History WesternAnimation / SkyCommanders

15th Sep '16 1:08:19 PM Homemaderat
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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpears, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.
** The toys were clearly influenced by another Kenner action figure line turned cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. Both lines featured tiny figures that were packaged with gimmicky vehicles.

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* EpisodeTitleCard
* {{Expy}}:
** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpears, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.
** The toys were clearly influenced by another Kenner action figure line turned cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. Both lines featured tiny figures that were packaged
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** [[TheDragon The Dragons]]: Raff, Kreeg

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** [[TheDragon The Dragons]]: Raff, Rath, Kreeg



* FollowTheLeader: Owes a bit to ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. and in turn some concepts (along with voice actors Creator/CharlieAdler and Paul Eiding) later went into ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''.
1st Sep '16 4:36:03 AM themisterfree
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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpearsEnterprises, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.

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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpearsEnterprises, Creator/RubySpears, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.
1st Sep '16 4:35:26 AM themisterfree
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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpearsProductions, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.

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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpearsProductions, Creator/RubySpearsEnterprises, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.
1st Sep '16 4:34:40 AM themisterfree
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->''"Deep in the South Pacific, a tumultuous and untamed new continent has erupted, spawned by a highly unstable new element, known as Pheta-7. If this powerful new element could be controlled, whoever possessed it would be the undisputed ruler of the world! One man, General Lucas Plague, is determined to hold that title. And it's up to a rugged team of mountaineering experts, lead by commander Mike Summit, to stop him. Employing revolutionary new gravity-lock and laser-cable technology to traverse the ever-changing terrain of the High Frontier, Mike Summit's Sky Commanders, and General Plague's Raiders, are locked in mortal combat, with the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance . . ."''

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->''"Deep in the South Pacific, a tumultuous and untamed new continent has erupted, spawned by a highly unstable new element, known as Pheta-7.Phaeta-7. If this powerful new element could be controlled, whoever possessed it would be the undisputed ruler of the world! One man, General Lucas Plague, is determined to hold that title. And it's up to a rugged team of mountaineering experts, lead by commander Mike Summit, to stop him. Employing revolutionary new gravity-lock and laser-cable technology to traverse the ever-changing terrain of the High Frontier, Mike Summit's Sky Commanders, and General Plague's Raiders, are locked in mortal combat, with the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance . . ."''



The storyline of ''Sky Commanders'' comprises the daily adventures of a multi-racial group of soldiers and mountaineering specialists from all over the world who battle the evil General Lucas Plague and his goon squad of villainous mercenaries and miscreants, "The Raiders," whose aim is to seize control of the planet. The series is set on a new continent deep in the South Pacific which was created by the emergence to the surface world of a new and powerful, unstable radioactive element called Phaeta Seven.

This lethal energy source can only be stabilized for containment by exposure to temperatures of 200 degrees below zero. It is known that whoever can control the element and harness its enormous power would be the ruler of the world; a goal that the amoral General Plague wants strongly. It is up to General Mike Summit and his highly trained soldiers to stop him.

Complicating the Sky Commanders' objective of stopping the criminal ambitions of the Raiders is the fact the new continent (collectively referred to in the series as "The High Frontier") is routinely beset by sporadic, unstable and highly dangerous weather conditions and environmental hazards such as landslides, earthquakes, cave-ins, whirlpools, etc. There is also the need for monthly shipments of fresh supplies, new advanced technology and weapon systems. Constant attack by the scheming and underhanded Raiders and the aforementioned environmental dangers make the Sky Commanders's mission only that much more dangerous.

Travel throughout the new continent is only possible by means of high-altitude flight, or by means of using Laser Cables; a specialized version of a rappelling cord emitted from combat backpacks worn by both Raider and Sky Commander. When used, the cables shoot out from the combat backpacks in the form of energy beams. When contact is made with a solid object, the Laser Cable solidifies into a solid metal cable line upon which travel is possible.

Phaeta Seven, the radioactive element that both sides vie for control of, came from the deepest subterranean recesses of Earth itself, and it has brought with it, on its rise to the surface of Earth, not only the new continent itself but also a wild and voracious, bizarre menagerie of utterly horrific creatures to inhabit it. These lifeforms are either the products of long-term mutative exposure to Phaeta Seven's radiation or were just naturally brought about the way that they are. Occasional violent encounters with these monstrosities is yet another danger waiting for both sides of this battle for the future freedom or enslavement of the world.

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The storyline story of ''Sky Commanders'' comprises the daily adventures of follows a multi-racial diverse group of soldiers and mountaineering specialists experts from all over the world Earth, led by General Mike Summit, who battle the evil General Lucas Plague and his goon squad force of villainous mercenaries and miscreants, baddies, "The Raiders," whose aim is to seize control of the planet. TakeOverTheWorld. What's their plan? The series is set on a new continent deep in the South Pacific Pacific- "the High Frontier"- which was created by the emergence to the surface world discovery of a new and powerful, new, unstable radioactive element called Phaeta Seven.

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Complicating Is if things weren't already bad, the Sky Commanders' objective of stopping the criminal ambitions of the Commanders and Raiders is the fact the new continent (collectively referred would both have to in the series as "The High Frontier") is routinely beset by sporadic, unstable and highly dangerous deal with lots of bizarre weather conditions patterns, natural disasters, and environmental hazards such as landslides, earthquakes, cave-ins, whirlpools, etc. There is also the need for monthly shipments horrifying, mutated creatures- all aftereffects of fresh supplies, new advanced technology and weapon systems. Constant attack by the scheming and underhanded Raiders Phaeta-7's instability and the aforementioned environmental dangers make the Sky Commanders's mission only that much more dangerous.

High Frontier.

Travel throughout the new continent is only possible by means of high-altitude flight, High Frontier, thankfully, isn't a problem. You could either fly, or by means of using Laser Cables; use "Laser Cables"; a specialized version of a rappelling cord emitted from combat specialized backpacks worn by both Raider and Sky Commander. forces. When used, the cables shoot out from the combat backpacks in the form of energy beams. When contact is made with a solid object, the Laser Cable solidifies into a solid metal cable line upon which travel is possible.

Phaeta Seven, the radioactive element that both sides vie for control of, came from the deepest subterranean recesses of Earth itself, and it has brought with it, on its rise to the surface of Earth, not only the new continent itself but also a wild and voracious, bizarre menagerie of utterly horrific creatures to inhabit it. These lifeforms are either the products of long-term mutative exposure to Phaeta Seven's radiation or were just naturally brought about the way that they are. Occasional violent encounters with these monstrosities is yet another danger waiting for both sides of this battle for the future freedom or enslavement of the world.
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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.

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** ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner.Kenner; ''Centurions'' was produced by Creator/RubySpearsProductions, while this show was created by their cousins at Hanna-Barbera. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.



* FollowTheLeader: Owes a bit to ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' and in turn some concepts later went into ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''.

to:

* FollowTheLeader: Owes a bit to ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. and in turn some concepts (along with voice actors Creator/CharlieAdler and Paul Eiding) later went into ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''.
3rd Feb '16 5:34:23 PM MarkLungo
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* OpeningNarration: It was added after the first few episodes; the announcer was Danny Dark [[note]]a promo VO guy for Creator/{{NBC}} in the 80s and 90s, the original [=StarKist=] Tuna guy, and Superman from ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''[[/note]].

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* OpeningNarration: It was added after the first few episodes; the announcer was Danny Dark [[note]]a promo VO guy for Creator/{{NBC}} in the 80s and 90s, the original [=StarKist=] Tuna guy, and Superman from Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''[[/note]].
3rd Feb '16 5:33:53 PM MarkLungo
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* MadScientist: Dr. Erica Slade from the Raiders.



* OpeningNarration: It was added after the first few episodes; the announcer was Danny Dark (a promo VO guy for NBC in the 80s and 90s, the original [=StarKist=] Tuna guy, and Superman from ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'').

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* OpeningNarration: It was added after the first few episodes; the announcer was Danny Dark (a [[note]]a promo VO guy for NBC Creator/{{NBC}} in the 80s and 90s, the original [=StarKist=] Tuna guy, and Superman from ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'').''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''[[/note]].


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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Each faction had one female member (Red [=McCullogh=] from the Sky Commanders, Dr. Erica Slade from the Raiders). Both of them were {{Toyless Toyline Character}}s.
29th Jul '15 2:14:42 PM MarkLungo
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* DeathWorld: The High Frontier is a dangerous, geologically unstable environment, even without the monsters. [[http://issuu.com/orangeslime/docs/kenner_1987/3?e=2195851/1265843 Kenner's 1987 catalog]], which introduced the toy line to retailers, describes it in vivid detail:
-->''"A terrifying new continent emerged from the earth's core--deadly and ever-changing. Hurricane-force winds and tornadoes of poisonous gas veil the bizarre new continent. Within lies a nearly endless variety of mutating environments, all different, but all sharing one sobering quality: man can survive only in the peaks and highlands. The horrors of the surface promise certain death! Christened the 'HIGH FRONTIER', towering chunks of stone rise up out of molten rocks and float like icebergs, topped with spires and columns that soar to dizzying heights. This is a volatile and unpredictable land, where mile-high plateaus can rise and fall in a single day. Whole islands can form overnight--then disappear as the thin crust riding on the elemental ocean breaks apart like a shelf of melting ice."''
29th Jul '15 2:02:33 PM MarkLungo
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The storyline of ''Sky Commanders'' comprises the daily adventures of a multi-racial group of soldiers and mountaineering specialists from all over the world who battle the evil General Lucas Plague and his goon squad of villainous mercenaries and miscreants, "The Raiders," whose aim is to seize control of the planet. The series is set on a new continent deep in the South Pacific which was created by the emergence to the surface world of a new and powerful, unstable radioactive element called Phata 7.

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The storyline of ''Sky Commanders'' comprises the daily adventures of a multi-racial group of soldiers and mountaineering specialists from all over the world who battle the evil General Lucas Plague and his goon squad of villainous mercenaries and miscreants, "The Raiders," whose aim is to seize control of the planet. The series is set on a new continent deep in the South Pacific which was created by the emergence to the surface world of a new and powerful, unstable radioactive element called Phata 7.
Phaeta Seven.



Phata 7, the radioactive element that both sides vie for control of, came from the deepest subterranean recesses of Earth itself, and it has brought with it, on its rise to the surface of Earth, not only the new continent itself but also a wild and voracious, bizarre menagerie of utterly horrific creatures to inhabit it. These lifeforms are either the products of long-term mutative exposure to Phata 7's radiation or were just naturally brought about the way that they are. Occasional violent encounters with these monstrosities is yet another danger waiting for both sides of this battle for the future freedom or enslavement of the world.

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Phata 7, Phaeta Seven, the radioactive element that both sides vie for control of, came from the deepest subterranean recesses of Earth itself, and it has brought with it, on its rise to the surface of Earth, not only the new continent itself but also a wild and voracious, bizarre menagerie of utterly horrific creatures to inhabit it. These lifeforms are either the products of long-term mutative exposure to Phata 7's Phaeta Seven's radiation or were just naturally brought about the way that they are. Occasional violent encounters with these monstrosities is yet another danger waiting for both sides of this battle for the future freedom or enslavement of the world.



* {{Unobtainium}}: Pheata-7.

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* {{Unobtainium}}: Pheata-7.Phaeta Seven.
29th Jul '15 1:58:45 PM MarkLungo
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* OpeningNarration: It was added after the first few episodes; the announcer was Danny Dark (a promo VO guy for NBC in the 80s and 90s, the original StarKist Tuna guy, and Superman from ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'') .

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* OpeningNarration: It was added after the first few episodes; the announcer was Danny Dark (a promo VO guy for NBC in the 80s and 90s, the original StarKist [=StarKist=] Tuna guy, and Superman from ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'') .''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'').
29th Jul '15 1:58:10 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Expy}}: ''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.

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''Sky Commanders'' was made two years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', was aimed at the same demographic, and was a product of the same toy company, Kenner. Therefore, it's not surprising that the two shows' characters are not that different; Mike Summit resembles Max Ray, and RJ Scott resembles Ace [=McCloud=], amongst the most notable examples.examples.
** The toys were clearly influenced by another Kenner action figure line turned cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. Both lines featured tiny figures that were packaged with gimmicky vehicles.
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