Yamato/Starblazers fans rejoice!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    When this is coming to the US is unknown, I'd say 2004
    This story takes place 1000 years after the original Yamato, and features descendants of the original crew who happen to look exactly like, and have the same names as their predecessors [​IMG] (why this is is a VERY long story, involving numerous court cases and all kinds of horrible things0
    http://www.sankyo-fever.com/movie/dy/dy_demo.mpg
    Enjoy [​IMG]
     
  2. Danny R

    Danny R Supporting Actor

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    Can anyone translate the title song in that clip? Just wondering where they are off to this time. Are they still fighting the Gamilon's (and Desslock's descendants as well?)
     
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    todd s Lead Actor

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    I always wondered if a live action version of the show could be made today? I figure with todays CGI effects they could easily do it.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    That's the original theme song from the original show. It's also much more poetic than the StarBlazers version, which to their credit they at least kept many of the themes and ideas for it.
    http://my.voyager.net/~jfellows/lyr100.html
    They only fought the Gamilons in the first season, by the end, Deslar was an ally.
    They're going against the Machine Empire, main enemies in the Matsumotoverse
     
  5. Will Cunningham

    Will Cunningham Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow, thanks so much for posting that! It totally made my day, I _LOVE_ Starblazers and have been anxiously awaiting a new serries. I like the new character designs, not sure how I feel about the CGI or that the Yamato does not look so much like the original Yamato. Still, I am breathless with anticipation...any new starblazers adventure is bound to be good on at least some level. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jeff Jacobson

    Jeff Jacobson Cinematographer

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    Darn, I was hoping it was news of a DVD release of the original Yamato series. (NOT Starblazers, but the uncut original version with subtitles.)

    The manga (comics) of "New Space Battleship Yamato" or "Great Yamato" have been out in Japan for a while now, too.

     
  7. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, ever since Matsumoto was officially legally given care of the franchise, the Yamato has been popping up all over the Matsumotoverse. The new design is actually not different much from the original design. Instead of the atmospheric wings the fighter deck was moved there because the hatch in the back tended to get them killed, and there are now turrets on the bottom so they don't have the "magnetic grapple and scuttle" problem

    It's supposed to be the same ship, resurrected from the arctic where it rested after Final Yamato
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    Oh and supposedly there are several companies interested in grabbing Yamato for US release subtitled, but that the legal areas have not been explored yet
    1- What rights does Voyager own? The answer so far as I can tell is that they own the rights to the show IN ITS STARBLAZERS FORM ONLY. They also unfortunately own the rights to the 5 movies, which means we'll see a decent anamorphic subbed DVD the 12th of never (Come onnnn Korea!)
    We've been petitioning them for a decade to put out subtitled Yamato, they steadfastly hold to their prized idiocy.
    2- Will Voyager attempt to sue anyway
    Those are the questions which I hope have been answered by SOME company [​IMG]
     

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