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Thundarr the Barbarian 

Thundarr the Barbarian and his companions Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel wander a devastated future Earth and fight evil wherever they find it.


Steve Gerber




2   1  
1981   1980  




Series cast summary:
Henry Corden ...  Ookla the Mok / ... 7 episodes, 1980-1981
Robert Ridgely ...  Thundarr / ... 4 episodes, 1980
Nellie Bellflower ...  Princess Ariel / ... 4 episodes, 1980
Dick Tufeld ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 1980
Joan Van Ark ...  Captain Corden / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Mindok The Mind Menace / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Nancy McKeon ...  Tai / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Keye Luke ...  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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Comic book writer-artist Jack Kirby worked on the production design for the show. The main characters were designed by fellow comic book writer-artist Alex Toth. Toth, however, was unavailable to continue working on the show, so most of the wizards and other villains and secondary characters that appear on the show were designed by Kirby. He was brought onto the show at the recommendation of comic writer Steve Gerber and Mark Evanier. See more »


[repeated command]
Thundarr: Ariel! Ookla! Ride!
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Referenced in All American High Revisited (2014) See more »

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16 November 2005 | by Shizznit25See all my reviews

OK what do you get if you cross Conan the Barbarian with Star Wars with the end of the world? Thundarr the Barbarian, that's what. OK, so like... guys come on. This show was like the most awesome concept of it's time if not of the last thirty years. So what if it had to be sold as Saturday morning tripe for eight year olds... IT ROCKED and still does. I was only like three or four years old when I saw this show for the first time and I remember watching it religiously. My Saturday mornings were not complete if I did not get to see Thundarr kick some butt. I am just now getting around to re-collecting (ie downloading) shows. The owner's are kinda of dumb not to release it on DVD... they would absolutely make a lot of money. More over... they should re-create the show and get the franchise rolling. Thundarr will be just as good in near-apocalyptic 2005 as it was in near-apocalyptic 1980. Well, they might have to change the cataclysm from 1994 to like a later date... but I'm sure they they can figure it out in another time traveling episode or something. And if not that.. movie rights guys? Hello... every comic book and lame super hero is being turned into a live action film these days...

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4 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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