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Battle of the Planets/G-Force entry date: Oct 1, 2001



BATTLE OF THE PLANETS/G-FORCE: The anime series, Gatchaman, was dubbed in English twice by two different production companies. The first version is called "Battle of the Planets" and the second is "G-Force." Both use about the same episodes of Gatchaman but in each series the characters names and some plot elements are different. The third series, called "Eagle Riders", dubs various episodes from the sequels to Gatchaman, Gatchaman II and Gatchaman F. GATCHAMAN SUMMARY: Ken, Joe, Jun, Jinpei and Ryu are members of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, a group of teenagers that fight off alien invaders led by Berg Katse and Sosai of the Galactor organization. The Gatchaman team are advised by Dr. Nambu. BATTLE OF THE PLANETS SUMMARY: Mark, Jason, Princess, Keyop and Tiny are members of the G-Force team, a group of teenagers that fight off alien invaders led by Zoltar and the Great Spirit from the evil Planet Spectra. G-Force is advised by Chief Andersen. Battle of the Planets was the first English dub of Gatchaman, but was very different than the original. Because of children's television standards at the time, mostly all of the fighting scenes, violence and death were cut. Many other scenes were also cut and replaced with US animated scenes of 7-Zark-7, a robot who narrates each episode and communicates with G-Force. Also, since Star Wars was out at the time, Battle of the Planets played on the space and aliens aspect. Many adventures took G-Force to other planets when in Gatchaman they fought all their battles on Earth. Plus Keyop could only speak a few words. Battle of the Planets also skipped many episodes, including the last four due to the violence and death in them. Battle of the Planets aired in syndication from 1978 until 1982 and introduced many to the world of anime. G-FORCE SUMMARY: Ace Goodheart, Dirk Daring, Agatha Jun, PeeWee and Hoot Owl "Hootie" are members of the G-Force team, a group of teenagers that fight off alien invaders led by Galactor and Computor. G-Force is advised by Dr. Brighthead. G-Force was the second English dub of Gatchaman. When Sandy Frank Productions' rights to the series expired, Turner Entertainment bought them and re-dubbed the Gatchaman series as G-Force. This dubbed version is closer to the original series, keeping in mostly all of the fighting scenes, violence and death, so no need for 7-Zark-7. Instead of skipping many episodes like Battle of the Planets, the first 87 episodes were dubbed, except two. The last eighteen episodes were not dubbed due to finanical reasons. The only complaint about G-Force is the music, which is the same monotone techno drum beat used throughout all the episodes. G-Force originally aired for a week in 1986 on TBS Superstation. In 1995, Cartoon Network ran the entire series for the first time.
BATTLE OF THE PLANETS original Japan airdates: Oct 1, 1972-Sept 1974 as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman on Fuji TV original airdates: Sept 1, 1978-1982 in syndication later airdates: Apr 25-Sept 26, 2004 on Boomerang episodes: 85 animated by: Tatsunoko Productions, Ltd. distributed and owned by: Sandy Frank Entertainment EPISODE GUIDE NOTE: The first number is the Gatchaman episode number and the second is the Battle of the Planets episode number. #001-01 Attack of the Space Terrapin #002-02 Rescue of the Astronauts #003-03 The Space Mummy #004-04 The Space Serpent #005-05 Ghost Ship of Planet Mir #006-06 Big Robot Gold Grab #007-07 Ace From Outer Space #008-08 Fearful Sea Anemone #009-09 Jupiter Moon Menace #010-10 A Swarm of Robot Ants #011-11 Space Rocket Escort #012-12 Beast With A Sweet Tooth #013-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #014-13 Perilous Pleasure Cruise #015-14 The Thing With 1,000 Eyes #016-15 Microfilm Mystery #017-16 The Alien Beetles #018-17 A Whale Joins G-Force #019-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #020-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #021-18 Mad New Ruler of Spectra #022-19 The Sea Dragon #023-20 Magnetic Attraction #024-21 The Musical Mummy #025-22 The Fiery Lava Giant #026-23 The Bat-Ray Bombers #027-24 Race Against Disaster #028-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #029-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #030-25 The Ghostly Grasshopper #031-26 The Galaxy Girls #032-27 Curse of the Cuttlefish Part I #033-28 Curse of the Cuttlefish Part II #034-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #035-29 Demons of the Desert #036-30 Siege of the Squids #037-31 Orion, Wonderdog of Space #038-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #039-32 The Fierce Flowers Part I #040-33 The Fierce Flowers Part II #041-34 The Space Rock Concert #042-35 Prisoners In Space #043-36 Victims of the Hawk #044-37 Raid on Riga #045-38 Seals of Sytron #046-39 Giant Gila Monster #047-40 The Capture of the Galaxy Code #048-41 Raid On A Nearby Planet #049-42 Keyop Does It All #050-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #051-43 Peaks of Planet Odin #052-44 The Sky Is Falling Part I #053-45 The Sky Is Falling Part II #054-46 Raid of the Red Scorpion #055-47 Mammoth Shark Menace #056-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #057-48 Fastest Gun In the Galaxy #058-49 Giant From Planet Zyr #059-50 Secret Island #060-51 Giant Space Bat #061-52 Attack of the Alien Wasp #062-53 Decoys of Doom #063-54 Zoltar Strikes Out #064-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #065-55 The Great Brain Robbery #066-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #067-56 Raid of the Space Octopus #068-57 Silent City #069-58 Peril In the Pyramids #070-59 Rage of the Robotoids #071-60 The Alien Bigfoot #072-61 Invasion of the Locusts #073-62 Space Safari #074-63 Museum of Mystery #075-64 Peril of the Preying Mantis #076-65 The Awesome Ray Force #077-66 The Duplicate King #078-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #079-67 Defector To Spectra #080-68 Panic of the Peacock #081-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #082-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #083-69 Mission to Inner Space #084-70 Spectra Space Spider #085-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #086-71 Super Space Spies #087-72 Cupid Does It To Keyop #088-73 Tentacles From Space #089-74 Island of Fear #090-75 The Awesome Armadillo #091-76 Invasion of Space Center Part I #092-77 Invasion of Space Center Part II #093-78 Save the Space Colony #094-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #095-79 Charioteers of Changu #096-80 Vacation On Venus #097-81 Rockets Out of Control #098-82 G-Force Defector #099-83 Strike At Spectra #100-84 G-Force In the Future #101-85 Conway Tape Tap #102-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #103-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #104-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #105-N/A episode skipped in dubbing VOICE ACTORS Alan Dinehart as Chief Anderson and Tiny Casey Kasem as Mark Keye Luke as Colonel Cronos, the Great Spirit and Zoltar Ronnie Schell as Jason Janet Waldo as Princess and Susan Alan Young as Keyop and 7-Zark-7
G-FORCE original Japan airdates: Oct 1, 1972-Sept 1974 as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman on Fuji TV original US airdates: Sept 1986 on TBS Superstation (only 5 episodes aired), early 1995- 1997 on Cartoon Network later airdates: Jan 9-Mar 5, 2000 on Cartoon Network episodes: 85 animated by: Tatsunoko Productions, Ltd. distributed and owned by: King Features Syndicate and Warner Bros./Turner Entertainment EPISODE GUIDE NOTE: Skips Gatchaman episodes #81, 86 and 88-105 #01 The Robot Stegosaur #02 The Blast at the Bottom of the Sea #03 The Strange White Shadow #04 The Giant Centipoid #05 The Phantom Fleet #06 The Micro-Robots #07 The Bad Blue Baron #08 The Secret of the Reef #09 The Sting of the Scorpion #10 The Antoid Army #11 The Mighty Blue Hawk #12 The Locustoid #13 The Deadly Red Sand #14 The Rainbow Ray #15 The Giant Jellyfish Lens #16 The Regenerating Robot #17 The Beetle Booster #18 The Whale Submarine (Pilot) #19 The Racing Inferno #20 The Mightiest Mole #21 Race of the Cyborgs #22 The Fiery Dragon #23 The Mammoth Iron Ball #24 The Neon Giant #25 The Rock Robot #26 The Secret Sting Ray #27 The Anirobot #28 The Invisible Enemy #29 The Project Called ROCK-E-X #30 The Attack of the Mantis #31 The Sinister STAR-ONE #32 The Giant Squid #33 In The Tentacles' Grip #34 Operation Aurora #35 The Sun-Bird #36 The Deadly Sea #37 The Particle Beam #38 The Dinosaur Man #39 The Monster Plants #40 The Fatal Flowers #41 Killer Music #42 Swan Song Prison #43 Human Robots #44 The Shock Waves #45 The Case of Kalanite #46 The Deadly Valley #47 The Super-Z-20 #48 The Camera Weapon #49 The Mechanical Fang #50 The Skeleton Curse #51 Wheel of Destruction #52 The Secret Red Impulse #53 The Van Allen Vector #54 The Vengeance #55 The Micro-Submarine #56 The Bird Missile #57 Battle at the North Pole #58 The Super Laser #59 Mystery of the Haunted Island #60 G-Force Agent 6 #61 Dream of Danger #62 The Snow Devil #63 The Strange Strike-Out #64 A Deadly Gift #65 The Iron Beast #66 When Fashion was Fatal #67 The Proto Monster #68 Radioactive Island #69 The Devil's Graveyard #70 Mummy Mania #71 The Abominable Snowman Cometh #72 Plague of Robots #73 The Mammothodon #74 The Secret of the Power #75 The Crab Robot #76 The Reverser Ray #77 Shock Waves #78 Battle on the Ocean Bottom #79 Stolen Identity #80 The Mind Control Machine #81-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #82-81 Force of Mega-Robots #83-82 The Flame Zone #84-83 Web of Danger #85-84 The Secret of G-4 #86-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #87-85 Galactor's Deadly Trap #88 through 105 skipped in dubbing VOICE ACTORS Gregg Berger as Computor, Dr. Brighthead and Hootie Bill Capizzi as Galactor Jimmy Flanders (aka Cam Clarke) as Dirk Daring Sam Fontana as Ace Goodheart Barbara Goodson as Agatha Jun and PeeWee
EAGLE RIDERS original Japan airdates: 1980s and 1990s? as Gatchaman II and Gatchaman F original US/Austailia airdates: 1996-1997 in syndication episodes: 13 (in US), 65 (in Australia) animated by: Tatsunoko Productions, Ltd. distributed and owned by: Saban Entertainment EPISODE GUIDE NOTE: episodes #1-47 dubbed from Gatchaman II skipping some episodes and going out of order. The first episode is the Gatchaman II number and the second is the Eagle Riders number. #01-01 For the Global Good #02-02 Temple Island #03-03 Visit to Alcatraz #04-04 Reunion #05-05 Primal Instinct #21-06 Old Friends, New Enemies #07-07 Camouflage #08-08 On the Far Side of the Moon #09-09 Pyramid Power #10-10 Deep Freeze in the South Seas #11-11 Second Chances #12-12 Signs of Intelligent Life #13-13 Under the Volcano NOTE: The following Eagle Riders' episodes were shown in Australia only. #14-14 Abduction and Return #15-15 The Island Girl's Secret #16-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #17-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #18-16 Big Eye Meets Small Fry #19-17 Realities #20-18 The Imposter #22-19 Crisis! #23-20 Panic at the North Pole #24-21 Circuits Down #25-22 Professor Andro's World #26-23 The Mysterious Dr. Aikens Part 1 #27-24 The Mysterious Dr. Aikens Part 2 #28-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #29-25 K-3 #30-26 Coward of the Cosmos #31-27 Down In the Alps #32-28 Rememberance #33-29 Shake Down In the Big Apple #34-30 Adventure In the Amazon #35-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #36-31 Old Ties #37-32 Childish Things #38-33 Facing the Dragon #39-34 Hide and Seek #40-35 Wild Country #41-36 Mallanox In a Mess #42-37 Evil In Disguise #43-38 Krall #44-39 Mission to Mars #45-40 Unnatrual Disasters #46-41 Idnetities #47-42 Fire and Ice #48-43 Catastrophe #49-44 Falling Prey #50-45 Relativity #51-46 Allegience and Amends #52-47 Encounter of Evil NOTE: episodes #48-65 dubbed from Gatchaman F skipping some episodes and out of order The first episode is the Gatchaman F number and the second is the Eagle Riders number. #01-48 A New Threat #02-49 The New Resistance #03-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #04-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #05-50 Conflict at Melly Island #06-51 One to One #07-52 The Steel City #08 through #11-N/A episodes skipped in dubbing #12-53 Energy Crisis #13-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #14-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #16 through #19-N/A episodes skipped in dubbing #20-54 Negotiations #21 through 24-N/A episodes skipped in dubbing #25-55 The Document #26-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #27-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #28-56 Rebel Defiance #29-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #30-57 Outbreak #31-58 Wild Ride #32-59 Uncle Avery #33-60 Ollie Undercover #34-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #35-61 The Price Of Glory #36-62 Scorpius Force #37-63 A Ray of Hope #38-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #39-N/A episode skipped in dubbing #40-64 The Lost Children of Melly #15-65 Vorak Resolution VOICE ACTORS Dena Burton as Auto Richard Cansino as Hunter Harris Lara Cody as Dr. Aikens Bryan Cranston as Joe Thax R. Martin Klein as Mallanox Heidi Noelle Lenhart as Kelly Jenar Mona Marshall as Mickey Dougan Greg O'Neill as Thaddeus Keane Paul L. Schrier II as Ollie Keeawani Peter Spellos as Cybercon
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