I remember waking up one morning when I was a little kid and it was really early, like before 6 a.m. kind of early. At this hour the TV was mostly news with Romper Room on one of the local stations. I always turned the dial a complete rotation anyhow. It was a winter morning sometime between the release of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, and on this morning there was a cartoon playing that wasn’t like the others. It was different from anything that William Hanna or Joseph Barbera drew. This cartoon had people that looked like people and it had really cool spaceships and there were robots and aliens and all sorts of cool outer-spacey stuff. I had discovered Star Blazers.