- This article is about the episode. For the character, see Galactus.
The Invisible Girl shields everyone from Galactus's attack.
|Premiere date:||December 16, 1967|
|Writers:||Phil Hahn and Jack Hanrahan|
|Directors:||William Hanna and Joseph Barbera|
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"Galactus" is the fourteenth episode of Fantastic Four season one. It aired on December 16, 1967 on ABC. It was produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, co-founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.
The Watcher makes first contact with the Fantastic Four to assist them in saving the planet before Galactus absorbs it completely, while the Invisible Girl pleads with the Silver Surfer, Galactus's herald, to spare their world.
Johnny: How about throwing in with us? I'd like to try that fancy surfboard myself.
The Thing: How about it? You can bunk in with old Ben?
Silver Surfer: Thank you, my friends. I was born to soar, ride the currents of space. My place is still in the skies above.
Silver Surfer: I shall not forget you. All of you. But now there are new planets to explore, new wonders to discover, and then one day when my wonder lust is stilled, then perhaps, I shall return.
In order of appearance:
- Silver Surfer's board
The score was composed by Ted Nichols.
Behind the scenes
- In the comics published by Marvel Comics, the Watcher's real name is Uatu, although he isn't named that in this episode.
- Sue and Silver Surfer's kiss is inappropriate, especially since the Thing whistles about it. But her husband, Reed, doesn't seem to mind.
In other languages
- Warner Bros. own the show, while Disney own the characters, making it difficult to release this episode onto DVD.