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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