Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan

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Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (International title: Zaido: The Space Sheriff / transl. Zaido: The Space Police) is a Philippine television drama science fiction series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is a spin-off of the Japanese Metal Hero series Space Sheriff Shaider.[3] Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Dennis Trillo, Marky Cielo and Aljur Abrenica. A special Zaido: Ang Bagong Alamat (The New Legend) – The Making of Zaido aired on September 22, 2007. It premiered on September 24, 2007 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Impostora. The series concluded on February 8, 2008 with a total of 100 episodes. It was replaced by Joaquin Bordado in its timeslot.

Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan
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Title card
Also known asZaido: The Space Sheriff
Genre
Developed byDon Michael Perez
Written by
  • Des Garbes Severino
  • Anna Aleta Nadela
Directed byDominic Zapata[1]
Starring
Theme music composerDon Michael Perez
Opening theme"Pulis Pangkalawakan" by Sandwich
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes100
Production
Executive producerHelen Rose S. Sese
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30–45 minutes
Production companyGMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 24, 2007 (2007-09-24) –
February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08)[2]
Chronology
Related showsShaider

Cast and charactersEdit

Dennis Trillo portrays Gallian Magdalion.
Lovi Poe portrays Mona Langit.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast
Voice cast
  • Tirso Cruz III as Kuuma Le-ar
  • Vincent Gutierrez as Shaider
  • Noel Urbano as Ulla
  • Jeffrey Tam as Robix

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan earned a 34.6% rating.[8] While the final episode scored a 32.3% rating.[9]

Critical responseEdit

The series received negative reviews from critics. Entertainment critic Nestor Torre viewed that Zaido's visual effects felt "borrowed" from iconic references such as Star Wars. He also cited the inconsistency between the series' glossy sci-fi effects and the dated martial arts fight scenes and sword fights saying that "an advanced civilization would have had an equally high-tech warfare, as well as some distracting details in production design."[10]

In the February 2008 issue of Otaku USA, the Tokyoscope R5 Central column called Zaido the "Tokusatsu version of Passions" saying "It's like GMA Network just wanted to make yet another soap opera but slapped Shaider on just to get ratings."[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Direk Dominic Zapata flies across the galaxy for Zaido". GMA News Online. September 25, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Donato, Jerry (February 7, 2008). "Aljur: After Zaido, what?". philstar.com. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "GMA-7 acquires exclusive rights to "Shaider"". pep.ph. Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Erece, Dinno (September 17, 2007). "Marky Cielo shares "Zaido" lead role with Dennis Trillo and Aljur Abrenica". PEP.ph (in Tagalog). Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "The Man Behind the Mask". iGMA.tv. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Gian Carlos joins elite space police as Zaido Gold". pep.ph. Retrieved November 4, 2007.
  7. ^ "Japanese actor joins the cast of TV series Zaido". gmanews.tv. Retrieved January 22, 2008.
  8. ^ Santiago, Erwin (September 25, 2007). "TV Ratings (Sept. 24): Impressive debut for "Zaido" and "Lastikman," but "24 Oras" grabs top spot". Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Santiago, Erwin (February 12, 2008). "TV Ratings (Feb. 8-11): "Joaquin Bordado" makes its mark". Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "'Let them view TV fantasy series'". Inquirer.net. September 29, 2007. Retrieved November 6, 2007.
  11. ^ Otaku USA Issue#4: February 2008, Tokyoscope: R5 Central – "Return of the Space Sheriffs", page 138.

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