Thursday, June 12, 2014

Star Blazers

Those of you that know me personally probably already know that I am a HUGE Star Blazers fan, but I didn't know about the more modern versions of the show until recently. In case you're not sure what I'm talking about, here's the original opening to the show that was shown in the US from 1979 to 1984.

Relatively recently, this show has been redone in two forms. In 2010 a live action movie was released in Japan, under the series original name of Space Battleship Yamato. I have seen this twice in the past couple of weeks and I think it's great. They worked in stuff from the series that I never thought they would or could, and any changes to the characters works really well. You can see the entire movie on YouTube with English subtitles.

The other updated version of this is being done by Voyager Entertainment, the company that owns the rights in the US, and they are taking the original series and reanimating it using current techniques. I'm still looking for the episodes, you you can see the trailers and they look stunning.

Time to break out the DVD's and rewatch The Quest for Iscandar.

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