|Asleep in the Ice Prison|
|Air Date (JP)||
January 31, 1981
|Air Date (UK)||
February 26, 1983
Asleep in the Ice Prison (氷の牢獄で眠れ! kōri no rōgoku de nemure!) is the seventeenth episode of Star Fleet. It aired on January 31, 1981 on Fuji TV in Japan and February 26, 1983 on ITV in the UK.
|Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.|
After crash-landing, the crew of X-Bomber need to hurry to repair the damage done to the ship. Meanwhile, Makara's ship is heading for the Allurian prison, whilst she anticipates a promotion to the Executive Council. Lamia prays for rescue as the Termoid guards taunt her.
The crew finish repairs, finding that the damage was not as extensive as they thought. Tensions are high between Shiro and Hercules, who both blame themselves for Lamia's kidnapping. Lee has to break up a fight between the two. Lamia, meanwhile, finds that she can no longer hear Halley's communications.
The Alliance Battlecruiser arrives at the Allurian Ice Planet Prison where Commander Makara confirms to Lamia that she is the F-01, telling her of her origins and how they will user her powers to control the universe, saying that she has only 2 months before her powers kick in fully. Lamia realizes that she is feeling changes since her first meeting with Halley. Makara leaves Lamia to be taken care of by Captain Orion, with instructions not to let her use her telepathic powers.
After repairs have finished, X-Bomber prepares to lift off and the crew are prepared to save Lamia at all cost. Halley contacts them just prior to lift off, saying that he will do his best to make contact with Lamia.
The Battlecruiser has landed on the Ice Planet and Lamia is taken by Captain Orion in a vehicle onto the surface. Captain Halley attempts to contact Lamia telepathically, with success, but she is taken to a chamber below ground. Back on X-Bomber, Kirara has a rage fit on the bridge, and has to be sedated by Hercules' tranquilizer ray. Back in the Underground Prison on the Glacial Planet, the Alliance give Lamia a candlelight ceremony, "a gift from the Alliance", as Orion calls it.
Meanwhile, Kirara is thinking of Lamia and crying, Lee and Shiro know they must find her quickly. Lamia tries to reason with Orion, but her words of logic have no effect, and she is slapped by Orion. Makara arrives and states that there will always be conquest, because it leads to power; they need her to rule the universe and plan to exploit her powers for evil. Lamia is shackled and imprisoned in an electro-magnetic capsule which will inhibit her powers. As they leave the prison chamber snow begins to fall, burying the entrance to the chamber.
Makara returns to the Battlecruiser and reports back to the Imperial Master, who tells her he is pleased and orders them back to his base to celebrate their success. As the Battlecruiser leaves the Glacial Planet, X-Bomber loses their trace on Makara's ship and they are now forced solely to rely on Captain Halley to trace Lamia. Lamia, trapped beneath the surface in the dungeon, fears for her life.
|Character||Japanese Voice||English Voice||French Voice|
|Termoids||Masaharu Satō||Jacob Witkin||Jean-Paul Coquelin|
|Makara's Symbiote||Annie Balestra|
Earth Defence ForcesEdit
- Imperial Battlecruiser
- Personnel Transport Vehicle
- Judging by Makara's statements, this episode is set in October 2999.
- When X-Bomber crashes on the Planet Morphane, Shiro is in his seat next to Hercules, though when the ship was maneuvering in the minefield in the previous episode, he was seated in the pilot seat next to Dr. Benn.
- Makara's symbiotic face mask has dialogue syncing issues when consulting with the Imperial Master in the English dub.