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An animated re-make of the famous TV series "Gilligan's Island." The gang of castaways, using the palm trees, coconuts and bananas from their island, build a spaceship and leave planet Earth behind. Of course, they get marooned on an uncharted planet, where they encounter bizarre space creatures and other hazards of extraterrestrial living. Written by
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Not even the Professor can provide a believable explanation for this reincarnation of "Gilligan's Island." I was one of those people who never tried to make sense of the original live-action series (I realized it was an inside joke). This time, however, even I have to break down and ask the Professor the infamous question, "How can you build a spaceship but you can't fix a..." Okay, okay, I know we all know the end of THAT punch line.
I'm not sure, but I think the only reason so few episodes were made was because Filmation went out of business. Filmation also did those "new age Popeye" cartoons with what I'll call "PSAs" to kids about health and safety. Otherwise, there may have been another 2-3 year run of "Gilligan's Planet."
Nevertheless, I'm willing to admit that I found it entertaining as a kid simply from its sheer ridiculousness. Why not? I found "Rubik, the Amazing Cube" quite mesmerizing, too!
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