s(Spoiler heavy...yes) From what I recall, the plan was an emergency effort to send the one ship that had the equivalent to an instant terraforming kit (the Cosmo Reverse System) and a load of females to repopulate the species on another world if the war gets to the point that Earth will be doomed (survival of the species). The thing is, these women are not acting very human. They are likely part of what would be the broken generation that grew up during the Gamilas War...the war that nearly killed humanity. They are very mechanical minded, that humanity isn't worth it nearly. Essentially they are becoming like Zordar and his people in an effort to win the war, which basically defeats the purpose of the entire repopulation plan (or subverts the idea by making these women not very human-like, but wanting mechanical parts, and being emotionally distant). At least that's what I'm getting from the presentation of Ginga and Captain Todo's arc. Mind you Captain Todo is older than Kodai, and outranks him (she's a Lt. Commander, while he's still a Lieutenant). He has more combat experience for sure, thus she's in command of an experimental vessel that designed for research and exploration (Ginga translates to Galaxy, and based on the design, the intentional reference is USS Galaxy to USS Yamato in TNG). They also quite clearly rushed that ship into service given the state of the war. Its a really good support ship....but the guns don't work. But for actual spoilers: Spoiler She and her crew get better. Not only at their jobs, but also with their outlook and personalities. I would not mind seeing them again in the future. Captain Todo seems alright once she gets over her emotional hang up. Though Earth is going to need to go a bit of a rethink in terms of fleet defense post-war. Epsiode 26 spoilers below: Spoiler The Time Fault is destroyed by Ginga's Cosmo Reverse System in a plan put forth by Sanada to shove a repaired Yamato back into Teresa's realm to pick up Kodai and Yuki, who didn't return when Yamato returned to the Time Fault some six months after the war ended with Yamamoto onboard. So they get six months more out of the ship construction post-war, than collapse it to save the two people that actually saved Earth. So the next series or film will come eventually. It is clear the production committee already has something in the works. Same writer. Different director (the director of Yamato 2202 was offered the job, but turned it down so he could enjoy seeing the next story). When and what it is is currently unknown, though its been suggested the path to Yamato 2202 would leave into the New Voyage. I suspect we might get an announcement of some kind in a week or so, when Yamato 2202 finishes airing in Japan. Though they might hold off another month for Funimation to finish their run at the end of April.