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M13: Full Frontal Attack Begins
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Directed by

Kiyotaka Matsumoto

Produced by

Kimio Ikeda

Written by

Go Nagai

Air Date (JP)

February 28, 1981

Air Date (UK)

March 19, 1983

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F-01 Assassination
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M13: A Battle with
No Tomorrow

M13: Full Frontal Attack Begins, originally tilted in Japan as M13: All Out Attack Begins! (M13総攻撃開始! M13 sōkōgeki kaishi!) is the twenty-first (twentieth in English) episode of Star Fleet. It aired on February 28, 1981 on Fuji TV in Japan and March 19, 1983 on ITV in the UK.

Plot SummaryEdit

XBomberCrewpatch Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

X-Bomber approaches the Planet Callinean, with the crew all haunted by the recent death of Dr. Benn. Lamia says goodbye to Dr. Benn in his coffin, while P.P.A. comforts her. X-Bomber sets down on Callinean, and the crew is met by Captain Halley and his crew, who they inform of Dr. Benn's death. Shiro and the pilots ask Halley's permission to bury the Doctor on Callinean. Meanwhile, Makara is on approach to the planet Callinean and orders Captain Orion to attack.

The crew and Captain Halley pay their final respects to Dr. Benn. Shiro demands answers from Halley about F-01 - what has all this effort been for? This causes Lamia to run away, tortured by the knowledge that people have died because of her. Halley runs after her and attempts to explain to her what her destiny is, assuring her she has not been brought there in vein. She is a symbol of peace for the entire universe. The meaning will become clear when they greet the new century.

The crew of X-Bomber decide enough is enough and to retaliate against the Imperial Alliance by attacking their home planet with the help of the people of Callinean. Halley interrupts them, saying that there's someone he wants them to meet.

Halley takes the crew to a building containing a huge laser cannon, which has never been used due to Callinean being a planet of peace that has renounced war. Suddenly they are interrupted by a familiar long-lost face; Professor Hagen, Shiro's father, Lamia's caretaker and designer of X-Project. He is joyous of seeing his son and Lamia, though this is quickly dulled by the learning of the deaths of his friends Dr. Benn and Captain Carter.

Back on the Imperial Battlecruiser, Makara, Orion and Caliban are on standby for attack. Caliban promises Makara to redeem his failures by unveiling his newest weapon. Meanwhile, Professor Hagen tells his story. Following the completion of X-Project, he set out to investigate Lamia's origins. His craft's control systems failed, but was rescued by Captain Halley in the Skull and was taken to Callinean, where he constructed the laser cannon in anticipation of the day that the Alliance would attack the planet to capture Lamia. They are summoned to the palace for dinner with the King and Queen of Callinean.

The Alliance set out attack, with Makara opting to lure X-Bomber out to the Battlecruiser while Caliban attacks the Palace with his Death Ball, and Orion launches the drone craft. The royal reception is interrupted as the Alliance attack begins.

Halley stays behind to protect Lamia as X-Bomber launches to intercept Makara's Battlecruiser, whilst Orion and Caliban wait to attack the palace. Makara orders her battlecruiser to retreat so as to lure X-Bomber farther away from the planet, so Caliban's Death Ball can attack.

QuotesEdit

Voice CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Character Japanese Voice English Voice French Voice
Shiro Hagen Toshio Furukawa Jay Benedict Éric Legrand
Barry Hercules Shigeru Chiba Constantine Gregory Marc François
John Lee Naoki Tatsuta Mark Rolston Frédéric Pieretti
Lamia Mami Koyama Liza Ross Aurélia Bruno
PPA Yūji Mitsuya John Baddeley Marc François
Professor Hagen Mikio Terashima Al Matthews Henry Djanik
Captain Halley Katsuji Mori Garrick Hagon Marc François
Commander Makara Rihoko Yoshida Denise Bryer Annie Balestra
Captain Orion Reizō Nomoto Sean Barrett Christian Alers
Caliban Kenichi Ogata Al Matthews Henry Djanik
Narrator Yuzuru Fujimoto Peter Marinker Marc François
Dr. Benn* Mikio Terashima Peter Marinker Robert Bazil

*character only appears in brief flashback

Secondary CastEdit

Character Japanese Voice English Voice French Voice
Termoids Masaharu Satō Sean Barrett Marc François
King of Callinean Mikio Terashima Christian Alers
Callinean Advisor Kenichi Ogata
Callinean Aide Masaharu Satō Garrick Hagon

Equipment UsedEdit

Earth Defence ForcesEdit

Imperial AllianceEdit

  • Imperial Battlecruiser
  • Imperial Carrier Craft
  • Imperial Fighters
  • Caliban's Deathball

OtherEdit

TriviaEdit

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