Another great review - informative and detailed as always.
I do also have to wonder why refit the Yamato - it's been under the ocean for centuries, probably corroded and covered in coral. Though, if Earth is in such dire shape to need to refit something that badly, then things are rough.
How alien are the aliens in this movie?
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"Truth suffers, but never dies." -St. Teresa of Avila