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Monday, March 28, 2011

THE SPACE KIDETTES & YOUNG SAMSON DVD Review

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THE SPACE KIDETTES & YOUNG SAMSON DVD Review
 
You can find this special Collection for the first time on DVD, now only at the WarnerArchive.com: http://bit.ly/WAC_Space 


Synopsis: Q: What do pint-sized space travelers and a teenage science buff have in common? A: Loyal dogs, a calling to protect the planet (and beyond) from evil and they shared a half-hour Saturday Morning TV time slot of animated fun! Space Kidettes and Young Samson kicks off with the adventures of Scooter, Jenny, Snoopy and Countdown – the Space Kidettes – and their puppy Pupstar. Operating from their space capsule-turned-clubhouse, they protect the galaxy from the bumbling Captain Skyhook. The second half of the show is devoted to Samson, a teen with a big brain, magical bracelets and a dog Goliath who transforms into a lion when it comes time to thwart the diabolical plans of mad scientists. This action-packed 4-Disc Collection includes All 20 Episodes of our resourceful heroes up against space pirates, molemen, monster asteroids and more!


NOTE: The original network broadcasts of SPACE KIDETTES (1966) and YOUNG SAMSON (1967) were formatted to break up the plot line of each episode to include additional animated content not made by Hanna-Barbera, but which were controlled by the series’ sponsor. After the network runs ended, the KIDETTES and SAMSON stories were re-edited into continuous scenarios, and the two series were joined together as the THE SPACE KIDETTES/YOUNG SAMSON SHOW for subsequent forms of distribution. The revised syndication versions of these shows are the only ones available for distribution, as the original network versions were cut and reconformed for the current configuration.

ReviewThe original network broadcasts of SPACE KIDETTES (1966) and YOUNG SAMSON (1967) were formatted to break up the plot line of each episode to include additional animated content not made by Hanna-Barbera, but which were controlled by the series’ sponsor. After the network runs ended, the KIDETTES and SAMSON stories were re-edited into continuous scenarios, and the two series were joined together as the THE SPACE KIDETTES/YOUNG SAMSON SHOW for subsequent forms of distribution. The revised syndication versions of these shows are the only ones available for distribution, as the original network versions were cut and reconformed for the current configuration.

The great people at the Warner Archive have made animation enthusiast dreams come true by giving us this great mash-up show of classic Hanna-Barbera toons the Space Kidettes and Young Samson.  The video transfer looks amazing for the age of these shows, and considering that they graced Saturday Morning cartoons decades ago, I'm quite impressed.

This set includes the full 20-episode run and is not to be missed.  This one isn't available in stores, but only online on-demand from our friends at the Warner Archive!

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Interest Range: Vintage Animation, Hanna-Barbera
 

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