|M13: Full Frontal Attack Begins|
|Air Date (JP)||
February 28, 1981
|Air Date (UK)||
March 19, 1983
M13: Full Frontal Attack Begins, originally tilted in Japan as M13: All Out Attack Begins! (M13総攻撃開始! M13 sōkōgeki kaishi!) is the twenty-first (twentieth in English) episode of Star Fleet. It aired on February 28, 1981 on Fuji TV in Japan and March 19, 1983 on ITV in the UK.
|Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.|
X-Bomber approaches the Planet Callinean, with the crew all haunted by the recent death of Dr. Benn. Lamia says goodbye to Dr. Benn in his coffin, while P.P.A. comforts her. X-Bomber sets down on Callinean, and the crew is met by Captain Halley and his crew, who they inform of Dr. Benn's death. Shiro and the pilots ask Halley's permission to bury the Doctor on Callinean. Meanwhile, Makara is on approach to the planet Callinean and orders Captain Orion to attack.
The crew and Captain Halley pay their final respects to Dr. Benn. Shiro demands answers from Halley about F-01 - what has all this effort been for? This causes Lamia to run away, tortured by the knowledge that people have died because of her. Halley runs after her and attempts to explain to her what her destiny is, assuring her she has not been brought there in vein. She is a symbol of peace for the entire universe. The meaning will become clear when they greet the new century.
The crew of X-Bomber decide enough is enough and to retaliate against the Imperial Alliance by attacking their home planet with the help of the people of Callinean. Halley interrupts them, saying that there's someone he wants them to meet.
Halley takes the crew to a building containing a huge laser cannon, which has never been used due to Callinean being a planet of peace that has renounced war. Suddenly they are interrupted by a familiar long-lost face; Professor Hagen, Shiro's father, Lamia's caretaker and designer of X-Project. He is joyous of seeing his son and Lamia, though this is quickly dulled by the learning of the deaths of his friends Dr. Benn and Captain Carter.
Back on the Imperial Battlecruiser, Makara, Orion and Caliban are on standby for attack. Caliban promises Makara to redeem his failures by unveiling his newest weapon. Meanwhile, Professor Hagen tells his story. Following the completion of X-Project, he set out to investigate Lamia's origins. His craft's control systems failed, but was rescued by Captain Halley in the Skull and was taken to Callinean, where he constructed the laser cannon in anticipation of the day that the Alliance would attack the planet to capture Lamia. They are summoned to the palace for dinner with the King and Queen of Callinean.
The Alliance set out attack, with Makara opting to lure X-Bomber out to the Battlecruiser while Caliban attacks the Palace with his Death Ball, and Orion launches the drone craft. The royal reception is interrupted as the Alliance attack begins.
Halley stays behind to protect Lamia as X-Bomber launches to intercept Makara's Battlecruiser, whilst Orion and Caliban wait to attack the palace. Makara orders her battlecruiser to retreat so as to lure X-Bomber farther away from the planet, so Caliban's Death Ball can attack.
*character only appears in brief flashback
|Character||Japanese Voice||English Voice||French Voice|
|Termoids||Masaharu Satō||Jacob Witkin||Marc François|
|King of Callinean||Mikio Terashima||Sean Barrett||Christian Alers|
|Callinean Advisor||Kenichi Ogata||Jacob Witkin|
|Callinean Aide||Masaharu Satō||Garrick Hagon|
Earth Defence ForcesEdit
- Imperial Battlecruiser
- Imperial Carrier Craft
- Imperial Fighters
- Caliban's Deathball
- The Skull
- Professor Hagen's Laser Cannon
- Stock footage from Scramble X-Bomber, Find F-01, Lamia Kidnapped and Asleep in the Ice Prison is used.
- The infamous greeting scene from Scramble X-Bomber is shown in a flashback. The dialogue is reddubed. Even more telling in the English version since the original dialogue is used in the intro.
- The titles of both this and the following episode suggest that Callinean's location is Messier 13, a cluster 25,100 light years from Earth.