Star Blazers Timeline

About this list: this is a work-in-progress with the goal of assembling as complete a timeline as possible of the entire Yamato/Star Blazers phenomenon. Data will be added and revised as new information becomes available. As the entries on this list receive coverage elsewhere on this site, links will be added to help you find them. If you notice missing, incorrect, or incomplete items on this list, please contact us and make noise!

No-class 1978
production ? Westchester films acquires Space Battleship Yamato series 1 and the forthcoming Yamato 2 for syndication to American TV audiences
No-class FEB
publication 24 Star Force promoted in Backstage magazine
No-class MAR
publication 20 Star Force promoted in Broadcasting magazine
No-class SEP
publication 15 Star Force promoted in Backstage magazine
No-class OCT
publication 9, 30 Star Force promoted in Broadcasting magazine
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No-class 1979
No-class FEB
publication 19 Star Force promoted in Broadcasting magazine
No-class MAR
publication 5 Star Force promoted in Broadcasting magazine
production ? Title changed from Star Force to Star Blazers
No-class SEP
ON AIR ? Star Blazers premieres in syndication on American television, comprised of The Quest for Iscandar and The Comet Empire for a total of 52 episodes
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No-class 1980
No-class JUN
publication ? Starlog magazine publishes an article about Star Blazers (O’Quinn Studios)
No-class OCT
publication 24 Star Blazers promoted in Backstage magazine
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event ? Founding of the first Star Blazers fan club in the US (summer)
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No-class 1981
Publication ? Star Blazers Fandom Report newsletter premieres (first quarter)
No-class MAR
publication 13 Star Blazers promoted in Backstage magazine
No-class JUN
publication ? Questar magazine publishes an article about Star Blazers (MW Communications)
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No-class 1982
No-class AUG
Event 28/29 Farewell and Be Forever are screened in “Star Blazers room” at Creation Convention (New York City)
No-class SEP
event 24-26 Star Blazers/Yamato “Micro-Con” held at Babelcon ’82 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
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No-class 1983
No-class JAN
PUBLICATION ? First issue of Trelaina A.P.A. in the US
No-class FEB
Publication ? Space Fanzine Yamato (Project Star Blazers/USA)
No-class MAR
Event 18-20 Star Blazers room at the New York Science Fiction Society’s Luna Con ’83 (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)
No-class JUN
Event 24-26 Star Blazers room at Eastcon ’83 (Glassboro, NJ)
No-class AUG
Event 13 YamatoCon convention held in Dallas, Texas
No-class SEP
Event 1-5 Arrivederci Yamato screened in Star Blazers room at Constellation (41st World Science Fiction Convention, Baltimore MD)
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No-class 1984
No-class FEB
BOOKS ? Star Blazers film comics Volumes 1-5 available in US (WCC animation comics)
No-class MAR
Event 16-18 Star Blazers room at the New York Science Fiction Society’s Luna Con ’84 (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)
Event 22-25 Be Forever and Final Yamato screened at Norwescon ’84 (Seattle, WA)
PUBLICATION ? Trelaina A.P.A. changes name to Sasha A.P.A.
No-class JULY
Event 6-8 Star Blazers video room at Empiricon 5 (New York City)
No-class AUG
Event 30 Star Blazers fan club meeting, video track at LA Con II/through Sept 3 (42nd World Science Fiction Convention, Los Angeles CA)
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Publication ? Star Blazers Fandom Report concludes with issue #16 (fourth quarter)
publication ? Epic Illustrated magazine publishes an article about Yamato/Star Blazers (Marvel Comics Group)
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No-class 1985
ON AIR ? The Bolar Wars series is added to the Star Blazers syndication package
No-class JAN
models 1 20th Century Imports begins distributing Bandai model kits in US under the Star Blazers name
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No-class 1986
No-class MAR
event ? YamatoCon II convention held in Dallas, Texas
No-class JUN
publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #52/53 covers Star Blazers
No-class AUG
publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #54 covers Star Blazers
No-class OCT
publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #55 covers Star Blazers
No-class NOV
ON AIR ? Desslok’s Revenge, the first Star Blazers fan film is completed and screened
No-class DEC
publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #56 covers Star Blazers
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No-class 1987
No-class APR
Publication ? Anime Zine #1 (Minstrel Press)
publication ? Star Blazers comic book #1 (Comico)
No-class MAY
publication ? Star Blazers comic book #2 (Comico)
No-class JUN
publication ? Star Blazers comic book #3 (Comico)
No-class JUL
publication ? Star Blazers comic book #4 (Comico)
No-class OCT
Publication ? Space Gamer/Fantasy Gamer magazine publishes Star Blazers Fleet Simulator game (Diverse Talents, Inc.)
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Publication ? Japanimation #2 publishes a Star Blazers cover story (Eclectic Press)
Publication ? Anime Zine #2 publishes a Star Blazers cover story (Minstrel Press)
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No-class 1988
Video ? VHS: Star Blazers is released in the US (Kidmark)
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No-class 1989
No-class MAY
publication ? Star Blazers comic book Series 2, #1 (Comico)
No-class JUN
publication ? Star Blazers comic book Series 2, #2 (Comico)
No-class JUL
publication ? Star Blazers comic book Series 2, #3 (Comico)
No-class AUG
publication ? Star Blazers comic book Series 2, #4 (Comico)
No-class SEP
publication ? Star Blazers comic book Series 2, #5 (Comico)
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ON AIR ? Star Blazers licensing agreements conclude with American broadcasters
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No-class 1992
No-class NOV
Event ? Star Blazers rights revert from Westchester Films to Westcape Corporation
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No-class 1993
No-class AUG
VIDEO ? VHS: All three Star Blazers series are released by Voyager Entertainment, Inc.
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No-class 1995
No-class JAN
ON AIR 30 NTV profiles Star Blazers on an anime TV special in Japan
No-class MAR
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #0 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #1 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #2 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #3 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 1996
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #4 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class APR
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #5 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine ‘Perfect Album’ by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #6 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #7 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #8 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine Special Edition by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #9 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 1997
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #10 by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAY
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #11 (final issue) by Studio Go! (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
event ? Star Blazers Fleet Battle System debuts at GenCon gaming convention (Musashi Enterprises/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
products ? Star Blazers Fleet Battle System Rule book and first 33 miniatures (Musashi Enterprises/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 1998
No-class MAY
BOOK ? Star Blazers Fleet Battle System EDF Technical Manual/Warship Recognition Guide (Musashi enterprises/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class 2000
No-class AUG
VIDEO 18 DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2001
No-class JAN
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAR
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAY
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
BOOK ? Star Blazers Fleet Battle System Game Module II: The Dark Nebula Empire (Musashi enterprises/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUL
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 6 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class NOV
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 1 (revised) and series 1 box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2002
No-class JAN
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAR
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAY
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUL
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
ONLINE 1 Debut of starblazers.com in US
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class NOV
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 6 and box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2003
No-class JAN
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
product ? Star Blazers series 3 poster (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAR
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAY
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUL
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class NOV
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 6 and box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2005
No-class MAR
R.I.P. 18 President of Westchester Films Claude S. Hill dies
No-class AUG
ONLINE 1 Star Blazers Rebirth webcomic debuts at starblazers.com
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No-class 2007
No-class AUG
ONLINE 1 Star Blazers Rebirth webcomic concludes at starblazers.com
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No-class 2009
No-class JULY
ONLINE 13 Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo audio drama episode 0: The Argo: Sailor of the Stars (Forward Momentum Productions)
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No-class 2010
No-class MAR
ONLINE 7 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 1: The Legend (Forward Momentum Productions)
ONLINE 14 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 2: Argo Lifts Off Into A New Dawn (Forward Momentum Productions)
ONLINE 21 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 3: Prisms of View (Forward Momentum Productions)
event 26-28 Star Blazers voice actors appear at the Icon 29 SF convention (Stony Brook University, New York)
ONLINE 28 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 4: Ambush at Jupiter (Forward Momentum Productions)
No-class APR
ONLINE 7 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 5: The Calm Before the Storm (Forward Momentum Productions)
ONLINE 14 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 6: Firestorm (Forward Momentum Productions)
No-class JULY
RIP 15 Bolar Wars voice director/actor Peter Fernandez (1927-2010)
No-class DEC
ONLINE 25 Sea of Stars audio drama special: Invasion (Forward Momentum Productions)
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No-class 2011
No-class FEB
event 21 Announcement of negotiation for live-action Star Blazers movie
No-class APR
on air 21 Rebroadcast of Star Blazers Series 1: Episodes 1 & 2 (SyFy Network)
ONLINE 21 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 7: The New Menace (Forward Momentum Productions)
on air 28 Star Blazers Episodes 3 & 4 (SyFy Network)
ONLINE 28 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 8: In Pursuit of Hope (Forward Momentum Productions)
No-class MAY
ONLINE 4 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 9: Threads of the Past (Forward Momentum Productions)
on air 5 Star Blazers Episodes 5 & 6 (SyFy Network)
on air 12 Star Blazers Episodes 7 & 8 (SyFy Network)
ONLINE 18 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 10: Betrayal at New Telezart (Forward Momentum Productions)
on air 19 Star Blazers Episodes 9 & 10 (SyFy Network)
ONLINE 25 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 11: It is Always Darkest… (Forward Momentum Productions)
on air 26 Star Blazers Episodes 11 & 12 (SyFy Network)
ONLINE 28 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 12: Before the Dawn (Forward Momentum Productions)
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No-class 2012
No-class AUG
publication ? Back Issue magazine #59 publishes an article on Star Blazers comic books (Twomorrows Publishing)
No-class 2013
No-class JULY
MUSIC 24 Star Blazers Sound Almanac albums available worldwide on iTunes
No-class OCT
ONLINE 30 Deadline announces live-action Star Blazers movie news
No-class 2015
No-class MAR
ONLINE 13 Star Blazers article on i09
No-class MAY
ON AIR 3 Star Blazers referenced on Silicon Valley (HBO)
No-class NOV
video 29 Star Blazers DVD box set (Sanver Productions, Spain)

2 thoughts on “Star Blazers Timeline

  1. I started living in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1979. That year, a local TV station, Channel 41, begins airing “Star Blazers”. It would be a great way to spend my afterschool hours watching the crew of the Argo battle the Gamilons and the Comet Empire in order to save Earth. I went on to have a collection of many VHS videos of the Star Blazers TV episodes (especially Series 3–The Bolar Wars) and a few Yamato movies including the English-dubbed “Farewell to Yamato”, which I liked the most. For my Birthday later this month, I will receive the Yamato/Star Blazers DVD documentary special narrated by the voice actor who played Derek Wildstar. It’s going to be a big thing when I receive it. Thanks, you made my memories fly like the Argo.

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