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Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension was a science fiction television show created by tween television writer Tom Lynch, produced by CineGroupe, aired by Fox Kids (the last show to premiere on that programming block before it was replaced by the Fox Box) and later ABC Family in 2002, and merchandised with its own LEGO action figure line in exchange for Lego partially funding the series.

The show follows Nick Bluetooth, who awakens on his birthday to find a floating tablet that, with the help of his best friend Allegra Zane, leads to a egg-shaped transport that sends them into the Outer Dimension, a series of alternate universes where the evil Gorm seeks to take over. Nick learns he's the one destined to free the realms from Gorm's tyranny, and he has a special power called Glinching that lets him swap body parts with the various denizens of the realms. Allying with a cyborg, a frog-man, and a yeti midget, they travel in the "Egg" spacecraft to find the MacGuffin of key fragments that will lead them to the lost city of Galidor, which will provide them the means to save the Outer Dimension, and maybe even solve the mystery of Nick's Disappeared Dad, who it seems had a history with this strange realm.

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The series had a short, two-season run of 26 episodes, dying just seven months after its debut, due in part to the death of the Fox Kids block itself, and in part to its Lego toy line being a huge critical and commercial flop (because its pieces were action-figure–like pieces that couldn't be used with other Lego brands). The series quickly faded into obscurity afterwards, and it has received no official release on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Three video games were also made as tie-ins for the series: a Flash game for the Fox Kids website, and games for the Game Boy Advance and PC. A comic book tie-in was also released.

No relation to Galador, homeworld of Rom Spaceknight.


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Tropes used in this TV series and toy line:

  • Applied Phlebotinum: Glinch Energy, responsible for Nick Bluetooth's Glinching ability. Individuals with high concentrations of it can shapeshift parts of their body at will, whereas even those of lesser concentrations can swap out body parts.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Not really explained or touched on. Possibly handwaved, depending on how much influence The Stranger had on the Outer Dimension. It's remotely possible that English caught on because he introduced it.
  • Area 51: The plot of one episode involves Nick rescuing Euripides from a secret government laboratory.
  • Another Dimension: Most of the series takes place in The Outer Dimension.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Nick Bluetooth!
  • Clip Show: The episode just before the finale is a clip show.
  • Mars Needs Water: The Aquarts feed upon the moisture of other living beings due to the extreme drought on their home world.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The show is mostly remembered for the infamous series of LEGO figures made to promote it, and was helped by McDonald's Happy Meal toys and video game tie-ins for the PC, Game Boy Advance and a flash game on the Fox Kids website. Certainly could give the impression that the show was running on toy promotion, and considering the factor of the toy line's disastrous reception, might not be inconceivable.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: Gorm, conqueror of a thousand realms.
  • Reality Warping Is Not a Toy: One of the episodes deal with Nick Bluetooth getting a hold of Gorm's power suit.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Nick Bluetooth's glinching ability when properly used.
  • Shout-Out: The spaceship that Nick Bluetooth finds is practically a TARDIS: it's Bigger on the Inside, has an unusual control console (four sides instead of six)...
  • Shrink Ray: Nepol's backstory explains he was once a much taller warrior until Gorm used a weapon that destroyed his fellow warriors. He survived, but shrank to about a third of his size.
  • Spiritual Successor: The toy line got one years later with the Ben 10 series of Lego toys, which unwisely decided to reuse the exact same "not usable with other Lego, pseudo action figure in pieces" concept as the maligned Galidor toys did. Unsurprisingly, that toy line was also a resounding flop.


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