Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers was an animated space saga with
a twinge of wild west influence, set in the year 2103. Proceeding
a time when an alien race introduced humankind to hyperspace technology
and free space flight capabilities, the Galaxy Rangers were formed
as a division of BETA (Bureau of Extra Terrestrial Affairs) to create
order throughout the galaxy. Led by Captain Zachery Foxx [Jerry
Orbach], the rangers Walter 'Doc' Hartford [Hubert Kelly], Shane
'Goose' Gooseman [Doug Preis] and Niko Dal'Ariel [Laura Dean] travelled
the stars in a small fleet of space cruisers. To a lesser extent
was Buzzwang, an android who aspired to become a member of the rangers.
Instructed by Commander Walsh within BETA Mountain, the rangers
are dispatched to Earth-threatening attacks.
character had a unique ability, thanks to a "Series V Brain
Implant." By simply touching their own badges, they gained
a particular benefit from these brain implants: Captain Zachary
Foxx's implant gave him the capability to enhance his own strength.
Doc Hartford gains the ability to interface with virtually any computer
system. Goose Gooseman's defences are enhanced with the help of
his implant, and Niko gains extraordinary psionic abilities that
can be used to protect and defend. On rare occasion, the rangers
ride Cybersteeds - robotic horses with tough armor and electronic
rangers protect the innocent against the tyrant mage Queen, who
uses strong mind-control powers to increase her "Slaverlord" units.
Slaverlords are basically possessed by her powers, alongside a "psychocrystal"
storing psychic energy of other beings. Other notable characters
included space pirate Captain Kidd, an outlaw and alien creature
resembling a half-bird, who struck a deal with the rangers and typically
pulled off attacks on the Queen's forces. The Supertroopers, a unit
of genetically altered human soldiers created by the government,
include Jackhammer, Gravestone, Chimera, Brainchild, Darkstar, and
Darkstar's companion - Stingray.
Vision Studio released episodes of "The Adventures of the Galaxy
Rangers" on DVD in 2005.