The show’s revolver really chambered a dud round this time. Eeesh. Look, I’m not going to act like taking some of these shows seriously enough to do write-ups (especially a lot of the older ones) requires a bit of devil’s advocate on my part. As intrigued as I was by that one showing I saw on the Sci-Fi Channel’s Anime Saturday however long ago, you shouldn’t find it too shocking when I admit that GALAXY EXPRESS 999 wouldn’t be the first, or fity-first, show I’d reach for during a spot of all-too-elusive leisure time.
However, I try to keep as open a mind as I can, and I try to always keep their context in mind when I watch these classic shows. Sometimes, though, the datedness gets blatant enough to burst the bubble, I start blinking with a new awareness and I feel just a little embarrassed for watching something so silly.
Yeah, as sickVisionz pointed out last time, we’ve always been talking about a choo-choo train in outerspace here. Yet, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Antares’ appearance just jolted me right out of the whole experience. After he showed up, my wandered, and I started realizing that Tetsuro looks a lot like Eric Cartman trying to seem tough whenever he wears the poncho…
…and then the whole house of cards just comes tumbling down with a sigh.
One of my friends actually explained to me that it was actually one of the GALAXY EXPRESS 999 movies that I watched way back on that one idle Saturday in the late 90s. Seeing as how I was already planning to cut off from this series once I reached episode 9, I’m starting to think I should drop it here and watch that flick instead.
Assuming it’s available for free, legal streaming online at the moment, of course.