History WesternAnimation / LazerTagAcademy

22nd Jul '14 1:52:54 AM bjex
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MerchandiseDriven SaturdayMorningCartoon created by Creator/RubySpears that ran on Creator/{{NBC}} for the 1986-87 television season. The show was created primarily to sell items from Worlds of Wonder's Lazer Tag game.



In the year 3010, 13-year-old Jamie Jaren is the champion of the popular sport of Lazer Tag[[note]]This spelling specifically, the show being based on Worlds of Wonder's "Lazer Tag" toys.[[/note]]. She is also the only person with the ability to use the Starlyte, the "gun" used in the game (both in the show and in the toyline), as more than a toy, primarily as a kind of telekinesis and (most importantly to the show's premise) travel through time. At least, she is until Draxon Drear is discovered and resurrected.

Drear, realizing the potential of the Starlyte, promptly steals one, takes himself and the Skugs back to the past, where he intends to murder the Starlyte's eventual inventor.

The cartoon, created by Creator/RubySpears, ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1986-1987.

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In the year 3010, 13-year-old Jamie Jaren is the champion of the popular sport of Lazer Tag[[note]]This spelling specifically, the show being based on Worlds of Wonder's "Lazer Tag" toys.[[/note]]. Tag. She is also the only person with the ability to use the Starlyte, [=StarLyte=] (the name, both in-show and in the toy line, for the "gun" used in the game (both in the show and in the toyline), game) as more than a toy, primarily as a kind of telekinesis and (most importantly and, more importantly, to the show's premise) travel through time. At least, she is until Draxon Drear is discovered and resurrected.

released from his suspended animation.

Drear, realizing the potential of the Starlyte, [=StarLyte=], promptly steals one, takes himself and the Skugs back to the past, where he intends to murder the Starlyte's eventual inventor.

The cartoon, created by Creator/RubySpears, ran on Creator/{{NBC}}
inventor, who happens to be Jamie's distant ancestor. Needless to say, Jamie takes it upon herself to travel into the past to defend her ancestral family from 1986-1987.
Drear's machinations.



* GreenLanternRing: The Starlytes. "Point, and think."

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* GreenLanternRing: The Starlytes.ImaginationBasedSuperpower: [=StarLytes=] essentially work this way, for those with the ability. "Point, and think."



* SyndicationTitle: When Saban Entertainment acquired the series, it was re-released as "Laser Patrol", which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel[[note]]Back when it still had an animation block[[/note]] (now "SyFy") for one season as part of a rotating half-hour of various different shows, and hasn't been seen since.

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* SealedEvilInACan: Draxon Drear and his Skugs are essentially this until his release in the pilot.
* SyndicationTitle: When Saban Entertainment acquired the series, it was re-released as "Laser Patrol", which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel[[note]]Back when it still had an animation block[[/note]] Channel (now "SyFy") back when the channel had an animation block, for one season as part of a rotating half-hour of various different shows, and shows. It hasn't been seen since.
29th May '14 7:40:36 AM tropower
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* SyndicationTitle: When Saban Entertainment acquired the series, it was re-released as "Laser Patrol", which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel[[note]]Back when it still had an animation block[[/note]] (now "SyFy") for one season as part of a rotating half-hour of various different shows, and hasn't been seen since.
29th May '14 7:28:19 AM tropower
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In the year 3010, 13-year-old Jamie Jaren is the champion of the popular sport of Lazer Tag. She is also the only person with the ability to use the Starlyte, the "gun" used in the game, as more than a toy, primarily as a kind of telekinesis and (most importantly to the show's premise) travel through time. At least, she is until Draxon Drear is discovered and resurrected.

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In the year 3010, 13-year-old Jamie Jaren is the champion of the popular sport of Lazer Tag. Tag[[note]]This spelling specifically, the show being based on Worlds of Wonder's "Lazer Tag" toys.[[/note]]. She is also the only person with the ability to use the Starlyte, the "gun" used in the game, game (both in the show and in the toyline), as more than a toy, primarily as a kind of telekinesis and (most importantly to the show's premise) travel through time. At least, she is until Draxon Drear is discovered and resurrected.



* DuelingShows: Did battle with the [[{{Toku}} live-action]] ''Photon'' series, based on the other small-L laser tag franchise of the time.
16th Feb '14 10:43:23 PM dbz77
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16th Feb '14 10:42:50 PM dbz77
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: In the pilot episode, Draxon Drear traveled back in time to capture Beth to obtain a ransom from the future. Subverted in that neither he, nor anyone else, pointed out the flaw in his plan if he actually had to go through with his threat to kill her.
8th Dec '12 1:54:46 PM MarkLungo
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The cartoon, created by Creator/RubySpears, ran on NBC from 1986-1987.

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The cartoon, created by Creator/RubySpears, ran on NBC Creator/{{NBC}} from 1986-1987.
8th Dec '12 1:51:40 PM MarkLungo
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* AllerativeName: Jamie and Draxon both have them.

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* AllerativeName: AlliterativeName: Jamie and Draxon both have them.


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* MerchandiseDriven
8th Dec '12 1:47:50 PM MarkLungo
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The cartoon, created by RubySpears, ran on NBC from 1986-1987.

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The cartoon, created by RubySpears, Creator/RubySpears, ran on NBC from 1986-1987.




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* AllerativeName: Jamie and Draxon both have them.
1st May '12 9:35:55 AM movie007
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In 2061, master criminal Draxon Drear and his henchcreatures the Skugs are trapped in suspended animation beneath the Atlantic Ocean, after the Skugs damage the shuttle Drear was using in an attempt to escape to Mars.

In the year 3010, 13-year-old Jamie Jaren is the champion of the popular sport of Lazer Tag. She is also the only person with the ability to use the Starlyte, the "gun" used in the game, as more than a toy, primarily as a kind of telekinesis and (most importantly to the show's premise) travel through time. At least, she is until Draxon Drear is discovered and resurrected.

Drear, realizing the potential of the Starlyte, promptly steals one, takes himself and the Skugs back to the past, where he intends to murder the Starlyte's eventual inventor.

The cartoon, created by RubySpears, ran on NBC from 1986-1987.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* DuelingShows: Did battle with the [[{{Toku}} live-action]] ''Photon'' series, based on the other small-L laser tag franchise of the time.
* ForkliftFu
* GreenLanternRing: The Starlytes. "Point, and think."
* ParentalAbandonment: Jamie's parents are never even mentioned.
* {{Plot Hole}}s: Many of them. Per episode.
* TimePolice: Jamie.
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