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


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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(21 episodes)


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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 »


[repeated catchphrase]
Thundarr: Demon dogs!
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Kids loved him, moms loathed him...
2 August 2000 | by (Concord, MA) – See all my reviews

Honestly, one of my favorite saturday morning cartoon shows from the early 80's. This Kirby-spawn only lasted 2 seasons... perhaps because of the fact that Thundarr often referred to his ally the sorcereress Ariel as simply "woman"... oddly enough, more often than not Ariel was the sole member of the group who saved their buns from the fire. Lots of great dialog. Possibly inspired by the role-playing game "Gamma World" (which is, sadly now out of print)... Basically when you are 11 years old and a post-apocalyptic barbarian with a lightsaber (read as "Sun Sword") and a cool Chewbacca substitute named "Ookla the Mok" show up on a Saturday morning world of Smurfs and Superfriends you think this is really cool!

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