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Prod. Notes:


 

September 1966 - September 1968,  CBS

September 1981 - September 1982,  NBC

Hanna-Barbera

 

Cast: (1966)

 

Space Ghost ............................................................................. Gary Owens

Narrator .................................................................................... Gary Owens

Jayce ....................................................................................... Tim Matheson

Jan ............................................................................................... Ginny Tyler

Black Widow ............................................................................. Ginny Tyler

Blip .............................................................................................. Don Messick

Zorak .......................................................................................... Don Messick

Mettalus ..................................................................................... Ted Cassidy

Brak ................................................................................................. Keye Luke

Creature King ............................................................................... Vic Perrin

Lurker ............................................................................................. Vic Perrin

Glasstor .......................................................................................... Alan Reed

 

 

Cast: (1981)

 

Space Ghost ............................................................................. Gary Owens

Jan ................................................................................ Alexandra Stewart

Jace .......................................................................................... Steve Spears

Blip ........................................................................................... Frank Welker

Narrator ................................................................................... Keene Curtis

 

 

Synopsis:

 


 
Space Ghost is one of the most popular superheroes to come out of Saturday morning. Unlike comic book heroes Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, Space Ghost originated on television, embodying animation in the 60ís. Legendary animator Alex Toth's use of bright colors, sleek lines and an almost sinister costume gave Space Ghost an indefinable hipness that TV watchers immediately clung to. The hero made his television debut in 1966 as part of Space Ghost And Dino Boy, a half-hour program that played two 8-minute Space Ghost episodes around one Dino Boy episode in each show.

A member of the intergalactic police, Space Ghost's name stemmed from the fact that he could make himself invisible through the use of his high-tech space suit, which also gave him the ability to fly. He could also shoot heat rays, cold rays and plain old power blasts from the bands on his wrists.

Tagging along in his ship, the Phantom Cruiser, were Jan and Jayce, teenage twins who assisted Space Ghost and could become invisible as well. Rounding out the team was monkey sidekick Blip, who had mastered his own invisibility technology enough to lend a hand wherever he was needed.

In 1976, NBC brought back repeats of Space Ghost to accompany new episodes of Frankenstein Jr.. Space Ghost also appeared in new episodes in 1981, as a segment on Space Stars.

In the cartoon industry, Space Ghost is almost single-handedly responsible for the popularity of superhero cartoons in the 60's. The series was drawn so well and the stories were so imaginative that kids were glued to CBS every Saturday morning. This success forced the other networks to develop superhero shows like Superman in order to battle the mighty Space Ghost.

Perhaps the greatest evidence of Space Ghost's popularity came three decades later, when the Cartoon Network reinvented the superhero in a hilarious send-up of nighttime talk shows, Space Ghost Coast To Coast. These new shows are nothing like the original cartoon and are a parody of talk shows, with Space Ghost as the Master of Ceremonies and Zorak as his sidekick. The rest of his cohorts on the program are who's who of his villains gallery from the original show.

 


 

 
 
Episodes:
 

 

1966:

 

The Ovens Of Moltar

The Gargoyloids

Nightmare Planet

Space Armada

The Drone

The Sandman

The Robot Master

The Energy Monster

The Creature King

The Lizard Slavers

The Cyclopeds

Space Sargasso

The Sorcerer

The Looters

Ruler of the Rock Robots

The Challenge

Hi-Jackers

The Lure

The Schemer

The Evil Collector

Lokar, King of the Killer Locusts

Brago

The Heat Thing

Zorak

The Web

The Space Piranhas

The Space Ark

The Space Birds

Attack of the Saucer Crab

Revenge of the Spider-Woman

Jungle Planet

The Time Machine

Glasstor

Transor: The Matter Mover

Homing Device

The Iceman

The Council of Doom, Part 1: The Meeting

The Council of Doom, Part 2: Clutches of Creature King

The Council of Doom, Part 3: The Deadly Trap

The Council of Doom, Part 4: The Molten Monsters of Moltar

The Council of Doom, Part 5: Two Faces of Doom

The Council of Doom, Part 6: The Final Encounter

 

1981:

 

Attack of the Space Sharks

The Sorceress

The Antimatter Man

The Starfly

Space Spectre

The Toymaker

The Shadow People

Time Chase

City in Space

Eclipse Woman

The Haunted Space Station

The Time Master

Planet of the Space Monkeys

The Space Dragons

Microworld

The Big Freeze

The Deadly Comet

Web of the Wizard

Nomads

Time of the Giants

Devilship

Spacecube of Doom

 

 

 

 

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