Thundarr the Barbarian (1980–1984)

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A barbarian and his companions wander a devastated future Earth and fight evil where ever they find it.

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 Ookla the Mok / ... (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert Ridgely ...
 Thundarr / ... (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Princess Ariel / ... (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Narrator (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Captain Corden / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Mindok The Mind Menace / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Tai / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Additional Voices / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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Storyline

In the year 1994, a comet hurtles between Earth and the moon. The moon is destroyed, and the Earth loses its ozone layer--causing the entire planet to be laid waste. Centuries later, Earth has become "a world of savagery, super-science, and sorcery," inhabited by various evildoers, scavengers, and magicians. Thundarr, a warrior who wields a powerful sword, is joined by his friends Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel as they make their way through this strange world. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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4 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Arok le barbare  »

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The show was the creation of comic writer Steve Gerber, creator of Marvel Comics' Howard the Duck. The name Ookla actually comes from UCLA, where Gerber's friend Marty Pasko went to college; Pasko invented the name. See more »

Quotes

[repeated catchphrase]
Thundarr: Demon dogs!
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Referenced in Welcome to Eltingville (2002) See more »

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Sword and sorcery at its finest.
4 June 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

Ahh, another Saturday morning gem. I liked (and still like) cartoons from my childhood like this one because they never talked down to kids. This series was a post-apocalyptic sword-and-sorcery epic, and it was treated exactly as such. There was some great animation and the post-apocalyptic backgrounds were just amazing. And Thundarr had the ultimate weapon--a sunsword! I really like the fact that there were no cute sidekicks here. There was Ariel, the sorceress, who was the smartest in the bunch. And then there was Ookla the Mok, one of the most awesome sidekicks ever to fight for the cause of good. You just had to admire his "horse" as well! Cartoon Network aired this one for a while, and I wish they would air it again.


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