Starship Operators DVD Box Set (Hyb)
Ogie Doggie - Aug 29 2007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Somewhere between Good and OK - worth watching.
This is about a bunch of Space Cadets who find themselves the only ones who stay aboard a super new battleship with no adult supervision (Gee, where have we seen this before maybe something called INFINITE RYVIUS maybe. But this is awhole lot better, the crew members are more mature and can actually run a ship.
What makes this SO MUCH BETTER than Infinite Ryvius is that the ship is part of a revolt against a political takeover of their home planet. In a Weird twist a TV station actually buys the spaceship from the previous government. Talk about your ultimate reality TV show, they hook up the cameras and give their audiance live feeds as the ship goes into battles, this of course gets them great ratings. And of course the more battles the ship is in the higher the ratings (and ratings mean money) but this is for real and people are getting killed. Alot of battles in this one.
So what happens when your revolt and what you are putting your life on the line for is being Manipulated by a TV producer --- it is really food for thought !!!
This is worth seeing but you may not want to KEEP this in your Anime library if you know what I mean.
John Packovich - Oct 17 2007
Not your ordinary space opera
Starship Operators is a really great show for many reasons. The training crew, pressed into service, is unsure and hesitant at times and their reactions to their situations make them seem very human, not larger than life. The starship battles are methodical and well thought out, as they would be with such large craft. The situations are treated more realistically than what you might find in comparable shows, and that realism helps draw you in. Be patient with this show and you will be treated with some truly engaging, emotional, and climatic moments.