A bionic policeman called Commander Stargazer (Bob McFadden) recruited the SilverHawks, heroes who are “partly metal, partly real,” to fight the evil Mon*Star (Earl Hammond), an escaped alien mob boss who transforms into an enormous armor-plated creature with the aid of Limbo’s Moonstar.
The Silverhawks comprised of Quicksilver, formerly Jonathan Quick, (voiced by Peter Newman) leader of the SilverHawks, and his metal bird companion TallyHawk at his side. Twins Emily and Will Hart became Steelheart (Maggie Wheeler) and Steelwill (Bob McFadden), the SilverHawks’s technician and strongman respectively. Country-singing Colonel Bluegrass (Larry Kenney) played a sonic guitar and piloted the team’s ship, the Miraj (pronounced “mirage” on the series, but given that spelling on the Kenner toy). Rounding out the group is a youngster “from the planet of the mimes,” named “The Copper Kidd” (Pete Cannarozzi) and usually called “Kidd” for short, a mathematical genius who spoke in whistles and computerized tones.
The Silverhawks bionic bodies are covered by a full-body close-fitting metal armor that only exposes the face and an arm, the armor is equipped with a retractile protective mask, retractile wings under-arm (except Bluegrass) thruster on elbows, and laser-weapons over the body.
Mon*Star’s evil gang include snakelike Yes-Man (Bob McFadden), the blade-armed Buzz-Saw, the “bull”-headed Mumbo-Jumbo, a weather controller called Windhammer, a shapeshifter known as Mo-Lec-U-Lar, a robotic card shark called Poker-Face, the weapons-heavy Hardware, and “the musical madness of” Melodia; this last uses a “keytar” that fires musical notes.
At the end of every episode, the Copper Kidd was quizzed (along with the home audience) on various space facts by Col. Bluegrass.