I really wanted to be Derek Wildstar and even memorized the first season's opening theme:
We're off to outer space / We're leaving Mother Earth / To save the human race / Our Star Blazers
Searching for a distant star / Heading off to Iscandar / Leaving all we love behind / Who knows what danger we'll find?
We must be strong and brave / Our home we've got to save / If we don't in just one year / Mother Earth will disappear
Fighting with the Gamilons / We won't stop until we've won / Then we'll return and when we arrive / The Earth will survive
With our Star Blazers
Even at that age I enjoyed the conflict between the characters and the flaws each crew member of the Argo had to overcome.
Star Blazers was so cool, it replaced Star Wars for my seven year old self' favorite thing.