July 27, 2013

Three Minutes of Combat IN TECHNICOLOR

Though we've mentioned before that it's being released as a series of movies, it bears repeating that Yamato 2199 being broadcast right now on TV in Japan. Despite the fact that it almost never shows up in season previews, this is, IMHO the best action show on right now. In fact, despite the rather anachronistic design of its titular spacecraft, Yamato 2199 is one of the better scifi shows of the last decade.

For those of you who watched Starblazers those many years ago, here is a brief promo clip of the battle at the rainbow nebula. For those poor deprived souls that didn't, this isn't terribly spoilerish, it's one of several battles our heroes fight, this one taking place in a remarkably dense, multicolored nebula.

Yamato 2199, is being aggressively marketed internationally. The English language dub is called Starblazers 2199, and will have at least some name changes (the ship is named Argo on the English version). Bang Zoom is doing the dub which is  heartening. They've done some excellent work in the past. Johnny Yong Bosch is reportedly playing Kodai/Wildstar.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:06 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 As in the original, the Yamato seems to take way more punishment than any possible ship of  its dimensions and distance from support and repair docks could possibly absorb and keep going.  Forget the infamously regenerating third bridge, they seem to lose at least one of their 18-inch turrets every other fight...

Posted by: Mitch H. at Mon Jul 29 13:09:59 2013 (jwKxK)

2 In this series they have at least paid lip service to the difficulties of field repair. The ship having various things not working is an occasional plot point, particularly after

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jul 29 13:27:56 2013 (F7DdT)

3 Seems like a good place to link to this very impressive performance.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jul 31 05:26:15 2013 (TJ7ih)

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