The All-New Super Friends Hour: Season 1, Episode 1

The Brain Machine/Joy Ride/Invasion of the Earthors/The Whirlpool (10 Sep. 1977)

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Dr. Cranum uses his brain machine to become a futuristic menace. Two boys joyride in an airplane. Rock creatures threaten civilization. A supertanker captain becomes reckless.



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Episode credited cast:
Aquaman / Caller (voice)
Zan / Mechanic / Corky / Jeff (voice)
Crag (voice)
Danny Dark ...
Superman (voice)
Wonder Woman / Drowning Boy (voice)
Buster Jones ...
Black Vulcan (voice)
Robin / Officer #1 / Tour Guide / Mr. Brown (voice)
Olan Soule ...
Batman / Officer #2 (voice)
Louise Williams ...
Jayna (voice) (as Liberty Williams)
William Woodson ...
Narrator / Capt. Croner (voice) (as Bill Woodson)


"The Brain Machine": Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman battle the arrogant and misguided scientist, Dr. Cranum, who uses his brain machine to turn himself into a man with an enormous head and a super intellect to go with it. And now he wants to change everyone in the city into futuristic beings like himself. "Safety": Aquaman teaches that it's unsafe to swim alone. "Joy Ride": The Wonder Twins and Gleek must save two boys from themselves when they take an airplane joy-riding. "De-Coder": Superman uses a cloud and a boulder as clues to the day's secret code word. "Invasion of the Earthors": The long-dormant volcano, Crackeloa, suddenly erupts. The culprit is not Nature but a previously unknown race of rock creatures called the Earthors, whose bedrock mining has become dangerous for "the upper people." "Magic": Wonder Woman demonstrates a coin trick. "The Whirlpool": Black Vulcan and Aquaman battle Captain Croner, who wants his supertanker to set a speed record. "Health": Batman and Robin ... Written by J. Spurlin

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10 September 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
[segment: "The Whirlpool"]
Captain Croner: Mr. Denfore, what are you doing?
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