Space Ghost (segments)

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This article refers to the TV series. For the character, see Space Ghost (character). For other uses, see Space Ghost (disambiguation).
Space Ghost
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On-screen title card.
Created by: Alex Toth
Network: CBS
NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: September 10, 1966September 16, 1967; September 12November 21, 1981
Starring: Gary Owen
Ginny Tyler
Tim Matthieson
Alexandra Stoddart
Steve J. Spears
Don Messick
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Art Scott
Music composed by: Ted Nichols
Writer(s): Walter Black
Bill Hamilton
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Animation director(s): Charles A. Nichols

Space Ghost is a series of scifi-fantasy/action adventure segments of Space Ghost & Dino Boy, produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for CBS' Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1966 to 1967, airing 20 episodes. In 1981, it was revived for a further 22 episodes as segments of Space Stars on NBC.

A space law enforcement officer with a superhero-like name and uniform called Space Ghost battles supervillains across the galaxy. In his quest to uphold the law, he is joined by cadet fraternal twins, Jan and Jace, and their pet monkey pet, Blip.

In the final few episodes of the original series, Space Ghost had crossovers with several other H-B series, including Moby Dick, Mighty Mightor, The Herculoids, and Shazzan.

From 2004 to 2008, Williams Street produced an adult spin-off and spoof for Cartoon Network (and later Adult Swim), where Space Ghost had retired and became a talk show host. It also spawned its own spin-offs, Cartoon Planet and The Brak Show.

In 2005, DC Comics reimagined the series in a limited series called Space Ghost, and again in 2016, with Future Quest and Future Quest Presents.

The entire original series has been released on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and the entire revival has been released on DVD.

Production

Development

Casting

Music

The score was composed by Ted Nichols, who was credited as musical director.

Episodes

Space Ghost & Dino Boy

Title Number Original air date
"The Heat Thing" / "Zorak" 1x01 September 10, 1966
"The Lizard Slavers" / "The Web" 1x02 September 17, 1966
"Creature King" / "The Sandman" 1x03 September 24, 1966
"The Evil Collector" / "The Drone" 1x04 October 1, 1966
"Homing Device" / "The Robot Master" 1x05 October 8, 1966
"The Iceman" / "Hi-Jackers" 1x06 October 8, 1966
"The Energy Monster" / "The Lure" 1x07 October 22, 1966
"The Cyclopeds" / "The Schemer" 1x08 October 29, 1966
"Lokar - King of the Killer Locusts" / "Space Sargasso" 1x09 November 5, 1966
"Brago" / "Revenge of the Spider Woman" 1x10 November 12, 1966
"Attack of the Saucer Crab" / "Space Birds" 1x11 November 19, 1966
"The Time Machine" / "Nightmare Planet" 1x12 November 26, 1966
"Space Armada" / "The Challenge" 1x13 December 3, 1966
"Jungle Planet" / "Ruler of the Rock Robots" 1x14 December 10, 1966
"Glasstor" / "The Space Ark" 1x15 December 17, 1966
"The Sorcerer" / "The Space Piranhas" 1x16 December 24, 1966
"The Ovens of Moltor" / "Transor - The Matter Mover" 1x17 December 31, 1966
"The Gargoyloids" / "The Looters" 1x18 January 7, 1967
"The Meeting" / "The Deadly Trap" 1x19 September 9, 1967
"The Molten Monsters of Moltar" / "Two Faces of Doom" / "The Final Encounter" 1x20 September 16, 1967

Space Stars

Title Number Original air date
"Attack of the Space Sharks" / "The Haunted Space Station" 2x01 September 12, 1981
"The Sorceress" / "Planet of the Monkeys" 2x02 September 19, 1981
"The Anti-Matter Man" / "The Space Dragons" 2x03 September 26, 1981
"The Starfly" / "The Big Freeze" 2x04 October 3, 1981
"The Toymaker" / "Microworld" 2x05 October 10, 1981
"Space Spectre" / "Web of the Wizard" 2x06 October 17, 1981
"Time Chase" / "The Deadly Comet" 2x07 October 24, 1981
"The Shadow People" / "Time of the Giants" 2x08 October 31, 1981
"City in Space" / "Nomads" 2x09 November 7, 1981
"Eclipse Woman" / "Devilship" 2x10 November 14, 1981
"The Time Master" / "Spacecube of Doom" 2x11 November 21, 1981

Cast

References