I remember watching this on television years ago, and was thrilled to see it released on video. The main character Dar, played by Daniel Goddard who now acts on Young and the Restless, is way better than the original Beastmaster - better actor, better looking. The animals are beautiful and intigrated wonderfully in this series. It is about a man (the Beastmaster) who is given the power to talk to the animals in order to help protect them, way back when wizards and sorcery was real - when nature and magic ruled the world. Many wish to steal Dar's power for their own, and the main story is simply good vs evil. There are only 3 seasons in the Beastmaster series, but they are good, clean shows that emphasize the benefits of being honest, decent people. They're great.