The Star Force is created, and their mission is clear - take the newly rebuilt Argo 148,000 light years to the planet Iscandar.
The Star Force tests out the Wave Motion Engine's warp capabilities.
The very survival of the planet lies within a message from a distant galaxy.
The hope of the Earth lies within an old battleship.
Every day of the Star Force's journey brings them closer to Planet Balan, the halfway point on their long journey to Iscandar…and the home of a strategic Gamilon base commanded by the fearsome General Lysis! As the distance from Earth increases, so does the urge for some to return, despite the urgent need to obtain the Cosmo DNA machine that will cleanse the Earth of its radioactive poisons. But Lysis is preparing a master plan that will stop the Argo cold-and end all of their cares forever!
One by one, all the elaborate plans of General Lysis have been defeated by the sheer guts and ingenuity of the Star Force. Now they are in the homestretch of their long and desperate mission to Iscandar, to retrieve the Cosmo DNA machine from Queen Starsha. But General Lysis and the combined might of the Gamilon war fleet stand in their way, and beyond them lies the awesome might of Desslok and the Planet Gamilon. Soon the Argo's journey will be over...one way or the other!
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. In this classic adventure, the ship's doctor is able to keep the captain alive, although he grows weak from radiation poisoning. The Star Blazers discover that one of their force is a cyborg. They are also surprised to learn that their robot has a sense of humor. Two friends resolve a bitter feud. One falls in love. And the biggest surprise is sprung when the surviving crew members see who greets them when they get to Iscandar.