|Cartoon Network (Toonami)|
|March 17, 1997 - March 6, 1998|
|64 (List of Episodes)|
Space Ghost is an animated science fiction television series created by Alex Toth and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series first aired on CBS from September 10, 1966, to September 7, 1968 as a part of Space Ghost and Dino Boy.
Space Ghost and Dino Boy was composed of two unrelated segments: Space Ghost, depicting the adventures of a heroic hero in outer space, and Dino Boy in the Lost Valley, centering around a young boy stranded in an unknown prehistoric valley. In 1981, the series was revived and 22 new segments were made and aired as part of Space Stars.
Space Ghost segments 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.
Space Ghost, along with teenaged sidekicks Jan and Jace and their monkey Blip, fight villains in outer space. Usually Space Ghost's sidekicks would get captured or trapped by the villains and Space Ghost would have to defeat the villains and save the day. His villains included Zorak, Brak and his brother Sisto, Creature King, Black Widow (aka Spider Woman), Lokar, Moltar, and Metallus.
Space Ghost has the powers of invisibility, flight, a force field, an x-ray like vision penatron beam that comes from his mask, and the ability to project any kind of energy from his wristbands. He has occasionally displayed super strength, which may be connected to his bands.
Space Ghost — Space Ghost's powers come directly from his costume and power bands. His belt contains an "inviso button" that renders him invisible and also generates a protective force field around him. He has a communicator located in the silhouette on his chest. His suit also gives him the power of flight, the ability to survive underwater, and protection from outer space. Space Ghost also has the power of teleportation and he can shoot energy beams from his eyes. Space Ghost's power bands can emit several different types of rays (destruct ray, stun ray, heat ray, etc.). Space Ghost's costume consists of a white bodysuit, black hood, yellow cape, belt with red buckle, a red triangle emblem with a black silhouette of a hood on his chest, and red wristbands with yellow buttons.
Jace — Jace is one of Space Ghost's young wards. He wears a suit of light blue and yellow with a black face mask. He has a twin sister named Jan who also acts as Space Ghost's sidekick. Jace uses a jetpack to fly, a belt that gives him the power to turn invisible, and an emblem of Space Ghost on his chest that he uses as a communications device. The twins also travel the galaxy in their small space coupe.
Jan — Jan is the female member of the team. She is Jace's twin sister and wears a suit of light blue and yellow with a black face mask. She uses a jetpack to fly, a belt that gives her the power to turn invisible, and an emblem of Space Ghost on her chest that she uses as a communications device.
Blip — Blip is a small monkey that is always getting Space Ghost, Jace, and Jan out of trouble. Blip wears a costume of light blue and yellow with a black face mask just like the twins. He also uses a jetpack to fly, a belt that gives him the power to turn invisible, and an emblem of Space Ghost on his chest that he uses as a communications device. He cannot speak the human language and therefore communicates through unintelligible noises.
Zorak — Zorak is a 7-foot-tall green mantis that on several occasions was foiled in his attempts to take over the universe by Space Ghost. Zorak spoke in a buzzy monotone meant to evoke his insect-like features. He also appeared as one of the Members of the "Council of Doom" in the final episodes of the series.
Moltar — Moltar is a lava monster that wears a containment suit that protects his inner body. He used an army of molten men and ships to attempt to take over the universe, only to be foiled by Space Ghost. Moltar later appeared as one of the Members of the "Council of Doom" in the final episodes of the series.
Brak — Brak first appeared along with his brother Sisto as villains on Space Ghost. The two were portrayed as cat-like alien space pirates trying to conquer the galaxy. Brak later appeared as one of the Members of the "Council of Doom" in the final episodes of the series.
Black Widow — Black Widow is a villain that Space Ghost faced on several occasions. She controlled a planet full of spider like aliens who could emit energy that would turn into webs. Black Widow appeared in 5 episodes of Space Ghost and is one of the Members of the "Council of Doom."
Metallus — Metallus is a villainous robot master, armed with a vast supply of robot fighters and ships that Space Ghost has faced on several occasions. Metallus appeared in 4 episodes of Space Ghost and is one of the members of the "Council of Doom."
Creature King — Creature King is a villain that uses a mind control helmet to control the minds of space animals as well as a ray gun which fires nightmare beams to cause people inividually or enmasse to see huge monsters. His ambition is to rule the galaxy using his terrifying illusions or his army of space monsters to keeep people in line, however he is foiled repeatedly by Space Ghost. The Creature King appeared in 5 episodes of Space Ghost and is one of the Members of the "Council of Doom."
|Space Ghost||Gary Owens|
|Black Widow||Ginny Tyler|
|Creature King||Vic Perrin|
|Moby Dick||Don Messick|
|Scooby the Seal||Don Messick|
|Color||Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale|
|1||42||September 10, 1966||September 16, 1967|
|2||22||September 12, 1981||1981|
40 Space Ghost segments were created and packaged with another Hanna-Barbera series, Dino Boy in the Lost Valley to form a 22-minute series titled, Space Ghost and Dino Boy. One 7-minute Dino Boy segment was sandwiched in between two 7-minute Space Ghost segments to create one 22-minute episode, except for the final two episodes which featured three Space Ghost segments each. 20 total episodes were created using this format. In 1981, the series was revived and 22 new segments were made and aired as part of Space Stars. In 1992, reruns of the series began airing on the newly created Cartoon Network, along with most other Hanna-Barbera series. Warner Home Video released Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series on DVD on July 17, 2007. The DVD edition presents the episodes on two double-sided DVDs, but alters the order of the episodes from the original air-date order.
- United States (CBS) — September 10, 1966 - September 7, 1968
- United States (NBC) — September 12, 1981 - September 11, 1982
- United States (Cartoon Network) — October 1992 - 2000
- United States (Boomerang) — 2000 - Present
Toonami Broadcast HistoryEdit
Space Ghost 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