11 December 2008

Adventures of The Galaxy Rangers DVD Sets (Vol 1 and 2) - OWTK Giveaway #7

Today's giveaway is Volume 1 and Volume 2 (which together makes the entire series, all 65 episodes) DVD Sets of The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. That is a total of 8 DVDs (Yikes!).

Here's the Amazon.com description of Volume 1:

A cult favorite among fans of '80s-era TV animation, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers combined anime-influenced artwork with elements of traditional science fiction adventure and Western shoot-em-ups. Jerry Orbach (Law and Order) voiced the show's hero, Zachary Foxx, who led the technologically and genetically advanced Galaxy Rangers against the evil Queen of the Crown and her minions. Action in each episode is plentiful, though one of the keys to the show's popularity was the relative maturity of the scripts, which did not shy from exploring real emotions (such as the fate of Foxx's wife after her capture by the Queen) or some genuinely menacing villains, like the lethal alien creature dubbed "Scarecrow" by Galaxy Ranger Shane Gooseman. The show's animation, created by the acclaimed Tokyo Movie Shinsha (now called TMS Entertainment) in Japan, was highly influenced by the anime of the period, which also contributed to its appeal among older fans (however, the quality of the animation varies from episode to episode due to different teams working on different stories). Add to this the fine vocal work by Orbach and others, and the result is a weekly American animated series from the 1980s that holds up remarkably well for current audiences. Thirty-two of the series' 65 episodes are featured on this four-disc set, which is nicely supplemented by a 30-minute interview with creator Robert Mandell. Over the course of the featurette, he discusses the influence of other animated shows on Galaxy Rangers (including his own Thunderbirds 2086 and TMS' Space Cobra) as well as the challenges of farming out the animation to Japan and then using ADR to dub the footage. Mandell is also featured in commentaries on four episodes, where he's joined by his brother Henry (a voice-over artist on the show) and story editor Christopher Rowley. The real finds among the extras are the original pilot, which differs slightly from the series' first episode in both story and voice talent, as well as a recreation of one of the show's tie-in storybook audio cassettes. A jukebox feature offers videos of the show's pop-rock theme songs as well as three library tracks used in subsequent episodes. --Paul Gaita

Want to share this classic 1986 show with your kids or just keep it for yourself? Simply leave a comment here before 11:59 PM (ET) Monday, December 15th, 2008. I'll pick a winner the next day and you'll have the 2 DVD sets before Christmas Eve, in time to wrap 'em up and stick 'em under the tree.







21 comments:

gahome2mom said...

I haven't heard of the Adventures of Galaxy Rangers but I would like to win this contest. :) TY

Anonymous said...

My husband would get a huge kick out of this! Merry Christmas!! --Cher
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Aimee said...

Oh I SO remember these from when I was a kid!! I'd love to win one for my kids!!! Thanks for the "flashback" giveaway!! :)

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Carolyn said...

I remember this show, guess I am showing my age, lol.

thanks for sharing, I would love to share this with my family

carolyn s

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moushka said...

I remember this show. My 2nd daughter was born in '86 and her older sister watched it.
My now 6yo daughter would love it!

makeetis said...

I would love to win this for my kids. They aren't in to the new cartoons. They always watch the older spiderman, batman, the older toons like bugs and road runner. They basically love all the older ones. Thanks for the chance. brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

Stacie said...

Sounds great count me in!

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bocktalk said...

Haha this is awesome, would love to have it!

Lindley said...

My husband was into this show as a child. This would make a really fun gift-thanks!
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EllyBean said...

These look awesome, I'd love for chance to win them!

Kathryn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway! Thank you.
Happy Holidays!

cathyhall said...

I used to love them as a kid, would love to share them with my son, he's just getting inot watching DVDs. great giveaway, thanks so much.

Renee G said...

I would definitely share this with my boys.

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PisecoMom said...

My husband & son would LOVE to watch this together!

Kimberly said...

I have heard of them before, but I have never seen them. My husband is familiar with them. I think both my "big kid" (husband) and my son would enjoy these.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

pestkaj said...

my partner would love these- please enter me!

Leah said...

Truly one of my favorite shows as a kiddy!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Andria said...

My hubby would get a kick out of watching this with the kiddos! Thanks for the chance. Happy holidays!

Rhonda said...

I think my kids would love this set! Thank you for offering this great giveaway! rhonda (at) acedesignstudio (dot) com

Betsy said...

this looks cool. thanks!

Caryn Bailey said...

I'd love this for a gift for my hubby!

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