Defenders of the Earth (1986– )

TV Series  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Four of the greatest comic strip heroes join forces to battle Ming the Merciless.

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 Rick Gordon / ... (66 episodes, 1986)
Peter Renaday ...
 Mandrake the Magician (31 episodes, 1986)
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 Kit Walker / ... (31 episodes, 1986)
Sarah Partridge ...
 Jedda Walker (30 episodes, 1986)
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 Flash Gordon (30 episodes, 1986)
Dion Williams ...
 L.J. (30 episodes, 1986)
Buster Jones ...
 Lothar (29 episodes, 1986)
Adam Carl ...
 Kshin / ... (28 episodes, 1986)
Diane Pershing ...
 Dynak X / ... (25 episodes, 1986)
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When Ming the Merciless returns to wreak havoc, he immediately hunts down the man who caused him to lose his throne in the first place, Flash Gordon. In the process, Ming captures and kills Dale Arden Gordon, but not before she transfers her essence into a special crystal. Flash then gathers together a force made up of The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and his assistant Lothar. Also joining the heroes are Flash's son Rick, The Phantom's daughter Jedda, Lothar's son L.J. and Madrake's adopted son Kshin. Rick then invents a super computer using the crystal with his mother's essence. Joining Ming is his son Crotan. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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In order to prevent his Mongolian appearance to open the door to the character being seen as racist due to his villainous nature, Ming the Merciless' appearance was recreated as a more alien and rather inhuman one. See more »

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The Phantom: By jungle law, the ghost who walks calls forth the power of ten tigers.
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Good Concept But Years Too Late
18 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This show had the interesting idea of bringing together the stars of the four greatest adventure strips that were distributed by King Features Syndicate and team them with their children to fight Ming and his son. Too bad it only lasted a short time because I really enjoyed the cross generational concept. This show probably would have succeeded if it had come on perhaps during the late sixties at a time when the strips featuring the principals were still popular and at a time when super hero shows were at their peak.


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