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Space Stars is a 1981 NBC Saturday morning cartoon created
Hanna-Barbera which ran from 1981-1982 on NBC. I
remember because those were the good old days when I
personally watched Saturday mornings that were filled with
cool cartoons. The Space Stars featured the return of 60's
superhero space stars like Space Ghost, the Herculoids, and
even brought back Astro from the
Jetsons to team up with
some other heroic dogs, the Space Mutts. What happened to
his stay with the Jetsons, I guess we'll never know.
The show also introduced the Teen Force, perhaps, their
creation had something to do with the popularity of the Teen
Titans in the comics at the time. Now the entire series is
on DVD and can be ordered through Amazon.
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Space Stars ran four cartoon segments each week:
The Herculoids, Teen Force, and Astro and the Space
Mutts. The cartoons would occasionally cross-over into one
another. Space Ghost and the Herculoids both had their own
respective series in the mid-1960s.
A total of 22 episodes were produced for Space Ghost,
featuring a new assortment of villains including an evil
version of Space Ghost called Space Spectre (who came from
an alternate universe). The Phantom Cruiser and its Scout
Ship were also given sleeker and more modernized looks.
Space Ghost often came to the aid of the Herculoids and vice
versa (as in the original Space Ghost series' "Council of
Doom" storyline, where they met once). They also frequently
crossed paths with the Teen Force, and it appeared that Jan
and Teen Force member Kid Comet were dating as well. Elektra
made several appearances as well.
Space Ghost Episodes
||Attack of the Space Sharks
||A bunch of Space Sharks are
attacking spaceships. As Space Ghost
battles them, Jan, Jace and Blip are
captured by the Space Sharks and
discover that the shark-like Remora and
his soldiers from the water planet Liqua
have been capturing ships and its
passengers for his souvenirs.
||The Haunted Space Station
||Upon receiving a distress signal
from the Outworld Station, Space Ghost,
Jan, Jace, and Blip investigate. They
soon discover that Forvalokka the Soul
Vampire has turned its crew into zombies
that obey his every command.
||The Sorceress plans to use her magic
to take control of Space Ghost and marry
him. It's up to Jan, Jace, and Blip to
save Space Ghost.
||Planet of the Space Monkeys
||Upon being neglected by Space Ghost,
Jan, and Jace, Blip runs away and lands
on a planet filled with monkeys.
||The Anti-Matter Man
||An accident with an anti-matter
experiment transforms Dr. Conta into the
Anti-Matter Man. Now Space Ghost, Jan,
Jace, and Blip must help his fellow
scientists return Dr. Conta to normal.
||The Space Dragons
||A fleet of Space Dragon Ships have
been attacking mining operations and
stealing the Caburites. Space Ghost
discovers that the Space Dragon Ships
were created by Repto who plans to use
the Caburites in a plot to turn the
refined Caburites into fuel for his
Space Dragon Ships in a plot to take
over the galaxy.
||Jan, Jace, and Blip find a Starfly
on Ghost Planet. What they do not know
is that Starflies evolve into Starbeasts
as one is attacking the Space Transport
||The Big Freeze
||Feron is freezing the planet
Vanderfor with his freeze ray.
||While on vacation on a distant
planet, Jan, Jace, and Blip are captured
by mechanical knights and are taken to a
spaceship run by the Toymaker. It is up
to Space Ghost to save them.
||Toymaker has shrunk the planet of
Cetia 3 and threatens to remove its
atmosphere if Space Ghost doesn't
surrender his Power Bands.
||Space Spectre, an alternate
dimension version of Space Ghost,
arrives through a black hole in Space
Ghost's dimension. Now Space Ghost must
defeat Space Spectre and send him back
to his own dimension.
||Web of the Wizard
||The Wizard uses a device to make
Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, and Blip see
illusions. He plans to have the Phantom
Cruiser crash into a planet when it's
chasing an illusion.
||Jan and Kid Comet land on Coros IV
when it's in its prehistoric state when
Kid Comet uses his powers to travel
faster than time. At the same time,
Space Ghost, Jace, and Blip pursue a
space pirate named Barbos to Coros IV
and end up going through a Time Arch to
Coros IV's prehistoric state.
||The Deadly Comet
||The Commander is using
remote-controlled comets to attack
ships. Space Ghost calls upon Kid Comet
to help stop the Commander before he
sends a comet towards the Galactic
||The Shadow People
||Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, Blip, and
Elektra investigate Rombula Station (a
floating space refinery) when its people
have taken flight from it. They soon
discover that the refinery has been
invaded by the Shadow People.
||Time of the Giants
||After capturing the space pirate
Krugar, Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, and Blip
fly the Phantom Cruiser through a space
cloud that shrinks them. Krugar escapes
from them when they are shrinking and
it's up to a miniature Space Ghost to
||City in Space
||To stop for supplies, Space Ghost,
Jan, Jace, and Blip stop at a floating
city in space that's heading for the
sun. When the city ends up getting
closer to the sun, Space Ghost turns to
Elektra to help get it away from the
||October 3, 1981
||Lord Ibal and his people are
attacked by a giant Space Snake and are
saved by Space Ghost. Space Ghost later
learns that they are really robots
seeking to conquer the galaxy with their
||Eclipse Woman is draining energy
from the planet Halcion. With help from
Kid Comet, Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, and
Blip fight Eclipse Woman to keep her
from draining Halcion of its power.
||When Jace is investigating a shuttle
during an investigation, he ends up
under the evil control of the Wizard.
Now it's up to Space Ghost to free Jace
from the Wizard's control.
||The Time Master
||A Time Satellite fires beams on the
planet Glax-3 that turns back time on
Glax-3. Space Ghost discovers that
Tempus the Time Master is behind this in
a plot to harvest Luxor in order to use
it to build a Time Shredder.
||Spacecube of Doom
||After helping the Herculoids free a
mammoth from a tar pit, Space Ghost
discovers that a space cube is stealing
all the precious metals in the universe.
When the Phantom Cruiser is also stolen,
Space Ghost discover that the robot
Cubus is wanting to save the logical
universe with his super computer Ultima
and brainwash the creatures of the
universe to think logically.
As a departure from the original series, this
incarnation of the Herculoids had its roots in
science fiction, and had story direction and
content similar to
Jonny Quest and Space Ghost.
This series takes place on a far-away planet
named Quasar in the land of Amzot (the planet
was only named as such in this series, though
Amzot was first mentioned in the "Time
Creatures" episode of the original series).
Eleven episodes were produced.
||The Ice Monster
||Dorno is feeling depressed when
Zandor treats him like a child because
of his size and age. At the same time,
an ancient robotic monster emerges from
an ice block and it is indestructible.
||The Purple Menace
||Glowing purple rocks have brought to
life purple vines that cause havoc.
||The Energy Creature
||A meteorite containing an energy
creature lands on Quasar. When it
imprisons creatures in its coils, it
takes on their form and properties also.
||The Snake Riders
||September 26, 1981
||Dorno and Gleep discover a plot by
the Snake Riders to take over the
planet. It's up to the Herculoids to
stop their plans for planetary conquest.
||The Buccaneer and his band of
pirates arrive on Quasar to look for
||Saiju, a creature with a voracious
appetite, comes upon some
electrical-charged rocks and turns into
a living electrical monster upon eating
them. The Herculoids learn that the
effects of those rocks are temporary and
try to get Saiju back to normal.
||Return of the Ancients
||The descendents/survivors of a
highly-developed race that was wiped out
on Quasar return to the planet after a
1,000-year mission, and they're not
happy to find out their civilization is
||The Space Trappers arrive on Quasar
and capture the Herculoids for their
||A chunk of Magnilite lands in the
Lost Lake of Quasar. Before long, the
Herculoids go up against enemies that
they can't see. Zandor soon learns from
the Zelos King Zel that his son Eezo and
his followers might be the culprits.
||Dorno, Gloop, and Gleep are playing
and discover an unearthed metal cylinder
which contains a big-brained alien. When
they release him, he reveals himself to
be a member of race that ruled Quasar
thousands of years ago. It's up to the
Herculoids to reseal the Mindbender.
Teen Force focused on three
superhumanly gifted young students who hail from
an unknown alternate universe which is located
beyond the confines of the mysterious Black Hole
X, which serves as a gateway into the universe
in which the other main characters from Space
The Teen Force consists of Kid Comet, who
possesses tremendous levels of superhuman speed,
enabling him move at speeds exceeding the speed
of light, and can even move quickly enough to
travel through time; Moleculad, who can control
his molecular structure for various effects; and
Elektra, who possesses the psionic disciplines
of telepathy, telekenesis, and teleportation.
Accompanying them are a pair of diminutive
blue-skinned aliens named Plutem and Glax, also
known as the Astromites. Their principal enemy
in the series is Uglor, a mutant native and
tyrannical ruler of the planet Uris (whose
inhabitants are a race of evolved simians) in
Galaxy Q-2. Uglor's mutancy granted him
bird-like wings and the ability to generate
destructive energy blasts from his bionic eyes,
which allowed him to see through Space Ghost's
Inviso Power and Elektra's telepathic illusions.
||The Death Ray
||In his latest plan for galactic
conquest, Uglor creates an energy
creature called the Nebulon. When
Nebulon becomes too powerful, Uglor ends
up working together with the Teen Force
to stop Nebulon.
||Decoy of Doom
||Uglor's Power Play
||The Ultimate Battle
||Uglor challenges the Teen Force to a
battle on the desolate and hostile
continent of Evil Island. The Teen Force
discover that its creatures consider
humans evil after they were convinced of
this by Uglor.
||September 26, 1981
||Trojan Teen Force
||October 3, 1981
||The Space Slime
||Uglor plots to destroy Fredonia, a
space station/power plant that provides
vital energy to the rebel worlds that
oppose his tyranny. To that end, he
opens a rift to the Dimension of Magic
and recruits Trentino, the Black Knight
and his legion of demons to aid him.
||The Teen Force become embroiled in a
race against time when Uglor learns of
the existence of an ancient object of
tremendous power called the Wordstar. He
seeks to wrest control of it from its
guardian, the cosmic entity known as
Astro and the Space Mutts
Astro and the Space Mutts features
Astro from the hit show The Jetsons. He
teams up with two other dogs named Cosmo and
Dipper, led by their human leader Space Ace.
Together, the trio act as galactic police
officers and travel through outer space.
||The Night of the Crab
||The Crab crashes the Space Awards at
the Space Palace and steals the awards.
It's up to Space Ace and the Space Mutts
to get the award back and defeat The
||In his plan for universe domination,
Reverso crashes the Spaceman's Ball at
the Space Palace and demands that he is
made ruler of the universe or else
everything will end up in reverse.
||Menace of the Magnet Maniac
||Mario Magnetti is on a metal-robbing
||The Greatest Show Off Earth
||The Spaceling Brothers Circus has
been abducted by the Cosmic Clown. Space
Ace and the Space Mutts follow him to
Galaxy Q-2 to get it back and defeat
||When Rock Punk steals the
recently-created Mount Spacemore, Astro
and the Space Mutts end up going after
Rock Punk to keep him from completing
his rock collection.
||Rampage of the Zodiac Man
||Zodiac Man steals the Stardust
Constellation Ring from the Moona Lisa
||Will the Real Mr. Galaxy Please
||Mr. Galaxy has stolen the First
Galaxy Bank's vault. Space Ace and the
Space Mutts track him to Muscle Beach
Moon to get the vault back.
||Galactic Vac is Back
||Galactic Vac is sucking up
everything in the galaxy.
||The Education of Puglor
||Uglor gives his nephew Puglor some
of his powers for the next 12 hours in a
plot to take over the resort world of
||Renowned jewel thief Jewlie Newstar
steals the Jupiter Jewel from the
Interplanetary Museum. It's up to Space
Ace and the Space Mutts to reclaim the
Jupiter Jewel and defeat Jewlie Newstar.
||When the Lieutenant gives Space Ace
a robot mutt named Brucie the Robot
Wonder Dog for a trial run, this causes
problems for the Space Mutts. Meanwhile,
Scavenger steals the Aceship from Space
Ace so that he can eliminate Space Ace
for Lord Raider.
Space Stars Finale
This was the last segment on the show where
Space Ghost, the Herculoids, and Teen Force team
up to battle the scourges of the universe.
- Dimension of Doom -
- Worlds in Collision -
- Polaris -
- Endangered Spacies -
- The Olympians -
- Magnus -
- The Crystal Menace -
- The Outworlder -
- Mindwitch -
- Uglor Conquers the Universe -
- The Cosmic Mousetrap -
On the USA Network, the Astro and the Space
Mutts segments were never shown. Additionally,
the Space Ghost, Herculoids, and Astro segments
have been seen on the Nickelodeon, Cartoon
Network, and Boomerang, but not the Teen Force
segments. Furthermore, the series has never been
shown in its entirety on the Cartoon Network,
and has yet to be shown in its entirety on
Boomerang. Currently, these shorts are only
broadcast on occasion during breaks between
shows on Boomerang.
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