Bhodi Li earth's world champion at Photon is selected to join an elite team of Photon Warriars. The Guardians of the Light of Photon work to keep the evil warlord of Arr from taking over the universe.




1987   1986  


Series cast summary:
Christopher Lockwood ...
 Bhodi Li (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Loretta Haywood ...
 Tivia, Princess of Nivia (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Graham Ravey ...
 Lord Baethan (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Eros Rivers ...
 Parcival (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Akiyoshi Ono ...
 Leon (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kazuhisa Kanamaru ...
 Uncle Pike (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Barbara Jarvis (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Stay ...
 Mandarr (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sam Taylor ...
 Pirarr (17 episodes, 1986-1987)
Satoshi Ishihara ...
 Warriarr (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Yoshito Nagatsuka ...
 Destructarr (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Clarissa Reid ...
 Kathy Jarvis (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Paul Laroque ...
 Richard Jarvis (7 episodes, 1986-1987)
Teiichi Igarashi ...
 Dogarr (7 episodes, 1986-1987)
Yoshito Shiraishi ...
 Bugarr (7 episodes, 1986-1987)


PHOTON is what happens when you turn paintball into an indoor infrared laser sporting event, base a science fiction TV show around said sporting event, license every chart-topping pop single from 1980 to 1986 to accompany said show, realize by licensing said music you've blown your entire production budget, and resolve the matter by transforming every proposed set into a low-budget miniature and superimposing your actors over it using 1980s "green screen" technology. In other words, PHOTON was the greatest show ever. Even better than the Thanksgiving episode of CHEERS with the food fight and better than every episode of GARFIELD AND FRIENDS except maybe the one where the foley guy quits and Odie gets hired to do all the sound effects. Did I mention that when the PHOTON production staff wasn't choreographing high-octane action sequences to Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones, the guys who would eventually executive produce the POWER RANGERS series were jamming away on the ... Written by

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Nostalgia of the 80's was good clean fun.
6 March 2007 | by (Indianapolis, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Remembering back to the 80's, I get chills of nostalgia. Toys, Video games and all playthings just got reinvented and/or turned on it's ear. Back when the Rubik's Cube was at it's peak, Worlds of Wonder released LAZER TAG. This craze became the rage, but when it came to the Entertainment Marketing, we got a horrible Saturday Morning Cartoon. Entertech, a division of LJN toys, countered with PHOTON. Like it's counterpart, you got a PHASER, a Sensor, but also a Helmet with lights and sensors as well. They didn't stop there. Action figures with the same InfraRed Tag tech followed. Actual Characters that we can get into. Then to top it all off, the LIVE ACTION TV Show. I remember all of the SCI FI Space stuff, kind of a STAR WARS meets POWER RANGERS feel. The Plot. EVERY world has a light orb that lasts 100 years. If the orb is charged by the good guys, everything is beautiful for that time. If the orb is charged with Darkness from the bad guys, the planet becomes a wasteland. So the battle ensues. The good guys fly around in the ZEPHYR with MOM, their computer leader. They use the PHOTON centers as a training facility. Chris Jarvis/BHODI LI becomes the best player and is recruited to join the team of good. He is taken in by: Tivia, warrior princess of Nivia; Parcival, adolescent computer geek from Earth (we think); Lord Beathen, Robotic Ninja Warrior; Leon, the giant Lizard Hero; and Pike, who looks like a Mr. Potato Head. It was a Grandfather to the Power Rangers but without the Bulk and Skull like cheese. More serious like the newer Rangers series. All in all, lots of fun for what it was. Not everything has to win an award to be fun.

And YES, AGAIN IMDb is displaying the wrong COVER to this series. What is pictured is an ANIME that is completely UNRELATED.

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