Monday, April 18, 2016

It is the 25th Century...


As much as I liked the Space Lord Leoric tv show, it was Blizzmation’s follow-up series a few years later that really grabbed me...


Although the show was hugely popular at the time, it can be hard to track down media these days. Luckily, I managed to snag part of a promo tape sent out for internal network review...


The first season opened with the following introduction...

"Battling across the galaxy to save the world of Sanctuary, Sonya searches for new heroes to unite S.T.O.R.M and lead them against the D.E.D Moon and its master, the evil lord Krullen. The Nexus calls... Heroes fight!"

Airing 5 years after Blizzmations previous show (Space Lord Leoric) Super Sonya - Defender of the Nexus was set in the same universe but jumped forward to the 25th Century, to a time when the Heroes of the S.T.O.R.M had long since vanished. When the peaceful world of Sanctuary is attacked by the evil Lord Krullen and his D.E.D (pronounced 'dead') moon, Sonya is chosen by the Nexus (the lifeforce of the Universe) to search the galaxy for new heroes to rebuild S.T.O.R.M and save the people of  Sanctuary.

The show ran for three seasons, from '89 to '91, with the first season focusing on Sonya gathering together a new group of heroes to battle against Krullen and his Lunar Legions, while the second season saw the return of the Star Princess Luma as the shows main villain (freed from her temporal prison seen at the end of the Space Lord Leoric show). The third and final season dealt with Sonya's evil twin, Sinn S. Starr, who planned to corrupt and take over the Nexus in order to resurrect Lord Krullen.

Here's a TV guide from 1989, with a Super Sonya feature to coincide with the first episode...



... and some rare packaged action figures of Sonya and her loyal cyber wolf companion...




Here's the US release of the first VHS volume. I believe the European version dropped the 'Defender of the Nexus' subtitle, which according to the Super Sonya fansite (NEX.US) was due to a potential legal clash with another show...



And here's the cover slip to the Genesis game box, which launched alongside the start of the second season in 1990 but featured classic locations and villains from the shows first season...





4 comments:

  1. That is just.... epic.

    Very epic.

    Tried my best to find another better word for it!

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  2. where can i find this action figure? I need this

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