Main Page


Revision as of 06:10, 4 December 2018 by RabbiBob (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Welcome, the online spot for all of your Galaxy Rangers needs! Within this site you'll find episode and character information, insight on the creation of the show from the creators themselves who have shared with us over the years, and fan created fiction & art. We are updating the site steadily and if you have a question, you can get in touch with us at @betamountain on Twitter.

December 3.2018

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Year One - Take Two

Yesterday was one year since returned and a special thanks goes out to MaryNiko (back-story here)!

It's been an interesting year. The site was converted from the original version, which itself sprang up from the fan-made Galaxy Ranger CDs, and then updating material began. The Character Guide was refreshed and includes the ability to cross-reference character appearances in both episodes and fan-fiction. Now the work moves towards the Episode Guide, re-watching the series and cataloging the cross-reference items. In between everything, fanfic and media included on the GRCDs are being added to the site. The biggest additional change are these forums, something that was attempted back in the 2000's with a "free" hosted solution and the results were less than favorable. My hatred of banner ads knew no bounds! It's a bit of work that I enjoy doing as a past-time and it gets done in between life, family, school, and other hobbies. My hope is to keep it going for as long as I can.

Finally, thanks to the Series 6 Podcast for stoking the flame a bit (didn't take much, did it?)!


November 25.2018

Dan Fiorella Interview, Operation Icarus, Betamountain Forums, Misc

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Dan Fiorella Interview

In Episode 16.1, Galaxy Rangers series writer Dan Fiorella drops by the Series 6 Podcast, discusses his time working on the show and answers questions from the fans! Check the episode out here!

Additional helpful reference items:

BM1.0 Icon Goose.gif

Operation Icarus

The "" domain name has been in existence for 19 years (we're going to ignore how long it was in the Empty Zone) and Maria pulled together a secret operation to celebrate the site, it's sister site Beta Mountain Archives, and gather a few fond memories. Check out the tweet below for the full video.


Locally we've posted the images from the video Category:Operation Icarus for viewing.

Also from the project comes a brand new FanFic short from AKK written for the event! Check out Base Services!

Thank you everyone who participated, it was truly a very pleasant surprise.

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif


We've added Forums to the site this past month and have been testing out the structure. You can register at and be able to post with the rest of us. The forums will be available to discuss all things Galaxy Rangers!


Note: We do not have a Slaverlord installed yet and we're going on the rules of etiquette that have been part of the mailing list rules for years.

BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif


  • Top 10+ Things the Rangers Don't Want to Hear
  • Added VHS and DVD images to the Media gallery
  • Added a link to the Starlog magazine issue that contains the Galaxy Rangers article
  • Prepping the 2004 Robert Mandell interview conducted by Tara O'Shea for posting next month
  • FanFic categorized: Beyond the Edge of Darkness
  • Renewed the domain (and checked "the auto-renew" box)
  • Recovered email from as early as 1998 on a computer that I was ready to format the hard drives on. Eudora, PST, MBOX... this thing had it all!
  • A fan-made Zachary Foxx t-shirt

October 7.2018

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

32 Years

Check out the Twitter post last month that marked the 32nd anniversary of the airing of the show! There's a combo pilot video\music mash-up to celebrate the occasion.

BM1.0 Icon Full.gif

Creator Updates

Larry Rosenthal

Dan & John's nod to the Marx Brother's stateroom scene as drawn by Larry

After a Twitter exchange that came after I posted a picture of the stateroom scene from Murder on the Andorian Express, it ends up Larry Rosenthal had the hands that drew that one. Who? There's no Rosenthal in the show credits... right? Larry tweeted a link to his site and the question was answered on why not. CTRL+F for Rangers and read about it.

We have Larry included on the show credits page!

Dennis Woodyard

Series storyboard artist Dennis Woodyard has a couple of sites, mostly showcasing his work on Thundercats and his interests in music:

Judy Elliot Brown

Finally, we found a little mention off Judy Elliot Brown's involvement in the show in a snippet that reads "has worked on several Grammy nominated albums and was a sound engineer for a Sci-Fi cartoon show."

BM1.0 Icon Goose.gif

Series 6 Podcast

Upcoming Podcast Featuring The Ax

Since the last update, the Series 6 Podcast has put out two episodes: Ep 14 - Progress and Ep 15 - Queen's Lair. Be sure to check out Episode 15 to hear #OperationLongshot, where we delivered fan submitted recordings to the RD & Jay in appreciation of completing year one. Not only do we hear a few fellow podcasters in the mix, we were able to include surprise recordings from Galaxy Rangers writers Dan Fiorella and Lance Strate!

Rumor has it that there will be a guest writer on the next podcast episode when they review The Ax.

BM1.0 Icon Normalcursor.gif


Gr doc toy.jpg

In the About the Series article, we learned about the background of the toys of the series and to this day they are somewhat elusive to find, occasionally popping on eBay as things do. Pulling from sources of material such as GRCD1 and EBay, we've started uploading pictures of some of the series toys. You can see those here. If you happen to have a Galaxy Ranger figure of your own and have the ability to take some quality reference pictures, we'd welcome them on the site.

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif


I've started logging back into the IRC server during the week (8-4:30 EST), I'm at work but I keep an eye out. On the late evenings you might catch Bruinhilda! Connection info here should be accurate (if not, let me know): IRC

BM1.0 Icon Working.gif

Sites in the Empty Zone

It pains me to see sites fall off the Internet and recently The Guild’s Ranger Page slipped into the Empty Zone. Unfortunately the site doesn't appear to have been parsed by and only parts remain there.

I didn't dig too deeply into Earthlink\Mindspring\Windstream acquisitions, but not only does the whole subdomain now resolve to EarthLink's website, EarthLink started charging EL's customers to keep their email addresses in 2017. One can expect they are trimming the virtual fat.

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif

Under the Hood

Those URL brackets bug me, however the templates fail if the default single brackets are used with URLs. It's almost like they don't escape properly.

Update: I may have found a way to handle this. -RabbiBob (talk) 16:13, 17 November 2018 (EST)

June 30.2018

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Captain Kidd

A tweet out on the Twitters prompted the addition of some old pictures of Captain Kidd toys to said character's bio page. The message was:


Will be working on a #GalaxyRangers #CaptainKidd bust, such an amazing character, voiced by the late great Earl Hammond! #80scartoons

And you know that got my attention! Custom Scenery has done some very cool and high quality renditions of various characters in scenes for different genres and we are looking forward to seeing what develops. Be sure to check out CS's Twitter account and posted pictures of past work.
BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif


Finally set up email (thought I had something sorted back in December, but due some back end functionality, it did not work as intended). RabbiBob and Webmaster [at] are now active. Don't expect much, it's just an address to the same guy.

BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif


Forums... are they worth the effort these days? I'm not much a Facebook user these days and things in the Twitter timeline get lost to time, but are forums a foregone thing these days? In lieu of a forum to discuss feel free to send me an email or a tweet with your thoughts.

June 26.2018

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Golden Super Adventure Books

This is quick update this month just as it slips by us. Did some cleanup on a few bio pages, put in new pics for a few characters, and added the Golden Super Adventure Books page with information about Cosmic Impostor and Cruise to Danger!

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Space Sorcerer

The Series 6 Podcast posted their 13th episode last month and their review of "Space Sorcerer" this past month. This one is a little unorthodox compared to the rest, but we get a guest host: Little Jay!

SpaceSorcerer 020000000 stitch.jpg
Mogul The Space Sorcerer and Larry consult the crystal ball for the whereabouts of the Galaxy Rangers. Are those eyes in the walls?
BM1.0 Icon Goose.gif

Operation Longshot

In celebration of the first year down for the podcast, RabbiBob delivered "#OperationLongshot" from the Twitters (I'll post more on that later) to RD & Jay and we look forward to everyone getting an earful from fans and a guest star contributor or two! Someone even baked a cake for it!!

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Anniversary #19

For the long time followers of the site, today marks year #19 (not of the site, that's a little later on this year, but something else very dear to me)!

April 29. 2018

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Crunch Month

Took some time off this month as April is usually "Crunch Month" and it was a refreshing break. I have a final next Thursday so I'm not entirely in the clear right now, but the finish line is near. A little digital-detox never hurts anyone.

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Tune Up

The guys over at the Series 6 Podcast posted their 12th episode and review of "Tune-Up" this month:

TuneUp 165000001.jpg
Jay misses Angry Doc, falls in love with a cyborg skunk’s vehicle, and breaks the first two rules of Fight Club.

Check that over at or on iTunes (or subscribe to the feed)!

12 Episodes? We looked back and sure enough, the Series 6 Podcast has a birthday next month!

BM1.0 Icon Goose.gif

Space Adventure Cobra

If you watch the Robert Mandell bonus clip included on the GR DVD set, you'll hear about some of Mr. Mandell's projects and influences. I started re-watching Thunderbirds 2086 and though I remembered parts of it, it sits at the edge of my non-mainstream cartoon history as I was roughly 10 when it aired. I figured it might be good to stop and back track a little into a show that Mandell cited as a major influence: Space Adventure Cobra.


Before you sit down with the kids to watch this one, be aware that by episode four you'll get your first view of breasts and that Cobra's main weapon tends to go right through whatever it is shot at. If you are aware of the movie Barbarella, be prepared for the same female clad (or unclad) costumes.

Cobra, where had you been hiding all my life? Or did one of the Becker brothers try to clue me in back in the early 2000's?

I'm not going to go into a description of the show or why it might look familiar in some scenes, if you want that go read Space Adventure Cobra Offers a Dazzlingly Strange Final Frontier by Mike Dent. What I will say here is that over a handful episodes you can see a few character archetypes that are eerily familiar. From the back-alley information giver in "One Million Emotions" to a moment of holy crap is that Darkstar? No.. wait, that's a mask. Subtle things here and there. The left arm of the protaganist being a weapon and the word "psycho" in the weapon title? Subtle things.

Space Adventure Cobra, at least the 1980's version that I'm up to episode 16 in, is a fun watch. Very tongue in cheek and if you're watching the subtitled version then you're getting all the awesomeness of the original voice actor: the vocal effects of Nachi Nozawa while dodging shots fired is hilarious. Villains like Crystal Boy (Bowie?) are just... villainous and ruthless. While the majority of GR stories are self-contained, Cobra maintains a two-three episode story arc approach that allows for some time to develop a villain along a single plot point. This not only grabs you for the "what happens next" element like we get in Gift of Life and Sundancer, but hooks you in a little deeper than the "in and out in 23 minutes approach" because things are fleshed out a bit more.

Of course, there is only one Lady Armaroid.

I didn't even mention that this is a TMS Entertainment (Tokyo Movie Shinsha) product, so there is the house that your families all grew up in.

A few episodes appear to be over on CrunchyRoll and I found the 1980's series by way of Nozomient's playlist over on the YouTubes.

Things to check out


1980s Anime

2000s Anime

Mar 31.2018

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

Brad Fox Art

We teased last month that we had received a few pieces of artwork from the show pre-production phase and the first piece is up!

We were able to match it up with the animation frame from the series and present it along with the art. Check it out here and we send a big thank you to Brad and our friend of the show!

BradFox BM 001 EdgeofDarkness 002.jpg
BM1.0 Icon RecycleEmpty.gif

Phoenix Review

We were visited by M.T. Bochs earlier this month and he has produced two Episode Guide entries for Betamountain, the first of which is the entry for "Phoenix". A long time Bionic Six fan, M.T. has been writing on his Outside of the Box blog on various topics for quite some time. He's also recently learned the ancient art of the animated .gif and no cool scene is safe! Next month: "New Frontier"

Thank you M.T.!
BM1.0 Icon Full.gif

Happy Birthday Dan

Happy (now completely belated) Birthday to Dan Fiorella! RabbiBob picked up Novel Concept during Dan's celebration and has been reading it happily over morning coffee. Whether or not the elusive Chapter 9.5 concerning the puma ever materializes may mean the end of humanity, or maybe just decency.

BM1.0 Icon Normalcursor.gif


The Series 6 Podcast reviewed "Mindnet" this month and you can check that out on their site, iTunes, or your favorite podcast catcher of choice.

Site and More

As a nod to one of their running jokes on alternate character names, we added the Series 6 Podcast Translator link to the menu above and we'll try our best to provide an ongoing Lucky Charms Decoder for their name shenanigans!

BM1.0 QBall Icon.gif

For site work, the Episode Guide landing page received a complete overhaul. After reviewing past content, the GRCDs, and Wikipedia's listing, it became very apparent that the content had a common origin, word for word in some cases, and we picked from each source to update the listing here.

The Character Guide template was edited so that only items that had values were reflected in the final viewing output. This allows for a much cleaner page, less clutter, and the ability to add items in that doesn't cause general havoc on all of the existing entries. For example, as a test on Zachary Foxx's page, we added the Voice Actor and First Appearance values and from editing perspective, we only need to add two lines on any existing character entry to populate it across the board.

The Talk Page for episodes will become the notes page where the items in the ep get listed and eventually filled in. This includes characters, locations, ships, tech, etc. This will help determine what appears where first, what needs to be added and updated. You can see this for Phoenix and you can see where a page like hyperdredge got its start.

BM1.0 Icon Goose.gif

Speaking of morning coffee, go get some and then sit down to peruse Marienro2's Galaxy Rangers Pinterest Board. We don't think there is anyone that rivals her ability to find Galaxy Rangers items on the Internet and lucky for us, she puts them in one place for viewing. As always, good eye!

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif

...and More:

March was an interesting month. Had a quick exchange with a few of the series creators, two from way back in the early 2000's and a new one! On the home front, we took a few major snowstorms on and during that, we wrapped up our sixth annual maple syrup production year and we had the largest output of syrup ever for the household. It's small scale, but even the sugar shacks in the area raise an eyebrow at how much we get out of our trees, especially given that we live "in-town." It's an involved process and takes a lot of time, money and effort, but the results are great and I hope its something the kids take along with them when they grow up.

It's all about the kids, right?

And the fun.

Always remember to keep it fun.

Feb 26.2018

New Series 6 Podcast Ep

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif The Series 6 Podcast posted episode 11 this weekend and in it Jay, RD, and guest host Ninja Dave review the late Brian Daley written episode Mindnet. Get it and subscription information here

Mindnet Guest Review

BM1.0 Icon Goose.gif Last month we found the "Pretty, Fizzy Paradise" Blog writtn by Kalinara and after finding well written reviews for over half of the series episodes that fit our sense of humor for the show, we figured they were a perfect fit. You'll find Kalinara's review for Mindnet here and links to the rest of the reviews on PFP. Thank you Kalinara!
Mindnet 187000000 stitch.jpg
Which one of you has the assembly instructions?

Artwork Teases

BM1.0 Icon My Computer.gif We've received a pre-production pieces of art work by way of a friend of the show and of Brad Fox that will be popping up soon. We're working on pairing the art with the in-show final work and are excited to put that up soon.

Help Wanted

That's right, we're looking for help adding words and art to the site, specifically your items! Click here for more info.

Galaxy Rangers ON DVD!


Looking for the series? You can get the whole series on DVD by picking up The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Volume 1 and Volume 2!

GR Creators

If you are one of the GR Creators, we want to hear from you! Click here!

Before the Commercial