Hanna-Barbera’s Space Stars Intro (1981)

Space Stars Debuted on the NBC network in 1981 and took Hanna-Barbera’s classic Space Ghost and Herculoids characters and packaged them with two brand new shows properties, Teen Force and Astro and the Space Mutts. The hour long show didn’t rerun the original Space Ghost and Herculoids episodes from the 1960s however but featured new adventures and included cross-overs of the two shows as well.

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Astro and the Space Mutts featured Astro from the popular Jetsons series but this time he was teamed up with two other dogs named Dipper and Cosmo as they patrolled the galaxy as peacekeepers with their human leader, Space Ace.

The Teen Force introduced three super-powered teenagers from the alternate universe of Black Hole X! Kid Comet, who can move faster than the speed of light. Moleculad, who can control his molecular structure. Then there is Elektra who possesses telepathy, telekenesis, and teleportation! Along with two aliens named Plutem and Glax they combated the evil of Uglor of the planet Uris.


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4 thoughts on “Hanna-Barbera’s Space Stars Intro (1981)

  1. I used to love this cartoon! When I was a kid it was more the Teen Force that I liked, but Space Ghost and Herculoids were a close second. Now that I’m an adult, I appreciate the classics much, much more!

  2. I love the era at Hannah Barbera where it seems like they had an “anything goes” mentality. The shows they came up with were so strange. Strange but delightful! I can’t believe I was only One when this show came out. Great find Vic. Great memories!

  3. Drahken says:

    I loved this show when it aired, it’s unfortunate that it doesn’t seem to ever get re-aired. Herculoids were my favs, with teen force & space ghost neck & neck for second. The space mutts were “ok” but just didn’t do much for me.

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