Big Robot Gold Grab

Battle Of The Planets7-Zark-7’s security scanners alert him to a bank robbery committed by robots. G-Force is dispatched to investigate, with Chief Anderson suspecting that Spectra is involved. Mark, Keyop, and Princess find Spectra’s hideout and allow themselves to be captured in plain clothes. Distracted by the three “civilians” and the sighting of the Phoenix, the Spectra base commander completely misses Jason sneaking into the installation to find the gold. Everything seems to be going according to plan – until Mark and his friends find themselves surrounded by the deadly robot gold thieves.

written by Jameson Brewer
directed by Hisayuki Toriumi
music by Hoyt Curtin and Bob Sakuma

Battle Of The PlanetsVoice Cast: Casey Kasem (Mark), Ronnie Schell (Jason), Janet Waldo (Princess / Susan), Alan Young (7-Zark-7 / Keyop), Alan Dinehart Jr. (Tiny / Chief Anderson), Keye Luke (Zoltar / The Luminous One)

Note: In the opening moments of the episode, 7-Zark-7 says that “all the universe knows of Center Neptune,” which slightly contradicts the numerous episodes that claim it’s G-Force’s secret base. This episode’s sound mix is almost completely replaced in many places, with American composer Hoyt Curtin’s music unusually prominent; some scenes play out with more music than sound effects. For the corresponding episode of Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman, click here.

LogBook entry by Earl Green