Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Galaxy High School Vol 1|
Actor: Galaxy High School
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Nerdy Aimee and popular Doyle get transfered up, way up to Galaxy High! It's school where strange creatures from all over the universe go to school side-by-side. But with misfit classmates like Milo De Venus, Booey Bubbl... more »
Long time coming.
SRFireside | Houston, TX United States | 05/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who never seen Galaxy High it's essentially a teen sitcom show much like Saved by the Bell or Square Pegs, only it's a cartoon... in space... with aliens... and a LOT better. Essentially you get the same elements in both like addressing teen issues (peer pressure, classes, etc), providing satire on HS cliques, and even giving a positive message now and then. The differences (aside from the aliens and such) is in the writing and execution.
Being a cartoon gives Galaxy High the flexibility to make what would be a standard cliche writing for other shows into something funny. Dealing with a bully on Boy Meets World is one thing. Dealing with a bully that's a 7 foot pink alien chicken called "The Beef" is another. I'll bet even money that they used that name for the sole purpose of plugging the one liner, "Where's the Beef" on the show (and old Wendy's commercial cliche from the 80's). Anyway what's I'm trying to say is the episode plots (or lessons) might be standard fare, but the stuff they write and animate around it makes up for it in spades.
This DVD will have the first seven episodes of the series on it, including Here's the episode list:
1 - Welcome to Galaxy High: The debut (or pilot) episode that sets the entire premise up for you. Two high school earthlings become exchange students in an intergalactic high school. Love the one liners.
2 - Pizza Honor: Doyle (human) has to deliver a pizza to a haunted planet. My favorite lines are from the Beef and Roland ("Killer mushrooms!!" "Vampire penguins!!!")
3 - The Beef who would be King: The Beef rules a fatty planet as "the High Cholesterol", but ends up with a surprise of a coronation.
4 - Where's Milo?: Milo (alien buddy) disapears after getting everybody mad at him. I think the title is a play on the Where's Waldo books.
5 - Those Eyes, Those Lips: Booey (airheaded girl alien with a head like a light bulb) is desparate to get Mick Maggers tickets and gets the gang into all sorts of mayhem to find some.
6- Doyle's New Friend: Don't remember this one, but I think Doyle teams up with some person to mess up some school dance.
7 - Dollars and Sense: Aimee (human girl) gets all caught up with a rich alien who puts her in the high life, but money doesn't buy everything.
I have been waiting a long time for this DVD to come up. Some really good episodes are on this and the price is pretty decent for about two and a half hours of content. No extras, but these sorts of shows never have them. Don't expect any digital remastering though. This is one of those shows the studio hasn't given much attention too, but maybe if this disk and volume 2 sell good maybe they will opt for making a better transfer next time around."
Christine | Illinois | 03/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Awwwww yeah.....This show rocked. Yes, I was in high school when this came out in the 80's and watched it religiously. I like wacked-out sci fi cartoons. I'm excited it's coming to DVD. I paid $30.00 for a used videotape copy from Canada a couple years ago, so this is gold. Hey, this is off the subject, but for 80's Voltron fans--heads up--the original series is coming to DVD in September 2006! Just thought fans would like to know.....(more gold)"
I am giddy for 'Galaxy'
Robin Orlowski | United States | 05/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up watching this cartoon during the 1980s. I am pleased it is finally getting released on DVD. This is a dream come true.
Aimee and Doyle, two earth students, participate in a most unusual exchange student program. They are transferred to Galaxy High, a high school in outer space.
Sidestepping some important questions (like how Aimee and Doyle breathed in outer space!) the series instead focused on the consequent cross-interaction issues between humans and aliens. Aimee became part of the in-crowd, while Doyle is a 'nerd'--resulting in some important lessons for each.
In "The Beef Who Would be King" Doyle shines, rescuing Galaxy High bully Beef Bonk from the planet Cholesterol. Apparently the people on that planet eat their king!
Then "Dollars and Sense" Aimee learns that gifts from Reggie Unicycle really aren't worth it if he's not a good person.
Illustrating just how much time and care did go into Saturday morning cartoons during the 1980's, Don Felder (Eagles) did series music. Okay, I didn't know (or care) who Felder was as a little kid, but his credentials attached to this project certainly are impressive now. The series creators simply could have had anybody doing music for the series--- the majority of us hyped up little kids would not have known the difference during original airdates.
This series is a classic example of a great Saturday morning cartoon. Please release more of them ASAP!
I was there when GHS started and its about time it got anoth
Michael Campisi | 07/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes this will be a bit biased because my mother was the casting director for Galaxy High School and my father played the voice of the lovable slime, Earl Eccchhhhh. I remember being about 10 years old and hanging out in the studios for the recording sessions. What is never brought up is that Nancy Cartwright, the future voice of Bart Simpson, played Gilda Gossip on this show before getting her big break. The voice is nearly identical to Bart Simpson's voice.
Anyway, this show had very clever ideas for "the future" back in 1986 and while not near the level of "you get it or you don't" futurama humor, this cartoon series was short lived but packed a lot into it's 13 episode. Including a man eating pizza.....Can't beat that for $22."