Monster of the Day #1460

Since Thundarr was on a network (unlike, for example, He-Man), he couldn’t have an actual bladed weapon. So he got the fabulous Sun Sword, which even little kiddies knew was a light saber knock-off. Still, it’s always good to have a signature weapon. Not that he was ever allowed to kill anything with it. Robots, always robots.

This is a pretty rudimentary monster, but one of the charms of the show, aside from featuring both magic and super-science, is that you always got lizardmen and ratmen or some kind of beastie each week.

  • Acethepug

    Loved that show (given my comments on the earlier thread)!

    The “Alien” rip-off monster was pretty neat, even with the blending of spiders (it spinning webs and cocoons) and the “War of the Worlds”-inspired ending

    And the grizzly-snake!

    Gonna break out the DVDs and rewatch the series. Thanks for the great memories.

  • Flangepart

    The spiders, yeah. Now I remember this one. Remember seeing an anchient airplane with U.S.A.F. marking caught in a web. My confirmation of how ‘post-apoc’ this one was.

  • Acethepug

    I remember that one, too, with blue-skinned Atlantean women and their shark-toothed Queen.

    Man, that show was never not fun except for maybe ONE episode that really looked like it was done as a second season or something (there were “pig” corrupt lawmen). The only really-terrible one I can recall.

    OOPS — the one with the giant spider with the fighter in its web might have been a different one, Village of the Moks, maybe?

    (Sorry, really loved this show when I was younger).

  • Eric Hinkle

    I remember the weird episode with the werewolves — they even nailed Thundarr! And the one with the wizard Gemini, who had a face on back of his head along with the one in front; and the guy who was actually a brain in a jug who ended up inside of a giant robot (cyborg?) body… Man what a great show!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Congrats on the Cubs’ win, Ken!

  • Gamera977

    Yeah big congrats!!!

    I was wondering if Ken hadn’t been posting from a little too much celebating if you know what I mean?

  • Eric Hinkle

    I was wondering that myself. How well celebrated is Chicago going to be now that the 108 years of despair are at an end?

  • I have to say I really was expecting a picture of Cutsie finally celebrating today.

  • I’ve been worried about Cutsie. Those last two innings were rough.

  • Gamera977

    Cutsie is probably zonked out of his gourd on a wad of catnip the size of a cantaloupe right now ;)

  • ericb

    But knowing Cutsie, he’ll wake up with a huge catnip hangover and realize that now that his life’s goal has been achieved there’s nothing to look forward to anymore.

  • Rodford Smith

    Ah, the Sun Sword. The energy blade which could cut any substance… except living tissue. :-)

  • Eric Hinkle

    Wait, they actually said that in the show? It’s been so long I can’t remember. Heck, I just learned recently that Ariel and Thundarr were supposed to be married.

  • Rodford Smith

    I don’t think so, but that was the joke going around.

    I never heard about the marriage.