There was a 'Battle of the Planets' movie

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/19/there-was-a-battle-of-the-pl.html

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#2

Consider that nostalgia-fest bookmarked for later. Awesome!

Also, did those guys ever finish their game of ping-pong?

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#3

Nobody liked 7-Zark-7. Now, 1-Rover-1 was a different story.

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1-Rover-1 was a cheap K9.

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#5

Ahh. Many childhood dreams about The Phoenix.

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Explain to me how 7-Zark-7 wasn’t a poor mashup of R2D2 and C-3PO? Defend yourself, sirrah! Oh, who am I kidding. I loved it all.

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#7

They’re still playing right now.

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#8

Not only that, there was a live-action adaptation of Gatchaman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r56XwTGidsU

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#9

Science ninjas, mmmm.

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#10

How did I miss this?

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#11

you and me both

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#12

As if K9 himself wasn’t cheap.

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Off-topic: what tags do I add so the Youtube video preview shows? Seems like I knew at one time, but I’ve forgotten…

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#14

A very disappoint movie. TV spot for NTT was a lot of better. https://youtu.be/yAkZBwucoeQ

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god, i loved this show. i made sure to watch it every morning before school. i somehow never realized there was a MOVIE!

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#16

THE PHOENIX WAS ON FIRE!!!

yay!!

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#17

Nice link, but it might just cause a seizure if you’re not used to Japanese strobing smash-cut edits.

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#18

Jason was the original anime bad boy.

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#19

Battle of the Planets had a weird relationship with naming. English Adaptations were released under the names:

Eagle Riders
Battle of the Planets
G-Force: Guardians of Space

If any of those seem nutty, consider the original was called in Japan, “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman”

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I remember it as G Force: Battle of the Planets. Took me ages to find it on youtube the first time.

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