After saving a old man named Tyron from the rat-like Groundlings, Thundarr, Ariel and Ookla learns that the Groundlings are in search of The Black Pearl, which the evil wizard Gemini fears it's power...
Thundarr and his companions come across a band of crocodile men called Carocs who are breeding Death Flowers, capable of controlling human minds, for an evil wizard. When Ookla is captured and forced...
Slick Native American marshal BraveStarr and pretty female judge J. B. McBride are sent to protect the frontier planet of New Texas from henchmen of an evil cattle spirit. Aliens - warhorse Thirty-Thirty and a funny moleman, join them.
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
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 »
[Opening title narration]
The year, 1994. From out of space, comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Man's civilization is cast in ruin. Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn. A strange new world rises from the old. A world of savagery, super-science, and sorcery. But one man bursts his bonds to fight for justice. With his companions, Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel, he pits his strength, his courage, and his fabulous Sunsword, against...
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Spice it up with more sci-fi and give him regular companions and we have Thundarr. Which is a cool name by the way.
The apocalyptic intro seems more frightening as a 10-14 year old. (Which I was at the time.) But it sets a great stage. Also the lack of a running story made it a little more fun. However, it also suggests a lack of faith in the project.
This was on a little later in the morning on Saturdays so it was probably aimed at older kids. I didn't see it as much as I'd liked. But it's worth remembering. I'm surprised your comic-con and "cosplay" types don't go here more often. Princess Ariel seems like an American anime at times. Only smart.
Thank you Cartoon Network/Boomerang for bringing it back.
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