Thursday, January 18, 2007


This is week three of our tribute to the legacy of Hanna-Barbera. This week we focus on the greatest Superhero ever created by Hanna-Barbera.

Space Ghost and Dino-Boy

Space Ghost was the first half of the half-hour series that ran from 1966-1968 on CBS. It followed the adventures of Space Ghost, voiced by Gary Owens (Roger Ramjet, Powered Toast-Man), as he battles villains, monsters and other abominations. Joining him on his adventures are his teenage sidekicks, Jace and Jan, and their space monkey, Blip.

The design for Space Ghost was by legendary comic-book artist, Alex Toth. Space Ghost has found its way into comicbooks many times, most recently by DC in 2004 that featured covers by Alex Ross.

Space Ghost made another appearance in the show Space Stars in 1981 but it wasn't until 1994 when Space Ghost would find success again. Cartoon Network's [adult swim] created a new series about a retired Space Ghost who has become a talk show host. Space Ghost: Coast-To-Coast reused animation from the original show and featured characters from the show such as Zorak, Moltar and Brak the Pirate. Each episode would feature a special celebrity guest. SGC2C lasted for seven seasons.

The second half of the Space Ghost and Dino-Boy was about a young boy who got trapped in prehistoric times and lived amongst the dinosaurs with his new friend Ugh the Caveman. The show was alright but paled in comparison the Space Ghost segments.

1 comment:

coolshades said...

I give this one a thumbs down due to lack of lyrics :P

Unless you count the guy saying "space ghost" who's trying to sound like a ghost. LOL

You should do a Thursday Theme Song for Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen cartoon! It has a silly little theme song....