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Wipe Out the Transport Fleet
Sfxbep04
Directed by

Akira Takahashi

Produced by

Kimio Ikeda

Written by

Go Nagai

Air Date (JP)

November 1, 1980

Air Date (UK)

November 13, 1982

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Wipe Out the Transport Fleet, originally titled in Japan as The Transport Fleet Annihilated! (輸送船団消滅す! yusō sendan shōmetsu su!) is the fourth episode of Star Fleet. It aired on November 1, 1980 on Fuji TV in Japan, and November 13, 1982 on ITV in the UK.

Plot SummaryEdit

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

Star Fleet Transport Cruisers en route to Pluto with supplies and personnel to rebuild Pluto Base get vaporized in the asteroid belt. EDF HQ is concerned by the contact loss, and deduce that the Alliance has returned. X-Bomber is ordered out to escort the second convoy.

Meanwhile Makara is lying in wait for X-Bomber, which reappears to Orion's surprise, having assumed it too badly damaged to be able to take off so soon. As X-Bomber passes Mars, Lamia ponders her childhood there.

They soon reach the position of the original fleet's last reported position. Alliance carriers suddenly appear from behind nearby asteroids. Dr. Benn orders the Transport cruisers to retreat and that X-Bomber's shields be raised. The ships open fire, but cause no damage. Hercules returns fire with the top mounted guns and eliminates the carriers.

Back on the Imperial Battlecruiser, Makara is angered that X-Bomber has destroyed one of her fleet ships. Orion suggests that they hide the Imperial Cruiser under the Methane Sea so they can ambush the X-Bomber when it comes looking for them.

Dr. Benn deduces that the Alliance must have made a base at Jupiter as the carriers had to have come from somewhere near. As X-Bomber hovers over Pluto, the Imperial Base opens ground to air fire. They are about to return fire, but are ambushed by the Imperial Cruiser from behind. X-Bomber goes evasive to avoid Makara's ship

Dr. Benn sends Shiro, Lee and Hercules off to pilot the Dai-X, whilst he and Lamia stay on board the X-Bomber's control room. Braincom, MainBody and LegTrax, piloted by Shiro, Hercules and Lee respectively, launches. Lee heads in for ground assault in LegTrax while Hercules and Shiro attack from above. While the three pilots attack, X-Bomber is still taking heavy fire from the Base and continues to evade the Imperial Cruiser. Orion and Makara are unconcerned by the Fighters.

The three pilots cannot get a clear shot on the Pluto Base lasers, so Shiro commands that the three ships combine to create the giant robot Dai-X.

The Dai-X is able to stomp through the base, able to destroy it with ease with a combination of firepower, punches and foot stomping. Makara and her bridge crew get perturbed. Orion and Makara are shocked by the appearance of this giant robot. Makara orders a retreat following the destruction of the base. and the Dai-X stands victorious in the ruins of the base. X-Bomber is able to continue on its mission.

QuotesEdit

  • Commander Makara - "Ha, ha ha! They weave and dance, but they can't escape us!"
  • John Lee - "This is Lee - I've landed. These boys don't play around!"
  • Shiro Hagen - "Lee! One at your foot!"
  • John Lee - "I see it!"
  • Shiro Hagen - "Hercules! On your left!"
  • Commander Makara - "WHAT! What is this monster?!"
  • Captain Orion - "What shall we do, Commander?"
  • Commander Makara - "Retreat! We cannot fight them without a base!"

Voice CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Character Japanese Voice English Voice French Voice
Dr. Benn Mikio Terashima Peter Marinker Robert Bazil
Shiro Hagen Toshio Furukawa Jay Benedict Éric Legrand
Barry Hercules Shigeru Chiba Constantine Gregory Michel Elias
John Lee Naoki Tatsuta Mark Rolston Frédéric Pieretti
Lamia Mami Koyama Liza Ross Pascale Reynaud
PPA Yūji Mitsuya John Baddeley Michel Elias
General Kyle Hidekatsu Shibata Kevin Brennan André Valmy
Number One Hideyuki Tanaka Jay Benedict Michel Elias
Number Two Masaharu Satō John Baddeley Christian Alers
Commander Makara Rihoko Yoshida Denise Bryer Annie Balestra
Captain Orion Reizō Nomoto Sean Barrett Christian Alers
Narrator Yuzuru Fujimoto Peter Marinker Michel Elias

Secondary CastEdit

Character Japanese Voice English Voice French Voice
Termoids Masaharu Satō Sean Barrett Frédéric Pieretti
Communications Officer 1 Naoki Tatsuta Jay Benedict Michel Elias
Communications Officer 2 Masaharu Satō Frédéric Pieretti

Equipment UsedEdit

Earth Defence ForcesEdit

Imperial AllianceEdit

  • Imperial Battle Cruiser
  • Imperial Carrier Craft
  • Imperial Fighters

TriviaEdit

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Dai-X.
  • Stock footage from Scramble X-Bomber and the Pilot are used.

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