Remember Star Blazers?
Dr. J. does!
It was appointment television back in the 80s.
Indeed, he and his childhood chums would stop playing baseball, riding bikes, catching frogs in the crick, and whatever else we did in the summer time, to come inside from 2:30-3:00 to watch the latest episode. After another 30 minute debriefing of what we witnessed, we would finally get back to whatever we were previously doing before the hour interruption.
Now, the Japanese are premiering a remake/reboot of the animated series called Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Again, no word on the English dub.
Bandai released 10 minutes for your viewing pleasure!