Sunday, December 1, 2013

OUR STAR BLAZERS

As a child STAR BLAZERS was the second big life altering universe I discovered, which came to me just a few years after STAR WARS. I have fond memories of running home from the bus stop after school to get my little afternoon drinks and snakes set up in front of that huge RCA Console, just in time to watch this wonderful series! Star Blazers Series One originally aired in America in 1979. I was to young then to truly understand it all, but I watched the entire series and loved it! Years later in reruns during the early eighties, Star Blazers became a permanent part of my hipster nerd life.

Classic 70's Art.

The following videos are the American and Japanese openings to Star Blazers Series One: The Quest For Iscandar.




The Yamato 2199 series is fine art that an adult, who fortunately retained their inner child, can thoroughly appreciate and enjoy. This remake is faithful to the original story, but it manages to improve on just about everything in the telling. This is a triumph of realistic heroes, over the top villains, and believable science. You will laugh and you will cry... it IS that damn good!

The New Yamato, And She Never Looked Better!

This is the New Series One remake opening, appropriately renamed as Space Battleship Yamato 2199. For my friends who have never seen Yamato 2199 I am including the three cool Alternate Openings, which are down and dirty rocking, and full of extra character moments and serious action! How could you not love this Epic Space Opera?


 


The new remake of series one is the best Star Blazers production by far, and I absolutely love everything about it. The adult themes and believable drama which are well played out, make the series worthy of an award for best animated drama. Some of the desperate situations the crew of the Yamato get into, and their reasons for continuing their missions despite the great dangers really elevates this story. Character development is well above typical action driven entertainment in my opinion, yet the battles are the best that I have seen for this type of updated classic animation. This is the good stuff my friends!


GAMING YAMATO 2199.

The New 1/1000 Scale Yamato Is 12 Inches Long, Just The Right Size To Look Great And Maneuver In Games!

I recently rediscovered Star Blazers as Space Battleship Yamato 2199, while researching some information about models on Google. I of course found the entire series within minutes, and have watched it all this week, and loved every minute of it!

Needless to say...I have decided to start collecting ALL of The New Bandai 1/1000 Scale Space Battleship Yamato 2199  Models.


I am going to apply the awesome FFG STAR WARS X-WING approach to gaming Star Blazers battles. It should be easy enough to use these fine core rules and to write my own where necessary. This is going to be hell of a lot of fun!


I am rather happy about not knowing of all the new Star Blazers Yamato 2199 products until a few weeks ago, because during the last year during my ignorance, there has been an entire range of excellent models released to build complete Astro Fleets!

Black Six Red Seven will now focus on Dogfights and Epic Battles in both The Star Wars and Star Blazers universes. There is nothing like doubling your fun...


I'm off to (a different part of) outer space!

Boss out!