Spiral Zone

Season 1 Episode 2

King of the Skies

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Aired Unknown Sep 22, 1987 on
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King of the Skies
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The Zone Riders rescue King Donovan, a retired military pilot and Dirk's former CO, as he is being pursued out of the zone. He has details on an Overlord plot to increase the size of the zone by hooking a generator up to the Hoover Dam, and a plan to stop it. But instead of allowing them to sneak up on the generator, the suggested rout leads the Raiders into an ambush, and King ends up suspected of treason.moreless

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    Mona Marshall

    Mona Marshall

    Katerina Anastasia / Dutchess Dire

    Frank Welker

    Frank Welker

    Razorback / Dr. Lawrence / Rawmeat

    Dan Gilvezan

    Dan Gilvezan

    Cmdr. Dirk Courage

    Michael Bell

    Michael Bell

    Lt. Hiro Taka

    Hal Rayle

    Hal Rayle

    Max Jones

    Neil Ross

    Neil Ross

    Tank / Overlord / Bandit

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • A Show that Got Perverted
        Spiral Zone doesn't have a very good relationship with its creator J. Michel Straczynski, a brilliant writer known best for his work in Babilon 5.

        He wrote the pilot for Spiral Zone and the series bible, but then took his name off and walked away from the show because of creative differences with the producers.

        This is what he said about the series:

        "One syndicated show that got so perverted by the producers, in a bad way, that I took my name off the series."

        The exact nature of the creative conflict during the development of the show is not known. Some believe Straczynski wanted to make a continuous story arc as with Babylon 5, which would have been a big no-no in 80s cartoon, since the TV stations like being able to shuffle the episode order around to whatever suits them.

        It could also have been Tonka Toys' constant interference with the scripts, trying to adjust the story to its comercial interests. Althought this was part of the game, maybe it had become too much to bear.

        What is certain is that Straczynski wasn't at all happy with what was going on. When he took his name from the series, he replaced it with a pseudonym Fettes Grey made up of the names of two grave robbers from a well known piece of fiction.

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    Season 1 Episodes

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    Countdown
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    Zone Trap
    Ep 63
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    Nightmare in Ice
    Ep 61
    Little Darlings
    Ep 60
    Brother's Keeper
    Ep 59
    The Face of the Enemy
    Ep 58
    The Final Weapon
    Ep 57
    Conflict of Duty
    Ep 56
    They Zone by Night
    Ep 55
    Assault on the Rock
    Ep 54
    Oversight
    Ep 53
    Duchess Treat
    Ep 52
    Power Play
    Ep 51
    The Darkness Within
    Ep 50
    Profiles in Courage
    Ep 49
    High and Low
    Ep 48
    The Right Man for the Job
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    Seachase
    Ep 46
    Element of Surprise
    Ep 45
    A Little Zone Music
    Ep 44
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    Anti-Matter
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    The Enemy Within
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