The Japanese DVD release is likely to be hard to find outside of Japan - I got my copy in Tokyo, and even then had to get it second-hand. You may wish to try Yahoo! Japan if you can read Japanese (although its very hard to find sellers there that will ship internationally). There are third party services like Celga that can bid for you:http://www.celga.com/If
you have any friends in Japan (a long shot, I know), you could ask them to keep an eye out. Otherwise its just a case of crossing your fingers and hoping a set comes up on ebay or waiting for an official Western release. All bets are off as to which would happen first, though... (note also that the Japanese release has no English subtitles, although it does contain the Star Fleet epsiode compilation "Space Quest for F-01", which is dubbed in English).Edit: sorry, I just saw your comment on video-tapes. The US saw an edited release of Star Fleet, which still crops up occasionally. UK releases were limited to compilation releases; Space Quest for F-01 and The Thalian Space Wars, which are quite old and may be tricky to find (and in PAL format).
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