The Opening Gun: Space Battleship Yamato Starts

Star BlazersD minus 364 days: The Gamilons step up their attack on Earth when the learn of the Argo’s launch. Even as the Argo makes preparations to embark on its 148,000 light year voyager, the Gamilons launch the Menace Missile toward Earth, intending to finish off the Argo and humanity in one final attack. Captain Avatar prepares his new crew for the battle ahead, including radar operator Nova, science officer Sandor, medical officer Dr. Sane, and chief engineer Orion. But Avatar must first deal with a potential discipline problem with one of his new top officers – Derek Wildstar, who lacks confidence in the captain whom he holds responsible for his brother’s death.

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

LogBook entry by Earl Green