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Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors DIC Entertainment, 1985 Shout! Factory, 2008 Created by Jean Chalopin (founder of DIC) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future) Running Time: 22 minutes per episode Rated TV-G. Enjoy the show. Thundering across the stars to save the universe from the Monster Minds. Jayce searches for his father to unite the Magic Root and lead his Lightning League to victory over the changing form of Saw Boss. Wheeled Warriors explode into battle. Lightning strikes! Cast Darrin Baker as Jayce Charles Jolliffe as Gillian Len Carlson (1937-2006) (Ganon in The Legend of Zelda, Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man) as Herc Stormsailor Valerie Politis as Flora Luba Goy as Oon Guilio Kukurugya as Saw Boss Dan Hennessey (Chief Quimby in Inspector Gadget, Brave Heart Lion in Care Bears) as Audric Ernie Anderson (1923-1997) (famous '80s voiceover) as the Narrator "Ring of Light, Magic Might!" Audric, a renowned scientist, does experiments with plants to find a cure to galactic hunger. But when a solar flare hits his laboratory, the plants mutate into evil creatures known as the Monster Minds - led by the maniacal Saw Boss. As the Monster Minds conquer most of the galaxy, Jayce is given one-half of the Magic Root and leadership of the legendary Lightning League. Allied with the magician scientist Gillian, the squire robot Oon, the plant-human girl Flora and the intergalactic courier Herc Stormsailor, Jayce travels across the galaxy in search of his father to unite the Magic Root and eliminate the Monster Minds for good. Story: B+ I remember the good old days of coming back from school and watching this show on KTTV 11 before Thundercats. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors is what some people like to call "Star Wars on wheels." The series' title character has some Luke Skywalker in him, while Herc Stormsailor is clearly a Han Solo copy. And then there's the rather hokey premise of our heroes battling evil vegetable vehicles. Still, the characters are likeable and the storylines are involving. This show is everything Titan A.E. should've been, and more. Animation: B As with Thundercats, Centurions and many other popular '80s American cartoons, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors is Japanese animated. The quality on many episodes was state-of-the-art back in 1985, and it still holds its own today when compared with other '80s cartoons released on DVD. Soundtrack: A- Perhaps the strongest point of this series is the music. The orchestral score by Shuki Levy (Inspector Gadget, M.A.S.K.) and Haim Saban (Power Rangers, Macron 1) fits perfectly with the series, but the biggest selling points are the hair metal-oriented opening and ending themes. DVD Extras: C It's great that Shout! Factory has given this series a proper DVD release, after the cheap and disappointing Escape from the Garden of Evil single DVD by NCircle Entertainment. But while you have the first 33 episodes in one boxed set, there isn't much else included other than some screenplays and concept art. The Bottom Line Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors is an underrated series that remains one of DIC Entertainment's best titles. Now if only Mattel reissued the toys... Links Shout! Factory's Official Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Page Cindy's Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Page References Wikipedia