A good old-fashioned, Orson Welles-style storyline, where the aliens even have ray-guns, Project Blue Earth SOS is a six-episode original animated video (OAV) series. The anime is based on original illustrations done in the 1940s by famed sci-fi Illustrator and model designer Shigeru Komatsuzaki. He worked on Thunderbirds (the original marionette Television version), Atragon and The Mysterians. In an alternate reality, where the world looks like the futuristic society depicted in Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis, evil aliens plot to take over the world. While test-flying a new fighter jet with a G-Reactive power source, ace pilot James reports that rainbow coloured lights are approaching his jet from behind. Soon afterwards, radio and radar contact is lost. The last thing that the pilot was heard to was was 'UFO'. Five years later, two boy geniuses become entangled with the alien plot. Billy Kimura, a wealthy industrialist, genius scientist and graduate of the British Royal College teams up with Penny Carter, another genius scientist who graduated from the world-famous US college, MIT. Certain submarines, ships and trains all over the world have been fitted with a G-Reactive power sources. But they have gone missing on their maiden voyages. Billy and Penny intend to find out why. But the boys soon discover that they may have gotten themselves involved in something very dangerous. As things descend into chaos, and the evil aliens' mother ship launches their first Independence Day-style attack, a lone fighter jet takes to the skies to do battle with the hoards of aliens.