Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SPACE STARS (1981) DVD Art Revealed

As noted back in July, the manufacture-on-demand wing of Warner Home Video, Warner Archive, plans to bring the 1981 Hanna-Barbara Saturday-morning animated series, Space Stars, to DVD this Fall. The DVD key art above has recently appeared online, so I thought I'd share it here.

With this show, Hanna-Barbara and NBC jumped on the post-Star Wars boom by reviving and repackaging the studio's 60s outer space heroes Space Ghost and The Herculoids (mixing both classic episodes and newly-made installments) with two other space-themed cartoons - The Teen Force and Astro (from The Jetsons) & The Space Mutts - for an hour-long programming block.

Hmmm. I wonder why The Galaxy Trio didn't make the roster?

UPDATE: According to TV Shows On DVD, Space Stars will be released next Tuesday, on October 8th. Warner Archive is accepting pre-orders on the set now through their site. Price is $29.95.


  1. I always thought that Space Ace looked just like Biggs Darklighter from Star Wars. Must be the helmet and mustache.

  2. Sheesh! I just broke down and got hold of the Shazzan, Frankenstein Jr., and Young Samson dvds a few days ago. Now I gotta' get this one. It gleefully never seems to end these days.

    Rip Off

  3. This was the show that featured the undated Phantom Cruiser if I remember. In the first episode, it show a giant enemy vessel with a better flyby sound effect than what the UUU Vengeance got in Star Trek: Into Darkness.

    Uglor's ship was shown on Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force as belonging to Emory and Ooglethorpe

    1. You: "...Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force as belonging to Emory and Ooglethorpe."

      Me: "Now you're just talkin' gibberish." ;)