Credit where it's due.

I didn't create Star Blazers, but it's probably fair to say it created me. I saw it at a very young age and it had a profound impact on how I saw the world.

The question of who DID create Star Blazers... now, that's complicated.

See, there were two men who were most responsible for the original Space Battleship Yamato, and they didn't like each other very much. Leiji Matsumoto had his fingers in just about every facet of the first two seasons, but the show's executive producer, Yoshinobu Nishizaki, had a very different vision of what it should be.

Eventually, the fight wound up in court and it would take a better legal mind than me to say who won what. Suffice to say, the show would not be what it became without either of these two driving forces.

From a legal standpoint, the series belongs to Voyager entertainment, Nishizaki's production company.

Useful links

Starblazers.com – Voyager's official site. Inactive since August, 2014. The classic series can be ordered through Amazon, but is has never been released in HD. Yamato has been, but not the English version.

Ourstarblazers.com – The most up to date and rabid fansite for Star Blazers, Classic Yamato, and the modern remakes. Home of two excellent SB webcomics. Updated monthly on the 15th.

Series Credits

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CAST (in order of appearance)
  • Eric Olp - Announcer
  • Mark "The Encaffeinated ONE" Kilfoil - Narrator
  • Jim Perry - News Anchor
  • Devin Cox - Gammilon Voice and Credits
  • Andrew Gilbertson - Earth Politician, Reader for Simon Riggins and Dr. Sane
  • Ducky Patterson - Dr. Hewitt
  • Joe Harrison - Reader for Derek Wildstar
  • Jason Ramboz - Reader for Steven Sandor
CREDITS
  • The documentary was written produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Space Battleship Yamato) is created by Leiji Matsumoto- and Yoshinobu Nishizaki. The English adaptation of the same, "Star Blazers" is copyright Voyager Entertainment
  • Music for the production is drawn from "Original BGM Collection Space Cruiser Yamato" Parts 1-3 and 5.
  • Audio cuts from the actual series "Star Blazers" drawn from the "Quest for Iscandar" and "The Comet Empire" DVD box sets available through Voyager Entertainment.
SPECIAL THANKS

This project was thrown together at literally the last moment. While it was in the hopper as it were for about six months, it was written in a hurry, cast even faster, and recorded very quickly. I would like take a moment to thank the cast for doing an extraordinary job. Particularly Mark Kilfoil, who had to read all... those... lines!

-Dev

Invasion! cast (in order of appearance)

Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Pastor: Devlin James
Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Crowd: Devin Cox and Sean Hill
Homer Glitchman: Jeffery Lincoln
Sandor: Jason Ramboz
Anshon: Devlin James
Imperial Priests: R. Douglass Barbieri, Josh Lambright and Jeffery Lincoln
Nova Forester Wildstar: Amy Howard Wilson
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Archprelate: Chris Walker
Emperor Jahmorta: Jim Perry
GNN Newscaster: Matthew R. Smathers
General Thaddeus Singleton: Andrew Seally
Wendy Singleton: Sarah Moore
Prince Zordar: Frederick Kopetz
James Conolly: Chris Walker
EDF Tech: Devin Cox
“The Rose”: Xiang Xiang Liu

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode One Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark "The ENCaffinated ONE" Kilfoil
Alpha One (Richard Vega): Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Alpha Three: Jim Perry
Alpha Six: Andre de Almeida
Transport: Devin Cox
Comet Empire Cargo Captain: Dave Frizzell
Comet Empire Sensor Tech One: Eric Olp
Comet Empire Sensor Tech Two: Devlin James
Alpha Four: Lisa Wong
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
General Wendy Singleton: Melissa D. Johnson (aka Mippa)
Colonel Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
EDF Tech 1: Devin Cox

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Two Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark "The ENCaffinated ONE" Kilfoil
General Wendy Singleton: Melissa D. Johnson (aka Mippa)
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Jordan "Jordy" Venture: Dave Frizzell
Hans Schneider: Zach McCue
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Mac Stevens: Emry Kinney
Major Berit's Aide: Eric Olp
Major Berit: Ducky Patterson
Colonel Nasca: Andre de Almeida
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Little Girl: Raye Perry
Girl's Father: Jason Ramboz
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Three Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark "The ENCaffinated ONE" Kilfoil
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Philippe de LaRoche: Devin Cox
Crewman A: Devin Cox, who forgot to cast this one...
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Hans Schneider: Zach McCue
Joachin Reyes: Nathan P. Butler
Jordan "Jordy" Venture: Dave Frizzell
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Mac Stevens: Emry Kinney
Major Berit's Aide: Eric Olp
Major Berit: Ducky Patterson
Colonel Nasca: Andre de Almeida
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan P. Butler
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Pops McClendon: Devlin James

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Four Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark "The ENCaffinated ONE" Kilfoil
Jordan "Jordy" Venture: Dave Frizzell
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Hans Schneider: Zach McCue
Mac Stevens: Emry Kinney
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Colonel Nasca: Andre de Almeida
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan Butler
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Philippe de LaRoche: Devin Cox

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Five Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark "The ENCaffinated ONE" Kilfoil
Mac Stevens: Emry Kinney
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Jordan "Jordy" Venture: Dave Frizzell
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Hans Schneider: Zach McCue
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan Butler
General Geran: Andre de Almeida
Admiral Kahn: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Emperor Jahmorta: Jim Perry
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Philippe de LaRoche: Devin Cox
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Six Vocals(in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark "The ENCaffinated ONE" Kilfoil
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Hans Schneider: Zach McCue
Mac Stevens: Emry Kinney
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Jordan "Jordy" Venture: Dave Frizzell
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
Emperor Jahmorta: Devlin James
Princess Izri: Natalie Van Sistine
Admiral Kahn: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
General Wendy Singleton: Melissa D. Johnson (aka Mippa)
General Singleton's Aide: Jim Perry
Comet Empire Tech #2: Eric Olp
High Priest Anshon: Devlin James
Black Tiger Six: Lisa Wong
Black Tiger Four: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Philippe de LaRoche: Allan Smithee
Comet Empire Tech #3: Ducky Patterson
General Geran: Andre de Almeida
Harlock: Ducky Patterson
Arcadia Crewman: Jason Ramboz
Desslok: Devin Cox

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Seven Vocals(in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Desslok: R. Douglas Barbieri
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Captain Harlock: Dylan Spencer
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Arcadia Controler: Josh Lambright
Pirate 1: Andrew Seally
Pirate 2: Matthew R. Smathers
Thomas Vega: Jason Ramboz
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan Butler
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Philippe de LaRoche: Allan Smithee
Emperor Jahmorta: Jim Perry
Crown Prince Darcal: Eric Olp
Imperial Princess Izri: Natalie Van Sistine
Admiral Kahn: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
General Singleton: Sarah Moore
Trelena: Peg DiGrazia

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Eight Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Jordy Venture: Dave Frizzell
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Captain Harlock: Dylan Spencer
Thomas Vega: Jason Ramboz
General Singleton: Sarah Moore
Crown Prince Darcal: Eric Olp
Imperial Princess Izri: Natalie Van Sistine
Hans Schneider: Zack McCue
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Philippe de LaRoche: Allan Smithee
Comet Empire Tech #4: Jeffrey Lincoln
Major Terril: Matthew R. Smathers
Mac Stevens: Emry Kinney
Sharon Stevens: Peg DiGrazia
Naomi Stevens: XiangXiang Liu

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Nine Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Trelena: Peg DiGrazia
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Nova: Amy Howard Wilson
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan Butler
Prince Zordar: Frederick Kopetz
Mark Venture: Jefferey Lincoln
Comet Empire Tech #4: Jeffrey Lincoln
Major Terril: Matthew R. Smathers

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Ten Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Hans Schneider: Zack McCue
Philippe de LaRoche: Allan Smithee
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Major Terril: Matthew R. Smathers
Comet Empire Tech #4: Jeffrey Lincoln
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Jordy Venture: Dave Frizzell
Mac Stevens: Emery Kinney
Trelena: Peg DiGrazia
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan Butler
Emperor Jahmorta: Jim Perry
Admiral Kahn: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Crown Prince Darcal: Eric Olp

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Eleven Vocals (in order of appearance)

Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Jordy Venture: Dave Frizzell
Mac Stevens: Emery Kinney
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
IQ-9: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Singleton's Aide: Devin Cox
General Singleton: Sarah Moore
Captain Harlock: Dylan Spencer
Black Tiger 6: Devin Cox
Black Tiger 4: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Thomas Vega: Jason Ramboz
Pirate 2: Matthew R. Smathers
Pirate 1: Andrew Seally
Emperor Jahmorta: Jim Perry
Admiral Kahn: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Crown Prince Darcal: Eric Olp
Imperial Princess Izri: Natalie Van Sistine
Desslok: R. Douglas Barbieri
Galman Tech: Jefferey Lincoln

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.
Episode Twelve Vocals (in order of appearance)

Captain Derek Wildstar: Joe Harrison
Jordy Venture: Dave Frizzell
Sam Vandom: Philippa Ballantine
Joachin Reyes: Nathan Butler
Desslok: R. Douglas Barbieri
Captain Harlock: Dylan Spencer
Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry
Mac Stevens: Emery Kinney
Narrator: Mark “The ENCaffinated ONE” Kilfoil
Emperor Jahmorta: Jim Perry
Imperial Princess Izri: Natalie Van Sistine
Admiral Kahn: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Galman Tech: Jefferey Lincoln
Michael Vega: Sean Hill
Neville Drake: Scott Breakall
Mei Gideon: Silas Carder
Thomas Vega: Jason Ramboz
Black Tiger 6: Devin Cox
Black Tiger 4: Jonathan Edward Dolnier (aka Pokejedservo)
Crown Prince Darcal: Eric Olp
Comet Empire Tech #5: Andrew Sealy
Comet Empire Tech #6: Eric Olp
Pops McClendon: Devlin James
Most Holy Xavier: Nathan Butler

Credits
  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music for Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series "Uchuu Senkan Yamato."
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: the original series DVDs, which can be purchased at many online retailers; the "Sound Fantasia Yamato" CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.