captain Avatar receives a status report – things are getting worse, but there is great hope that the Argo will survive its journey to Iscandar and back. But unknown to the rest of the crew, Communications Officer Homer has been misusing his abilities to stay in near-constant contact with his own family – thus putting the Argo at risk of being located with every communication. After learning that his father is near death because of the radiation wracking the human race, Homer loses his nerve and demands that the ship turn around and return to Earth, and when Venture refuses, the homesick communications officer takes matters into his own hands, even if it means abandoning his loyalty to the Star Force.
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
Full title: Homesickness Of Space: My Mother’s Tears Are My Tears
LogBook entry by Earl Green