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Marc Handler (1987-1989)
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14 September 1987 (USA) See more »
In the distant future, a team of four high tech Star Sheriffs defends frontier space colony Yuma from outlaws, as well as Outriders, an army of humanoid alien beings called Vapors, led by mysterious Nemesis, who need Yuma's resources.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 15)

Townsend Coleman ... Colt / ... (52 episodes, 1987-1988)

Pat Fraley ... Fireball (52 episodes, 1987-1988)
Pat Musick ... April / ... (52 episodes, 1987-1988)

Rob Paulsen ... Saber Rider / ... (52 episodes, 1987-1988)

Peter Cullen ... Narrator / ... (51 episodes, 1987-1989)

B.J. Ward ... Sincia (51 episodes, 1987-1988)

Series Directed by
Franklin Cofod (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Marc Handler (3 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Produced by
Franklin Cofod .... producer (unknown episodes)
Peter Keefe .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Yûji Nunokawa .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Yoshitaki Suzuki .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Dale Schacker (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Harold McKenzie (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
R.D. Floyd .... foley mixer / sound designer (3 episodes, 1987)

Michael Beiriger .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Roy Braverman .... sound designer / sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Dotson .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Don Gooch .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Wade Hanniball .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Hilda Hodges .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Mark Hufman .... sound technician (unknown episodes)
Ossama Khuluki .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Peter Lewis .... sound technician (unknown episodes)
Gary Littell .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Elen Orson .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Lisa Palattella .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
John F. Reynolds .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Paul Vitello .... stereo sound designer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Shinsaku Kôzuma .... key animator (2 episodes, 1987)

Steve Bergin .... timing coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gail Goldstein .... timing coordinator (unknown episodes)
Shigenori Kageyama .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Darcy Marta .... timing coordinator (unknown episodes)
Susan Myers .... timing coordinator (unknown episodes)
Akira Shigino .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Clay Wilcox .... timing coordinator (unknown episodes)
Yorifusa Yamaguchi .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Takeshi Ôsaka .... character designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Daryl McKenzie .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Steve Carnelli .... musician: guitar (unknown episodes)
Charles Davis .... musician: trumpet (unknown episodes)
Clark Gassman .... musician: keyboards (unknown episodes)
Don Gooch .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Timothy Mulholland .... musician: drums (unknown episodes)
Wally Snow .... musician: percussion (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Kimberly Frances .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Marc Handler .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Courtney Leigh .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)

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23 min (52 episodes)
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Colt' original name is Bill Willcox and April Eagle is in fact called Marianne Louvre.See more »
Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of "Sei jûshi Bisumaruku" (1984)See more »


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9 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"Voltron Meets the Wild West" Good but Repetitive just like Voltron., 22 May 2003
Author: (Nic_hse) from New York

This cartoon/anime was a weird one. It had futuristic robots, weapons, and vehicles in a wild west setting. The Star Sheriffs was also a strange blend of characters types. Saber was the leader spoke with a british accent and carried a sword instead of a gun. Colt was the typical cowboy type complete with accent and layed back attitude (and his own theme song). April was the female member who was skilled with computers, and Fire-Ball was the race car driver who had a quick temper. The Sheriffs main enemies were called Vipers and they came from another dimension. When the Vipers got shot they didn't die, they were transported back to their dimension. That was something I didn't like about this cartoon/anime. The Vipers should die when they get shot and to allow them to keep coming back again is pretty lame especially for an anime cartoon.

At the climax of each episode the Star Sheriffs would pilot a Giant robot named Ram-Rod and would do battle with a giant enemy of some sort. This cartoon is very similar to Voltron and is almost as repetitive. If you liked Voltron, you'll like this one. If you can find it that is, I've never seen this cartoon repeated on TV since it came off in the late eighties.

Lets get one thing straight, Saber Rider is NOT in Robotech's League, not even close. Robotech raised the bar for cartoons when it came out in 1985. I have yet to see a cartoon/anime series that EXCEEDS it terms of character and plot depth and development.

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