Boy, does that show bring back memories of television.I remember when this animated series was part of WEE WILLIE WEBBER'S Colorful Cartoon Club during the 1960's (Only those who lived in South Jersey,Philadelphia,and Delaware would know what I'm talking about.).Joe Oriolo was also the guy who produced THE MIGHTY HERCULES cartoon series prior. In fact,if you notice both Herc and Johnny resemble one another.Paul Hecht was both the narrator and voice of Johnny Cypher.Corinne Orr was the voice of Johnny's female companion,Zena,and Rhom,his small Martian companion.(I would have listed Zena as Johnny's girlfriend,but I never recall seeing any romantic moments between the two throughout the whole series.) Its easy to identified Ms.Orr's voice since Rhom sounds identical to MARINE BOY's "Cle-Cle" and SPEED RACER's "Spridle" characters. Her mature adult Zena voice is often heard in roles like "Mom Racer" and any other adult woman/teenage/or small child roles (girl or boy) of the three aforementioned shows,sans The Mighty Hercules.(I have met her in person on two occasions.) Paul's other contribution was being the narrator,and voices of Goldar,the space avenger,and ruthless Rodak during the first half of the Japan live-action series,THE SPACE GIANTS,aired at the beginning of the 1970's.(known in Japan as MAGUMA TAISHI "Ambassador Magma") During the series second half, Paul was replaced by the late Ray Owens as the voices of those same characters. Veteran Peter Fernandez was the writer of the Johnny Cypher series as well as the voice of one of Cypher's reoccurring villains,"Nero Tyrannor".In addition to Nero,Johnny has other reoccurring adversaries as well such as "Gorlok","Doctor Root","Mister Mist","Napoleon",just to name a few. Both Johnny Cypher and The Space Giants bear the same sound effect background sounds and the same voice actors. Hey Warner Brothers,you're the bearers of all material from the defunct ed Seven-Arts Productions,right? What's stopping you from releasing this and the Marine Boy series on DVDs? What are you waiting for...Superman?I would want to see these great shows again.
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