|SF Shinseiki Lensman (1984)|
The plot of the movie differs greatly from that of the original novels, although the TV series was closer to the original source material. In the film, a young human named Kimball Kinnison is living on an agricultural world with his father. He is preparing to leave the planet to apply to the Galactic Patrol when he encounters a dying Lensman, and the Lensman’s Lens is transferred to Kimball. This Lens holds special powers, and it contains information that is vital to the Galactic Patrol in its struggles against the Boskone Empire. Kimball’s father, Ken Kinnison, who had helped form the Galactic Patrol and had himself aspired to becoming a Lensman before losing his arm in an accident during his younger years, understands the importance of the situation and sacrifices himself so that Kimball can bring the Lens to the Galactic Patrol.