Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 17

Wait a minute, didn’t Gigi (the floating bleepy red thing) get burnt to a crisp in the previous episode?

Okay, /m/subs and TSHS keep the party rockin’ with another subtitled episode of the Lensman TV series, aired once on Japanese television and then consigned to obscurity for decades.

This episode kicks off the series’ penultimate story arc. When a load of beryllium (an element necessary for the production of neutron bombs) is stolen from Galactic Patrol base, Admiral Haynes fears that it will be used to develop a new super-weapon. Kim and Buskirk are sent on an undercover mission to Hormuz, a satellite frequented by the criminal underworld, hoping to discover the identity of the beryllium thief.

We’re also treated to one of the Lensman TV series’ very occasional nods to the books. Kim’s undercover space pirate identity is named Cartiff, the same assumed name Kim uses pretending to be a a shady gem merchant on an undercover mission in Second Stage Lensman.

Get the softsubbed version from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega

…or hardsubbed from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega.

Thanks as usual to the team that makes the magic happen: sky79 for the translation, starseeker for translation QC, and Marty Mcflies for final checks. And of course we can’t forget old-school anime collector Dougo13 for providing the rare off-air Betamax recording of this episode, taped by his friend in Nagasaki on February 2, 1985. That was around the same time that rumors were flying through US anime fandom about an upcoming syndicated series that would combine English dubbed episodes of Macross, Southern Cross and Orguss, from the same company that produced the dubbed VHS release of the first three episodes of Macross.

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3 Responses to Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 17

  1. Sam says:

    Wooow, what a great surprise… can’t wait for it.

    All hail the one and only Nanto

    Liked by 1 person

  2. David E. says:

    Wasn’t the last Lensman release just a couple weeks ago? Nanto you’re really burning the midnight oil. Or burning the candle at both ends perhaps? I’m sure some old cliché will apply, but you’re churning out the Galactic Patrol in record time! Way to go!
    Many thanks for all your good work, as always I appreciate it very much!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Aardvark says:

    Just in the nick of time, this will definitely soothe my brain after finishing and filing my taxes this morning!

    Liked by 1 person

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