Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 06

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More Lensman TV series fun from TSHS and /m/subs. Picking up from where the last episode left off, Admiral Haynes and gang arrive at the planet Dzoara in time for the Galactic Patrol squad anniversary celebrations, and decide do some sightseeing. They visit a monument to the planet’s greatest heroes: Reno and Ruri, a married couple who were instrumental in fighting off Boskone’s first invasion of the planet. Kim and Chris are invited on a tour of the inside of a weird organic spaceship, with telekinetic pilots that meld with the ship both physically and mentally. But Morou’s recent defeat in hyperspace does not mean he has given up on Helmuth’s orders to defeat the Lensman…

Both artwork and storytelling continue to improve with this episode. The clumsy attempts to move the Kim/Chris romance forward (in both the movie and TV series) kinda made me cringe up to this point, but this is the first episode where they actually seem to get it right.

Get it from Nyaa or Mega.

Sadly this is the last episode of Lensman to be released on laserdisc, or any other home video format for that matter. Thanks again to Alrow for providing us with the laserdisc source for these episodes, as well as the Making of Lensman special. So from the next episode onward we will be using a variety of VHS recordings from the show’s original Japanese broadcasts, apologies in advance for the mixed bag of video quality on future episodes. The preview at the end of episode 6 is about as bad as it gets, many of the episodes are much better quality than that, but there’s only so much you can expect from ancient VHS recordings.

Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about that mp4 hardsub request…

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6 Responses to Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 06

  1. husambinni says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you

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  2. David E. says:

    Once again, many thanks for bringing us more episodes of Lensman. I’ve enjoyed it all!

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  3. hi says:

    arigato great work

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  4. Aardvark says:

    I can never get enough outer space adventure, thanks.

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  5. Cavery210 says:

    A group called changeman is doing Kotetsu Jeeg right now.

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  6. Jim says:

    While it’s true that the quality of VHS recordings is unable to compare to videodisc or to that format’s grandchild, the DVD, don’t automatically dismiss those ancient tapes as a raw source. If the tape hasn’t been worn out before transcribing it to digital media from a *properly adjusted* player, it is still possible to extract a very good quality raw from it. (very few have the tools or the patience to spend hours forcing the finicky VHS tape system to provide the broadcast quality playback it’s capable of)

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