An astronaut, stranded on a primitive planet in a distant universe, fights against the tyranny of the Overlord.
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Astronaut John Blackstar's shuttle passes through a black hole and crashes on the planet Sagar. He is rescued by the gentle Trobbits, who live under the tyranny of the Overlord, possessor of one half of an all-powerful sword. Armed with the other half, Blackstar aids the resistance with his dragon Warlock; the shapeshifter Klone; and the sorceress Mara. Written by Derek C.

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John Blackstar: [series' intro] John Blackstar, astronaut, is swept through a black hole, into an ancient alien universe. Trapped on the planet Sagar, Blackstar is rescued by the tiny Trobbit people. In turn, he joins their fight for freedom against the cruel Overlord, who rules by the might of the Powerstar. The Powerstar is split into the Powersword and the Starsword. And so with Starsword in hand, Blackstar together with his allies, sets out to save the planet Sagar. This is his destiny. I am John Blackstar.
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Wasn't as I remembered it
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show as a kid. And it was one of my favorite show. For years been trying to look for it and finally saw it at a Fry's three weeks ago and purchased it. The package contains 2 DVDs with a total of 13 cartoons. Not bad for like $14 which equals to a little over $1 per cartoon.

So far I saw like 8 shows and it was OK. Notice a lot of "repeat animation" like when the dragon is swooping across the screens or the pink creatures running away.

One thing disappointing is looking at the titles, there would be no "ending" to the series. Similar to Pirates of Dark Water where the series were canceled before the 10th stone was found. As the previous comment were true, the 1st episode does not have a "beginning".

Another thing I notice is that somehow every time I watch one of the cartoons, it makes me sleepy. Don't know if you guys feel the same. But at least I get a good nap after watching it.


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