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Season Eight
SuperFriends:
The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984)

SUPERFRIENDS - THE LEGENDARY SUPER POWERS SHOW (1984 - 1985)
Channel:
Aired:
9/8/1984 to 10/29/1984
Episodes:
16



Chronology
Previous Series:
1983 Shorts - Did not air in the USA (1983)

Next Series:
Season 8, Introduction

Season 8, Introduction

Season 8, Introduction

Series Summary

Episode Lengths: 30 minutes


The ABC Network corrected their goof of the previous year and returned the SuperFriends to its 8am slot on Saturday mornings. The Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show was the first Super Friends series in a new format since 1979’s The World’s Greatest Super Friends.


Format

This incarnation consisted of 16 short episodes and ran for thirty minutes - treating us to two 11-minute stories weekly.

It ran from September 8, 1984 to October 29, 1984.

This series was more in line with the very popular Challenge of the SuperFriends series, in that it also featured actual DC super-villains from the comics as regular adversaries. Such as, Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Mirror Master and Mr. Mxyzptlk, as well as Darkseid and his henchmen from Apokolips.

This series is noteworthy, in that, it introduced a new Superfriends team member, Firestorm (Ronald Raymond / Professor Stein).


Toyline tie-in

Unlike previous series, this one was produced as a tie-in with the Kenner Super Powers line. These action figures were sculpted perfectly, had power action and contained a mini comic book and a file card.


Notes

Cast

SuperFriends Cast

Also starring

Junior SuperFriends:

Cameo Appearances

Villains:

Episode List:

    Ep #         Full Length Episodes        The Shorts        Air Date    
1     The Bride of Darkseid (Part One)         The Bride of Darkseid (Part Two)         September 8, 1984    
2     The Wrath of Brainiac         Reflections in Crime         September 15, 1984    
3     No Honor Among Thieves         Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Magic Lamp         September 22, 1984    
4     The Case of the Shrinking Superfriends         The Mask of Mystery         October 1, 1984    
5     Darkseid's Golden Trap (Part One)         Darkseid's Golden Trap (Part Two)         October 8, 1984    
6     The Island of the Dinosoids         Uncle Mxyzptlk         October 15, 1984    
7     The Case of the Dreadful Dolls         The Royal Ruse         October 22, 1984    
8     The Village of Lost Souls         The Curator         October 29, 1984    

See Also


DVD / Media info

Warner Home Video released The Complete Series of Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show on DVD[2] on August 7, 2007.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete Series 16 August 7, 2007

This DVD series is available through Amazon – The Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show - The Complete Series (DVD - 2007).


External links

Videos

References

  1. It has been commonly believed that Connie got the role because she was dating the voice director, probably due to the Shannon Farnon interview. This is not correct. The casting director was a woman and Connie was married at the time and still is. She auditioned along with over 300 other actresses. They sent her audition to the networks and ended up casting her because they "liked the little crinkle in her voice."
  2. The Sweatbox Review