Bhodi Li earth's world champion at Photon is selected to join an elite team of Photon Warriars. The Guardians of the Light of Photon work to keep the evil warlord of Arr from taking over the universe.




1987   1986  





Series cast summary:
Christopher Lockwood Christopher Lockwood ...  Bhodi Li 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Loretta Haywood Loretta Haywood ...  Tivia, Princess of Nivia 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Graham Ravey Graham Ravey ...  Lord Baethan 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Eros Rivers Eros Rivers ...  Parcival 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Akiyoshi Ono Akiyoshi Ono ...  Leon 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Kazuhisa Kanamaru Kazuhisa Kanamaru ...  Uncle Pike 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Tamara Johnson ...  Barbara Jarvis 26 episodes, 1986-1987
David Stay David Stay ...  Mandarr 21 episodes, 1986-1987
Sam Taylor Sam Taylor ...  Pirarr 17 episodes, 1986-1987
Satoshi Ishihara Satoshi Ishihara ...  Warriarr 14 episodes, 1986-1987
Yoshito Nagatsuka Yoshito Nagatsuka ...  Destructarr 14 episodes, 1986-1987
Clarissa Reid Clarissa Reid ...  Kathy Jarvis 12 episodes, 1986-1987
Paul Laroque Paul Laroque ...  Richard Jarvis 7 episodes, 1986-1987
Teiichi Igarashi Teiichi Igarashi ...  Dogarr 7 episodes, 1986-1987
Yoshito Shiraishi Yoshito Shiraishi ...  Bugarr 7 episodes, 1986-1987


PHOTON is what happens when you turn paintball into an indoor infrared laser sporting event, base a science fiction TV show around said sporting event, license every chart-topping pop single from 1980 to 1986 to accompany said show, realize by licensing said music you've blown your entire production budget, and resolve the matter by transforming every proposed set into a low-budget miniature and superimposing your actors over it using 1980s "green screen" technology. In other words, PHOTON was the greatest show ever. Even better than the Thanksgiving episode of CHEERS with the food fight and better than every episode of GARFIELD AND FRIENDS except maybe the one where the foley guy quits and Odie gets hired to do all the sound effects. Did I mention that when the PHOTON production staff wasn't choreographing high-octane action sequences to Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones, the guys who would eventually executive produce the POWER RANGERS series were jamming away on the ... Written by

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20 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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25 October 2007 | by gynsusamatoshiSee all my reviews

I've seen many people stating that "Lazer Tag" came out first, and "Photon" copied them. ACTUALLY, "Photon" was developed in the late 70's, while "Lazer Tag" came out in the mid 80's.

This was actually a pretty cool kids show - (Looking back) the only thing I find that sucked about it was their use of popular music of the day... only sung by nameless singers instead of the original artist. Just didn't sound as good. ;(

the game gear for Photon is also very hard to find compared to Lazer Tag - until recently(2 sets were auctioned off this week - SHOCKING!), the only set I had ever seen for sale was back in 1998.

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