G-Force: Guardians Of Space – The Whale Submarine

G-Force: Guardians of Space is the second American animated television adaptation of the Japanese anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, following Sandy Frank Entertainment’s initial 1978 effort Battle of the Planets and preceding ADV Films recent 2005 attempt, known as just Gatchaman. With G-Force, Sandy Frank Entertainment collaborated with Turner Broadcasting to create a newer, more faithful translation of Gatchaman for a new audience, and such a translation was made possible with the relaxed television standards of the 1980s, a luxury that the more Star Wars-themed Battle of the Planets did not enjoy.

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  1. I first encountered gatchaman via g-force on cartoon network somewhere in the 90s. It wasn’t until much later that I became aware of the battle of the planets version. G-force was a good show (although it’s unfortunate that the more recent gardening show kinda stole the name).

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