This is a movie derived from the TV series San Ku Kai - and yes, it does appear to share a lot of traits with Star Fleet. In fact, when you look at anime in general, sailing ships converted for space travel feature quite a lot. I actually remember Message from Space from somewhere when I was very, very young - possibly from an old video. Images from the show are here:http://www.sfxb.co.uk/ivs/stftgallmisc.htmlIt's
been discussed around here on occasion, but have a search on the Net (there are also some links under the miscellaneous links section of the site but I haven't checked them for a while).