Time for another #TBT.
The company Filmation, founded in 1962, is known for a large body of work that is mostly made up of classics. Iconic among its works are He-Man and The Masters of The Universe (1983) as well as She-Ra Princess of Power (1985). However, my favourite series to come out of the Filmation studio was the very last one released by the studio before it's closure. In 1987 they released BraveStarr.
BraveStarr can be described as a space western as the cartoon merged elements of sci-fi and old western themes. The story took place on a desert planet called New Texas which was the home of many cultures. I enjoyed this show as a child for a few reasons.
First of all, it was heavy on the action. Even more so than its predecessors He-Man and She Ra. Also, Marshal BraveStarr (voiced by Pat Fraley) - was the title character and hero and he was Native American. He could call upon the power of "spirit animals", enabling him briefly to perform superhuman feats. The Eyes of the Hawk enhances his vision and can also grant him an aerial view of the adjacent area. The Ears of the Wolf gives him super-human hearing. The Strength of the Bear gives him super-human strength. The Speed of the Puma gives him super-human speed. You can imagine how cool that was for me as a child.
Lastly, it dealt with sensitive topics and always had a moral lesson. One such episode was called "The Price" which dealt with the topic of drug abuse and how it affects people's lives.
Do you remember this one? Did you like it? Let us know in the comments.
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