Space Ghost Coast to Coast - Volume One
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Superhero-turned-talk show host Space Ghost presents all-new celebrity interviews with strange interactions from his bandleader Zorak and his cameraman Moltar. Live action guest stars include Weird Al Yankovich, Bobcat Goldthwait, The Ramones, Judy Tenuta, Hulk Hogan and more!]]>
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Back in 1966, Space Ghost was a real cartoon (that I used to watch) that aired for 2 years, only 42 episodes, but introduced many of the characters that show up on Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast; like Gloop and Gleep, Lokar, and Jace & Jan in this first release on DVD.
It was cheesy back then, and SGCTC takes cheese to a whole new level. SG is the worst talk show host ever, asking most guests if they have enough oxygen and what their superpowers are. The guests are real, appearing on a TV screen in SG's "set". Some of the guests, like Hulk Hogan, Terry Jones, Sandra Bernhard, and Carol Channing (to name only a few) seem to have a good time with the odd interview setup. Others show obvious discomfort at what the show will do with their words, like Donny Osmond, David Byrne, and especially guitarist Slash.
In between interviews, SG gets into childish arguments with Zorak, and some pretty silly things happen. If you like oddball humor like Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Beavis & Butthead, you will probably like SPCTC. Here is a quick mention of what you will find on these first sixteen episodes.
Elevator - guests Judy Tenuta, Timothy Leary, and very briefly Ashley Judd. This first episode is the worst of the lot, they seemed to be feeling around for how to make this quirky idea work.
Spanish Translation - guests Susan Powter, Kevin Meany, and briefly The Bee-Gees. Funny lines, (SP) "I have many super powers and a colossal bulk that frightens evil villains!Read more ›
Space Ghost is a brilliantly awful host, constantly (and accidentally) disrespecting his guests, and asking one question after another that completely unillumines the lives and careers of the guests. His questions of his guests are frequently absurd and apropos of nothing. His most commonly asked questions are "What are your super powers?" and "What is your secret identity?" When Michael Stipe of R.E.M. appears as a guest, Space Ghost asks, "Is that you in the corner?" to which Stipe replies, "Yes."
The guests are brilliantly chosen and are precise equivalents of those appearing on Dave Letterman/Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien.Read more ›
The absence of six episodes does hurt the DVD a bit. The whole thing seemed a little light for a two-disc set. I also found the commentaries somewhat awful. It sounds like six people all trying to talk at the same time. Aside from some artwork, there are really no extras here (a Zorak music video is from an episode that should have been included anyway). I would have liked to see more about how the show is actually created and how the interviews actually work.
But the real meat here is the show itself, and what is here is top-notch. Both fans and the uninitiated will enjoy this disk.
The episodes for this DVD set were carefully picked, and contain some of the greatest moments in talk show history. Among my favorites are: 'Batmantis', in which Zorak dresses as a superhero and the Ghost interviews two former Catwomen from the old "Batman" TV show; 'Birthday', where the Ramones torment Space Ghost by eating his cake; and 'Bobcat', in which Bobcat Goldthwaite unsubtly betters the Ghost.
As for weaknesses, the DVD set has few. I personally would have liked to have seen more Brak, but that's just personal taste. The only really glaring issue with the set is the lack of extras. There are episode commentaries on a couple of the episodes, which are great, but that's about it. Still all in all this is a DVD set that no lover of Space Ghost or lunacy in general should be without. I anxiously await future volumes.
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This was a gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it. If he's happy, then I'm happy!Published 13 months ago by Nikki Renee
Seriously. It's Space Ghost. What's not to love? I spent many would-be boring and awkward pre-teen nights watching the original broadcasts and I can honestly say that they saved... Read morePublished on August 11, 2014 by J. Hounshell
Don't get me wrong, its great to see Space Ghost, Zorak and Brak with all of their guest and you will be shocked who actually comes on the show but it is not the Space Ghost I... Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by PH
This review us for the Volume #1 DVD set of " Space Ghost Coast To Coast". What did the creators do? Read morePublished on June 5, 2014 by Jack Pripusich
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