An astronaut, stranded on a primitive planet in a distant universe, fights against the tyranny of the Overlord.








Series cast summary:
George DiCenzo ...  John Blackstar 13 episodes, 1981
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Mara / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ...  Balkar / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Carpo / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Frank Welker ...  Burble / ... 13 episodes, 1981


Astronaut John Blackstar's shuttle passes through a black hole and crashes on the planet Sagar. He is rescued by the gentle Trobbits, who live under the tyranny of the Overlord, possessor of one half of an all-powerful sword. Armed with the other half, Blackstar aids the resistance with his dragon Warlock; the shapeshifter Klone; and the sorceress Mara. Written by Derek C.

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The idea that the Powerstar would be split in half and Blackstar took the Starsword half and the Overlord the other Powersword half was originally going to be reused in Filmmation's later cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in which the Sword of Greyskull would be split in half and He-Man had one half of the sword and Skeletor possessed the other. But the idea was dropped. See more »


John Blackstar: [series' intro] John Blackstar, astronaut, is swept through a black hole, into an ancient alien universe. Trapped on the planet Sagar, Blackstar is rescued by the tiny Trobbit people. In turn, he joins their fight for freedom against the cruel Overlord, who rules by the might of the Powerstar. The Powerstar is split into the Powersword and the Starsword. And so with Starsword in hand, Blackstar together with his allies, sets out to save the planet Sagar. This is his destiny. I am John Blackstar.
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Highly enjoyable!
13 June 2007 | by blutreeSee all my reviews

Blackstar was a fun fantasy adventure cartoon that I always looked forward to watching on Saturday mornings. I wanted escapism, brave heroes, cool weapons, goofy sidekicks, and random weirdness. Blackstar delivered! I loved it! Blackstar had everything I wanted from an early 80's Saturday morning fantasy cartoon and more. You just can't beat a brave hero traveling through a black hole to an unknown universe who is armed with a cool sword, rides an even cooler looking flying dragon, is aided by a sorceress and a shape shifter, and battles the villainous Overlord in a strange magical fantasy world filled with all types of impossible creatures (Air-Whales?!) and other assorted weirdness. It was a perfect recipe for enjoyable Saturday morning escapism. Blackstar was fun!

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12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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Blackstar - Taistelu toisessa maailmankaikkeudessa See more »

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