Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Galaxy Trio vs. "Revolt of the Robots" (1967)

Galaxy Trio was the backup feature to Birdman during his one and only season in 1967. Regretfully, the team's classic adventures fell into the hands of the idiots at [adult swim] a few years back, and we showed you a "babyfied" clip of the Trio some time ago.

However, if you'll pardon the advertising attached to this clip, taken from a Galaxy Trio fan channel on YouTube, we have the first episode, "Revolt of the Robots". Ted Cassidy (ex-Addams Family) is the voice of Meteor Man, with Don Messick as Vapor Man and other supporting characters.

Could the Trio be brought back today? Under the right conditions, yes. Unfortunately, Cartoon Network & [adult swim] just don't see the prospects. Their loss, as usual.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

I think all the old HB heroes were shorted by the 6 minute adventures they were limited to. If only they could have been in the 30 minute format!

I enjoyed this ep in particular since it didn't mince words as to what would happen to the people after the robot takeover. Not merely to be imprisoned or enslaved, but exterminated!

Makes me think someone on the HB staff remembered their lessons on the Holocaust.

hobbyfan said...

6 minutes was the rule rather than the exception in those days, since they wanted to cram three shorts into each half-hour, with Herculoids, Shazzan, & Fantastic Four the exceptions, since they would do one or two episodes per show.

Today, they'd have to do a full half-hour just to get the show on the air in the first place.