While we learned last week that Battle of the Planets was coming to The Anime Network for members of the service, it’s also turned out that the series is getting a bit wider distribution as Hulu is picking it up as well. The series has had its first twelve episodes of the original English language adaptation from a few decades ago surface which are also available for Hulu Plus members to get a bit more out of as they can watch the show on their TV or mobile device.
The series was originally broadcast in 1978 using the footage from the 1972 series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman which whittled down the 105 episodes to 85 so that it would fit into syndication. The show featured some solid voice talents including Casey Kasem, Keye Luke, Alan young, Janet Waldo, Alan Dinehart and Ronnie Schell. The series was in syndicatoin until 1985.
Plot concept: Somewhere off the West Coast of the United States, deep beneath the surface of the sea is the secret and extremely important world defense headquarters, Center Neptune. To guard this vital base against attack by alien enemies is a huge responsibility of five exceptional, highly-specialized orphans called G-FORCE and, of course, robot coordinator 7-Zark-7. The G-FORCE protects Earth and the rest of the galaxy from the evil of Zoltar and the planet Spectra.