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Title: What's that called?
Post by: WeatherServo9 on April 29, 2009, 06:04:40 AM
I started another thread in the movie section when I couldn't remember the name of a movie, and someone knew it almost right away.  So I thought I'd do it again for this old cartoon I used to watch as a kid which, for the life of me, I can't remember the name of.

All I can remember about it is that it's a Japanese product in the mold of, say, a Robotech or a Voltron or something like that, and it's about a crew of people that fly through space on this big red and grey ship that kind of looks like a giant red and grey submarine.  And I think the whole front of the ship was a big gun that they made a big deal out of firing. 

Okay TV experts, given only that vague and maybe even incorrect recollection, what was that cartoon called?
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Thrifty on April 29, 2009, 06:54:18 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Kirby: Right Back Atcha?
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: MontyServo on April 29, 2009, 10:03:02 AM
Sounds like Star Blazers.

The only thing I remember about it is the groovy theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/v/eMcrep48Wz0&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 29, 2009, 10:52:46 AM
I'd bet money that's correct.   ;)
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Scrivener on April 29, 2009, 02:17:55 PM
Absolutely, positively, 100% certain, Regis-that's-my-final-answer, Star Blazers.  Only it's a giant red and gray battleship, not a submarine.  And that weapon is the Wave Motion Gun.  It shoots through stars.  Bow down before the mighty Wave Motion Gun.

Yeah, I was a kid at the right time.
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: WeatherServo9 on April 29, 2009, 03:23:26 PM
Thanks Monty, that's the one!  I also think it was the groovy theme song that sold me. 

Yes, Scrivener, a giant battleship, not a submarine.  I was close. 

Funny that I would like yet another TV show with a theme song which explained that show's entire premise...
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: stansimpson on April 29, 2009, 05:56:04 PM
IMDb has a freakishly resourceful thread called "Need To Know."  There are so many people on that thread, it's like the best customer service a movie-lover could want... with the exceptional turdface here or there.  Anyway, I've never been disappointed by it before, no matter how obscure, even with the smallest of info.  Check it out here:  http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000001/flat/136752094 (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000001/flat/136752094)

(Unfortunately, as the thread gains popularity, it becomes more of a place for people to ask the simplest questions that a simple Google search will answer; so an obscure movie question will be a breath of fresh air).
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: WeatherServo9 on April 29, 2009, 07:26:45 PM
IMDb has a freakishly resourceful thread called "Need To Know."

Thanks for that tip, I'll remember that one for what I'm sure will be my many future memory lapses.
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: gbeenie on April 29, 2009, 09:18:08 PM
And that weapon is the Wave Motion Gun.  It shoots through stars schools.

(http://videodetective.com/photos/103/004329_24.jpg)

Don't hang me from a hook, Johnny. My mother hung me from a hook, once....



.... once.
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Scrivener on April 30, 2009, 05:26:24 AM
And that weapon is the Wave Motion Gun.  It shoots through stars schools.

(http://videodetective.com/photos/103/004329_24.jpg)

Don't hang me from a hook, Johnny. My mother hung me from a hook, once....



.... once.

Don't needlessly explain my tangential pop-culture references, gbeenie.

Oh, and did you know your screen name is not an adverb?
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: gbeenie on April 30, 2009, 09:06:14 AM
I thought your Johnny Dangerously reference was accidental. My apologies.
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Thrifty on April 30, 2009, 10:12:42 AM
IMDb has a freakishly resourceful thread called "Need To Know."  There are so many people on that thread, it's like the best customer service a movie-lover could want... with the exceptional turdface here or there.  Anyway, I've never been disappointed by it before, no matter how obscure, even with the smallest of info.  Check it out here:  http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000001/flat/136752094 (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000001/flat/136752094)

(Unfortunately, as the thread gains popularity, it becomes more of a place for people to ask the simplest questions that a simple Google search will answer; so an obscure movie question will be a breath of fresh air).

What was that one movie, where the people were flying around in a plane, and there were a bunch of snakes on it?  Samuel L. Jackson was in it.

Also, did you guys ever see that old science fiction series starring William Shatner about all those astronauts on a trek through the stars?  What was that one called?
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Scrivener on April 30, 2009, 02:18:45 PM
I thought your Johnny Dangerously reference was accidental. My apologies.

Apology accepted.  No harm done.  Except perhaps to Joe Piscopo.
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 01, 2009, 08:46:06 AM
I thought your Johnny Dangerously reference was accidental. My apologies.

Apology accepted.  No harm done.  Except perhaps to Joe Piscopo.

< insert steroid joke here >
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: jd75 on May 12, 2009, 01:32:34 AM

What was that one movie, where the people were flying around in a plane, and there were a bunch of snakes on it?  Samuel L. Jackson was in it.

Also, did you guys ever see that old science fiction series starring William Shatner about all those astronauts on a trek through the stars?  What was that one called?

Errr.... First one..... Snakes on a Plane and
           Second one........Star Trek?

 ???
(http://storeyourpicture.com/images/signature_riffers.jpg)
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Thrifty on May 12, 2009, 07:42:01 AM

What was that one movie, where the people were flying around in a plane, and there were a bunch of snakes on it?  Samuel L. Jackson was in it.

Also, did you guys ever see that old science fiction series starring William Shatner about all those astronauts on a trek through the stars?  What was that one called?

Errr.... First one..... Snakes on a Plane and
           Second one........Star Trek?

 ???
(http://storeyourpicture.com/images/signature_riffers.jpg)

Hmmm... I'm not sure.  Maybe?

What was that movie where the old rich guy died, and there's a whole bunch of people talking about him, and they're talking about this thing called Rosebud but nobody knows what it means?  Orson Welles was in it.  The Front Page?  Psycho?
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 12, 2009, 10:15:16 AM

What was that one movie, where the people were flying around in a plane, and there were a bunch of snakes on it?  Samuel L. Jackson was in it.

Also, did you guys ever see that old science fiction series starring William Shatner about all those astronauts on a trek through the stars?  What was that one called?

Errr.... First one..... Snakes on a Plane and
           Second one........Star Trek?

 ???
(http://storeyourpicture.com/images/signature_riffers.jpg)

Hmmm... I'm not sure.  Maybe?

What was that movie where the old rich guy died, and there's a whole bunch of people talking about him, and they're talking about this thing called Rosebud but nobody knows what it means?  Orson Welles was in it.  The Front Page?  Psycho?
Ed Wood?
Title: Re: What's that called?
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on May 12, 2009, 10:39:30 AM

What was that one movie, where the people were flying around in a plane, and there were a bunch of snakes on it?  Samuel L. Jackson was in it.

Also, did you guys ever see that old science fiction series starring William Shatner about all those astronauts on a trek through the stars?  What was that one called?

Errr.... First one..... Snakes on a Plane and
           Second one........Star Trek?

 ???
(http://storeyourpicture.com/images/signature_riffers.jpg)

Hmmm... I'm not sure.  Maybe?

What was that movie where the old rich guy died, and there's a whole bunch of people talking about him, and they're talking about this thing called Rosebud but nobody knows what it means?  Orson Welles was in it.  The Front Page?  Psycho?
Ed Wood?

ooh, I actually know this one, it's Scooby Doo on Zombie Island