Challenge of the SuperFriends: Season 1, Episode 16

The History of Doom/The Rise and Fall of the Super Friends (23 Dec. 1978)

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Three aliens arrive on Earth after it has been destroyed and learn the origins of the SuperFriends and the Legion of Doom.


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Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel ...
(voice) (credit only)
Marlene Aragon ...
Cheetah (voice)
Lewis Bailey ...
(voice) (credit only)
Aquaman / Bizarro (voice) (as Bill Callaway)
Brainiac / Black Manta (voice)
(voice) (credit only)
(voice) (credit only)
Danny Dark ...
Superman (voice)
Al Fann ...
(voice) (credit only)
Wonder Woman (voice)
Ruth Forman ...
Giganta (voice)
(voice) (credit only)
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Buster Jones ...
(voice) (credit only)


The Earth appears to be deserted and everything in ruins. Three aliens land on Earth and try to piece together what has happened. They play back history tapes in the Hall of Justice and learn the origin of the Legion of Doom. When they play back the Legion's history tapes they discover that Luthor launched an Ion powered rocket at the sun creating a solar flare which the Superfriends were unable to stop. The aliens must decide whether they should use their powers to help avert this disaster. Written by tomtrekp

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23 December 1978 (USA)  »

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