One of my favourite cartoons in the 1980s, alongside Thundercats and Visionaries, was Defenders Of The Earth. The complete series was finally released on DVD last year, and I snapped it up. As with Thundercats, the episode order has a few problems though! So again, I have started making some notes. In some ways, this show is easier, because the 65 episodes have more multi-part storylines (three 5-parters and arguably two or three 2-parters of sorts), but in other ways harder, because there are fewer recurring characters to mark continuity points by (like say the Warrior Maidens in Thundercats, whose stories have a definite sequence to them). Here's the official order: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenders_of_the_Earth#Episodes Now, I'll start the ball rolling and say what the first six must definitely be: 1. Escape From Mongo 2. The Creation Of Monitor - these are as standard, and obvious anyway. 3. Bits 'n' Chips - aired 5th, but makes sense as episode 3, because of Rick's issues with his mother, Ming's still going after Dynak, and the introduction of Monitor's security systems and the Defender Space Station 4. Hall Of Wisdom 5. The Mind Warriors, part I 6. The Mind Warriors, part II - in part II, the Defenders visit Ming's base, Ice Station Earth, for the first time. We can deduce that this must be the first visit because they don't know the exact location of the base. All other times they go there, they know precisely where they're going. Also, "Hall Of Wisdom" must come before this 2-parter, because it introduces Ming's new Molecular Disruptor Beam, which is used in part I. Other continuity points I've noticed: "The Necklace Of Oros" 5-parter must come before "100 Proof Highway", because the former starts on Jedda's 17th birthday, and Jedda is identified as 17 in the latter. "The Book Of Enigmas" 5-parter (of sorts!) must come after "Lothar's Homecoming", because the latter says it's Lothar's first visit back to Jamaica in a long time, and the former includes a stay in Jamaica (where Kshin indicates he's been here before). "A House Divided" and "Family Reunion" are a 2-part adventure, although shown well apart in the original order! They must be consecutive! Whether the two Doctor Dark episodes belong next to each other or not is questionable, I'd be inclined to say they do, and that they should come early, before "Sleeper Awakes", which references the Crystal Orb of Konos, which Doctor Dark is trying to reassemble. I would also like to recommend the Prince Kro-Tan "movie" as episodes 61-65, because it's a suitably big finish, and the ending of it feels like a proper finale. Unless someone can produce a continuity point that necessarily puts another episode after it, it's the best one for the job.