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Sargonarhes25 Feb 2023 1:19 p.m. PST

I'm guessing the writer of this never seen the anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes of the Free Planets Alliance's failed invasion of the Empire. The battles took place simultaneously in a number of different star systems only to end in the Battle at the Amlitzer star system.

Nine pound round11 Mar 2023 5:36 p.m. PST

I gotta give it to "Wrath of Khan," for best battle scenes. In the first one, you could almost smell the panic; in the second, the constant tension of the two sides trying to outmaneuver each other in crappy conditions had a low-speed dogfight-type tension. Amazing, without CGI.

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