Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday's Overlooked TV: Space Angel

Welcome to April! This week, Tuesday's Overlooked TV is the early 60s cartoon series Space Angel.

Space Angel aired in syndication from 1962 to 1964 and was created by Cambria Productions, the same studio that produced Clutch Cargo. Like Clutch, Space Angel had very limited animation and movement; most movement was provided by human mouths superimposed over the illustrated faces. However limited the animation was, backgrounds were designed and drawn by legendary illustrator Alex Toth.

The character of Space Angel was Captain Scott McCloud, who along with the crew of his ship Starduster, would defend Earth from various galactic enemies, who often resembled Earthlings from ancient civilizations. Space Angel would often get help from larger astronaut organizations to fight their enemies.

Although the series on DVD a few years ago, the show is largely forgotten today. If you were around for its original TV run, perhaps the episode below will job your memory.



Todd Mason said...

Wow. Well, unsurprisingly, it Looks so much better than CLUTCH CARGO, in basic design, and even in the canny early avoidance of those superimposed lips wherever possible...

Phillyradiogeek said...

It was almost as if they were embarrassed to use the lips so they just covered up mouths with microphones or whatnot. But as you say, better looking than Clutch Cargo indeed.

Todd Mason said...

And well they might be embarrassed. It's a terrible idea.


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