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Exosquad: Season 1
Exosquad Season 1
Actors: Lisa Ann Beley, Robby Benson, Gary Chalk, Wally Marsh, John Payne
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
NR     2009     4hr 47min

Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 04/14/2009 Rating: Nr

     
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Actors: Lisa Ann Beley, Robby Benson, Gary Chalk, Wally Marsh, John Payne
Creators: Will Meugniot, Eric Lewald, Mark Edward Edens, Michael Edens
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction, Animation
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/14/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 4hr 47min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Finally- Exosquad Gets the DVD treatment it deserves
ONENEO | Buffalo, NY | 12/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sixteen years is a long time. Children born during Exosquad's broadcast on USA network are now old enough to drive, quit school, and get married (parent signature required in most states). But I digress, to those of us who have waited patiently for all these long years; Universal Studios Home Entertainment's announcement that Exosquad is coming to DVD is prime proof of the phrase "better late than never".

Exosquad - Season 1 is the first of two seasons from the animated USA Network series that debuted in 1993 and will be followed by three more 2-disc sets totaling 52 episodes.

The show, for those who don't know, is considered by many to be the closest domestic attempt at Japanese anime to date. ExoSquad's creative staff weaved an ongoing tale centering on a single combat unit (the ExoSquad) and their exploits in a cosmic war raging between human beings and our own rebellious genetic creations, Neo-Sapiens. The setting spans the rocky planets of our solar system (Venus, Earth, Mars) with occasional visits to the asteroid-laden rings of gas-giant Saturn.

Like most anime entries, the 52-episode saga does not consist of 52 individual episodes but rather 52 parts of a single tale. Episodes typically end very abruptly and pick up in the next episode exactly where the previous one left off. Additionally the show doesn't candy-coat concepts such as death or betrayal. Like real wars, there are casualties and the team you happen to be rooting for doesn't always come out on top. Finally the use of mecha (in this case they are called E-Frames or ExoFrames) takes another chapter from the typically considered Japanese area of expertise.

Previously released across several VHS tapes, this set collects the first 13 episodes together in one package for the first time. Episodes will be presented in full frame video, with English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio and English subtitles.

Here are the episodes contained:

1 Pirate Scourge
2 Seeds of Deception
3 Hidden Terrors
4 Blitzkrieg
5 Resist!
6 Target: Earth
7 A Traitor Among Us
8 Scorched Venus
9 Sabotage
10 Abandoned
11 The Brood
12 Betrayal
13 Defying Olympus"
Babylon 5 + G.I. Joe = Exo-Squad
S. X. Lyvers | USA | 03/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"True this happened while Babylon 5 was still going on, BUT the reason i wrote that as part of the title is that this show is dramatically brilliant for an animated series in the morning. For me this beat X-men on Saturdays. It beats X-men for it had a beginning middle and end, a strong structure for story telling...aside from that tid bit in the final episode...fans you know what I am talking about. The animation may not be as crisp as 90s Batman, but you have to give them the props for the detail they were puting in the character's design and the design of the ships while bringing to life serious scenes and action sequences. If you haven't seen this show and are a fan of animated series in action, adventure, and down to earth characters and sci-fi political drama...you will be pleased for what it was doing at its time. Such a show should not be forgotten. If you are a fan of comedy then this is not for you. To those fans of X-men, GI Joe, to the battlestar Galactica and yes my fav B5...do check this out. Don't believe me or still not sure, read other reviews to prove our suggestions' sincerity.

My online friends and I have been praying for a DVD release of this show for quite some time. My old VHS tapes started loosing sound, watching on the computer YouTube episodes doesn't really satisfy completely, but it was the way. Thank you for this release. March is a drag, and April is taking too long to come."
As good as you're going to get
D. Jamison | Oklahoma City, OK, US | 04/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been an Exo Squad fan since it's original airing, so I have to give this a 5. The DVD's are what you'd expect: all the Season 1 episodes on 2 discs.

There are no special features, no commentary tracks, no featurettes, and no foreign languages. Just episodes. As an Exo Squad fan, I would have loved features like this, though I was not expecting them given the relative obscurity of the show.

The discs also come in a white case instead of a normal black case. Apparently the producers thought this was some kind of kid's show!"
Thank god, I hope they can get though all these...
Michael A. Tomkiewicz | Somewhere out there | 12/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now here's an hard to watch show back when it first came out, and it was out before the USA run, (I first saw it in syndication)

This is one has a running storyline that works quite well and is hardly childish, if you liked the much later Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles this has just as tight in the writing and something that that one never could make it to... an ending."