History Anime / BattleOfThePlanets

15th Jul '17 6:44:10 PM FordPrefect
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** A later episode (88) that originally followed up on that scene in Gatchaman was entirely rewritten for this version as "Tentacles from Space". Instead of the Science Ninja Team tracking down a possible connection between Katse and the mysterious female commander, the G-Force team is tasked with tracking down a Spectra agent named "Hannah" who Zark tells us was captured and tried for her crimes by the end of the episode (the commander in the original however, managed to get away as usual).
*** It's important to note however, that this episode and episodes 32 and 33 of ''Gatchaman'' (adapted as "Curse of the Cuttlefish") were actually sent and translated before "The Galaxy Girls" and "Rage of the Robotoids", the latter two which identified the blonde woman as Mala. In said Cuttlefish two-parter, she was referred to as "Agent S-9", and had no apparent familial connection to Zoltar.
** As a clue to her connection to Zoltar, Mala uses the assumed surname "Latroz" in her first appearance.

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** A later episode (88) that originally followed up on that scene in Gatchaman was entirely rewritten for this version as "Tentacles from Space". Instead of the Science Ninja Team tracking down a possible connection between Katse and the mysterious female commander, the G-Force team is tasked with tracking down a Spectra agent named "Hannah" who Zark tells us was captured and tried for her crimes by the end of the episode (the commander in the original original, however, managed to get away as usual).
*** It's important to note note, however, that this episode and episodes 32 and 33 of ''Gatchaman'' (adapted as "Curse of the Cuttlefish") were actually sent and translated before "The Galaxy Girls" and "Rage of the Robotoids", the latter two which identified the blonde woman as Mala. In said Cuttlefish two-parter, she was referred to as "Agent S-9", and had no apparent familial connection to Zoltar.
** As a clue to her connection to Zoltar, Mala uses the assumed surname "Latroz" [[SdrawkcabName "Latroz"]] in her first appearance.



* SuperMode: The "Fiery Pheonix" form of the ''Phoenix'', G-Force's ship. A last resort transformation for extreme emergencies, the ship transforms into a virtually invulnerable living flame form.

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* SuperMode: The "Fiery Pheonix" Phoenix" form of the ''Phoenix'', G-Force's ship. A last resort transformation for extreme emergencies, the ship transforms into a virtually invulnerable living flame form.
15th Jul '17 6:40:52 PM FordPrefect
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* PragmaticAdaptation: It is ''very'' rare, but occasionally the adapters changed an occasional detail to improve story logic. The first episode is an example, whereas in the original ''Gatchaman'' script, the lead hero has to argue why their ship should go into their risky Fiery Phoenix mode to escape a certain death trapped in the villain's mecha, the [=BotP=] version has the team having no objections of doing the obvious.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: It is ''very'' rare, but occasionally the adapters changed an occasional a detail to improve story logic. The first episode is an example, example; whereas in the original ''Gatchaman'' script, the lead hero has to argue why their ship should go into their risky Fiery Phoenix mode to escape a certain death trapped in the villain's mecha, the [=BotP=] version has the team having no objections of doing the obvious.
15th Jul '17 6:38:33 PM FordPrefect
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* DarthVaderClone: Producer Sandy Frank obviously saw Berg Katse in ''Gatchaman'' and said something like "close enough!" and renamed him Zoltar.

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* DarthVaderClone: Producer Sandy Frank obviously saw Berg Katse in ''Gatchaman'' and ''Gatchaman'', said something like "close enough!" and renamed him Zoltar.
20th Jun '17 3:57:19 AM C2
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''Battle of the Planets'' was one of the few anime that meets Alex Ross's approval, and some illustrations that he did for the series led to both him doing the cover illustrations of Creator/ADVFilms release of ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'' and to a short-lived {{Revival}} comic series published by Top Cow Productions from 2003-2004, which tried [[AdaptationDistillation to combine elements from both the original and the adaptation into a whole]].

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''Battle of the Planets'' was one of the few anime that meets Alex Ross's approval, and some illustrations that he did for the series led to both him doing the cover illustrations of Creator/ADVFilms release of ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'' and to a short-lived {{Revival}} comic series published by Top Cow Productions from 2003-2004, which tried [[AdaptationDistillation to combine elements from both the original and the adaptation into a whole]].
whole]]. Creator/GoldKeyComics released ''BOTP'' comics during the series' original run.
16th Feb '17 5:12:55 PM Exxolon
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* SuperMode: The "Fiery Pheonix" form of the ''Phoenix'', G-Force's ship. A last resort transformation for extreme emergencies, the ship transforms into a virtually invulnerable living flame form.
11th Jan '17 11:27:41 AM WillKeaton
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** Some of Jun's moments of panicking were cut, allowing the rechristened Princess to come off as a stronger character. Dialogue changes also made the character snarkier and ready to quip, although this at times created conflict that wasn't there in the original script [[note]]One episode changed a neutral dialogue exchange between Jun and Joe to Jason giving Princess a StayInTheKitchen type remark and Princess snapping back at him. Another episode had Princess sarcastically apologize to Mark, who criticized her for not paying attention.[[/note]].

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** Some of Jun's moments of panicking were cut, allowing the rechristened Princess to come off as a stronger character. Dialogue changes also made the character snarkier and ready to quip, although this at times created conflict that wasn't there in the original script script.[[note]]One episode changed a neutral dialogue exchange between Jun and Joe to Jason giving Princess a StayInTheKitchen type remark and Princess snapping back at him. Another episode had Princess sarcastically apologize to Mark, who criticized her for not paying attention.[[/note]].[[/note]]
2nd Jan '17 7:36:41 PM WillKeaton
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*** The producers did not receive the episodes in the ''Gatchaman'' order, which had led to some interesting reinterpretations. We ended up with Mark's father said to be dead halfway through the series, and an entire episode revolved around his killer[[note]]This episode originally took place after Red Impulse's death, but was sent and translated as the 30th episode, leading to this oddity[[/note]]. Then suddenly, Cronus was revealed to be Mark's father, and they did Zark his survival. But yes, they could not get out of admitting that some people died.

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*** The producers did not receive the episodes in the ''Gatchaman'' order, which had led to some interesting reinterpretations. We ended up with Mark's father said to be dead halfway through the series, and an entire episode revolved around his killer[[note]]This killer.[[note]]This episode originally took place after Red Impulse's death, but was sent and translated as the 30th episode, leading to this oddity[[/note]]. oddity.[[/note]] Then suddenly, Cronus was revealed to be Mark's father, and they did Zark his survival. But yes, they could not get out of admitting that some people died.
2nd Jan '17 7:35:09 PM WillKeaton
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* AnachronicOrder: The episodes were sent to Sandy Frank out of order, leading them to wind up produced in a much different order than what was used for ''Gatchaman'' (and what Frank had initially intended for production of this version). Although the episodes are arranged in the Gatchaman order on DVD, [[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/darthmaul/1.html the completed episodes wound up intended to be broadcasted and viewed in a completely different way]]. Watching them in the original Gatchaman order can create some confusion for new viewers, such as some episodes referring to events that have yet to happen, or 1-Rover-1 mysteriously coming and going. The suggested broadcast order by Sandy Frank fixes a few plotholes, yet also creates some of its own.

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* AnachronicOrder: The episodes were sent to Sandy Frank out of order, leading them to wind up produced in a much different order than what was used for ''Gatchaman'' (and what Frank had initially intended for production of this version). Although the episodes are arranged in the Gatchaman order on DVD, [[http://www.angelfire.com/ky/darthmaul/1.html the completed episodes wound up intended to be broadcasted and viewed in a completely different way]]. way.]] Watching them in the original Gatchaman order can create some confusion for new viewers, such as some episodes referring to events that have yet to happen, or 1-Rover-1 mysteriously coming and going. The suggested broadcast order by Sandy Frank fixes a few plotholes, yet also creates some of its own.
2nd Jan '17 7:34:17 PM WillKeaton
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The first American version of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. Heavily {{Macekre}}d by the infamous Sandy Frank Productions. You know, the guy who dubbed the ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' movies, ''Film/FugitiveAlien'', and ''Film/TimeOfTheApes'' (and produced the 1984-85 Jim Lange-hosted version of the ''$100,000 Series/NameThatTune'') .

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The first American version of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. Heavily {{Macekre}}d by the infamous Sandy Frank Productions. You know, the guy who dubbed the ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' movies, ''Film/FugitiveAlien'', and ''Film/TimeOfTheApes'' (and produced the 1984-85 Jim Lange-hosted version of the ''$100,000 Series/NameThatTune'') .
Series/NameThatTune'').
2nd Jan '17 7:31:51 PM WillKeaton
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* AllThereInTheManual: Many minor characters' names and some other details were only given in the scripts. [[http://www.battleoftheplanets.info/support.html This site attempts to compile all this extra information]].

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* AllThereInTheManual: Many minor characters' names and some other details were only given in the scripts. [[http://www.battleoftheplanets.info/support.html This site attempts to compile all this extra information]].information.]]
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