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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Star Blazers: "Paladin" (Season 1, Episode 6)

Episode Six plays out like a quick stop off at a Chevron on a long road trip. The crew is running out of a substance called “Titanite” and they need to stop off at one of Saturn’s moons named Titan to get some, which makes sense because everyone knows Titanite can only be found on Titan. The problem is the moon Titan is one of Jupiter’s moons – not Saturn’s, but let’s not let astronomy get in the way of this great story line.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Battlestar Galactica (1978): “The Man With Nine Lives” (Story 11)

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Man, I’ve got to write these things shorter. Granted, the last Galactica ep had a ton of important stuff in it to cover, but still it ran seven pages! I’ve got to find a way to do these things without killing myself or my fingers.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Star Blazers: "Jupiter's Floating Continent" (Season 1, Episode 5)

The Argo is on its way to Jupiter. My second favorite plant next to earth, because we have oxygen, Mountain Dew, Star Craft 2, and sunflower seeds.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Battlestar Galactica (1978): “War of the Gods” (Story 10)

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With this episode, Galactica suddenly figures out what it is, and what it wants to be. Up to this point, the show has been scrambling to make deadlines, and just throwing crap on the air without much thought. Suddenly they start planning ahead, settling in for a long haul, which never materialized. Suddenly they’re taking major chances, stepping away from things that have been over done, and exploring the unique potential of the series in ways that even the RDM Galactica series never did.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Star Blazers: "Test Warp to Mars" (Season 1, Episode 4)

Welcome to episode four. At least I think its episode four. The DVD does not do a good job of breaking up the episodes, they did not space the DVD by episode, they just put episodes 1 thru 5 together and then broke it up into four chapters, see my confusion, four does not go into five very well.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Battlestar Galactica (1978): “Fire in Space” (Story 9)

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Man, and I thought Quark was bad with the ripoffs! Sorry, “Hommages.” Galactica is pretty much nothing but! Ok, so the first and second stories were basically original, the third one was “Shane,” the fourth one was original, the fifth one was “The Guns of Navarone,” the sixth one was “The Magnificent Seven,” the seventh one was basically original (That creepy one with the kids), the eighth one was “Patton,” and now, now, now, we’re ripping off “The Towering Inferno.”

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Star Blazers: "Ultra-Menace Missile" (Season 1, Episode 3)

Episode three starts with the official launch of the spaceship Argo. Now I know you might be a little confused because we launched the spaceship in my last review, but apparently that was not the official launch. How do I know this one is the official one? Because they are having a parade! And everyone knows nothing is official until you have a big parade.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Battlestar Galactica (1978): “The Living Legend, Parts 1 and 2” (Story 8)

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Glen Larsen likes to rip people off. If a story works, grab it, it's all just TV after all, right? Nothing to get upset about. This time out, he rips off Patton, but the writers take a freer hand with it than usual, so the story warps and wanes and goes in its own direction. If one wasn't immediately aware of this, one need go no further than to listen to the music.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Macross: “Blue Wind” (Episode 13) AND Robotech: “Blue Wind” (Episode 13)

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Just a quick explanation of the concept here for our new readers, or for those who kind of lost track after we put Macross in hiatus back in May:

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Star Blazers: "The Battle at Pluto" AND "Carrier Attacks the Sleeping Yamato" (Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2)

I grew up in the 80’s and it seems to me that cartoons back then were more “EPIC”, with stories about real heroes and their struggles. Today most of the cartoons my kids watch are just short blurts of farts and shots of butt cracks, nothing that requires an attention span of more than one minute. Don’t get me wrong there have been some great cartoons in recent years, one of which is my all-time favorite: “Avatar the Last Airbender”. That being said I still believe the cartoons of the 80’s, as a whole, were far more heroic.

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