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A Filmation series
Space Sentinals Title Card
Space Sentinels
The Young Sentinels

Seasons
Episodes

1
13
Aired
September 10, 1977
Original Channel
NBC
Original Run
1977


Production
Creator(s)
Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster (characters)
Writer(s)
Kathleen Barnes
Donald F. Glut
Len Janson
Dale Kirby
Chuck Menville
Douglas Menville
J. Michael Reaves
Jerry Winnick
David Wise
Director(s)
Hal Sutherland
Producer(s)
Don Christensen
Executive Producer(s)
Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Production Company

Space Sentinels (originally titled The Young Sentinels and renamed midway through its only season) is a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Filmation which debuted on the NBC network on September 10, 1977 and ran for thirteen half-hour episodes. The series has been called "ahead of its time" due to its racially diverse cast of main characters.

In this series, the Roman mythological figures Hercules and Mercury are joined by Astrea, to form a superhero team to protect mankind.


Opening narration

The back-story of the three heroes is explained in the opening narration of the series:

Many centuries ago, three carefully selected young Earthlings were transported from their native lands to my faraway world. Here they were granted astounding powers, and eternal youth, then returned to Earth. Their mission: to watch over the human race, helping the good in it to survive and flourish. In the course of history, their names have become legend: Hercules, empowered with the strength of a hundred men. Astrea, able to assume any living form. Mercury, the amazing athlete who can match the speed of light. Working together with me, Sentinel One, and my maintenance robot, M.O., these teenage guardians form the greatest team the world has ever known: The Space Sentinels.


Cast

  V o i c e   A c t o r       R o l e
 George DiCenzo     Hercules
    Sentinel One
 Evan C. Kim     Mercury
 Dee Timberlake     Astrea
 Lou Scheimer     M.O. (Maintenance Operator)   
 Villains  
      Morpheus
      Sorceress
      Anubis


Episode List:

    Ep #         Episode Name        Air Date    
1     Morpheus: the Sinister Sentinel        September 10, 1977    
2     Space Giants        September 17, 1977    
3     The Time Traveler        September 24, 1977    
4     The Sorceress        October 1, 1977    
5     The Return of Anubis        October 8, 1977    
6     The Wizard of Od        October 15, 1977    
7     The Prime Sentinel        October 22, 1977    
8     Commander Nemo        October 29, 1977    
9     Voyage to the Inner World        November 5, 1977    
10     Loki        November 12, 1977    
11     Fauna        November 19, 1977    
12     The Jupiter Spore        November 26, 1977    
13     The World Ship        December 23, 1977    

DVD release

SpaceSentinels+FreedomForce

2006 DVD release


BCI Eclipse LLC (under license from Entertainment Rights) released all 13 episodes of Space Sentinels on DVD in Region 1 on August 22, 2006, along with all five episodes of The Freedom Force. This series featured the character Hercules and which originally aired as part of Tarzan and the Super 7. In addition, the digitally-remastered presentation features scripts and Spanish language tracks for all 13 episodes, audition tapes, a gallery featuring original images, early presentation images, trivia and interviews with creators Lou Scheimer, Buzz Dixon, Darrell McNeil, Michael Reaves, Robert Kline and David Wise.





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