Ah The War in Space,complete with a catchy them opening and everything.
I got it on DVD,remember seeing it a couple times 100yrs. ago,you know when television was worth watching,so why are the powers that be messing with TV signals now?.
It's the year 1988,Miyoshi's come back to Japan from the U.S.,he finds out his girl,Jun,(not spelled the same way as June Cleaver),is engaged to Murio,but we interrupt this budding soap opera for this special announcement,"Although a rare monster free day in Japan,a series of meteors all falling everywhere,then we go to Headquarters to find out space station Terra,(wasn't that the name of the planet in the Gamera movie Attack of the Monsters,and Scarlet O'Haras ranch in Gone with the Wind?),is under attack!.
It's destroyed,all Earth can get from them is a big space pirateship was attacking the station.
Well that does it!,we know now the meteors were meant to cover up an alien invasion force.
Our only chance is to complete Prof.Talkigawas space battleship,Atragon!,I mean,Gotton.
Well the aliens can't let us do this,since they don't know where it is,at first,they launch an all out attack on Earth,destroying key cities through out the world,finally they find out it's on a remote island and begin to destroy it,but it took so long for them to do it Gotton gotton finished in the Ta Da!,nick of time!.
So it takes off,shoots out rocket mines and finishes off the small ships then heads for Venus,where the enemy base is.
Along the way they find remains of the destroyed station,and bring back what they think is dead comrade,oh yea!?.
Just then more small craft appear,everyone to battlestations,Jun can take care of the dead guy,----turns out he ain't dead,and he's no comrade,he's yet another alien in disguise,takes Jun to the air lock and joins the fleet.
Talkigawa's in hot pursuit,and it's here we literally meet Hell,Commander Hell that is,he announces they come from the star system sunie that's dieing,(so what else is new?),and they need Earth,a fair exchange,your daughter for Earth.
Even if you kill her,Talkigawa says he can't let Hell and his minions have Earth.
What follows is they finally land on Venus,see and take pictures of the pirateship,discover a way to get in,rescue Jun,(who's now in a sexy leather hotpants outfit),everyone on the mission is killed,except Miyoshi,who's almost killed by that space ape thing I'm sure we saw on many of Lost in Space episodes,Miyoshi kills it with an electric knife.
Now it's time for Gotton to meet the pirateship,Gotton's the only thing that stands in Hells way of getting Earth,so Gottons gotta go.
All kinds of lasers from both crafts fire,the ships crash into eachother,finally Hells craft delivers the final blows and Gotton's so damaged,there's only one thing left to do.
The real reason they came was to get Talkigawas super bomb,that drill that seemingly did nothing,it's da bomb!.
As Talkigawa sends it towards the pirateship,he tells Jun and others,he never wanted to use it,and prayed it will never have to used again,and so like Saraizawa,he crashes into the huge pirateship,and down they go.
The repair crew has made the repairs,so they have to get going,I imagine Jun will be in psychotherapy for quite awhile when they get to Earth,seeing her dad crash into the big ship then falling into molten lava,not to mention Venus no longer exists,see all the hell Hell caused!,the only consolation in all this is,Hell got blasted to hell!.