Filmation’s space western gets a dickens of a backstory. Guests: Sammy Hain, Joey O. Find show notes at https://adventcalendar.house
🎄 Hang on to your hats as we blast back to 1987 to revisit the Filmation space western BraveStarr and its dickens of a backstory.
Joey O. (Y-Not Radio, Words With Nerds, @ImGonnaDJ24).
Sammy Hain (@SammyHain).
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.
• Marshal BraveStarr, Tex Hex, and Neutralaser Toy Commercial, 1986.
Christmas Time in the City.
“BraveStarr” and “Tex’s Terrible Night” ©1987 Filmation Associates.
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Full show notes with links at adventcalendar.house.