With all the news lately about both the Japanese live action Yamato film and the plans for a US made version of Star Blazers on the big screen, fans of the original material will be able to experience it again. The SyFy channel is now listing Star Blazers for April 21st which is where the anime line-up will be as it's moving away from Mondays. The series will be tied with two episodes of Chrono Crusade from 11PM to 12AM and then two episodes of Star Blazers will follow afterwards.
Star Blazers originally ran in the US for 77 episodes, going from 1979 until 1984 for three seasons.
Plot summary: Relentless planet bombing from outer space forces Earth's survivors to live underground-if they want to live at all. When the deadly radiation starts penetrating their subterranean cities, Space Cruiser Argo is launched on a 148,000 light year quest for the planet Iscandar. The legendary ship's mission is to return with technology that will neutralize the contamination. An elite force of Star Blazers has only one earth year to do it. During this intergalactic race against time they engage in spectacular space battles with Gamilon fleets from another galaxy, now based on Pluto. In addition to the overwhelming odds and superior destructive power of the invaders, the Argo's other enemy is deep space itself.