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Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the planet Centinel 3. They claim that they can do any job. One day they are hired by a woman to be her bodyguard. Unknown to them, she is an outlaw in disguise, which is kind of awkward because Gene makes money on the side by bounty hunting. They are unwillingly trusted into a mystery where they have to deal with intergalactic cops, pirates, aliens and assassins. Luckily for them, they have the galaxy's most advanced ship on their side.

Animes

Anime cover: Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter. Together with his partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine , Edward and their dog Ein they hunt across the galaxy looking for any high bounty fugitives to bag.

Is it good:
This is one of the classic must see animes. Cowboy Bebop is recommended even if you are not a big fan of animes.

Why:
Both shows are about space cowboy like bounty hunters. Starwind and Spike are two main characters that feel quite the same and both are also really cool.

Anime cover: Captain Harlock

Captain Harlock

Humanity left Earth to populate thousands of planets around the galaxy, but when they later wanted to come home a war started. The universal government of the Gaia Coalition declares Earth a sacred, and thus inaccessible, place. This finally managed to stop the war. The infamous space pirate Captain Harlock travels with his unmatched powerful flagship, the Arcadia, to fulfill an unknown purpose. Yama is chosen to infiltrate the Arcadia and discover what Captain Harlock`s goal is.

Is it good:
It was an OK movie. It was not anything special. It was more than good enough to watch one time, but I will probably never see it again.

Why:
Captain Harlock is an outlaw just like Starwind, but he is fighting on a bigger scale, and he is not as cool as Starwind.

TV-Shows

Tv Show cover: Firefly

Firefly

Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds, a former galactic war veteran, is the captain of the transport ship Serenity. He is kind of like Han Solo from Star Wars, a small time smuggler hiding behind his legal transport services. His crew consists of Zoe, his old war buddy and Wash, the pilot and Jayne Cobb, the muscle and Kaylee Frye, the mechanic and Simon Tam, the medic and River, Simon`s sister and Inara Serra, a courtesan and Shepherd Book, a preacher.Together they do any jobs, legal or illegal.They travels across the outskirts of outer space sparking up trouble wherever they go.

Is it good:
This is a superb show. I can't fathom why it got cancelled after only one season. I want a new show like this.

Why:
Both shows have a wild west futuristic feel to them. Starwind and Mal has many common character traits. Mal might be more transport/smuggler guy while Starwind is a bounty-hunter, but they both are roguish characters with little care for the law.

Tv Show cover: Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

The Cylons returns and devastate the human population. Only a ragtag fleet of refugees defended by Commander Adama and his crew of the ship Battlestar Galactica and lead by President Laura Roslin. They are searching for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth, while they are doing their best to flee from the Cylon.

Is it good:
Battlestar Galactica is one of the best TV-Shows of all time. Even people who hate sci-fi might enjoy this show.

Why:
This shows are not really that similar. Not sure If I should keep this here or not.

Tv Show cover: Killjoys

Killjoys

A trio of bounty hunters lives in a solar system ruled by a tyrannical class based corporation known as the company. They live hard, party all night, and they work for an Independent interplanetary organization of assassins and retrieval experts called R.A.C. People working for R.A.C. is known as Killjoys. Killjoys only follows one law and that is "The Warrant is all".

Is it good:
Killjoys dos not have the biggest budget, but it still manages to be a very cool show.

Tv Show cover: Defiance

Defiance

The year is 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived. They drastically altered earth by terraforming it and colonizing it. In the frontier town of Defiance the different alien species and humans are living side by side. This off course is not without tension between the different spices, which makes for a lot of small, and not so small, problems to overcome.

Is it good:
This is a great post-apocalyptic show. I really hope it will get many more seasons.

Movies

Movie cover: Serenity

Serenity

The spaceship Serenity is harbouring a fugitive passenger that is hunted the government. The crew of Serenity have t evade this totalitarian regime and their military might who will do anything to get their greasy hands on this passenger. Serenity is a movie that continues the story from the TV show Firefly.

Is it good:
Serenity is an awesome action packed science fiction movie. If you for some strange reason never have watched Firefly then you will still be able to enjoy this movie. Serenity is a movie that you absolutely should try. It also has Summer Glau in it, she is such a hottie.

Why:
Both shows have a wild west futuristic feel to them. Starwind and Mal has many common character traits. Mal might be more transport/smuggler guy while Starwind is a bounty-hunter, but they both are roguish characters with little care for the law.

Movie cover: Star Wars

Star Wars

Luke Skywalker joins forces with Obi-Wan Kenobi, a jedi knight and the two droids C-3PO and R2-D2. They also joins up with the scoundrel Han Solo and his hairy friend Chewbacca. Together they help out the Rebel Alliance by attempting to rescue their beautiful leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire and their evil leaders. This is the first movie (not first in viewing order) in the epic science fiction saga Star Wars.

Is it good:
Star Wars is a must see series of movies. Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi are legendary. Episode I, II and III are not as good, but they are still a must if you like star wars.

Why:
The main similarities here are the characters Starwind and Han Solo. They are both roguish and charismatic outlaws.

Movie cover: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Quill, A.K.A. Star-Lord, a self-proclaimed legendary outlaw, is on a mission to retrieve an ancient orb from a long destroyed civilisation. A the outlaw he is he manages to get a bounty on him for this mission and gets hunted by multiple parties. Ronan the Accuser is the main party after the orb, he wants it for the power he will gain from it. Star-Lord is forced to join forces with a team of unlikely criminals and bounty hunters to stop Ronan and save the day.

Is it good:
This is one of the absolute best Marvel superhero movies so far. Chris Pratt, the actor playing Star-Lord, has also become an internet star. This is a movie that has to be watched, It's so good.

Why:
Starwind and Star-Lord are both two cool charismatic space outlaws.

Movie cover: Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet is a futuristic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins is a young guy that joins a treasure hunt expedition lead by captain Amelia. They have gotten their hands on a map that appears to show the way to the legendary treasure of captain Flint. Jim`s journey will include supernovas, black holes, space storms, friendship, and betrayal.

Is it good:
I have watched Treasure Planet a couple of times and it`s actually quite good. I have some vague memories of reading the Treasure Island book as a child, but I don't remember enough to compare the two storeys. If you like animated movies then Treasure Planet is absolutely worth a try.

Why:
Both shows have this wild west pirate feel to them.