Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan

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Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan
Zaido Pulis Pangkalawakan title card.jpg
Title card
Also known asZaido: The Space Sheriff
Genre
Developed byDon Michael Perez
Directed byDominic Zapata
Starring
Theme music composerRaimund Marasigan
Opening theme"Zaido" by Sandwich
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes100
Production
Executive producer(s)Helen Rose Sese
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30–45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 24, 2007 (2007-09-24) – February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08)
Chronology
Related showsShaider

Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (International title: Zaido: The Space Sheriff / lit. Zaido: The Space Police) is a Philippine television drama science fiction series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is a spin-off of the Japanese Metal Hero series Space Sheriff Shaider.[1] Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Dennis Trillo, Marky Cielo and Aljur Abrenica.[2] A special Zaido: Ang Bagong Alamat (The New Legend) – The Making of Zaido aired on September 22, 2007. It premiered on September 24, 2007 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Impostora. The series concluded on February 8, 2008 with a total of 100 episodes. It was replaced by Joaquin Bordado in its timeslot.

Cast and characters[edit]

Dennis Trillo portrays Gallian Magdalion.
Lovi Poe portrays Mona Langit.
Kris Bernal portrays Amy Maltayra.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Extended cast
Voice cast
  • Tirso Cruz III as Kuuma Le-ar
  • Vincent Gutierrez as Shaider
  • Noel Urbano as Ulla
  • Jeffrey Tam as Robix

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan earned a 34.6% rating.[6] While the final episode scored a 32.3% rating.[7]

Critical response[edit]

The series received negative reviews from critics. Entertainment critic Nestor Torre viewed that Zaido's visual effects felt "borrowed" from iconic references such as Star Wars. He also cited the inconsistency between the series' glossy sci-fi effects and the dated martial arts fight scenes and sword fights saying that "an advanced civilization would have had an equally high-tech warfare, as well as some distracting details in production design."[8]

In the February 2008 issue of Otaku USA, the Tokyoscope R5 Central column called Zaido the "Tokusatsu version of Passions" saying "It's like GMA Network just wanted to make yet another soap opera but slapped Shaider on just to get ratings."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Shaider" will not fly anymore on Philippine television". pep.ph. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
  2. ^ "GMA-7 acquires exclusive rights to "Shaider"". pep.ph. Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Man Behind the Mask". iGMA.tv. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Gian Carlos joins elite space police as Zaido Gold". pep.ph. Retrieved November 4, 2007.
  5. ^ "Japanese actor joins the cast of TV series Zaido". gmanews.tv. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  6. ^ Santiago, Erwin (September 25, 2007). "TV Ratings (Sept. 24): Impressive debut for "Zaido" and "Lastikman," but "24 Oras" grabs top spot". Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Santiago, Erwin (February 12, 2008). "TV Ratings (Feb. 8-11): "Joaquin Bordado" makes its mark". Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "'Let them view TV fantasy series'". Inquirer.net. September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  9. ^ Otaku USA Issue#4: February 2008, Tokyoscope: R5 Central – "Return of the Space Sheriffs", page 138.

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