The BEST Episodes of The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Welcome to The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers guide at TV Tome. Produced and created by Robert Mandell, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers has a fantastic concept. In 2086, two peaceful aliens journey to Earth seeking help. In return for Earth's assistance, the aliens share the plans for the planet's first hyperdrive, allowing mankind to open the doors to the stars. With this new technology in hand, a team of unique individuals are assembled to protect Earth and its allies. These courageous pioneers - committed to the highest ideals of justice - set out to preserve law and order across the new frontier. The show began airing in September 1986 as a series of sixty-five 30-minute cartoons, running five days a week. Since then, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers has reached cult status, sparking a loyal following. This visionary series combines elements of Westerns, space opera and a sword and sorcery style of fantasy. The well-developed plotline and captivating characters, which pushed the boundaries of children's programming in the '80s, are sure to excite loyal fans as well as a new generation of science fiction and animation enthusiasts. The series was one of the first anime-style shows to be created, storyboarded, voiced and produced in the United States and was animated in Japan by the famed Tokyo Movie Shinsha. This action-packed cartoon series also features the vocal talents of the late Jerry Orbach, Bob Bottone, Laura Dean and Earl Hammond. Galaxy Rangers Ho!
#1 - Marshmallow Trees
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Nov 20, 1986
While introducing Kiwi marshmallow trees to the planet Grana, the planet's two suns have an adverse effect on the trees, making them complete their entire cycle of growth in one night, not to mention being 100 times their normal size. The planet will be over run by the trees if a special breed of locusts aren't used to destroy the crop. Unfortunately, the residents of Grana don't think the locusts are a good idea at all. It turns into a free for all, as everyone commandeers everyone else's vehicle trying to stop the Rangers from releasing the locusts.
#2 - Scarecrow's Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 10, 1986
Niko and Goose travel to Tarkon after being summoned by Maya when entire villages of frozen, lifeless people are discovered. The Scarecrow is behind it and he is seeking immortality once again. The Scarecrow takes over Maya's mind which gives Niko the perfect excuse to have a good old scrap with her.
#3 - Badge of Power
Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Nov 11, 1986
Lazarus Slade and Mogul combine their forces to create a badge that will duplicate all of the Rangers' unique gifts, stealing the data needed from the BETA computers.
#4 - Aces and Apes
Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Nov 7, 1986
The Rangers stop on Mesa to repair Space Tug 4, which was pulling a ship outfitted with an experimental Andorian engine that would render current drives obsolete. A space time distortion opens up, and through it comes a mysterious object, which hits the experimental vessel, and both crash on Mesa. The UFO turns out to be Scarecrow. He takes over a riverboat casino gambler, and teams up with Lazarus Slade. Slade is only interested in getting the new drive, while Scarecrow is after immortality.
#5 - The Magnificent Kiwi
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 21, 1986
The Queen hires Killbane to destroy the Kiwi defense shield because she has learned the remaining members of the Gherkin race are hiding there.
#6 - Armada
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 6, 1986
Lazarus Slade has outfitted the Queen's armada with hyperdrives, and they are advancing on Earth. Using her powers, Niko is able to find out that the Starstones powering the drives were manufactured by Captain Kidd. Goose and Niko track down Kidd at the old homestead , while Zach and the BETA fleet try to find a weakness in the Crown Armada.
#7 - Edge of Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 3, 1986
The Rangers are leading a strike team against the Black Hole Gang at Entropy's Edge, a black hole or wormhole of some sort. During the battle Goose, after knocking out the power source of the Black Hole hideout, is dragged into the black hole. His charge goes nuts and finally he gets spit out at the other end of the wormhole into the Empty Zone. He crashes on Ozark and wakes, unable to control his morphing. Drawn by Annie Oh's cries for help as she is attacked by a Dinosaur and Goose morphs into a monster in order to save her. Annie tries to shield him from the people of Ozark, who have no tolerance for off-worlders, until the other Rangers track him down.
#8 - Birds of a Feather
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 13, 1986
Miller and Moxy, who has apparently gotten over touching the Poe Mutant sensation doll, sneak into Longshot, after the Supertrooper Juice. This episode has the entire rogue's gallery chasing after Bubblehead the Memory Bird, who has accidentally been downloaded with the Supertrooper Juice formula. The Queen wants it; Jackie Subtract wants it; Daisy O'Mega wants it; the Black Hole Gang wants it; and especially, the Rangers want it back.
#9 - Scarecrow
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Oct 31, 1986
A malevolent spirit is harvested along with the crops on the planet of Grana, and it's up to the Galaxy Rangers Niko and Goose to stop the "Scarecrow" before he sows the community's destruction.
#10 - The Power Within
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 26, 1986
Nimrod grabs the Rangers out of hyperspace, and makes them play his version of the most dangerous game, without their badges. They have to make do as normal, human Rangers.
#11 - Lady of Light
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 17, 1986
Mogul the Space Sorcerer summons a powerful entity from a pneumonic universe in order to provide him a power source that would make him the most powerful sorcerer in the galaxy. However, he loses control of the entity, and the Lady of Light crash-lands on a planet in the frontier. She loses her crown of power and begins to lose molecular cohesion. If she doesn't return home soon, the resulting explosion could destroy two universes. Goose, Niko, and Waldo try to avert disaster. Naturally, Mogul and Larry follow to stake their claim on a pneumonic power source.
#12 - Shoot Out
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Oct 30, 1986
The Queen of the Crown holds a gunslinging contest, with Eliza's crystal as the prize.
#13 - Mindnet
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 16, 1986
Killbane breaks into Longshot and steals one of the component's of Mindnet, a device that induces psi abilities, for the Queen of the Crown.
#14 - Buzzwang's Folly
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Nov 18, 1986
Lazarus Slade has once again teamed up with the Queen of the Crown, and once again they plan an assault on Earth. This time, however, the Queen gives him 500 Plagos for the attack. Plagos lack the good sense God gave sheep. But they might have been successful if they hadn't come up against BETA's brilliant defensive minds. Yes, thanks to an android double of Premier Dutch dispensing knockout gas, Buzzwang, his food dispensing android buddies, the Ambassadors and the Kiwi kids are minding the store, and it's up to them to save the world.
#15 - New Frontier
Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Oct 29, 1986
The Ranger's first assignment takes them to Tortuna to find information on the missing humans.
#16 - Space Moby
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 24, 1986
The Rangers are sent to rid an asteroid belt of giant space whales. But they end up in the middle of a fight between "SpacePeace" and a madman, consumed with a vengeful desire to destroy the whales forever.
#17 - Traash
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 2, 1986
An extremely aggressive, insectoid new race, the Traash, is blowing up everything in its path (including the Crown destroyers) and Captain Kidd is the only one who knows anything about them. All he has to do is give a little whistle.
#18 - Renegade Rangers
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 29, 1986
The Rangers pretend to go bad in order to infiltrate the Black Hole Gang, who are going to try to attack the Longshot research facility. Goose is charged with keeping Daisy O'Mega, the leader of the group of outlaws, distracted after she makes it plain she is attracted to him. They are planning a trap at Longshot, but MaCross, who wanted Daisy for himself, and hates Goose anyway, finds out the plot and mucks up that plan.
#19 - Rogue Arm
Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 5, 1986
The Queen launches a special psychocrystal through hyperspace. It manges to gets on board a new ship of the navy that the Rangers happen to be taking on its maiden voyage tour of the solar system. The crystal takes over Zach's arm, and uses his lifeforce to power itself as it constructs a body out of servo droids. The Rangers have to stop it before it kills Zach.
#20 - Showtime
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 14, 1986
The Kiwis and Andorians, on their way back from a Federation Conference, discover The Orion Flying Circus and Rodeo Show, lead by Wild Bill Krebb, and have no idea they are meant to be part of the act.
#21 - Tortuna
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 1986
The Rangers search for Eliza's psychocrystal.
#22 - Galaxy Stranger
Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Nov 14, 1986
A blond, stubbled man in black appears in Frontier looking for Jacob Laramie, who has hired Stingray as muscle to push ranchers and farmers off their land to use as grazing land for his Bovo 9 cattle. Goose, the man with no name, confronts Stingray and Darkstar.
#23 - Invasion
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 4, 1986
Zach can't make it in time to "The Albert Einstein School for Gifted Youngsters Science Fair," and his daughter Jessie is upset when big brother Zach Jr. comes in his stead, sure that Dad will be there was soon as he can. However, the fair is suddenly overrun by tiny cowboys and indians armed with mini-blasters, and it's up to the kids to save the day from this toy invasion.
#24 - Boomtown
Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired Nov 12, 1986
Old Roy McIntyre's at it again! The prospector and Burr-O 5000 are on C-40, yet another planet in his never-ending search for the mother lode. Using his high-tech divining rod and his space-pick, he strikes it rich, uncovering a huge deposit of Starstones. But it isn't long before word spans the galaxy and the "gold rush" is on. Beings from all over the universe come to the planet to stake a claim and get rich. Unfortunately, the rush attracts the wrong element as well, like the Black Hole gang, who jump claims and rob the miners of their valuable Starstones. And Capt. Kidd and Squeege, sensing a chance to make a space-buck, naturally show up as well. He's selling blasters and weapons to the bandits who are running roughshod over the planet. This "boomtown", a rapidly grown city which sprang up around the mines is on the verge of being a lawless hell-hole. Which is why they request the Galaxy Rangers to come to town.
#25 - Lord of the Sands
Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Nov 17, 1986
Zach, Goose and Zozo are stranded on a desert planet in the Empty Zone.