Rating: Not Rated
“Rocket chases, space battles and out-of-this-world adventures!
Created as a follow-up to the successful ‘Thundercats’ TV series, ‘SilverHawks’ pits a cybernetically engineered team of heroes – Quicksilver, Tally Hawk, Blue Grass, Super Twins Steelheart and Steelwill, Commander Stargazer and The Copper Kid – against the universe’s most dangerous villain Mon-Star and his ruthless band of criminals. Starring Thundercats voice actors Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Peter Newman and Bob McFadden, this action-packed weekday series launched into battle for one soaring, spectacular season. Steel yourself for the first 32 episodes of that golden time: more than 11 hours of cosmically cool entertainment plus a New Retrospective Featurette with creator interviews in a Deluxe 4-Disc Collection that’s a must-own for any classic animation collector.
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“SilverHawks: Volume One” is not rated.
There was actually a mix of cool, imaginative stuff in here along with “holy crap, what were they thinking” stuff. It was like there were three writers in a room creating the show. Two were coming up with cool stuff, the third was smoking crack.
“Let’s have one character that is silver, can fly, and shoot lasers!”
“Let’s have a lead bad guy that transforms and has red armor with spikes!”
I bet those were some really interesting development meetings. Anyway, the animation looks pretty good, but it’s the standard anime-looking stuff you saw all over the place in the ’80s. But as I watched the show, I thought, “Mon-Star sure sounds a lot like Mumm-Ra from ‘Thundercats.'” Well, that’s because he was the same guy. In fact, most of the cast were also on ‘Thundercats.’ Who knew? I was also shocked to discover that Steel Heart and Melodia were both voiced by the actress who played the annoying Janice on “Friends”! You learn something new every day.
If you have some nostalgia for “SilverHawks,” then you may want to pick up this DVD. Kids will be entertained by it and my own boys have asked to see several episodes since. (Though my 9-year-old daughter declared it “Stupid”.)
There’s only one bonus feature on here and it’s a retrospective with some of the creators (not sure if it’s one of the crack smoking ones) and Maggie Wheeler (Melodia / Steel Heart).