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    Due South (1997)

    Due South (1997)

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    CTV (ended 1999)
    This series is a continuation of the comedy-drama Due South and ran from 1997 to 1999. The earlier series followed the life of Benton Fraser, a Canadian Mountie. He first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father and stayed as a liaison for the Chicago Police Department. His American partner Ray Vecchio was originally played by David Marciano. Due South was canceled after the first season and canceled again after the second. The presumably final episode aired in Canada in May of 1996. Almost a year later, in 1997, the show was picked up again. Over the course of two years, 26 additional episodes aired which are covered in this guide. They are often considered as season 3 and 4 of the original series. In 1997, David Marciano was no longer available for the role of Fraser's partner. On screen, his character goes deep undercover with the mob and is replaced with Stanley Raymond Kowalski (Callum Keith Rennie), who poses as Ray Vecchio to protect the cover. Fraser, his new partner, and the deaf half-wolf Diefenbaker continue to battle crime.moreless
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    Thunder in Paradise

    Thunder in Paradise

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    (ended 1994)
    Danger. Excitement. Adventure. It's just another day in paradise." Randolph Spencer and Martin Brubaker were ex-Navy SEALS-turned-mercenaries who hired themselves out as soldiers of fortune to deliver their own brand of justice. On their missions, Spence and Bru relied heavily on Thunder, which was a souped-up, gadget-ridden speedboat originally built by Spencer for the U.S. Government. The television series was basically based on the 1993 DTV movie "Thunder In Paradise", which also had two sequels, part two in 1994, and part three in 1995. An interesting bit of info: While filming Thunder In Paradise in Florida, which is where WCW filmed its Saturday TV show in the same lot, Hogan, who had retired from wrestling, was offered a great contract from then WCW owner Ted Turner.moreless
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    Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing

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    USA (ended 1993)
    Welcome to the Swamp Thing guide at TV.com.

    The swamp is my world, It is who I am, it is what I am. I was once a man, I know the evil men do. Do not bring your evil here, I warn you. Beware the wrath of Swamp Thing.moreless
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    Spider-Man (1981)

    Spider-Man (1981)

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    (ended 1982)
    This early 80s animated series was the second Spider-Man cartoon after the original 1967 series. It was produced by the newly formed Marvel Productions, which had risen from the ashes of DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, who had previously produced the 1978 New Fantastic Four and 1979 Spider-Woman animated series. The series' character designs and some of the same voices (not Spider-Man himself) were later to be used in the more famous Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends animated series. The character designs for the series were based on the classic style of Spider-Man artist John Romita, and so, were very similar to the visual look of the comics from the mid 60s to the early 80s, when his style was still followed closely by successive artists.

    The series itself chronicles the adventures of Peter Parker as Spider-Man during his college years. Regular characters included Peter's Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson-editor of the Daily Bugle, Betty Brant-Jameson's secretary and occasional damsel in distress, and later on in the series, Robbie Robertson, Jameson's assistant. In this series, Spidey faced off against some of his c foes, including the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio and the Chameleon. There was also a six-part story arc spread throughout the series that had Spider-Man's battling with Doctor Doom.

    Although the series was produced just before the Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends series, it ended up being shown in syndication around the same time as Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends debuted on NBC in 1981. In 1988, the series was syndicated along with the then-new animated series Dinoriders and Robocop, altogether called the Marvel Action Universe. From the early 90s onwards, the series has been syndicated under the title of Spider-Man 5000, due to the production numbering system of the show (although the opening credits remain unchanged).moreless
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    Roar

    Roar

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    FOX (ended 1997)
    In the year 400 A.D., a young Irish man, Conor, sets out to rid his land of the invading Romans, but in order to accomplish it, he must unite the Celtic clans. Roar chronicles the extraordinary life of a reluctant 20-year-old orphaned Prince who is forced to rise above tragedy to lead his people to freedom. Conor's allies include his trusted advisor, Galen (a wise man who possesses the secrets of magic and power), Tully (a cocky teenage troublemaker), Catlin (a beautiful former slavegirl but now a fearful fighter) and Fergus (Conor's devoted protector). Their enemy is Longinus, appearingly a normal 30-year-old man but who is actually the 400-year-old Roman Centurion sorceror of the evil Queen Diana. In this fight for freedom, what's most important for Conor and his people is the Roar - the roar of the land, the roar of the people - a voice that echoes through every living creature and is the power of life. OPENING CREDITS: The opening credits had the following voiceovers: Long ago, at the edge of the known world the last Celtic tribes were fighting for survival. Europe had fallen to the Romans and this remote and untamed island was the final stronghold of the Ancient ways. and 400 AD, in a land of a hundred warring tribes, a young prince comes of age. Having lost his family and the woman he cherished, he has sworn to unite his people and defend his home. Bent on destroying him is a Roman Queen, Diana and her eternal love, Longinus, a 400 year old man who cannot die. Between history and myth a great battle will be waged, in the name of a timeless power called ... THE ROAR! FILMING LOCATION: The series was filmed entirely on location in Queensland, Australia. BROADCASTING: 13 episodes were produced and filmed, but only 8 were originially aired in the United States on Fox. The complete series was aired in other countries throughout the world until finally in April 2003, a U.S. channel (the Sci-Fi Channel) picked up all 13 episodes.moreless
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    Brum: Crazy Chair Chase and Other Stories

    Brum: Crazy Chair Chase and Other Stories

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2001)
    Brum is a incredible show about a little car that is very brave that solves crimes all by himself.
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    The Dick Tracy Show

    The Dick Tracy Show

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    (ended 1962)
    The adventures of the police force that is supervised by Dick Tracy. Joe Jitsu - an Asian detective who do the kung fu (excuse prease),Hemlock Holmes a canine copper who acts like a canine Cary Grant,,who works with the retouchables a gang of silly Police men. Go Go Gomez - a master of disguse and a speedy Mexican, among the police. They go after the comics famed crooks: B.B. Eyes & Flat Top, Sketch Piree & Mole, Stoogle Valler & Mumbles, Brain & Noodles, and Prune Face & Itchy! While the cartoon was pretty cool in the 1960's, the art isn't so great and the stories are not so hot, but it was the 1960's, a great time for TV in its heyday.moreless
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    Sons of Thunder

    Sons of Thunder

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    CBS (ended 1999)
    Although it only lasted for six episodes, Sons of Thunder, a spinoff of Walker,Texas Ranger, generated quite a following.The series followed the adventures of two young private detectives in the city of Dallas.The characters of Trent and Carlos were originally introduced in a special two hour episode of Walker,Texas Ranger in 1997.In that episode martial arts instructor Trent Malloy leaves the army and returns home to help his mother raise his younger siblings.He soon teams up with a childhood friend, Dallas police officer Carlos Sandoval to catch a killer.The characters were seen in numerous episodes of Walker during the next two seasons as Trent opens Thunder Karate and a protection agency.And Carlos becomes a detective on the force.Finally in 1999 they were given their own series.In the pilot Carlos leaves DPD and joins Trent as they open a detective agency.The two rent space above a club owned by ex-prize fighter Butch McMann.Butch, a kind hearted soul who was once a P.I himself,is always ready to help out. The cast was rounded out with the addition of feisty office manager Kim Sutter.Sons of Thunder,like Walker was filmed entirely on location in Dallas,Texas and produced by Walker star Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron.Chuck along with costars Sheree J. Wilson and Clarence Gilyard Jr. made occasional guest appearances on the series.
    Lyrics for Sons of Thunder Well, you'll find the Sons of Thunder; underneath the Texas skies. And the spirit that was Thunder, is shining in their eyes. I hear Thunder! Calling as it rolls. They're quick as Texas lightning. They've got Thunder in their souls, Thunder in their souls. I hear Thunder!
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    James Bond, Jr.

    James Bond, Jr.

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    (ended 1991)
    James Bond, Jr. was an animated spinoff, from the famous franchise, that centered around 007's nephew. When the series was created in 1991, the James Bond franchise was in its infamous limbo period following the release of Licence to Kill in 1989 and preceding the release of Goldeneye in 1995. Failing to remain true to the 1967 James Bond Junior 003 1/2 novel (By R.D. Mascott), the TV show is as follows: Warfield Academy is a high security college for relatives of Secret Service employees. 007's teenage newphew (also called James) is there, as is Felix Leiter's son, and Q's grandson. When they are not in class, they're battling the forces of S.C.U.M., an international organisation resembling S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in many ways. The show featured a number of updated versions of classic Bond villains. Examples - Jaws was featured in this show, but unlike the movies in which the man had a mouthful of steel teeth, this guy had robot jaws, his whole mouth made of steel! The Late-Scaramanga's assistant, Nick Nack, made a come back too. Goldfinger and his henchman, Oddjob, also appeared in this series. While Goldfinger and Oddjob looked pretty much identical to their silver screen counterparts, Oddjob's taste for clothes had changed radically. Whereas in the film he was dressed as a formal butler, here Oddjob sports a metallic visor over his eyes, a purple and yellow tracksuit and a gold chain bearing the letter 'OJ', though he still used his razer-rimmed hat. Dr. No was also featured in this, but due to his little 'sinking feeling' in the radioactive water (see the movie) his skin is now green. He still has robotic hands but, like Oddjob, his clothes have changed radically; in the film he wore plain smocks, now he prefers red and purple jumpsuits with massive shoulders and boots. As well as the classic Bond villains, a few new ones where introduced, they are as follows - Skullcap, a S.C.U.M. assassin, a man with a steel lid built into his skull encasing his brain. Baron von Skarin was a wealthy arms dealer often bent on extortion. Dr. Derange, a lazy-eyed mad scientist who's crazy over plutonium. Captain Walker D. Plank, a pirate bent on controlling the world oceans. Ms Fortune and her butler, Snuffer. The Worm, a subterranean lunatic. GoldieFinger, Goldfinger's daughter (!). And of course, the lead villain, the evil S.C.U.M. Lord, the head of Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem. His only love, apart from power itself, was an aggressive white dog, the exact opposite of what Ernst Stavro Blofeld had. Oh, and let's not forget Trevor Noseworthy IV, a fellow student determined to get Young Bond expelled from Warfeild...

    THEME SONG LYRICS:
    (BOND, James Bond Jr)
    No one can stop him but S.C.U.M. always tries
    Young Bond cuts through each web of spies
    He learned the game from his Uncle James
    Now he's there to remain,
    James Bond (BOND, James Bond Jr)
    Look out he's coming through
    He's gotta job to do
    While he rescues the girl,
    James Bond Jr chases S.C.U.M, (James Bond Jr chases S.C.U.M)
    Around the World.moreless
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    Burke's Law (1994)

    Burke's Law (1994)

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    This series revived the classic 1963-1965 Burke's Law, which also starred Gene Barry.
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    Beetleborgs

    Beetleborgs

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    FOX (ended 1998)
    This guide covers the program known as "Saban's Big Bad Beetleborgs" (in its first season) and "Saban's Beetleborgs Metallix" (in its second and final season). It was the third "companion series" to the Power Rangers franchise, and eventually rose in ratings to point it was number 1 in all key demographics. The show was about three typical pre-teen kids, Drew, Roland, and Jo, living in the city of Charterville, where they tend to hang out as Roland's father's comic book store, Zoom Comics. One day, on a dare, the trio entered the local haunted house (known as Hillhurst Mansion), and encounter a gang of crazy gang, child-hugry monsters! While trying to escape, they bumped into a pipe organ, accidentally freeing a wacky blue phasm by the name Flabber. As thanks for releasing him from his prison, he gave them a wish, which they were unanimous on: the kids wanted to be their favorite comic book superheroes - the Beetleborgs! But in fulfilling their wish, Flabber accidentally releases the Beetleborgs' enemies, the evil Magnavores, from the comic book world as well. Now the kids, as the armored, insect-powered, (adult-) cyborg warriors called the Beetleborgs, must defend their city from the Magnavores, which include Noxic, Jara, Typhus and their boss, Vexor, as they release evil creatures also out of any issue of the comics. The comic arsenal is also at the kids' disposal, including powerful weapons and three giant fighting machines known as the Beetle A.V.s. The shy but courageous Drew takes the form of the Blue Stinger Beetleborg (and later, the Chromium Gold Beetleborg). He also has the civilian ability of telekinetic powers. Jo, his tomboyish younger sister (who later goes through a change of actresses due to a magic spell gone bad), is the Red Striker (and later Platinum Purple) Beetleborg, and has the civilian ability of super-strength. And the budding magician Roland is the Green Hunter Beetleborg (and later, the Titanium Silver Beetleborg), with super-speed as his civilian ability. Then in "BeetleBorgs Metallix", Art Fortunes, creator of the Beetleborgs comics, creates better and more powerful armor for the heroes, to combat a new line of evil which are created by Art's criminal insane brother, Les Fortunes! His creation of Nukus, Horribelle, Vilor, and their Crustaceans are the new enemies of these new Metallix-powered Beetleborgs. The supporting cast includes Flabber's child-hungry roommates, known as the House Monsters (which include vampiric Count Fangula, tightly-wound Mums, dim-witted Frankenbeans, incomprehensable Wolfgang, and later the fiesty Little Ghoul); Roland's butt-kicking, bike-riding grandmother Nano; Roland's Zoom Comics-owning father Aaron (and later his mother, Abby); Heather, a pretty young girl who works at Zoom and Drew has a major crush on; and Van & Trip, two millionaire brats who tend to bully around the kids. Big Bad Beetleborgs was adapted from the 1995 Toei Metal Hero program, "Juukou Bii Faitaa (Heavy Armor B-Fighter). Beetleborgs Metallix was adapted from the 1996 Toei Metal Hero program, "Bii Faitaa Kabuto" (B-Fighter Kabuto). The series aired Mondays to Fridays, and Saturday mornings, on the Fox Kids block of the Fox network, from its inception, until the fall of 1998, when reruns of it moved to the UPN Kids block of the United Paramount Network. It has not aired in the USA since 1999, though continues to run in other countries, most notably the United Kingdom. The series ended due to two major factors: Toei stopped production of its Metal Hero series, meaning no series to adapt for a third season (which was tentatively titled Beetleborgs Force), which would have meant much higher production costs. And secondly, Saban Entertainment needed to free up more money to fund the Ireland co-production Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. The toy line even continued after the show ended its run! Beetleborgs (both seasons) was a production of Renaissance-Atlantic Films. A co-production of Toei Company, LTD. and Bugboy Productions, Inc. And copyrighted by Saban Entertainment, Inc. and Saban International, N.V. (which is now owned by Disney, and goes by the name of BVS Entertainment, Inc.) (One last FYI: Shannon "Jo #1" Chandler and Elisabeth "Heather" Lund were nominated for "Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Saturday Morning TV Program" at the YoungStar Awards for the series)moreless
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    Big Wolf on Campus

    Big Wolf on Campus

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    ABC Family (ended 2002)
    Big Wolf on Campus chronicles the adventures of Tommy Dawkins, a student in his senior year at high school who was turned into a werewolf after being bitten on a camping trip the night before the first day of school. Captain of the football team, Tommy is also the best friend of the school's gothic yet hilarious outcast, Merton J. Dingle, who also helps Tommy battle the myriad of paranormal creatures that attack Pleasantville. Also joining them in there adventures later on is Lori Baxter, a young woman who loves wrestling, and is not afraid to fight anything that endangers her or her friends. Theme Song Lyrics I used to own this town Now it's all turned upside-down I wish I could figure out Do you think? It's just a phase I'm goin' through? Just a phase I'm goin' through?moreless
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    Mighty Ducks

    Mighty Ducks

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    ABC (ended 1997)
    Welcome to the Mighty Ducks guide at TV.COM. Hit the ice with the MIGHTY DUCKS! They're half human, half ducks and ALL wicked cool hockey players. They've traveled across the galaxy to save the Earth from the wicked Dragaunus and his nasty henchmen. Grab your hockey buddies and tune in. Go Mighty Ducks!moreless
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    The Crow: Stairway to Heaven

    The Crow: Stairway to Heaven

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    The WB (ended 1999)
    Exactly one year after his death, rock musician, Eric Draven, returns to earth in a symbolic and literal leap from the bridge that joins the Land of the Dead and the land of the living. Possessing the mystic powers of The Crow, he is neither living nor dead, searching for a way to right what has been wronged.

    The Crow: Stairway to Heaven continues the legacy of Eric Draven and expands on the mythology of the successful feature film franchise. Joined as soulmates, Draven and his girlfriend Shelly were inseparable — until they were brutally and senselessly murdered.

    Now, their souls cannot rest. Their romance endures through time and death, creating an incredible longing between the young lovers. Draven seeks redemption by helping others, fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. Through each act of justice, he is taken one step closer to his own salvation.

    A foot soldier on the side of good, at Draven's core is a powerful force that transforms him into The Crow — his alter ego.

    Draven's return to Earth arouses both suspicion and curiosity from Daryl Albrecht, the police lieutenant who has never given up his crusade to solve the vicious crime that cost Eric and Shelly their lives.

    Eric also has other earthly allies. He and Shelly remain connected to Sarah, a 13-year-old kid who is streetwise beyond her years and who regarded the dead lovers as family. While her rebellious nature can be her worst enemy, she is the grounded voice of reality for Eric.

    Even a dead man needs to get a life. Although Eric Draven has been changed forever, he must exist, at least for now, in the world of the living.

    During the opening theme of the show, the voice-overs of Eric and Shelly say:

    SHELLY: People once believed that when someone dies, a Crow carries their soul to the Land of the Dead

    DRAVEN: But sometimes something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest

    SHELLY: Then sometimes, just sometimes, the Crow can bring the soul back to put things right

    DRAVEN: Things can never be right, my soul will never rest, until we are together again.

    The Crow: Stairway to Heaven was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.moreless
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    The Critic

    The Critic

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    FOX (ended 1995)
    The Critic is a coproduction of Gracie Films and Columbia Pictures Television. The show is created by Al Jean and Mike Reiss and executive produced by James L. Brooks, Al Jean, and Mike Reiss. The Critic is a show about the life of a down-on-his-luck film critic, named Jay Sherman, who gets no respect at home or at work. For his career, he has to review pathetic movies. His response to most of these films is "It stinks!" Other characters who round out the show are Jay's adopted parents, Eleanor and the slightly peculair Franklin, Jay's sister, Margo, his make-up lady, Doris, Vlada who owns the restaurant Jay attends, his overbearing boss, Duke Phillips, his son, Marty, and his ex-wife, Ardith, who is constantly trying to get over their marriage. The second season introduced two new characters, Jay's fiancée Alice Tompkins and her daughter, Penny. Colorful and funny antics abound. The series debuted on ABC, and had a second season on Fox.moreless
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    Robocop

    Robocop

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    (ended 1994)
    Based on the movies with the same name, this series follows crime-fighting cyborg known as Robocop. Formerly Alex J. Murphy, a New Detroit police officer modified after being "killed" in the line of duty, Robocop polices a city of the future while being haunted by the memories of his former life.moreless
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    Extreme Ghostbusters

    Extreme Ghostbusters

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    (ended 1997)
    "Who ya gonna call?" New York City has enjoyed a lengthy respite from the supernatural for some time now. The Real Ghostbusters – Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore – did their jobs very well, but have long since gone on to lead more normal lives. Unfortunately, there are always ghosts out there, and they are coming back in full force. Without the Ghostbusters, New York City is defenseless against these menaces. As the sole one still around, Egon knows that he has to do something. However, even with old friend Janine Melnitz and ghostly sidekick Slimer around, he needs a lot more help. Enter a younger team compromised of Eduardo Rivera, Kylie Griffin, Garrett Miller and Roland Jackson. Guided by Egon and boasting more advanced ghostbusting equipment, the Extreme Ghostbusters face off against nastier and meaner ghosts. The Real Ghostbusters had been over for years, but interest in the franchise in general has always remained. Finally, after six years, Extreme Ghostbusters hit the airwaves. Boasting some of the people involved with RGB, EGB turned out some fan favorites (including the "Back in the Saddle" two-parter, which brought back Peter, Ray and Winston). Though not nearly as successful as its predecessor, this second spin-off was far more faithful to RGB than the short-lived Slimer! spin-off from years earlier.moreless
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    G.I. Joe Extreme

    G.I. Joe Extreme

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    (ended 1997)
    G.I. Joe Extreme was the first totally independent animated revival of the G.I. Joe franchise. Although within the continuity of the original series, few references were made to it. Instead we see a new team of Joes operating in a post-Cold War world now racked by chaos and carnage. The Joes battled the forces of SKAR (Soldiers of Kaos, Anarchy, and Ruin) and independent mercenaries who sought to further destabilize an already unstable world. GI Joe History The very first G.I.Joe animation was seen in the 1982 television commercial for Marvel Comics' G.I.Joe #1. Sunbow Productions produced all of the G.I.Joe animation between 1982 and 1988. In 1983, Sunbow produced the five-part G.I. Joe syndicated television mini-series, The M.A.S.S. Device. In 1984, it was followed up by The Revenge of Cobra mini-series. In 1985, The Pyramid of Darkness launched the daily cartoon that ran for two seasons. Sunbow concluded their run of G.I.Joe animation with G.I. Joe : The Movie in 1987. In 1989, another fledgling animation studio, DIC Animation, animated the further cartoon adventures of G.I. Joe with their mini-series Operation: Dragonfire. DIC also animated two seasons of cartoons in 1990 and 1991. However, DIC operated on a much lower budget and the results were of a much lower standard of quality than the Sunbow cartoons. In 1995, Sunbow produced a new G.I. Joe cartoon for the new toyline, Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles. It was the first and only episode to feature these characters. The episode was came packaged with the figure, Commando Sgt. Savage, and was never aired on T.V. G.I. Joe Extreme lasted for two seasons, airing between 1995 and 1997. There were 26 episodes in all. This show was part of a G.I. Joe Extreme launch as there was a toyline and comic series also introduced in 1995. The "... And Knowing is Half the Battle" public service announcements also returned with this series.moreless
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    Metal Heroes

    Metal Heroes

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    TV Asahi (ended 1999)
    Produced by Toei, the Metal Heroes series featured a new metal-clad superhero every season, starting with Space Sheriff Gavan in 1982.
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    Mega Man

    Mega Man

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    (ended 1995)
    Mega Man was created by a scientist named Dr. Light, who hoped his creation would only be used for good. But a mad scientist named Dr. Wily stole the creation plans and a few of Dr. Light's other robots, named Guts Man, Cut Man, Ice Man, and various others which he reprogramed for evil. Each had a special power; But Dr. Light gave Mega Man the ultimate trump card when he built him. That meant whenever Mega Man defeated one of these evil robots he would attain their powers for use it good as he was programed for. Mega Man and his trusty canine sidekick, Rush, would fight the evil robots, and occasionally they'd be joined by Mega Man's sister, Roll. But Dr. Wily also stole one other robot... Mega Man's older brother Proto Man, who is now only interested in wiping his brother of the face of the earth.moreless
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