Parents' Guide to

Star Blazers

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Complex '70s series still has allure for mature tweens.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great Story. No more intense than Star Wars.

I saw Star Blazers when I was 7, and it had a massive impact on me, so I'm going to also recommend 7. Star Wars is no more intense than Star Wars IV (which has a 7+ rating on this site). I think the minimalist (I prefer that to "crude") animation style will play better with a 7 year old rather than a 9 year old, who is probably expecting the slick CG animation of today.

Is It Any Good?

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This '70s series shows its age in crude animation, but the complex story line doesn't suffer from it. A lot goes on at the same time, with crews waging war all over the galaxy and family members at home fearing for their loved ones' safety along with their own. There's military-style strategizing, similar scheming from the enemy, and intergalactic disasters that constantly threaten lives. There's also an air of reality to emotional scenes of loss and fear that stand out in comparison to more modern series that gloss over these issues.

The show's overarching plot makes it difficult to pick up the story anywhere but at the beginning, and the intricacies of the story will challenge kids' attention spans. It's better suited to an audience of tweens to adults than grade-schoolers, but regardless of your age, it's always amusing to revisit a vintage show's impression of futuristic technology and space exploration.

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