Oban Star-Racers

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Oban Star-Racers

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An ambitious 15 year-old girl, (Eva Wei) feeling abandoned by her father, goes against his wishes and masquerades as someone else to become the pilot of a vehicle built by his company, Earth's entry into an intergalactic race in the year 2082. According to the mystical entity heading the race, the Avatar, the winners will be granted any wish. However, it is unknown exactly what the limits of this wish are, as Eva wishes to revive her late mother.

This prize also creates many intergalatic tensions-- Earth's fate also depends on who wins the race. Eva will face many foes, most of them not friendly, to try to win the Great Race of Oban. How many challenges await her and her partner, Jordan?

Its original airing was at 7:30 ET, 6:30 CT, but then moved to 9 Eastern, 8 Central (all times P.M.) from Episode 14 to the end of the series.

Originally broadcasted in France and called Molly Star-Racer.moreless
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  • How to f*** up an ending

    8.5
    Quick Summery of the Series: (SPOILERS!!!)

    Okay, so it starts out a rebellious teen breaks out of a boarding school to meet her dad, who promptly doesn't recognize her, and follows him into space to enter a race featuring aliens from all over the galaxy, who are all trying to win "The Ultimate Prize", which is just a wish. So the girl enters to bring her mom back to life, replacing their original pilot who is somehow hot no matter what gender you think he is (and is the most interesting character in the show, so it's disappointing that he leaves halfway through). The team's gunner Whathisface has a crush on the main character, unfortunately for him, she has a crush on an alien Prince who is much more interesting than him. So they (Team Earth) make it to the end only to discover that they don't actually get a wish granted if they win, they just become God for 10,000 years. But the evil, insane God from 20,000 years prior, comes out of eternal confinement to try to become God again and destroy the universe. So the boring gunner dude becomes God, the main character's Dad (who is a TERRIBLE father btw) reunites with his daughter (who he abandoned 10 years ago like a douche), the main character gets with neither guys, and they all go back to their normal lives (besides the gunner dude who's god now). And in a last-ditch-effort to try and make me dislike this series, the new God Whatshisface not only DOESN'T bring back the main character's mother (you know, the entire reason he even MET her), but he also saves Earth from destruction by trapping millions of humans and bad-guy aliens in space to apparently starve to death.



    Review:

    So all in all this show had a really interesting story, which hooked me from the beginning and never let go. Though near the end it began to weaken as they tried to desperately shoe-horn this whole "winner becomes God" storyline at the last minute. It also didn't help that Rick, the 8 foot tall transvestite ace pilot-turned-coach-turned-alien vagrant, was BY FAR the most interesting character in the series, and yet permanently leaves at the halfway point, leaving Molly (the main character) in the spot of "Most interesting". As you can most likely tell, I DID NOT enjoy the ending, but I VERY MUCH enjoyed the beginning and middle, and the action throughout the series was excellent as well, and I recommend this series if you're bored.moreless
  • one of the best shows shown on TD.

    10
    this show was about a a teenage girl who wanted to impresse her father but he had tried to forget her. he did not even reconise her when they met and it was a long time befor he even knew that she had runaway from the bording school he had dumped her off at when she was four and she was now 15! the resoin he did that was because she reminded him of her mother who had died in a reck in a race and he felt like he had let her drown he started drinking and did not want to risk losing his daughter as well so he left her at a bording school without letting her know the resion why he did. then when she gets up the courage to run away she goes to him to try and get him to be a father once agian and he does in the end recionse her and relise what he had done was wrong and gets her out of the bording school. and they live in happenss but she has her mothers sprit and loves to race and belives that she can win if they can still fly.moreless
  • Best Jetix show made.

    8.6
    A girl goes to a planet Oban To bring her mom back to life.her dad doesn't know she is alive. And the race aliens wow aliens holy $hit.Her raceing partner loves her and she loves an alien that shoots arrows and rides a giant bug.she doesn't bring her mom back the ending sucks just make up your own like she Brought back her mom she maries that one guy in 9 years and everything turns out great but that doesn't happen cause that one guy becoes the avatar. oh well that ends this awful review watch the show to judge it for you self .moreless
  • Oban Star-Racers is a curious toon:have a script very better than the look,too many stylized.Poor,really,poor. My score to the script is 8.To the look,only 4.

    6.0
    Eva/Molly is a complex character,with rich inside life.At same time,is(unfortunally)one of the uglyest girls that I saw in a toon!However,it´s a tiny detail,comparative with the problems around the toon´s show at Brazilian TV,by Jetix channel:when arrived on the chapter 18(Monstruous like Muir)the show goes back to the first chapter!It happen not one but FIVE or SIX times(In fact,I lose the score!)In NONE this times,were shown the last episodies,with the serie´s ending.To make the matters worst,after all this reruns,Oban Star-Racers was cancelled here.Consequence:on Brazil nobody knows how the serie´s end!And of course,read the episodies´s briefly on this site,never will be the same thing that see them at TV.The problem becomes even more irritative and critical when you remember that the Jetix is a cable channel,that you must PAY to see!moreless
  • it's just about a girl who lost her mother and is going to look for her dad, when she finds his dad she will see that he isn't what she expected and she did't dear to tell her dad that she was his daughter and so on...moreless

    9.0
    This serie is just fun to watch, it's what I call a timekiller becose you watch it and the time is over in a minit, the serie is not that good but if you have seen one of them you wan't to see the rest. the serie was'nt a hit, but there where a few pluspoint's in the serie I think.

    I didn't see the end off the serie but if you see the beginning you can tell the end, example.... she wint's at the and or shoose th best option and evrything come to an happy end.. or something like that, you now what I mean.



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