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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Even taking into account the modifications that turned it into a spaceship, this Yamato is much slimmer and sleeker than the real one. World War II battleships were ''very'' bulky.


* NeverSayDie: Averted, except in episodes where it isn't. In general, the dub was inconsistent about this. One episode addresses that several crew members had died, however, in the final Iscandar episode, the poisonous gas used by the Gamilas/Gamilons is portrayed as "radioactive sleeping gas", implying that anyone infected would come out of it at some point, yet Kodai/Wildstar's (and the rest of the crew's[[labelnote:*]]The "Star Force" moniker only exists in the dub[[/labelnote]]) reaction to Yuki/Nova clearly indicates that she [[spoiler:had died, although just before that, she had used the Cosmo Cleaner D/Cosmo DNA [[DisneyDeath just in time for her to come out of it.]]]] Then later in the same episode, Captain Okita/Avatar is directly portrayed as [[spoiler:dying from his already existing radiation poisoning before he has a chance to see the Earth restored.]]

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* NeverSayDie: Averted, except in episodes where it isn't. In general, the dub was inconsistent about this. One episode addresses that several crew members had died, however, in the final Iscandar episode, the poisonous gas used by the Gamilas/Gamilons is portrayed as "radioactive sleeping gas", implying that anyone infected would come out of it at some point, yet Kodai/Wildstar's (and the rest of the crew's[[labelnote:*]]The "Star Force" moniker only exists in the dub[[/labelnote]]) reaction to Yuki/Nova clearly indicates that she [[spoiler:had died, although just before that, she had used the Cosmo Cleaner D/Cosmo DNA [[DisneyDeath just in time for her to come out of it.]]]] Then later in the same episode, Captain Okita/Avatar is directly portrayed as [[spoiler:dying from his already existing radiation poisoning before he has a chance to see the Earth restored.]]

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** In Yamato 2202, ([[spoiler:After Yuki jumps in front of the bullet meant for Kodi, the sacrifice almost convinces Prince Zordar (via proxy through Miru) to end the war against Earth. And then gamalon soldiers gun down Miru trying to save Desslok and mess the whole thing up.]])

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*** And in Yamato 2202, there are moral ramifications and soul searching on Kodi's part to having a planet killer built into the bow of your battleship.


** The ''Rebirth'' webcomic is set decades after the original series. When a rather grizzled-looking Wildstar goes to confer with Desslok for the first time in decades, he's annoyed to see that Gamilons apparently age slower than humans, and Desslok looks completely unchanged.

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** The ''Rebirth'' webcomic is set decades after the original series. When a rather grizzled-looking Wildstar goes to confer with Desslok for the first time in decades, many years, he's annoyed to see that Gamilons apparently age slower than humans, and Desslok looks completely unchanged.

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** The ''Rebirth'' webcomic is set decades after the original series. When a rather grizzled-looking Wildstar goes to confer with Desslok for the first time in decades, he's annoyed to see that Gamilons apparently age slower than humans, and Desslok looks completely unchanged.


* ComicBookAdaptation: There were two mini-series from Comico in the 80's, one ongoing from Argo Press in the 90's drawn by Tim Eldred, and two webcomic limited series by Eldred titled ''Star Blazers: Rebirth'' and ''The Bolar Wars: Extended.''

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* ComicBookAdaptation: There were two mini-series from Comico in the 80's, 1980's, one ongoing from Argo Press in the 90's 1990's drawn by Tim Eldred, and two webcomic limited series by Eldred titled ''Star Blazers: Rebirth'' and ''The Bolar Wars: Extended.''


* ComicBookAdaptation: There were two mini-series from Comico in the 80's, one ongoing from Argo Press in the 90's drawn by Tim Eldred, and two webcomic limited series by Eldred titled ''Rebirth'' and ''The Bolar Wars: Extended.''

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* ComicBookAdaptation: There were two mini-series from Comico in the 80's, one ongoing from Argo Press in the 90's drawn by Tim Eldred, and two webcomic limited series by Eldred titled ''Rebirth'' ''Star Blazers: Rebirth'' and ''The Bolar Wars: Extended.''


* ComicBookAdaptation: There were four comic adaptations set in the ''Star Blazers'' universe. The latest is the webcomic ''Rebirth.''

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* ComicBookAdaptation: There were four comic adaptations set two mini-series from Comico in the ''Star Blazers'' universe. The latest is 80's, one ongoing from Argo Press in the 90's drawn by Tim Eldred, and two webcomic ''Rebirth.limited series by Eldred titled ''Rebirth'' and ''The Bolar Wars: Extended.''



** The official website's "History of Star Blazers", changes details or makes them up from whole cloth (for instance, giving the characters full names: we now know that Avatar's first name is Abraham and Nova's last name is Forrester). However, there are some inconsistencies, such as the "Great Island" (where the "Wildstar" family comes from) also being called "Okinawa" (where the "Kodai" family comes from)[[note]]The flashback in episode 13 clearly depicts Mt. Fuji, which is nowhere near Okinawa.[[/note]].

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** The official website's "History of Star Blazers", changes details or makes them up from whole cloth (for instance, giving the characters full names: we now know that Avatar's first name is Abraham and Nova's last name is Forrester).Forrester; these were actually introduced in the 1990's Argo Press ComicBookAdaptation). However, there are some inconsistencies, such as the "Great Island" (where the "Wildstar" family comes from) also being called "Okinawa" (where the "Kodai" family comes from)[[note]]The flashback in episode 13 clearly depicts Mt. Fuji, which is nowhere near Okinawa.[[/note]].


* TechnologyPorn: ''2199'', full stop, with the live-action movie as a distant runner-up. Original also kinda qualifies, but in a ''very'' stylized, Matsumoto-specific way, which doesn't look like this for many. The periodic sight of the wave motion engine reconfiguring its massive components to become the heart of the Wave Motion Gun, to the accompaniment of [[MostWonderfulSound ominous, escalating sound effects,]] certainly counts.

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* TechnologyPorn: ''2199'', full stop, with the live-action movie as a distant runner-up. Original also kinda qualifies, but in a ''very'' stylized, Matsumoto-specific way, which doesn't look like this for many. The periodic sight of the wave motion engine reconfiguring its massive components to become the heart of the Wave Motion Gun, to the accompaniment of [[MostWonderfulSound [[SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound ominous, escalating sound effects,]] certainly counts.


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‘’To save the human race . . . our STAR BLAZERS!’’
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* WebComic: [[http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/fanfic-comics/ Two]] produced by Tim Eldred, who was also the artist for the short-lived [[{{Comics}} comic book adaptation]] by Argo Press. The first being ''Rebirth'', set a generation into the future of Star Blazers but recalling several of the old cast. The other being ''The Bolar Wars: Extended'', seeking to utilize elements that were [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cut out]] in the aired series.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Star Blazers dub, Mamoru sacrifices himself against the Gamilons to give Okita time to escape, rather than martial pride. Every other adaptation of the series has gone with this reason.

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* WebComic: [[http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/fanfic-comics/ Two]] produced by Tim Eldred, who was also the artist for the short-lived [[{{Comics}} comic book adaptation]] by Argo Press. The first being ''Rebirth'', set a generation into the future of Star Blazers but recalling several of the old cast. The other being ''The Bolar Wars: Extended'', seeking to utilize elements that were [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cut out]] out in the aired series.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Star Blazers dub, Mamoru sacrifices himself against the Gamilons to give Okita time to escape, rather than martial pride. Every other adaptation of the series has gone with this reason.
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** In Japan, the name ''Yamato'' carried certain cultural connotations that would be hard to instill in a Western audience. As a result, the ancient battleship is still the ''Yamato'', but before leaving Mother Earth, it receives an in-universe rechristening. From there on, the ship is known as the ''Argo'', a name based in ancient Greek legend.

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** In Japan, the name ''Yamato'' carried certain cultural is associated with patriotism and tradition (and was so even before the ship's naming). Since these connotations that would be hard to instill in unknown at best and maligned at worst (the war had only been a Western audience. As a result, generation past) the dub acknowledges that the ancient battleship is still indeed the ''Yamato'', but before leaving Mother Earth, when it receives an in-universe rechristening. From there on, is rebuilt into a spaceship it is rechristened the ship is known as ''Argo''. The title change to ''Star Blazers'' may also have been to distance the ''Argo'', a name based in ancient Greek legend.show from Japan's war legacy for American audiences.


* ShoutOut: Admiral Okita's response to the Gamilas request for his surrender is a direct nod to real life UsefulNotes/WorldWarII General Anthony "Nuts" McCaullife and his response to the Germans' request for his surrender.

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* ShoutOut: Admiral Okita's response to the Gamilas request for his surrender is a direct nod to real life UsefulNotes/WorldWarII General Anthony "Nuts" McCaullife [=McCaullife=] and his response to the Germans' request for his surrender.

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