|F-01 Assassination Plot|
|Air Date (JP)||
February 21, 1981
|Air Date (UK)||
March 12, 1983
F-01 Assassination Plot (F-01暗殺作戦 F-01 ansatsu sakusen) is the twentieth (nineteenth in English) episode of Star Fleet. It aired on February 21, 1981 on Fuji TV in Japan and March 12, 1983 in the UK.
|Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.|
Commander Makara, angry at X-Bomber's rescue of Lamia, has become obsessed with the destruction of F-01. Caliban, the battlecruiser scientist, comes to the bridge to show her the bionic assassin he has developed to kill F-01 against the Imperial Master's orders - their mission is to retrieve F-01, not kill her. Orion protests, but Makara overrules him, saying that Lamia has the power to destroy her ship before they can get to Callinean.
Meanwhile Lamia has recovered from her ordeal on X-Bomber; weakened and struggling to communicate with Captain Halley on Callinean. He gives her the location of the planet Callinean. Lee identifies a ship on the scanner and X-Bomber goes on red alert. It becomes apparent that the ship is damaged. The pilots visit in the Dai-X fighters and find nothing in the ship, but within the Cyborg assassin lurks. They find nothing and return to X-Bomber, but the Cyborg assassin hides in Legtrax returning with them to X-Bomber.
X-Bomber continues on course, but Lee finds a new contact on the radar screen, a large planetoid sphere on a direct collision course with X-Bomber. X-Bomber takes evasive action and manages to avoid it, but it circles back on them and starts to open fire on the ship. X-Bomber is damaged, so the pilots launch the Dai-X fighters and immediately Dai-X junction.
Meanwhile, the Bionic Assassin stalks the corridors and enters Lamia's room. Kirara defends her, enabling her to sound the alarm summoning Dr. Benn, who orders P.P.A. to recall Dai-X as he races to Lamia's room. On Dai-X, Shiro, Hercules and Lee quickly use X-Tracers on the Death Planetoid, destroying it, before returning.
Dr. Benn arrives to Lamia's room and shoots the Mantis just as it's about to fire on Lamia, but it makes another attempt to kill her catching Dr. Benn with its serrated scythe before he kills it. The pilots return to the ship and X-Bomber resumes its course for the Planet Callinean. Back on the Imperial Battlecruiser, all communications from the Assassin ceases, meaning that X-Bombers crew managed to destroy it. Makara berates Caliban for his failure and he begs for one more chance.
X-Bomber finally nears the Planet Callinean, and Captain Halley greets them over communications. The crew are elated to have finally reached their goal, but their joy is short lived as the Cyborg's poison takes effect and Dr. Benn collapses in his chair, quietly dying. The pilots vow to continue their mission as Shiro states that there will never be another man that could take the Doctor's place.
|Character||Japanese Voice||English Voice||French Voice|
|Termoids||Masaharu Satō||Sean Barrett||Marc François|
Earth Defence ForcesEdit
- Imperial Battlecruiser
- Stock footage from the Pilot, Wipe Out the Transport Fleet, Lamia Kidnapped and Asleep in the Ice Prison is used.
- From this episode on in the English dub, Peter Marinker takes up position as dubbing director, whilst Louis Elman does other projects.
- When P.P.A. goes off to get a medical kit, his dialogue briefly seems to be done by whoever did his voice from episodes 7-10 rather than John Baddeley.
- Al Matthews joins the voice cast in this episode in the English Dub, but is uncredited due to the show reusing the same end credits from Episode 1.
- Stock footage from the Pilot is used for Hercules and Lee's Dai-X launch sequence as opposed to the standard use of stock footage from Episode 4.