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  


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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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25 October 2007 | by (wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I've seen many people stating that "Lazer Tag" came out first, and "Photon" copied them. ACTUALLY, "Photon" was developed in the late 70's, while "Lazer Tag" came out in the mid 80's.

This was actually a pretty cool kids show - (Looking back) the only thing I find that sucked about it was their use of popular music of the day... only sung by nameless singers instead of the original artist. Just didn't sound as good. ;(

the game gear for Photon is also very hard to find compared to Lazer Tag - until recently(2 sets were auctioned off this week - SHOCKING!), the only set I had ever seen for sale was back in 1998.

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