Pokémon "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" - sneak peek version (found first American broadcast of anime episode; 1998)


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"Battle Aboard the St. Anne" (sneak peek version)
The "To Be Continued" cliffhanger at the end of the preview.
The "To Be Continued" cliffhanger at the end of the preview.
Status Found
Date found Unknown
Found by Squigglemclamesprite

When the Pokémon anime first came to the English-speaking world, it was broadcast in syndication. However, before officially starting the series from the first episode, it was decided that a more exciting, action-packed episode that ended in a cliffhanger would be used to first expose American audiences to the new sensation. On September 7, 1998, a day before the series officially debuted in the United States, "Battle Aboard the St. Anne," the 15th episode, was broadcast.[1]

However, the version broadcast on that date was not identical to the one that aired in its normal place 20 days later on September 27. At the beginning, the narrator announced that this was a special preview, and at the end, he teased a cliffhanger, wondering if the heroes would escape the shipwreck that occurs at the end of the episode, and says that the next day, audiences would see how Ash's journey began. This version of the episode never aired again, with all subsequent broadcasts, home videos, and Internet streams using normal narration.[2] The broadcast has never resurfaced among the fan community, either. It is unlikely that anyone recorded the broadcast, as it was America's first official exposure to Pokémon and nobody in the country would have been a fan yet.

UPDATE: The preview version of the episode has been found, ripped and shared thanks to Squigglemclamesprite. It can be found here.

References

  1. "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" at Bulbapedia. Retrieved 03 November '15.
  2. "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" at Dogasu's Backpack. Retrieved 03 November '15.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

12 months ago
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I want to see this
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Anonymous user #2

10 months ago
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I have this. Would you like me to go through my VHS tapes to find it?
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JonM313

10 months ago
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Sure please!
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Anonymous user #3

10 months ago
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Yes. Please do.
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TeridaxXD001

10 months ago
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If you really have this specific broadcast, you'd be doing a great thing by sharing it.
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Pokematic

10 months ago
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Yes please. Do you also have a method of capturing VHS to digital?
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Squigglemclamesprite

9 months ago
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I am not Anonymous#2, but I have a copy which I ripped from VHS. Someone download it and archive it somewhere appropriate. Please note that I will delete this upload sometime before 12/31/2016.

https://mega...61_ZXH18Q02E

This is my full TV recording, including commercials and whatnot.
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TeridaxXD001

9 months ago
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This is it! Thank for sharing!
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Anonymous user #4

9 months ago
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Why delete it? It will be lost again! Luckily I downloaded a copy and saved it to google drive but it need to process.
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Anonymous user #4

9 months ago
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Ok the copy is playable. What should I upload it too? I want to ensure this doesn't get lost again!
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JonM313

9 months ago
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Anon #4 was me
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Squigglemclamesprite

8 months ago
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As I said previously, I needed to delete my mega uploads, and have finally done so. Hopefully one of ya'll doesn't mind rehosting it, 'cause I needed the mega space for other files.

I think an entrepreneurial individual could take the video from the DVD release of "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" (and most of the audio too) and splice in the intro and outro to make a higher-quality version of the episode. Feel free to repost my original upload, or trim the commercials or whatever else suits your fancy.
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JonM313

9 months ago
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YES! YES!

IT'S FOUND!
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JonM313

9 months ago
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I knew we would find this eventually!
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AeonicButterfly

6 months ago
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So glad to see this again, like 20 years later. I remember catching this the first time around, by accident. :)
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Aestheticthug2001

3 months ago
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Anyone got a working file for this?
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Squigglemclamesprite

5 days ago
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Sorry for taking so long to repost, but here it is again. Please archive it appropriately, as I will probably take it down again in December, as I will need the space for other files. https://mega...61_ZXH18Q02E

Enjoy.
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