The story consists of 14 Knights that have been embued with magical powers which they can use for good or evil. There are two main factions within the world, the Spectral Knights led by Leoric and the Darkling Lords led by Darkstorm. The characters are well fleshed out given the limited time they had to develop, with each having their own agenda and such. The magic powers that each knight possess, is the ability to turn into their animal totem which reflects their personality, and secondly 8 of the Knights have power staffs which they can use once before recharging, again - each staff reflects the users personality, 4 of the remaining 6 Knights can power vehicles with magic so they work in the post science world the Visionaries inhabit.
The episodes are of high quality with only one episode really being a comedy which is a dissapointment, the animation is generally good and the voice acting always superb. The series is also pulls no punches violence wise. Above all the series is just a simple joy from start to finish, the fact that only 13 episodes were ever made is criminal given the quality, it was highly under-rated.
This will bring back many memories if you caught the series on the first run and the fact that the series is getting a DVD release is an absolute revelation, this will be a fine box set in anyones collection and will remind people that they simply do not make cartoons like this anymore. Childrens entertainment today simply pales in comparison.
The dvd quality is very good, the conversion is smooth, and brings out the epic features that made the cartoon such a great experience, both in its content and quality of animation. The only thing that stopped this getting 5 stars was the lack of special features on the discs. Granted, not a lot of material can be taken from this, but character profiles, or a little history would be interesting to the avid fan.
Overall, a greatly recieved series, a developed story, even though it lasted only one season and 13 episodes, and an innovation in animation. Brilliant.
The characters are excellent, and none are 1 dimensional. The villans of the show are for example known for occasionally doing the right thing, like the animal loving cyndar for example. Getting this DVD was a real blast from the past and it finally gave me a chance to see the episodes i had missed out on when this was on TV. I recommend it to all 80s cartoon lovers!
had all the toys, even that massive darkling lord transport vehicle thing. Watching this over reminds me how great the 80's really were.
This truely is one of the best things you can buy on here. Its not often a company will give you EVERY episode of an entire programme on one DVD.....so you have to buy this.
Excellent script, decent animation and good character definition.
If your looking for a good cartoon with plenty of action, a bag-full of fantasy and a solid piece of good vs evil, look no further this this cartoon.
Only 13 episodes but each one of them is excellent.
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