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Space Strikers
Space Strikers Title Card
Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Format Animated Series
Written by Jean Chalopin
Ted Pedersen
Directed by Bruno Bianchi
Tom McLaughlin
Starring David Coburn
David Coburn
Brian Cummings
Michael Donovan
Terry Klassen
Blu Mankuma
Jack Angel
Andrew Kavadas
Len Carlson
Janyse Jaud
Dan Hennessey
Peter Spellos
Country of Origin France
United States
Language(s) French
English
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 26 (13 in the U.S.) (List of Episodes)
Production
Executive Producer(s) Vincent Chalvon-Demersay
Jacqueline Tordjman
Running Time 22 minutes (approx.)
Composer(s) Michael Dax
Production Company(s) Saban Entertainment
Sei Young Anitel Productions
Seoul Broadcasting System Productions, Inc.
Broadcast
Original Channel UPN
First Shown 1995 (France)
Original Run September 10, 1995 (U.S.) – December 3, 1995 (U.S.)
Status Ended
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Space Strikers is a French animated series based on the Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. A multi-national production, made in Europe and Korea, Space Strikers combines conventional line drawing with computer animation to achieve a three dimensional effect in selected sequences, labeled "Strikervision 3-D." The series was distributed by Saban Entertainment in the United States and aired on UPN from September 10, 1995 to December 3, 1995.

PlotEdit

Space Strikers follows the outer space exploits of a descendant of Verne's Captain Nemo. Captain Nemo captains a heavily-armed super spacecraft, the Nautilus, which more closely resembles a submarine than a rocket ship. His crew members include: Ned Land, a fellow human, Dakkar, a man from another planet who has been transformed to resemble a wolf, a robot named Aronnax, and a blonde female named Dana.

Nemo and his crew battle Master Phantom, who believes he is destined to rule the galaxy. Before adopting the identity of Master Phantom, he was once human, and a close friend of Nemo's when the two were youths at the space academy. However, Phantom believes Nemo deliberately abandoned him on an asteroid during a meteor shower. Wounded, his life was saved by the evil Metallic, who turned him into a Darth Vader-type figure, part-man, part-machine. The consuming ambition of Master Phantom is now to establish dominion in space and to secure his vengeance against Nemo. Nemo, by contrast, is in the forefront of the fight for freedom, as he and Master Phantom engage in the "ultimate battle" across the galaxy.

Each episode depicts an encounter between the two adversaries, on distant planets and abandoned space stations. While Master Phantom has unlimited resources and fleets of spacecraft to hurl at the Nautilus, Nemo must rely on clever tactics to outwit his adversary. He also has the power of "the stone of Solara," a magical talisman which for brief periods can make Nemo almost invincible.

CharactersEdit

Captain Nemo (voiced by David Coburn)

Master Phantom (voiced by Brian Cummings)

Ned Land (voiced by Michael Donovan)

Malcolm (voiced by Terry Klassen)

Yonnak (voiced by Blu Mankuma)

Victory the Solarian (voiced by Jack Angel)

Algren 18 (voiced by Andrew Kavadas)

Dacar (voiced by Len Carlson)

Dana (voiced by Janyse Jaud)

Metallic (voiced by Dan Hennessey)

Admiral Maalko (voiced by Peter Spellos)

EpisodesEdit

Space Strikers has a total of 26 episodes (13 in the U.S.), contained in 1 season, that were produced from September 1995 to December 1995.

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