Monday, October 1, 2012

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (1998)

After mining Japanese fantasy series for a few years, Haim Saban decided to try to create an original, made-in-the-USA series for Fox. Unfortunately, The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog pretty much followed the familiar formula established with the Power Rangers franchise in that there was one steady villain for the Knights to battle week after week. The series was cancelled after 1 year, a rare failure for Saban, even though a second season had been planned but never aired.

Here's the open.

Rating: None. Never saw the show.


magicdog said...

I remember catching a few eps here and there back in the day. Yeah, it was derivative of the Power Rangers but I thought it was a bit better than that.

IIRC the villianess was apparently the mother of the lead member of the Mystic Knights, but never was explored further.

I don't know how the PC police managed to include a black guy in ancient Ireland however.

hobbyfan said...

Probably an unwritten requirement of children's shows?