In a distant galaxy where magic and technology co-exist, Audric, a scientist, accidentally creates The Monster Minds, a race of mutated plant creatures that goes on a rampage and sets out to take over the universe. In a bid to correct the creation of The Monster Minds, Audric creates a plant called "The Magic Root" which will destroy The Monster Minds, but The Magic Root got split into two pieces and half of the magic root is given to Audric's son Jayce. Joined by a team of fighters known as "The Lightning League" led by a 1000-year-old wizard named Gillian, Jayce embarks on a desperate quest to find his father and put the two pieces of "The Magic Roots" together, which will destroy The Monster Minds and their evil leader, Sawboss, who will try and stop Jayce and Audric from destroying them and stop them from dominating the galaxy.Written by
Herc Stormsailor is based on Han Solo from "Star Wars". Herc is short for Hercules, legendary hero and semi-god in Roman mythology known to be Jupiter's son (named Heracles and his father Zeus in Greek mythology), who between another achievements traveled around Greece and beyond to make the Twelve Labours in expiation for killing his own family after to be manipulated by his step-mother Hera. Hercules was one of the Argonauts lead by Jason (Jayce in the show) looking for Golden Fleece. See more »
Composed by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban
Performed by Shuki Levy See more »
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In a distant galaxy, Jayce's father Audric had created a plant to solve the hunger problem. His plants get mutated by space radiation which turns them into the evil Monster Minds. Audric fled and the only salvation is a magic root. The root is split in two with the other half going to Jayce. Jayce goes in search for his father with the help of the wizard Gillian, Flora with her fish mount Brock, robot squire Oon, and brigand Herc Stormsailor with his spaceship looking for riches. The Monster Minds are led by Sawboss and they can transform into fighting machines.
I do remember the opening and the plant-machines. I don't really remember watching the show back in the day. I do recall Oon although it's the ill-fitting nature that makes him memorable. Watching it now as an adult, one can see the convoluted, frail seams in the story construction. There is a lot of Star Wars in the writing. Mattel had the Wheeled Warriors toys and decided to create a cartoon to support the line. It's the Master Minds versus the Lightning League. Obviously, somebody jerry-rigged the Star Wars characters into the toys. It doesn't make it bad by definition. Transformers and G.I. Joe are examples of making a series based on toys and those worked. The pilot tries to jam a lot of info to set up all the characters. I'm not going to denigrate anybody's childhood memories but the writing doesn't hold up to an adult's examination. Mattel did produce 65 episodes although it only ran for one season.
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