I grew up loving this show in its Americanized somewhat ba$t*rdized for as "Battle of the Planets". I have always wanted to watch the original in its proper entirety, but have thus far only managed to see a few random uncut episodes.
The original Pheonix stands as one of the all time great SciFi vehicles. It's design was so clean and well thought out. And astonishingly functional for an animated creation. I have long suspected that the designers were fans of Gerry Anderson's shows, particularly Thunderbirds as the ship seemed to reflect a similar "it must make real world sense" design approach as that used by Derrick Meddings for the Anderson puppet shows.