Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Mightor in Rok & the Golden Rok (1967)

There's a fine line between being a kid sidekick and an overzealous nuisance. As Mightor finds out pretty often, Little Rok (Norma McMillan) fits the latter category.

Rok fancies himself as a junior version of Mightor himself, going so far as to wear a cowl of his own, and have one made for his pet, Org. Unfortunately, Rok isn't quite so trained to defend himself at this stage, and his penchant for emulating his hero often gets him in trouble. Like in this case, when a sacred golden rock falls into the youth's hands and he really doesn't know what to do with it......!

The video has been deleted due to copyright issues.

You might think Rok would've learned his lesson, but then again, this was near the end of the series, and there would be more perils.......

Rating: B-.


magicdog said...

Little Rok - the original Scrappy Doo.

Even as a kid he bugged - he never realized how much trouble he caused and rarely came through to help the hero by episode's end.

If the show were written today, perhaps he'd have been a slightly more useful sidekick or protege(at least being clued into Mightor's secret identity) or perhaps having a prophecy that he was meant to become the new Mightor when he grew up.

hobbyfan said...

Hmmmmmm, there's a thought for a future remake----if [adult swim] hadn't already screwed up and brought Mightor to the 21st century as a judge!

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