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Industrialist Carl Ziktor's virtual alter-ego Grimlord worked on the creation of an army made of warrior robots... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 44)
Michael Sorich ... Woody Stocker / ... (76 episodes, 1994-1996)
David Carr ... Tyler Steele (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Hollander ... JB Reese (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gardner Baldwin ... Grimlord / ... (46 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mike Reynolds ... General Ivar / ... (46 episodes, 1994-1996)
Richard Rabago ... Tao Chong (45 episodes, 1994-1995)

Brad Hawkins ... Ryan Steele / ... (44 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Bacon ... J.B. Reese (44 episodes, 1994-1995)

Sarah Brown ... Kaitlin Star (44 episodes, 1994-1995)
Julian Combs ... Professor Horatio Hart / ... (44 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Jeb (44 episodes, 1994-1995)
Farrand Thompson ... Young Ryan (44 episodes, 1994-1995)
Zeb ... Jeb (44 episodes, 1994-1995)

Aaron Pruner ... Percival 'Percy' Rooney III (43 episodes, 1994-1995)

T.J. Storm ... Doom Master (31 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kristin Norton ... Despera (31 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Series Directed by
Worth Keeter (27 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Blizek (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Vickie Bronaugh (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Al Winchell (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robert Hughes (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Debra Spelling (4 episodes, 1994)
Shuki Levy (2 episodes, 1994)
Douglas Sloan (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Douglas Sloan (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Margo McCahon (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mark Litton (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Hughes (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Ryan (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Stewart St. John (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
J.K. Richards (5 episodes, 1994)
David Avallone (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Judd Lynn (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Al Winchell (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Adam Gilad (3 episodes, 1994)
Clifford Herbert (2 episodes, 1995)
Diane Sherlock (2 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Ellen Levy-Sarnoff .... co-producer (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tony Oliver .... supervising producer (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Scott Page-Pagter .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 1994)
Robert Hughes .... producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Haim Saban .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1994)

Shuki Levy .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Danielle Weinstock .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jeremy Sweet (92 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ron Wasserman (92 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Cinematography by
James Michaels (1 episode, 1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
Matthew Silver (1 episode, 1994)
Terry J. Chiappe (1 episode, 1995)

Bert Glatstein (unknown episodes)
Terry Kelley (unknown episodes)
John Lafferty (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Thom Klohn (unknown episodes)
Katy Wallin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Yuda Acco (unknown episodes)
Tim Papienski (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Brown (7 episodes, 1994)
David Caranci (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Miye 'Mimi' Matsumoto (93 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ani Plotkin-Maloney .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1995)

Wendi Lynn Allison .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Sandi Rowden .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ronnie Hadar .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil O'Dell .... second unit director (75 episodes, 1994-1996)
Stacy Fish .... second assistant director (52 episodes, 1994-1995)

Tom Milo .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Michele Spadaro .... painter (43 episodes, 1995-1996)
Philip Fracassi .... property master (40 episodes, 1994)
Ronnie Gotch .... set dresser (8 episodes, 1995)
David Naves .... art department coordinator (7 episodes, 1994)

Jared Fleury .... property master (unknown episodes)
Scott MacLachlan .... property maker (unknown episodes)
Jason Nunes .... lead man (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... adr mixer / adr recordist (92 episodes, 1994-1996)
Kevin Newson .... adr recordist (75 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (75 episodes, 1994-1996)
Wayne O'Brien .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 1995-1996)

Tony Smyles .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Ace Williams .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michael Carter .... compositing, rotoscoping, graphic design (unknown episodes)
Rick Cortes .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Brian Longbotham .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Rob Seidenglanz .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Rick Shick .... digital artist: compositing, rotoscoping and graphic design (unknown episodes)
Trent Shumway .... digital compositor / graphic designer: model construction (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Phil O'Dell .... stunt coordinator (75 episodes, 1994-1996)
Clint C. Carpenter .... stunts (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sean Christopher .... stunts (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mitch Gould .... assistant stunt coordinator (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Dong-Quan Quoc Ha .... stunts (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Phyllis Hua .... stunts (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Martin Bradley .... stunts (40 episodes, 1994)
Billy Wong .... stunts (40 episodes, 1994)

Balinda English .... stunt double: Kaitlin Star / stunt double: Sarah Brown (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Frank Addela .... assistant stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Brett Heneise .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Devon King .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Arturo Nava .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rob Sanchez .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Teri L. Schneider .... stunt double: Kaitlin Star / stunt double: Sarah Brown / ... (unknown episodes)
Jeff Shrewsbury .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Stanger .... electrician (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Paul Trimble .... best boy grip (43 episodes, 1994-1995)
William Russell .... gaffer (42 episodes, 1995-1996)
David C. Romano .... grip (41 episodes, 1994-1995)
John W. Kristopik .... best boy grip (40 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chrystina Myers .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1994-1995)

Brad Heiner .... grip (unknown episodes)
Paul McCallum .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Howie Muzika .... assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Bob Myers .... dolly grip / key grip (unknown episodes)
Dylan Rush .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Chris Trillo .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Charles Matthews .... extras casting (95 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brad Hardin .... costume fabricator (1 episode, 1994)

Sam Greenmun .... costume constructor (unknown episodes)
Daniela Moore .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Eric Davidson .... post production associate (1 episode, 1994)

Eric S. Rollman .... executive in charge of post-production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Bill Filipiak .... music editor (92 episodes, 1994-1996)
Yuval Ron .... composer: additional music (92 episodes, 1994-1996)
Eric Caver .... music editor (52 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kenneth Burgomaster .... composer: additional music (40 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Transportation Department
John W. Barbee .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lance Cherniet .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Robin Bianchi .... script supervisor (62 episodes, 1994-1996)
Heather Meek .... assistant to the producers (4 episodes, 1994)
Leslie Hathaway .... post production associate (3 episodes, 1995)
Lauren Moore .... assistant to the producers (3 episodes, 1995)
Maggie Chavez .... post production associate (2 episodes, 1994)
Yvonne Luccy .... post production assistant (2 episodes, 1994)
Brett McCarthy .... post production associate (2 episodes, 1994)

Gavin Franks .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Petra Frazer .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Rich Lewis .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Melissa Rudman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saban's V.R. Troopers" - USA (complete title)
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USA:30 min (92 episodes)
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VR Troopers was adapted from 3 separate '80s Metal Hero Shows that are unrelated to each other. They are: Space Sheriff Shaider, Dimensional Warrior Spielban, and Super Machine Metalder.See more »
Quotes:
[J.B. is informed that Ryan has rescued the puppies]
J.B. Reese:Thanks! Now to head back before...
[Skugs show up in battle]
J.B. Reese:[surprised] Oh, no, too late!
[each Skug takes off its own head and kicks it onto the ground; the heads explode, heavily damaging J.B.]
J.B. Reese:[shouts] Kaitlin!
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
If this was supposed to be a sit-com, it would have been a classic., 10 May 2004
Author: Delta Matt from Wrexham, Wales

It boggles the mind when you think of what executive meeting was behind the creation of this one. "Hey, I've got an idea - let's do Power Rangers with a slashed-in-half budget!" That doesn't sound like such a good idea to me - mainly because it ISN'T a good idea.

Here's your premise - two guys and a girl go around fighting a decadent capitalist who moonlights as the evil Virtual Reality Warlord "Grimlord". They also like to take out his entire army in every episode (goons with such incredible names as Fist-bot and General Eye-bar. Obviously they didn't have the imaginative "Transformers" authors when they came up with the names). It's not such a hard task, as a mop and a bar of soap would be more effective at world domination than Grimlord and his minions.

As one might expect from this type of show, the characterization of our three "heroes" is slightly optimistic. I'm currently 20 years old, coming on 21 - which isn't too far off the age of the three VR Troopers in this "TV Gem". I enjoy singing in my band, going to rock clubs, going to the pub, sitting in front of the tele and listening to a bit of music - which is pretty typical, I'd say. Whereas Ryan, Kaitlin and J.B. have full time jobs, and enjoy going to the Dojo and beating up bad guys in order to save the world in their FREE TIME. Right. If someone asked me whether I wanted to become a VR Trooper, the first question would be "How much?" and the second would be "who's covering for me at the week-end?". As the VR troopers a) seem not to get paid at all (despite the fact that their students debts will still be BLOODY high) and b) drop whatever they're doing 24/7 to go off and play with Grimlord, they must be insane.

Of course, you could argue the fact that without them, the world would be in danger. However, you would be ignoring the fact that no matter how many times Grimlord's army shoots at anything, they never hit the target. So we're really in no danger. And for an Evil Warlord, Grimlord's really not that evil. It seems to never have occurred to the guy that as his army is completely incapable of making the slightest dent on the teen-age heroes when in costume, killing them in their sleep would be the easiest option. After all, Grimlord knows exactly who the VR Troopers actually are, in a bizarre plot point. How long do you think Bruce Wayne would have lasted if the Joker knew who he was? Not too long, really.

While all those issues are slightly silly, there are some aspects of the show that are nothing short of annoying. In a few examples:

1) The way the scene of a fight will shift from a rock face to open land to a forest to a lake and back to the bloody rock face again.

2) When in costume, the VR Troopers compensate for the fact that we can't see their lips by nodding their heads around inanely. It looks ridiculous, and if I talked to one of them, I would point and laugh.

3) The dog. It talks. Strange really, as the motion that the dog makes whilst talking looks incredibly like the motion that a normal dog makes when chewing on something. And the words are (of course) completely out of sinc. Also, the dog's favourite insult is blowing a rasberry at someone. This is obviously achieved by filming the dog putting it's tongue out, and playing it in reverse. And they do that on a regular basis. It's not funny, it's annoying.

4) "Forces of darkness, empower me. Take me back to my virtual reality." Every damn episode. Anyone with a basic education in English could tell whoever wrote that that the second line is a few syllables too long. But Hell, "poetic license". Or in this case "complete-absence-of-poetry license".

5) The features of the programme that were SUPPOSED to be amusing were anything but. For instance - that newspaper editor.

HOWEVER - after all this, this show has perhaps the highest recommendation I could possibly give. And why, you ask? It's one of the funniest things I've seen in my life! It goes into the same bracket as "The Final Countdown" by Europe - things that are so bad, they're brilliant! Forget that it's attempting to be serious, and you will enjoy it as much as "Blackadder", "Fawlty Towers", or any great sit-com which you enjoy.

If you can, watch the episode with "The Doggy Rap" in it. Conclusive proof that not only can white men and women NOT rap, but some black men can't either.

Not to mention the fact that the "actress" playing Kaitlin is very attractive. I'm a red blooded male, after all.

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