My old friend Dave Hillman turned me on to this trailer via Facebook and my jaw just hit the floor.
You see, while the rest of the United States thought that this was Starblazers, some of us with the bootleg Japanese originals at hand knew that this was the series of movies with the Space Cruiser Yamato. And while the US science fiction series still struggled with little things like Twiki saving the day AND delivering the best one liners on Buck Rodgers, we were watching planets getting blown up, crew members dying, a drunk saki swilling doctor, moral dilemmas of adult complexity, and Dessler, one of science fiction's most interesting villians.
Whole civilizations dying? Pollution and ecological themes? A freakin' Wave Motion gun? Check, check and check.
Be Forever Yamato and the others were epic.
Seeing this translated into the real world makes my year.