Trivia / Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers

  • Dueling Shows: Galaxy Rangers beat its Space Western competitors, Bravestarr and Sei Juushi Bismarck/ Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, to the American airwaves by a yearnote —not that it made any difference in the ratings.
  • Name's the Same:
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Shane Gooseman was clearly modeled on Clint Eastwood, Doc was modeled on Billy Dee Williams and Niko was modeled on the singer Nico.
  • Screwed by the Network: It got very good ratings, according to Robert Mandell. Just not the right demographic or the right country for the toy companies.
  • Talking to Himself: Henry Mandell did an amazing amount of voices, especially for secondary characters. The Screen Actors Guild had rules for overtime, but being as Henry was a series producer and the creator's brother...
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In this interview with Starlog magazine, series creator Robert Mandell says Galaxy Rangers started as a straight Science Fiction premise called BETA Force. Then he showed it to Bob Chrestani at the William Morris agency, who turned the show into a Space Western by pointing out that it had "all the classic Western themes, the main one being justified violence, which is what all Westerns have been built on—lawlessness, new frontier and pioneers exploring unknown territories."
    • In the initial demo reel (included on the DVD box set), Zachary's children were also captured and implied to have shared in their mom's Fate Worse Than Death. The demo reel also featured different (and to this day unknown) actors playing Zach and the gang.
    • The writers admit that they would have jumped at the chance to write in an excuse for Zach to sing, seeing as Jerry Orbach was a Broadway veteran.note 
    • Toy licensee Galoob planned to make more action figures (including Niko, McCross, Scarecrow, Waldo, and Zozo) and the Jet Cycle vehicle before the line was canceled.

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