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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Space Stars on DVD

Okay, time to highlight the latest Herculoids news and WTF? Has it really been over A YEAR AND A HALF since my last post here???

Well, if I have any readers left - if they haven't all left in disgust at the (mistaken) idea that I've forgotten about this blog - then maybe he or she will be interested in the following news:

Hanna-Barbera Space Stars is finally coming to DVD!



In 1981, in the wake of the success of the sci-fi and space-fantasy films of the late 1970s like Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hanna-Barbera decided to dust off their own SF* entries, Space Ghost and The Herculoids, creating new episodes for a new generation of viewers. To round out a new hour-long show, they added two new creations: The Teen Force and Astro and the Space Mutts (featuring the canine co-star of The Jetsons (!))

At the time of Space Stars' run, I'd lost interest in Saturday morning TV (and was working - still am - a job that required me to work most Saturdays anyway), and so didn't catch any of these shows in their first (and only?) run. Heck, I wasn't even aware this show existed, or that they'd produced new Herculoids episodes of it, until years later.

But rest assured, I will be ordering this from Warner Archive, and once I've had a chance to devour it, will be posting my reactions to it. (And I'll be adding the new Herculoids episodes to the episode summaries - which I do plan to get back to one of these years!

*in this case, SF could stand for either "science fiction" or "space fantasy"





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