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I was recently going through old converted beta to VHS tapes from my
childhood and discovered the tapes of this short-lived 5 episode series,
Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion. This mini-series follows the typical
80s formula. Man advanced too far in the ways of science on the planet
Symbion and a holocaust occurred. (At least that is what I assume from
"preview" of episode one). Man mutated to insect-like creatures. The
center of knowledge is The Hive.
Like any sci-fi series, there are the good guys, lead by Prince Dargon, and the bad guys, lead by Spydrax. The villains are mostly spider-like creatures, of course. Episode one begins with Spydrax and his lackeys attacking the peaceful farms and very small town of "The Shining Realm," home of Dargon and his boys. Fire, chaos, you get the idea. They steal Mantor's map to the hive. Mantor is the wise older mentor-type character, with of course salt and pepper hair. Anyway, one of Spydrax's lackeys, a brown tarantula-esque thing, steals the map. A struggle between this thing and Mantor ensues, with Mantor being poisoned.
And so the story is set: the evil Spydrax plans to find his way to the Hive, obtain ultimate knowledge, I assume, and rule the world. (Say this with your pinky in your mouth) Throughout the five episode mini-series, a lot of parallels between this and Greek myth can be seen. But if you're going to borrow, you might as well go with the masters, right? Anyway, the five episode mini-series is pretty decent. There are some mistakes and overlooked writing errors, but it's a fun fare that brought back some joyous nostalgia. Are the characters deep and moving? Not really. But it's fun to remember the good old days.
This was a short series, with a short toy line to follow it. From what
i've been able to gather it was meant to follow on the success that
He-Man had during the previous few years. I had several of the toys and
remember watching it when it was shown originally in my area. It's been
on a few times since, but not in the past 10 years at least.
A lot of the voice actors are easily recognizable, and remind me to watch other great cartoons.
5 Episodes only, great story, cool toys, could of used a few more seasons IMO.
If you like short series, try watching Visionaries, or Inhumanoids.
Almost 16 years has passed and i never heard nothing new about this Incredible cartoon ,or better, i dont know nothing about this series , like,here in imdb they said theres only 5 half hour episodes , I dont think so...( i watched a good quantity of episodes, at least 15!!! ) where´s the dvd´s ,cd´s, tapes ? oh yes... the toys are awesome too!!!
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