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 »

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

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Wonderful series...
11 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

....even if it did borrow a lot of concepts from the popular Star Wars movies. Thundarr with his Sun Sword (lightsaber), wise cracking Princess Ariel (Princess Leia) and a large hairy, growling companion, Ookla the Mok (Chewbacca).

All these aside, it was still a great series. I liked how the items that are so common in our world, become totally new things in the Devastated Future World. It was also kind of interesting to see the new landscapes and realize that they were actually standing in ruined Los Angeles, Washington D.C., etc.

It was somewhat hampered by the cheap animation common to Cartoon Series of the day. I would love to see the series re-made with today's animation techniques. I'm sure it would be even more astonishing.


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