Saturday, February 26, 2011

Battle of the Planets

The earliest show I recall enjoying besides Sesame Street, was G-Force Battle of the Planets. Although I don't recall specifics about episodes, and I completely blocked 7 Zark 7 and K-9 from my memory, every morning before I caught the bus to kindergarten I would religiously watch BotP. I can recall the show airing on UHF channel WUAB 43 broadcasting from Cleveland, Ohio. Airing in the same time slot on UHF channel 61 was Star Blazers. I would flip channels during the credits to watch the credits of Star Blazers where they would mention what was in the next episode and how many days it would take to get to Iscandar... now that I think of it, I may have also watched the opening title sequence for Star Blazers on occasion. The weird things that these shows had in common that I would come to learn later in life, was that they were both Anime. I wouldn't realize exactly what Anime was until sometime in the 90's. Even though Anime is the norm now, in the 80's there was just sprinklings of it with no clear delineation between it and other cartoons, but somehow my young brain knew these shows were different in some special way that made them palatable.

1 comment:

  1. Galactor was evil because he used Computor (computer) to get his answers, while the Science Team just knew everything because they studied when they were off duty. ;)