A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

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In the Dark Ages, there was a race of heroic warrior monsters known as Gargoyles. These creatures existed as stone in the day, but become flesh and blood at night. One Scottish clan made an alliance with humans to help protect a castle by night if the humans would protect their stone forms by day. The uneasy alliance was shattered when human prejudice provoked a betrayal that allowed the castle to be sacked and most of the resident clan destroyed, leaving only six adult survivors and a rookery of unhatched eggs. A further misunderstanding during the clan's retaliation on the invaders and rescue of their hostages left the clan frozen in stone by a magic spell that would only be broken when the "castle rises above the clouds." For a thousand years, the castle laid abandoned and the clan condemned by this curse. In 1994, a wealthy multibillionare named David Xanatos bought the castle and transported the whole structure to Manhattan where he placed it on top of the Eyrie building which he... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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One thousand years ago superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles.


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Many characters on the show were voiced by actors and actresses who were regular cast members of the various Star Trek series. These include Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Nichelle Nichols, Avery Brooks, Colm Meaney, Michael Dorn, Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Paul Winfield, and David Warner The Producers considered asking Frakes and Sirtis to personally appeal to Sir Patrick Stewart to perform a voice for scale, but decided it was an unfair request. See more »

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Goliath: One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness, it was a world of fear, it was the age of Gargoyles. Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken and we live again! We are defenders of the night, we are Gargoyles!
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What a legacy
5 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Gargoyles was a cartoon series for kids, but it looked like something else. While the kids watched it, it looked like something adults would get. Unlike many cartoons, this show was serious. It played on more dramatic themes and was filled with action, unlike other cartoons that were filled with pointless (yet funny) violence. This was truly one of Disney's finer animated series.


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