Some shows come and some shows go and some seem to go on forever. But today, I am going to talk about a show that ended before its prime: Galidor Defenders of the Outer Dimension! You could say that this show literally ended too early due to the fact that it was cancelled following its second season, which ended on a cliffhanger.
Once, there was a scientist called Samuel Bluetooth, who invented an egg-shaped vehicle he called a "Trans-Dimensional Navigation Module" or TDNM for short. Travelling in the TDNM, Samuel Bluetooth appeared in the Outer Dimension, where he met, fell in love with, and married its Queen, Riana.
However, when Riana's advisor Gorm stages a takeover, Riana vanishes and Samuel Bluetooth attempts to escape with their infant son, Nicholas. Gorm manages to capture Samuel, but not before Samuel sends Nicholas back to our dimension and into the care of his grandfather.
Jump forward 15 years, and Nicholas Bluetooth is the school nerd and has only one friend, his best friend since childhood, Allegra Zane. However, on Nick's 15th birthday, a mysterious hovering map appears in his bedroom and leads him and Allegra to Samuel's laboratory, where they discover the TDNM, which he and Allegra nickname "The Egg", and enter (against Allegra's better judgment). The pair are suddenly whisked away to the Outer Dimension and thrust into attempting to put an end to Gorm's tyrannical rule. In order to save the Outer Dimension, they must locate the fragments of an egg-shaped key, which will unlock the gates of the paradise realm of Galidor, (the former location of Riana's court). Aided by a robot named Jens, Galidor's philosopher Euripides, and a shrunken Siktari warrior named Nepol, Nick and Allegra search for the key fragments. However, Gorm is searching for them as well, and the group has many adventures attempting to stay out of his evil clutches.
Jens was originally a vegetable-like intelligent plant, but when his body was burned by Gorm, he managed to assemble enough parts to build a robotic shell. His many arm attachments save the team numerous times throughout the series.
Euripides was originally the philosopher of Riana's court at Galidor, and is the last of the Amphibib species, the rest having been wiped out by Gorm. He is capable of telekinesis on a large scale and heat generation on a much smaller scale.
Nepol is a Siktari warrior who was shrunk by Gorm and now seeks revenge. He is almost blind and cannot see without his specially-made goggles. He is capable of superspeed and ice projection.
Allegra Zane is Nick's best friend and has been since childhood. Always practical, she is often the one who stops Nick from doing impetuous things. Sassy, smart, and an expert in martial arts, Allegra does everything she can to help Nick.
Nick Bluetooth is the son of Samuel Bluetooth and Queen Riana. His mother often appears to him as a mental hologram, much like Jor-El does for Superman, and offers Nick cryptic clues about his past and how to stop Gorm. In the Outer Dimension, Nick also has the ability to transform his arms and legs into machinery or body parts of other aliens who have some ability that he lacks. This ability is referred to as "glinching" and is usually done when two non-human species agree to switch body parts temporarily. For instance, Nepol and Euripides once swapped legs, but only Nick can glinch his limbs into anything without swapping with someone else. Allegra does not have the ability to glinch, although there is one episode where she is temporarily able to do so.
Gorm is the tyrannical ruler of the Outer Dimension. He staged a takeover not long after the birth of Nicholas and attempted to conquer Galidor for himself. However, Queen Riana and Samuel Bluetooth hid the key to Galidor, leaving Gorm to rule from the desolate prison realm of Kek. Gorm's assistant Tager is a shapeshifter whom Gorm often dispatches to stalk Nicholas and Allegra.
In short, this show was absolutely amazing and I was sad that it had such a short run. I'm also still slightly annoyed that it ended on a cliffhanger. The episodes are still lurking about on the internet and I encourage you to hunt them down and check them out!