On his birthday, Nick Bluetooth recieves some kind of map that takes him and his best friend, Allegra Zane, to a ship (which is shaped like an egg). A robot named Jens on the ship thinks they two teens have comes to save the Outer Dimension from an evil overlord. With the help of a power known as "glitching", which helps him to change his arms and legs into things he finds along his travels, Nick plans to find the pieces of the Key to Galidor to rescue the Outer Dimension. Written by
In a 2008 interview with the magazine "Spacesuits and Sixguns", Matthew Ewald stated that "Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension" has "always meant something very special to me," and added that he had "gone to great lengths to try to get it going again, up to and including offering to fund it myself." On a show's fan-site forum at http://galidor.proboards.com/index.cgi), he replied on March 13, 2009: "First of all, I'd like to say what a true and great honor, as well as unfathomable joy, it is for me to find that a forum like this exists for 'Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension.' 'Galidor' was and IS one of the greatest dreams of my life. It is every wish worth wishing, every dream worth dreaming, and it is, for me, the reason I've never been afraid to 'chase my stars.' For over seven years (since the series ended) I have fought to give 'Galidor,' it's characters, and the stories and tales told which I love so completely, a 'rebirth' or 'finality.' For over seven years I have done everything in my power to bring 'Galidor' back to life... to end it the right and true way. And although I have been unsuccessful (so far) in receiving the permission to do so, well... my promise to not only myself, but anyone who has ever lost themselves in the Quest and adventure 'Galidor' was... my promise to you all is: I'm not finished yet. Regardless of what the future holds, I want to thank Katrina and 'EVERYONE' here in the forum (from the bottom of my heart) for keeping 'Galidor' alive. You all, regardless of location, regardless of age or time, regardless of passion and love or enjoyment and entertainment, have done something incredibly extraordinary. You have all refused to forget what 'Galidor' was and could one day, again, become. I am deeply humbled by your unfaltering dedication and thank you with every breath I take for sharing this adventure with not only myself, but the entire cast & crew of 'Galidor.' I once wrote Tom Lynch, creator of the series and a man that I not only deeply respect and admire, but also call 'friend,' that he had 'only taken a whisper out of his own life, to change mine forever..." The same can be said to all of you. Thank you for keeping this project which I love so deeply alive. And thank you for reminding me (even if I've never forgotten) that any dream worth dreaming, is worth fighting for... in every way. - Matthew Ewald --(Nicholas Bluetooth)" See more »
Allegra doesn't take her backpack or camera into the Outer Dimension in the pilot, but she has them afterward. On the other hand, she and Nick are both wearing hoodies when they do but they never wear them again, not even on the frozen planet. See more »
In an age where the kids of America are provided with a healthy dose of all things Poke-this, Digi-that, Meda-whatzits, and the phenomenon that is the Power Rangers, Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension strives to make its mark on the map. While it may not have the clout of its long-running predecessors, Galidor has since gained a solid fan base. Yes, this is one steam engine that shows no signs of slowing down.
The formula is quite simple, actually. You take one unlikely hero, mix him up with a few allies, pour in a nasty villain or two, spice it up with dazzling special effects, and you get the delectable confection which you see on Fox Kids every Saturday morning. You know how they say the casting and storyline is crucial to any film or TV series? Galidor has got it nailed perfectly.
Matthew Ewald is surprisingly believable in his role as Nick Bluetooth, the hero sent from Earth to liberate Galidor from the clutches of the evil Gorm. The villain is well aware of Nick's arrival, however, and uses any means necessary to thwart our hero's quest. Nick is not alone in his fight. He is reluctantly joined by best friend Allegra Zane, played remarkably well by Mary-Marguerite Sabongui. They are soon joined by Jens, a plant lifeform-turned-robot; Euripides, the amphibious court advisor; and Nepol, the dimunitive but stalwart warrior.
Each of them possess skills that will aid in their quest to free Galidor. Nick has the power to glinch--or transmutate and mimic--the abilities of any given object or creature. Allegra uses her martial arts prowess, Jens provides his scientific genius. Euripides wields a staff of levitation. And Nepol can move at high speeds and has freezing capabilities. Their means of travel throughout Galidor is a transdimensional pod, or as it is affectionately called, the Egg.
Galidor will appeal to fans of all ages with its unique style of action, adventure and humor that pokes fun at pop culture. For example, when Nick meets a female member of Jens' species, he introduces Allegra as Mary Kate. This gets him an elbow in the ribs from Allegra, so he says that all her friends call her Ashley. As in the Olsen Twins, get it? It's cheesy humor, but it works.
If you're craving for adventure and good, wholesome sci-fi fun, Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension will satisfy your appetite. No Glinching Required.
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