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Space Knights - The Golden Knight (Episode One) Television (Excerpts) – 1989 Children Sci-fi

Space Knights - The Golden Knight (Episode One)

Television (Excerpts) – 1989 Children Sci-fi

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Ambitious kids' sci fi series Space Knights pitched the King Arthur myth into a zany universe of Knights of the Round Space Station, Vader-esque villains, rainbow rocket exhaust, and laser lance jousting. The distinctive look of this early South Pacific Pictures series — like a picture book come to life — was led by cartoonist Chris Slane who achieved it by using actors in life-size puppet suits and blue screen effects. In this excerpt, the evil Mordread creates an android Trojan horse to infiltrate Castle Spacelot. The 'Space Junk' theme song is by Dave Dobbyn.

The Space Knights shall fall, and at last I shall be ... master of the universe!
– Mordread Darkvoid on his nefarious plans