After its initial American run ended, Japan's Science Ninja Team Gatchaman saw American licensing rights transferred from Sandy Frank Productions to Turner Program Services. Ted Turner's Superstation TBS was the last American channel to carry Battle of the Planets before it was phased off the air in 1985. A year later, the show was back, with a new title, new voice-dubbing, music, etc..
G-Force: Guardians of Space redubbed all 85 episodes that Frank had used for Battle, but this time in the order in which they were produced. The characters' names had been changed as well. Unfortunately, it somehow slipped under the radar around these parts, even though TBS was available on the cable system. To this writer, TBS back in the day meant two things: Braves baseball and wrestling.
Turner aligned with King Features Entertainment (now Hearst Entertainment) for distribution purposes. The series would resurface on Cartoon Network in that channel's early years. As we've documented before, Gatchaman would be adapted again in 1996, this time by Haim Saban, as Eagle Riders, which proved to be the least successful adaptation.
Former Filmation executive Norm Prescott is the announcer, filling Bill Woodson's role from Battle, as we serve up a sample intro:
I never saw G-Force, as noted, but, to me, Battle would've been the better show anyway. No rating.