Space Ghost


Created by: Mike Lazzo

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

The 1960s Saturday morning cartoon superhero, now middleaged & semi-retired from the superhero business, has an intergalactic television talk show for the Cartoon Network.

Granny Artemis & I had seen some of these shows on the Cartoon the Network, but the "Adult Swim" cartoons are shown at like three in the morning as unsuitable for children I guess, so we got a mess of them on a two-volume disc. We watched both discs of episodes very attentively, then watched some of them a second time.

Space Ghost (real name Tad) does live interviews from space via video screen of famous earthlings such as Bobcat Goldthwait, Alice Cooper, Judy Tenuta, & Timothy Leary. He's more vain than talented at these interviews, but he's helped along by his director or producer the space-suit encased Moltar, & by his bandleader Zorak the Locust of Doom (but really a preying mantis), both of them former arch-villains with still a bit of villainy in them.

There's an edge of brilliance here, & some very effective comedy. There are sixteen episodes between the two discs covering the first two seasons, & commentary tracks with five of those. An episode from this period featuring Jim Carry who was a B-celeb at the time is unaccountably lacking. Additional seasons have since been released on DVD.

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