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Super Friends 8 Seasons 1973

Season 1
4.5 out of 5 stars (79) IMDb 7.2/10

The most powerful heroes ever -- Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman and Robin -- join forces with teenagers Wendy and Marvin and their dog, Wonderdog, to defend justice and guard the innocent. Two teenagers, one dog and five heroes -- they're Super Friends to the rescue!

Starring:
Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden
Original air date:
January 1, 1973

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1. The Power Pirate

Anthro, from the planet Traum, disguising himself as a special inspector from Scotland Yard, enlists the help of the Superfriends to help him steal the Earth's energy to take back to Traum.

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2. The Baffles Puzzle

Professor Baffles has embarked on a crusade to destroy all literature, art and music with a chemical he has developed. His two accomplices use Professor Baffles' crusade to extort money from the U.S. government.

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3. Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.

Professor Goodfellow invents the G.E.E.C. (Goodfellow's Effort-Eliminating Computer) to free mankind of all physical labor, brainwork and responsibility. However, when this miracle-of-the-ages computer goes out of control, it takes the combined efforts of all the Superfriends to repair the computer and return the world to its normal state.

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4. The Weathermaker

Glaciers are melting, gigantic whirlpools are forming and there are icebergs in the South Atlantic. Then the Superfriends chart these drastic changes in weather, a pattern soon begins to emerge.

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5. Dr. Pelagian's War

The nation's three leading industrialists receive a warning from a computerized albatross, "Listen to the voice of Dr. Pelagian, you have one hour to stop pollution of the seas, before the sea strikes back!" The Superfriends must get the three stubborn industrialists to meet with Dr. Pelagian before his tactics endanger the country.

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6. The Shamon 'U'

Dr. Shamon uses a gigantic magnetic "U" to draw a solid gold meteorite to the Earth. However, he is unaware of the fact that his "sky-mining" technique has released some exotic gases from the space cloud, which, when united with the oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, form a green mist and a red mist.

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7. Too Hot To Handle

The Superfriends are told by the government's leading scientist that a strange new wave of magnetism is drawing the Earth from its orbit toward the sun. They must discover what is causing the increased magnetic pull and stop it.

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8. The Androids

As the Superfriends watch the launch of Apollo 20, neither they nor the government know that the astronauts aboard have been replaced by androids.

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9. The Balloon People

A family of balloon people, from the planet Balunia, are befriended by the Superfriends after their flying saucer lands on Earth. However, the news reports of these unusual guests prompt the ambitious scholar, Noah Tall, to devise a plan to capture the balloon people.

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10. Fantastic Frerps

King Plasto has been intercepting every shipment of raw plastic powder on its way to the government space research station because he intends to use the raw powder for his own means.

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11. The Ultra Beam

A "blue ray" emitting an ultra-beam has been extracting tiny electrical particles called quarks, turning the gold remaining in the earth into a worthless residual metal. The Superfriends tour various mining regions hoping to find an answer to this phenomenon when they see the mysterious blue jet and the ultra-beam.

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12. The Menace Of The White Dwarf

A strange UFO penetrates earth's airspace. Along its flight path, it has managed to "pull up" and carry along a number of objects. Col. Wilcox explains to the Superfriends that the UFO snatched up a total of fourteen thousand tons.

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13. The Mysterious Moles

Important research projects have been closed down and the Superfriends are called in to find and restore missing air conditioning units.

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14. Gulliver's Gigantic Goof

Dr. Gulliver uses his micro-wave reducer to shrink every adult human being in the world down to an economical, convenient size of 2" tall. He will remain full-sized to rule and watch over the mini population of the world.

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15. The Planet Splitter

An ingenious scientist, Dr. Laban, has stolen the largest diamonds in the world to power his "planet splitter." While the Superfriends guard the remaining diamonds in the world, Wendy and Marvin follow Dr. Laban to his secret laboratory, where Laban tells them of his plan.

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16. The Watermen

A strange spacecraft has been forced to land on Earth after a meteor hit the fuel tank of the craft. The craft, in an attempt to return to the planet Sagittarius, begins gathering silicon from sea water to fuel their ship. However, extracting the silicon causes a red tide and famine among ocean creatures.

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Director Charles A. Nichols
Starring Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden
Supporting actors Danny Dark, Shannon Farnon, Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule, John Stephenson, Frank Welker
Season year 1973
Network DC Comics
Producers Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Lewis Marshall, Iwao Takamoto
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is it! Superman! Wonder Woman! Aquaman! Batman & Robin! The very first Super Friends incarnation, with Wendy, Marvin & Wonderdog is finally coming to DVD!

Fans have been waiting years for this and now it's here! The show was comprised of 16 hour long episodes (about 45 minutes without commercials) and included some rare guest appearances such as Green Arrow & Plastic Man among others.

Warner Brothers is releasing the 1973 Season in Two 8 episode Volumes, which are both 2 discs each.

Episodes included with Volume 1:

Disc 1:
01) The Power Pirate
02) The Baffles Puzzle
03) Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.
04) The Weather Maker

Disc 2:
05) Dr. Pelagian's War
06) The Shamon 'U'
07) Too Hot To Handle
08) The Androids

There will be a Super Friends interactive Trivia Challenge Quiz game included as bonus material.

Depending on how well it sells will have an affect on when Volume 2 is released.

This is great news for Super Friends fans every where! :-)
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for those of you completists out there, all that remains UNreleased now is

released 1973-1974 Super Friends!: Season One, Vol. Two (8x 46 minutes)
released 1979-1980 WORLD'S GREATEST SUPERFRIENDS (8x 22 minutes) TARGET STORE EXCLUSIVE 4/23/13
1980-1981 SUPERFRIENDS HOUR SHORTS (18x 7 minutes)
1981-1982 SUPERFRIENDS HOUR SHORTS (24x 7 minutes)

i would expect to see the shorts in one release,
since they are basically the same as 7x 45 minutes

all together thats roughly 14 hours without commercials

edit: apparently, i had bad info or made a mistake about the '79 season being 1 hour episodes, so corrected that finally.
'Mr.' has a better review listing everything, posted on the '73 vol 2 season set, just check his review for everything.
its just the shorts arent on dvd now, but they are on amazon digital as seasons 4 & 5, represented as 6x 21minutes & 8x 21minutes.
after that, id hope to see a release of the animated superboy episodes.
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I love this old series. It was the original, first season of the show to air, and I seriously doubt they had any idea what a phenomenon the show would become. These episodes had a very different quality from the later more action-oriented episodes. There was a little more character development (the shows were broadcast for a 1-hr timeslot), and there were often morals to the story. Many of the "villains" were people with good intentions but the wrong way of addressing problems. The young "junior" Super Friends were Wendy & Marvin, who pre-dated the WonderTwins Zan & Jayna. Wendy & Marvin had no super powers, but they had lots of personality and a sense of adventure. Wonderdog was a highlight for many young viewers. All of the high profile DC superstars were present for this: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, and Aquaman. Interestingly, one of these episodes has the only appearance by Green Arrow from the entire Super Friends run in all of its incarnations (if I recall correctly). This first season is very enjoyable, and younger viewers especially should find it charming. I love it!
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These are the 45 minute episodes with Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog! These episodes are BEFORE the Wondertwins and the League of Doom. Not a whole lot of action...but a lot of good lessons about the environment, pollution, overpopulation...and Ted Knight is an awesome narrator. You only get 8 episodes on 2 dvds. My understanding is that if this dvd is successful, they'll release the second volume.

One more thing, the manufacturers have completely misrepresented which series this is by not putting the Jr. Superfriends (Wendy etc) on the dvd cover. I have been searching for these episodes for years..if I hadn't read the reviews here at Amazon (and had just relied on the dvd cover), I would have never realized that these were the episodes I've been looking for!
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this DVD. My four-year-old is really into Super Heroes now, and I love this for him. The contemporary shows are too violent, too tough, too cool, too much. But the seventies superfriends are just right; they help people and solve problems and are superstrong, etc., but they are nice to eachother and even use correct grammar! Wonder Woman is my favorite, and she's still classy; pretty but not slutty like some of the more modern female characters.
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The original season of Super Friends was great for kids because it didn't overwelm. The simple stories of misguided scientists who wanted to help mankind but did it the wrong way was a positive presentation, along with the moral at the end. I remember learning about science and the environment from these episodes. I also remember how exciting it was when the "Troublert" warning would go off and the Justice League would soar to the rescue. With Ted Knight's masterful narration describing the heroics, you knew they would save the day! Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Batman were shown in very powerful and iconic graphic form, and to this day are some of the best remembered images of those heroes. Thank you Alex Toth, for your great character designs.
The longer time slot meant they didn't have to rush to tell the stories, and Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog were like long-lost cousins to the Scooby gang! Throw in the only Super Friends appearance of Green Arrow, and you can understand why it's a must have for your collection! And who could forget those opening credits and music; I still get chills when I hear that "bump, bump, bump,...bump, bump, bump, bump!" You gotta get this one!
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