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Episode 5 : The Calm Before the Storm

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In the aftermath of Nasca's attack, the Star Force struggle to repair the Argo, and Michael Vega learns part of the truth about Captain Wildstar's past.

Episode five is messy. It's supposed to be. You can't go through a major battle and not have aftermath to deal with.  Not just patching the holes in the ship, but in her crew as well.  I find it so odd that in most American cartoons, the use of violence is heavily curtailed because 'it'll scar the children.' Yet, when there IS violence, it NEVER has consequences. What sort of message is that? 

Speaking of messages, it is here that we introduce the spiritual side of the Comet Empire. It wasn't done to humanize the enemy quite so much as it was to give them some motivation. I HATE antagonists who are evil for evil's sake. Give me a good, noble baddie any day.

-Dev

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Credits

  • Sea of Stars is written, produced and directed by Devin Cox, of Forward Momentum Productions.
  • All music in the series is drawn from several commercially released CDs of music from the original animated series “Uchuu Senkan Yamato.” Many of the CDS have long since gone out of print, though some may still be importable through Amazon.com.
  • All the sound effects for Sea of Stars come from one of three sources: The original Star Blazers dvds; the “Sound Fantasia Yamato” CDs which are now out of print; and The Freesound Project, at freesound.org.

Cast

  • 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: Allan Smithee
  • Colin O'Donnell: Jim Perry