Team Galaxy (TV series)
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The Young Trio (Yoko, Brett and Josh) and their pet Fluffy.
|Directed by||Stephane Berry|
|Starring||Tabitha St. Germain
|Country of origin||France
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (List of episodes)|
|Producer(s)||Vincent Chalvon Demersay
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Marathon Production
Image Entertainment Corporation
|Original channel||Animax, France 3, VRAK.TV, Nickelodeon Asia (stopped on season 1), Teletoon (Canada)|
|Original run||Fall 2006 – Fall 2007|
Team Galaxy, le Collège de l'Espace or Galaxie Académie (in Quebec) is a French, Italian and Canadian animated series made by Marathon Production and Image Entertainment Corporation. It blends anime-inspired 2D animation with CG elements, and is set at "Galaxy High" (not to be confused with the school in the 1980s animated series of the same name), where a trio of young students try to balance their regular teenage lives and their training to become Space Marshals. The concept and animation style is similar to that of both Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery, other series created by the same production company.
Team Galaxy is co-produced by a number of international broadcasters, such as France 3 which was the first to begin airing the full series from 28 August 2006. In the United States, Cartoon Network paid Marathon about $16–$17 Million for 52 episodes, for a premiere in Fall 2006. It also appears on Canada's YTV and CBBC/Disney XD in the UK.
"Team Galaxy" is about a group of friends who try to balance both their school work and their free time. The three protagonists: Josh, Yoko, and Brett are few among the students of a school called "Galaxy High"; a galactic justice empower authority, which defends the galaxy against criminality. In addition, the school teaches subjects suitable for these types of missions which their students endure through. The series apparently takes place during present time, with everything outside Galaxy High appearing like it currently does, but in an episode where they go through a time skip, a calendar says that the year is 2051, hinting that the actual series takes place in 2050.
Since the final 3 episodes of season 2 of Team Galaxy 'Predator Plants from Outer Space', a new plot has been introduced where Omni, an android as well as a student of another space school, is searching for his fellow schoolmates after his school's been destroyed by an Alien Bounty Hunter named Gangus. He is convinced to stay at Galaxy High for the time being and is promised by Josh, Brett, Yoko as well as the rest of GH to help him. Unfortunately, due to the show currently ending at 52 episodes, this plot hasn't been addressed any further.
- Brett (Tabitha St. Germain): A 10-year-old headstrong genius, who despite his brilliance feels restricted by his young age. He uses his own personal computer to control the hornet, to analyze DNA, and to use Gluefoam. In addition, he hates to be called a "kid". Brett takes missions more seriously than Kiko and Josh, and often scoffs when the two leave to shirk their mission. He is the most sensible of the group, but due to his young age, and fun loving partners, he is often ignored. Heteam as Josh and Kiko. is often used by Josh to do homework for him or for selfish reasons. His suit as a space marshall is red. He is in the same
- Kiko (Katie Griffin): A 15-year-old karaoke-loving Wannabe pop singer (who can't carry a tune) slash amazingly creative artist who sees Galaxy High as just a step on her way to stardom. Her main weapon is her sonic blaster. Kiko's terrible singing is a running gag in the show, and despite how bad it is, she wins many interstellar competitions with it (Aliens take her voice as music while Josh and Brett start crying in pain.) Often, Kiko is distracted on missions when a talent competition, or something that could boost her career pops up. She is also a fashion wizard who is always conscious of her looks and style. Her desire for stardom and fame often lead to her capture or place the group in danger. She had a crush on Seth, until she heard his voice. Her suit as a space marshall is pink. She is in the same team as Josh and Brett.
- Josh (Kirby Morrow): A rebellious 17-year-old adrenaline-junkie, who prefers space training to classroom theory. He mostly fails his classes but succeeds on his missions. He was afraid of water after a childhood incident involving him losing his swimming trunks, but has since overcame it after facing it head on. But for all his wild stunts, Josh’s independent thinking is a perfect fit for the team. Although he repeatedly said he wants to be out of GH, he has never really meant it. His father is the GH's principal, Principal Kirkpatrick. suit as a space marshall is dark blue. He is in the same team as Brett and Kiko.
- Bobby (Sam Vincent): One of Josh's rivals from Galaxy High. He is by far the most competitive student and with his high grades and sharp skills (and big ego), he isn’t shy about telling everyone who’s the top gun on campus. His suit as a space marshall is purple. He is in the same team as Toby and Kimball.
- Toby: Always out to prove that she is the toughest student on campus, Josh describes her as the cutest and most popular girl in school. She always has to be the center of attention – which annoys Yoko. Her suit as a space marshall is yellow. She is in the same team as Bobby and Kimball.
- Kimball: Kimball is a princess. Her privileged upbringing has made her a bit unfriendly and she often looks down on the other students. Her suit as a space marshall is yellow. She is in the same team as Bobby and Toby.
- Spavid (Sam Vincent): Spavid is one of the few alien students at Galaxy High. He is well liked by all in spite of his general clumsiness. After growing into adulthood, he developed superhuman powers and enhanced reflexes but chose to suppress them after he let them get to his head. His suit as a space marshall is purple. He is in the same team as Ryan (Orion) and Andi (Andromeda).
- Orion and Andromeda: Orion and Andromeda also known as the twin brother and sister, Ryan and Andi, respectively. They are from outer space, but on Earth they are known as "global citizens". Ryan's suit as a space marshall is presumably purple, meanwhile Andi's suit as a space marshall is presumably yellow, like other typical space marshalls. They are both Spavid's teammates.
- Seth: A talented musician and Yoko's love interest. He seemed to be cold and has no interest in Yoko, but it turned out that he simply did not speak so as to not strain his voice, and was too shy to ask her out. His suit as a space marshall and his team remain unknown.
- Principal Kirkpatrick (Brian Dobson): A former Commander of a military academy who was brought in to be principal at Galaxy High. Who is determined to get on his last nerve. He also has a jolly personality amid his usual strict demeanor. He is also afraid of speaking to large crowds, but has since overcame his fears after reading Yoko's book, about overcoming stage fright. Captain Smith is also his long time buddy, it is unknown whether it's true or not.
- Mrs. Schragger: Galaxy High's astronomy teacher. She has unusually accurate senses of hearing and vision which makes cheating and chatting in her classroom utterly impossible.
- Mr. S (Spzoerscliipw’): The team's favorite teacher, despite his unattractive physical appearance by human standards.
- Mr. Fitch (Trevor Devall): A fast-talking space cowboy who is head of showing new equipment for marshals. Infamous among the students for assigning huge amounts of homework.
- Ms. Roskoff: An ex-Russian Cosmonaut who teaches Space Investigation Training. She is the school’s most athletic instructor.
On the first day of school at Galaxy High, each student is assigned a pet-robot that serves as an aide and companion to them. Although they’re cute, if provoked the Ultrapets can transform into a powerful fighting machine and, in the blink of an eye, can immobilize an alien foe upon its master’s orders.
- Fluffy (Cathy Weseluck): Josh's ultrapet, a cute robotic dog (actually a weasel but behaves like a dog) which helps the students throughout their missions. He is capable of transforming into a bipedal attack mode.
- Spike: Spike is Toby's ultrapet.
- The standard issue mission ship for interplanetary travel. Loss of a Hornet while not completing a mission means expulsion from Galaxy High unless it is recovered. The Hornet is armed with two forward missile launchers, two manned turrets and one automated one on the top. It can be flown by one person though standard issue is three. In the back, the Hornet can carry a Six-by-Six or a cargo container.
Massive aerospace aircraft carrier, owned by Galaxy High. The ship serves as the personal flagship of the Director Kirkpatrick. Its main purpose - "Defenders" transportation at a distance exceeding the radius of autonomous flight (For some missions the ship carries "Hornets" which have a much greater range of flight)
- A purple glue-like substance. It is meant to incapacitate a person or patch a planet together. On skin contact, it eventually dissolves.
- Small lightweight craft that are mainly used in the defence of Earth/Galaxy High.
There are at least three main types of defenders which Josh, Yoko, And Brett each have one of the three different types. The Craft need a Shuttle to carry them to its destination. Each defender is equipped with a variety of weapons which include hidden laser blasters, and missiles. Each defender carries a different number of missiles.
- Produced by: Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel
- Directed by: Stephane Berry
- Storyboard Supervisor: Damien Tromel
- Character design by: Eddie Mehong and Fabien Mense
- Mecha design by: David Cannoville
- Supervised by: Eddie Mehong
- Overseas animation studio: Digital eMation
- Ink, Paint and Compositing: ToutenKartoon Canada
- Post Production: ToutenKartoon Canada
- Title Music: Michael Kulas
- OST: David Vadant and Noam Kaniel for Kia Productions
- Specific Music: Paul-Étienne Côté for CirconFlex Productions