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'Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series'
(Mike Road, Gary Owens, Ginny Tyler, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / (1966) 2007 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: The character of Space Ghost is best known as an arch talk show host on the Cartoon Network's SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST series. But Space Ghost was originally a bona fide cartoon superhero, appearing in a two-season CBS show titled SPACE GHOST & DINO BOY. COAST TO COAST characters such as Moltar, Brak, and Zorak also originate from these 1960s cartoons, which came from the Hanna-Barbera stable. This title includes every episode from the original SPACE GHOST & DINO BOY seasons.

DVD Verdict: This is the way to do it. All 20 episodes give you all the Space Ghost and all the Dino Boy stories from the original show in the one package. If you enjoyed Gary Owens' voice of Blue Falcon, in last year's Scooby Doo/Dynomutt Hour release on DVD, you'll think he's just right as the voice of Space Ghost too.

Space Ghost - An Interplanetary Policeman who faced all kinds of dangerous characters. What struck me as a child was the way he would verbally joust with his foes - he had an odd sense of humor, that one! Gary Owens was absolutely the best choice for the voice of Space Ghost - The episodes where Space Ghost met up with the other Hanna-Barbera characters were the best - I didn't miss one episode!

This was Hanna-Barbera's first serious super hero show. Space Ghost, Jan and Jace, and monkey pet Blip respond to calls for help from their Ghost Planet, and tackle galactic threats like Metallus, Brak, Lurker, Brago and Creature King.

The last six stories form a serial adventure, in which you'll see guest appearances by Shazzan, Moby Dick, Mightor and Herculoids, which is an obvious cue for subsequent releases of those characters' shows too.

Here's hoping they put out the later series "Space Stars" (made in 1981, with Space Ghost, Herculoids, Teen Force, Astro and Space Star finales). This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Feature-Length Profile Simplicity: The Life and Art of Alex Toth

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