June 28, 2001
Sitting here at work, with nothing to do, I discovered the "Reactor" section of Cartoon Network's Toonami site. I just spent the last hour or so watching old episodes of StarBlazers, which I haven't seen since I was a kid. It seems to have held up better than other anime I used to watch -- Voltron is downright cheesy now, and not in a good way -- which probably explains why it's so popular.
In fact, if the information they put on the site is correct, StarBlazers is even more popular in Japan than the Star Trek series are here in the States. And think of how many Trekkies of varying degrees you know.
So at least I have something to do while I'm sitting at work doing nothing for a while. I think there are 50-some-odd episodes, and I've watched the first three just this afternoon.