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BraveStarr: Tex’s Terrible Night

Episode Summary

Filmation’s space western gets a dickens of a backstory. Guests: Sammy Hain, Joey O. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

🎄 Hang on to your hats as we blast back to 1987 to revisit the Filmation space western BraveStarr and its dickens of a backstory.  


🎙 Guests:  

Joey O. (Y-Not Radio, Words With Nerds, @ImGonnaDJ24).  

Sammy Hain (@SammyHain).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. The official BraveStarr YouTube channel.  

2. The Fisher-Price Western Town I used as a backdrop for the much larger Bravestarr action figure.  

3. Joey’s interview with Pat Fraley (Marshal BraveStarr).  

4. This episode uses flashback scenes from the movie BraveStarr: The Legend, which explains why the animation quality isn’t consistent.  

5. Young Tex Hex looks like a purple Faker from He-Man.  

6. Stampede, the show’s even bigger bad, grants Tex Hex the power of transformation, because Filmation really wanted to teach kids that things that transform are evil.  

7. The “present-day” husband of Tex’s former love, Ursula, looks like Fred Ward.  

8. The time BraveStarr found a kid dead of a drug overdose.  


📼 Retro Commercial Break:  

Marshal BraveStarr, Tex Hex, and Neutralaser Toy Commercial, 1986.  


🎤 And Now, These Messages:  

Christmas Time in the City.  

“BraveStarr” and “Tex’s Terrible Night” ©1987 Filmation Associates.  

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