Friday, December 21, 2012

Animated World of DC Comics: A complete episode of the All-New Super Friends Hour (1977)

For a while now, I've been pulling up individual episodes from The All-New Super Friends Hour, but the one thing that would be even better is a full-length episode, sans commercials, of course, and including all the features, including the health & safety tips, magic tricks, puzzles, etc..

Well, this should do the trick. Coming up:

"The Marsh Monster": Superman, Batman, & Robin vs. a fake monster that would've had an easier time befuddling Scooby-Doo.

"The Runaways": The Wonder Twins track a pair of wayward boys who've decided to leave home a little, ah, prematurely.

"Will the World Collide?": A rogue scientist makes a deal with aliens, putting Earth on a collision course with destruction, unless the Super Friends can do something about it.

"Time Rescue": Superman teams with Hawkman & Hawkgirl to rescue a scientist who flung himself 2000 years into the future, a world inspired by "Star Wars".

Grab some popcorn and hot chocolate, and enjoy the show.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

The Marsh Monster definitely doesn't belong in a SF show! I'm certain it came from the pile of scripts for the "New Scooby Doo Show".

The Runaways I remember well - as it was essentially the same Wonder Twins animated PSA warnings we all received from Mom & Dad at some point.

Time Rescue I definitely remember! Ever since Star Wars was released, just about anything Sci-Fi related took something off of the original trilogy! Talk about stealing from the best - or what's really popular!

hobbyfan said...

Yah, the "Marsh Monster" looked like a compressed version of a rejected Scooby plot, subtracting Mystery Inc. for the Dynamic Duo & Superman.

This is the only way we'll get any of the original Wonder Twins shorts/PSA's as they were meant to be made, instead of the abominations that [adult swim] hacked them into. I personally would like to meet the [as] jabronies responsible and smack them around.