GalaxyRangersSometime in the mid-1980s, my good friend Chris Rowley (we’d met in the late 70s as staff writers for the infamous and short-lived magazine Violent World* ) landed the job as script editor for an animated cartoon series then in development called The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. I’m not sure how Chris got hooked up with Robert Mandell, the creator and producer of the show, but I’m pretty certain he was hired because he was (and is) a superb science-fiction and fantasy novelist, and because he knew a lot of talented writers from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. His job primarily was to gather a group of writers and–with one eye always on the series bible–divvy up assignments. The production office, where all of the storyboarding was done, was located in New York City; the actual animation was done in Japan. Continue reading