|Cartoon Network (Toonami)|
|Mar. 17, 1997 - Mar. 6, 1998|
|20 (List of Episodes)|
Galaxy Trio is an animated science fiction television series created by Alex Toth and produced by Hanna-Barbera. It debuted on NBC on September 9, 1967. The program aired, as Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, alongside Birdman. NBC aired two new segments of Birdman each Saturday, separated by a new segment of Galaxy Trio.
Galaxy Trio appeared in reruns on Cartoon Network from 1992-2000. The series was shown from 1997-2000 on Cartoon Network's Toonami block, as well as Toonami's late night Midnight Run block, as part of Cartoon Roulette. In 2000, The series began airing on Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang.
Some characters from Galaxy Trio, including the three main characters, appeared in the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
The Galaxy Trio is a group of interplanetary law enforcers who battles criminals throughout the cosmos. The group consists of Vapor Man, who can change into any type of vapor; Gravity Girl, who can control gravitational forces; and Meteor Man, who can increase all or part of his body to impossible heights, gaining super strength in the process. They patrol space in their cruiser Condor One maintaining order and fighting evildoers in the name of the Galactic Patrol law enforcement agency. The ship was equipped with a "displacer" very similar to the transporter device on Star Trek, which was a contemporary show.
Vapor Man — has the ability to transform part or all of his body into gaseous form (a power shared by at least some residents of his home planet of Vaporus), enabling him to fly, escape from physical bonds, and squeeze through very small spaces, as well as producing various forms of "vapor" (such as "freeze vapor") from his hands.
Meteor Man — is a native of the planet Meteorus. Meteor Man is distinguished by his ability to increase or decrease the size of any part of his body. He gains superhuman strength in any limb that he chooses to enlarge.
Gravity Girl — has the ability to bend the laws of gravity to her will, allowing her to fly and lift very heavy objects with her mind. The daughter of the king of the planet Gravitas, she left her luxurious home and life of privilege at an early age to fight crime with the Galactic Patrol and was subsequently assigned to the Galaxy Trio team, with whom she has served ever since.
Chief — is a man referred to only as "Chief", he is a recurring character in Galaxy Trio. He fulfills a similar role to that of Falcon 7 in Birdman.
|Vapor Man||Don Messick|
|Meteor Man||Ted Cassidy|
|Gravity Girl||Virginia Eiler|
|Color||Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale|
|1||20||September 9, 1967||January 20, 1968|
Galaxy Trio was packaged with another Hanna-Barbera series, Birdman to form a 22-minute series titled, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio. One 7-minute Galaxy Trio segment was sandwiched in between two 7-minute Birdman segments to create one 22-minute episode. 20 total episodes were created using this format. Galaxy Trio segments also appeared on Hanna-Barbera's World of Super Adventure which premiered on NBC in 1980. In 1992, the series began airing on the newly created Cartoon Network, along with most other Hanna-Barbera series. On July 17, 2007, Warner Home Video released Birdman & The Galaxy Trio - The Complete Series on DVD.
- United States (NBC) — September 9, 1967 - September 6, 1969; 1980 - 1984
- United States (Cartoon Network) — October 1992 - 2000
- United States (Boomerang) — 2000 - Present
Toonami Broadcast HistoryEdit
Galaxy Trio aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block, as part of Cartoon Roulette, from the blocks premiere on March 17, 1997 to March 6, 1998. The series also aired on Toonami's Midnight Run block, as part of Cartoon Roulette, from its premiere on July 10, 1999 to March 4, 2000.
- Toonami (United States) — March 17, 1997 - March 6, 1998
- Midnight Run — July 10, 1999 - March 4, 2000