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Release Date:
8 September 1986 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A team of cyborgs protects Limbo from Mon Star and his gang. Full summary »
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(2 articles)
User Reviews:
The most underrated cartoon of the 80s See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 8)
Bob McFadden ... Cmdr. Stargazer / ... (65 episodes, 1986)
Earl Hammond ... Mon-star (65 episodes, 1986)
Larry Kenney ... Bluegrass / ... (65 episodes, 1986)
Peter Newman ... Mumbo Jumbo / ... (65 episodes, 1986)

Maggie Wheeler ... Melodia / ... (65 episodes, 1986)
Pete Cannarozzi ... Copper Kidd (65 episodes, 1986)
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Series Writing credits
Peter Lawrence (8 episodes, 1986)
William Overgard (7 episodes, 1986)
Chris Trengove (6 episodes, 1986)
Kimberly Morris (5 episodes, 1986)
Lee Schneider (5 episodes, 1986)
Bruce W. Smith (5 episodes, 1986)
Steve Perry (4 episodes, 1986)
Jeri Craden (3 episodes, 1986)
Bob Haney (3 episodes, 1986)
J.V.P. Mundy (3 episodes, 1986)
Cy Young (3 episodes, 1986)
Beth Bornstein (2 episodes, 1986)
Bruce Shlain (2 episodes, 1986)

J. Larry Carroll (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Susan Prizant Gilman .... associate producer (65 episodes, 1986)

Jules Bass .... producer (unknown episodes)
Lee Dannacher .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Bernard Hoffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Susan Prizant Gilman .... production supervisor (65 episodes, 1986)
Steven Hahn .... production manager (65 episodes, 1986)

Masaki Îzuka .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Pete Cannarozzi .... recording staff: effects (unknown episodes)
John Curcio .... sound recordist: dialogue (unknown episodes)
Larry Franke .... recording staff: editor / sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Perkins .... recording staff: editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Unger .... recording staff: editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Hidemi Kubo .... animator: opening sequence (65 episodes, 1986)
Itaru Saitô .... animation director: opening sequence / animator: opening sequence (65 episodes, 1986)
Masahito Yamashita .... animator: opening sequence (65 episodes, 1986)

Shigeo Koshi .... animator (unknown episodes)
Tsuguyuki Kubo .... animator (unknown episodes)
Minoru Nishida .... animator (unknown episodes)
Akihiko Takahashi .... animator (unknown episodes)
Yûji Yatabe .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Tony Giovanniello .... soundtrack supervisor (unknown episodes)
Tom Greto .... recording staff: music (unknown episodes)
Steve Gruskin .... soundtrack supervisor (unknown episodes)
Matthew Malach .... soundtrack supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Susan Prizant Gilman .... production staff (unknown episodes)
William A. Gutsch Jr. .... scientific consultant: American Museum, Haydn Planetarium (unknown episodes)
Robert Kuisis .... psychological consultant (unknown episodes)
Peter Lawrence .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Constance Long .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Lee Schneider .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Karen Siegel .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Heather Winters .... production staff (unknown episodes)
 

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23 min | USA:24 min (65 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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Mon Star:Moon Star of Limbo, give me the might, the muscle, the menace of Mon Star!See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The most underrated cartoon of the 80s, 10 August 2005
Author: phoenix2rachelsummers from Florida, USA

Okay, first the little matter that the producers of "Thundercats" ripped off their own show by doing a space opera version called "Silverhawks" - I grew up outside the States, in Ecuador, and "Silverhawks" was actually shown there before "Thundercats!" So I've never had that issue.

And why can't "Silverhawks" simply be judged on its own merits? The science may have been wildly inaccurate, but that's why it's called Science FICTION!! Just shut your mind off and enjoy. I certainly had no problem doing it, with all the brightly colored characters against backgrounds of futuristic buildings and machines and black skies with shimmering stars.

Most of all, "Silverhawks" had GREAT villains. Their leader, Monstar, may have been a Mumm-Ra ripoff, but I think his ritual transformation was way creepier than Mumm-Ra's. Instead of getting all muscular and bursting out of a cloak and bandages, Monstar would burst out of his own SKIN, and come out looking like some kind of cyborg-demon! And Monstar's underlings were a memorable bunch: his ridiculously obedient sidekick, a chimp/snake named Yes-Man; Hardware, the troll with a backpack full of gadgets; Windjammer, with his long blonde hair and gaunt face and weather-control staff; Mumbo-Jumbo, a minotaur on steroids; Buzzsaw, a robot with built-in blades; Molecular, the shape shifter; Pokerface, the lounge lizard/walking slot machine; Time-Stopper, a teenage brat with a clock on his chest which could manipulate time; Melodia, the Queen of Rock with a (literally) killer guitar.

That was something else special about Silverhawks: the villains were so much cooler than the smug, boring heroes. Even though they always lost in the end, it was almost subversive that a cartoon could have young viewers (or, at least this young viewer) rooting for the villains. It was very cathartic, a healthy way of embracing one's dark side without doing other people harm.

Silverhawks was a great show, it deserves much more respect than it gets. I'm hoping this might be remedied during its 20th anniversary in 2006.

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