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|Zaido (Pangkat Pangkalawakan)|
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi|
|Created by||GMA Network|
|Directed by||Dominic Zapata|
|Starring|| Dennnis Trillo as Zaido|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
Zaido is a GMA Network fantaserye about the descendants of Metal Hero, Uchuu Keiji Shaider (which is a spinoff sequel to the famous Uchuu Keiji Trilogy). Initially, the network was supposed to do a remake of the Japanese series Uchuu Keiji Shaider, but Toei rejected the script that they submitted. Toei instead, permitted them to do a new version of the Metal Hero series featuring the descendants of Shaider.  In fact, in the teasers that are currently aired for the show, the name of Toei is depicted in the show's title card which signifies Toei's blessing for the show.
Initially, the network was planning to remake Uchuu Keiji Shaider, but they failed to acquire the rights from Toei. The network instead decided to push through with the project, this time without Shaider, but with a new version featuring his descendants.
 Cast and Characters
- Dennis Trillo as Gallian or Zaido Blue
- Marky Cielo as Alexis or Zaido Green
- Aljur Abrenica as Cervano or Zaido Red
- Raymart Santiago as Alvaro
- Lorna Tolentino as Helen
- Diana Zubiri as Ariana or Carmela
- Lovi Poe as Mona
- Kris Bernal as Amy
- Ian de Leon as Commander Zion
- Jay Manalo as Drigo
- Karel Marquez as Lyka
- Paolo Ballesteros as Ida
- Melissa Avelino as Marla or Amazonang Rosas
- Iwa Moto as Sonia or Amazonang Itim
- LJ Reyes as Debee or Amazonang Lila
- Arci Munoz as Stacey or Amazonang Puti
- Vaness del Moral as Rhea or Amazonang Kahel
- Tirso Cruz III as Ramiro
- Pauleen Luna as sister of Lyka
- Ryan Yllana as Siba Tiba
- Mura as Buboy
- The title of the series was changed from "Pulis Pangkalawakan" to "Pangkat Pangkalawakan" to "Shaido" before settling down to "Zaido".
- This is the third time that Lovi Poe and Iwa Moto will be working again in one show. The first show was Love to Love: Jazz Got Lucky and the second one was Bakekang.
- This is also the third time Marky Cielo and Lovi Poe will be together in one series. They will also be with Jay Manalo and other Starstruck Alumni like Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal, Arci Munoz, Vaness del Moral and LJ Reyes with their judge, the grand-slam actress Lorna Tolentino.
- Most of the cast is from Boys Nxt Door, Bakekang and Super Twins.
 See also
- ^ "Shaider" will not fly anymore on Philippine television, pep.ph, n.d. Accessed last July 11, 2007.