Star Wolf (TV series)

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Star Wolf
Created byTsuburaya Productions
Written byNovels
Edmond Hamilton
Keiichi Abe
Toyohiro Andô
Yoshihisa Araki
Bunzô Wakatsuki
Hiroyasu Yamaura
Directed byMinoru Kanaya, Kiyosumi Kuzakawa
StarringTatsuya Azuma
Jô Shishido
Miyuki Tanigawa
Composer(s)Norio Maeda
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes24
Running time30 minutes (per episode)
Original networkYomiuri TV
Original releaseApril 2 – September 24, 1978

Star Wolf (Japanese: スターウルフ, Hepburn: Sutā Urufu) is a Japanese science fiction TV series inspired by the novel series bearing the same name, by American writer Edmond Hamilton. It was produced in 1978 by Tsuburaya Productions.

Series concept[edit]

The show is loosely based on the three books in the Star Wolf series by American science fiction novelist Edmond Hamilton: The Weapon from Beyond[1] (published in 1967), The Closed Worlds[2] and World of the Starwolves[3] (both published in 1968). The name of the main character, an Earthman who was raised on the high gravity planet Varna and developed super-human strength and reflexes, was changed from Morgan Chane to Ken Shinsei. Starting with episode 14, the series was retitled Space Hero Star Wolf (宇宙の勇者 スターウルフ Uchû no Yûsha Sutâurufu).

American adaptation[edit]

The series was later edited and dubbed in English by producer Sandy Frank into two feature films: Fugitive Alien (1986) and Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1987), which were both featured twice on the comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Fugitive Alien was first aired in MST3K on its original KTMA season in 1989, and then on Season 3 in 1991. Star Force: Fugitive Alien II was first featured on KTMA in 1988, and then in 1991 on Season 3.


Source : IMDB[4]

Mystery Science Theater 3000[edit]

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