Space Battleship Yamato 2010
God bless Marlon Brando and Ronald D. Moore. S'all I'm saying.
For actors, Marlon, in the words of Jack Nicholson, "Set us free." You don't get it until you see movie cultures that never got that influence; everything is so scripted and spoon-fed. So archetypal and wooden. So corpsed.
With Moore, of course, you get the realism of Battlestar Galactica - not that trite Power Ranger future that was past it half a century ago.
But Japan had Kurosawa and Mifune, so not sure what happened there. Did it not translate to Sci Fi? And please don't say Ghost in the Shell. Almost but not quite.