Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 20

The four-part story of Wolf (aka Bob Muhn) comes to a climax, as Boskone test out their super-weapon created with beryllium stolen from Galactic Patrol. There are several things in this episode that seem like an “homage” to the original Star Wars trilogy, but it’s important to remember that the Star Wars films (and most other modern SF where the adventures don’t all take place within our solar system) also owe a debt to E.E. “Doc” Smith’s original Lensman novels.

Softserve from from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega

…or hardwired from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega.

Well, that’s 20 episodes down and 5 left to go in this joint project with /m/subs. All of the initial scripts are completed, and the last of the raw files are encoded (thanks to some help from RetroAwesome and drmecha). There’s still quite a bit of work that needs to be done, but it feels good to be heading towards the final lap. I’m hoping we can release a complete batch of all 25 episodes in early 2022, plus a new encode of the movie and various additional bonus goodies.

Thanks to sky79 for the initial translations and timing. Thanks to starseeker for translation QC, and for reading the Lensman novels (which comes in handy when names and terms from the books pop up.) Thanks to Marty Mcflies for the final checks, and also for inspiring this project in the first place with his work on the movie. And of course we never would never have gotten this far without the help of legendary old school anime video collectors, massive thanks to Dougo13 (for off-air Betamax recordings) and Laurine (for VHS).

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3 Responses to Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 20

  1. DeTroyes says:

    Great job as always, guys!

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  2. Sam says:

    Awesome news 🙂
    I still can’t believe that we’re almost there.
    I never thought that I would be able to watch and enjoy this show (with translation).
    I salute everyone that had a part in this magnificent work.
    Thank you Nanto

    Liked by 1 person

  3. David E. says:

    I agree with Sam, it’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end. I’m definitely looking forward to it, hopefully it’s not a cliff hanger (after all these years, it BETTER NOT be a cliff hanger).
    Many thanks to Nanto and all the kind video donors who shared their Lensman with a bunch of internet strangers. It’s very much appreciated.

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