A few reviews of the Collection Volume 1 DVD set have been drifting in. Some are worth reading, others were obviously written by someone too busy auctioning off promotional DVDs on ebay to actually watch any DVDs. Here’s a few you may not have seen …
What now might seem a stereotype of a team was revolutionary back in 1986. Rather than superheroes fighting the villain of the week, this was a team of experts using skills and abilities to protect and preserve a free way of living.
Mark my words–this DVD release (as well as the hopefully soon to be released Volume 2) bodes well for a Galaxy Rangers resurgence in some form. Recommended.
– DVD Talk
What 80s Sci-Fi cartoons excelled at (and what today’s Sci-Fi cartoons are terrible at) was keeping up with the imagination; their technological undertones and social commentary constantly pushed the envelope, introducing us to the once futuristic concepts of cybernetics and genetic manipulation, while keeping us in tune with such encompassing issues as the Cold War. What you get with “Rangers” is a bunch of cool heroes and villains, cool aliens, cool weapons and star ships and kick-ass story lines. And when it comes to kids watching their favorite Sci-Fi cartoons, isn’t that what it’s all about?
“Galaxy Rangers” isn´t quite my cup of tea, and I have to admit that I only watched about a half dozen to prepare for this review.
– DVD Town
In fact, it’s striking how mature the show’s tone is, and how well it does at putting its characters in realistic jeopardy. A good example, even for a syndicated series, would be the surprisingly ubiquitous sight of clearly manned enemy craft exploding. Thankfully, there’s also plenty of humor to offset the seriousness, and, amusingly enough, many of the verbal jokes and puns are of a deliberately corny nature. Still, the commentary tracks do suggest the show was slightly too mature for the younger demographics, which was one reason the series was not as successful as other shows.