Originally called X-Bomber, this marionette tokusatsu TV series was created by manga master Go Nagai and produced by Cosmo Productions and Jin Productions. X-Bomber was renamed Star Fleet and dubbed by English speaking actors for broadcast in the UK with the first Saturday broadcast being aired on the 30th October 1982. Drawing heavily on diverse influences such as Star Wars, Japanese Anime and Gerry Anderson's various "Supermarionation" series, the show ran for twenty-four half hour episodes.
The year is 2999 and the Earth is at peace following the Space Wars. The tranquility of the human race is ensured by Earth Defense Force (EDF). Shortly before the turn of the fourth millennium the peace is broken by the appearance of a gigantic alien battle cruiser. Powerless to defend itself, the EDF's Pluto base is completely destroyed and the evil Commander Makara reveals the same fate awaits the Earth unless the mysterious F-Zero-One is handed over to her. Oblivious to the existence of F-Zero-One, and fearful of Makara's terrible retribution, the EDF presses into action a new and untested weapon, the X-Project from its hidden moon-base.
The series then follows the adventures of the crew of the X-Bomber as they discover the nature of the F-Zero-One and try to protect it from the increasingly desperate and unstable Makara and her demanding overlord, the 'Imperial Master'.
The Super Powerful Imperial Alliance
Wipe Out The Transport Fleet
The Mysterious Ship 'Skull'
X-Bomber Goes Forth
Mortal Combat In The Gravity Graveyard
An Attack Beyond Tears
Target: The Commander
Farewell, The Eternal Battlefield
Our Mortal Enemy Is Captain Carter
Battle To The Death: X-Bomber Vs. The Imperial Alliance
Lamia: Girl Of Destiny
X-Bomber: Death On Planet Morphane
Asleep In The Ice Prison
Commander Makara's Promotion
F-01: Assassination Plot
Callinean: Full Frontal Attack Begins!
Callinean: A Battle With No Tomorrow!
Board The Imperial Alliance Flagship!
The End Of Earth
A New Beginning For The Galaxy