Thursday, September 2, 2021

Show Notes: Episode 9-12: Thundarr the Barbarian

*Thundarr aired on ABC for two seasons and 21 episodes. NBC picked it up in Spring 1983 and aired reruns into September 1984.

*"City of Evil" premiered Saturday morning, October 3, 1981 at 11:30 in most markets, paired with Goldie Gold on ABC and going up against the second half of Space Stars and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends on NBC plus Blackstar on CBS.

*Ruby-Spears started in 1977 when Ken Spears and Joe Ruby were still working at ABC.

*Here is the Spector Creative YouTube channel Mike mentions on the pod. And here is the great News from ME blog by Mark Evanier.

*Click here for a summary of Jack Kirby's Fourth World.

*ABC's reliance on Garry Marshall in 1981 may have been a real thing, but the following ABC shows were higher rated overall than any of his sitcoms: Three's Company, Too Close for Comfort, ABC Monday Night Movie, Monday Night Football, The Love Boat, and Hart to Hart. And Dynasty and ABC Sunday Night Movie were pretty close.

*The Flintstone Comedy Show was the version of the franchise on NBC in 1981.

*Filmation's Blackstar lasted a mere 13 episodes.

*It looks in rough shape in "City of Fire," but according to its official websiteSwampscott is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community of 13,800 residents located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. 

*There appears to be no connection between Swampscott and Genius Award winner and Thundarr scribe Jeffrey Scott.

*As we mentioned, Thundarr is now on DVD and Blu-Ray from Warner Archive but is not streaming anywhere at the moment.

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