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The title card for the BraveStarr television series

The BraveStarr television series is a 1987 American animated television series produced by Filmation and based upon their wider BraveStarr multimedia franchise.

The television series contains 65, half-hour-long episodes and was broadcast in syndication internationally. The original run in the United States ran from from September 14th 1987 until February 24th 1988.

As on other Filmation series (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Shazam!, The Secret of Isis, and the animated Ghostbusters), a moral lesson is learned and recounted at the end of each episode. One notable episode is "The Price", in which a boy buys a drug called "Spin", becomes addicted to it, and dies of an overdose.[1]

A month after the television series finished, BraveStarr: The Movie was released, which acts as a prequel to the television series.

BraveStarr was the final animated series produced by Filmation and distributor Group W Productions before Filmation shut down in 1989.[2]

Intro[]

BraveStarr_Intro_Opening_Theme

BraveStarr Intro Opening Theme

Transcript of intro[]

BraveStarr
BraveStarr

In a distant time
And far away place
The planet New Texas floats deep in space
Sky of three suns
Land of precious ore
The kerium brought outlaws by the score

BraveStarr
BraveStarr

Then one day
A lawman came
With Powers of Hawk, Wolf, Puma and Bear
Protector of peace
Mystic man from afar
Champion of justice
Marshal BraveStarr

BraveStarr
BraveStarr

Eyes of the Hawk
Ears of the Wolf

BraveStarr

Strength of the Bear
Speed of the Puma

BraveStarr
BraveStarr

Behind the scenes[]

  • The title theme is sung/spoken by Filmation founder and voice artist Lou Scheimer. The backing vocals are performed by his daughter, Erika Scheimer.

List of episodes[]

Episode No. - Air Date - Title
01. 14 Sep 87 The Disappearance of Thirty/Thirty
02. 15 Sep 87 Fallen Idol
03. 16 Sep 87 The Taking of Thistledown 123
04. 17 Sep 87 Skuzz and Fuzz
05. 18 Sep 87 A Day in the Life of a New Texas Judge
06. 21 Sep 87 Rampage
07. 22 Sep 87 To Walk a Mile
08. 23 Sep 87 Big Thirty and Little Wimble
09. 24 Sep 87 BraveStarr and the Law
10. 25 Sep 87 Kerium Fever
11. 28 Sep 87 Memories
12. 29 Sep 87 Eyewitness
13. 30 Sep 87 The Vigilantes
14. 01 Oct 87 Wild Child
15. 02 Oct 87 Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here
16. 05 Oct 87 Eye of the Beholder
17. 06 Oct 87 The Wrong Hands
18. 07 Oct 87 An Older Hand
19. 08 Oct 87 Showdown at Sawtooth
20. 12 Oct 87 Unsung Hero
21. 13 Oct 87 Lost Mountain
22. 15 Oct 87 Trouble Wears a Badge
23. 16 Oct 87 Who Am I?
24. 20 Oct 87 BraveStarr and the Treaty
25. 21 Oct 87 Thoren the Slavemaster
26. 22 Oct 87 The Price
27. 23 Oct 87 Revolt of the Prairie People
28. 26 Oct 87 Hostage
29. 27 Oct 87 Tunnel of Terror
30. 28 Oct 87 The Good, the Bad and the Clumsy
31. 29 Oct 87 Balance of Power
32. 30 Oct 87 Call to Arms
33. 02 Nov 87 BraveStarr and the Three Suns
34. 03 Nov 87 The Witnesses
35. 04 Nov 87 Handlebar and Rampage
36. 05 Nov 87 Runaway Planet
37. 06 Nov 87 The Bounty Hunter
38. 09 Nov 87 Buddy
39. 10 Nov 87 The Day the Town was Taken
40. 11 Nov 87 BraveStarr and the Medallion
41. 12 Nov 87 Legend of a Pretty Lady
42. 13 Nov 87 Sunrise, Sunset
43. 16 Nov 87 Call of the Wild
44. 17 Nov 87 Tex but no Hex
45. 18 Nov 87 Space Zoo
46. 14 Dec 87 Tex's Terrible Night
47. 29 Jan 88 Running Wild
48. 01 Feb 88 Thirty/Thirty Goes Camping
49. 02 Feb 88 The Haunted Shield
50. 03 Feb 88 Ship of No Return
51. 04 Feb 88 The Little Lie that Grew
52. 05 Feb 88 Brothers in Crime
53. 08 Feb 88 Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century - Part 1
54. 09 Feb 88 Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century - Part 2
55. 10 Feb 88 New Texas Blues
56. 11 Feb 88 Jeremiah and the Prairie People
57. 12 Feb 88 The Ballad of Sara Jane
58. 15 Feb 88 Brother's Keeper
59. 16 Feb 88 BraveStarr and the Empress
60. 17 Feb 88 Night of the Bronco-Tank
61. 18 Feb 88 Nomad is an Island
62. 19 Feb 88 The Blockade
63. 22 Feb 88 No Drums, No Trumpets
64. 23 Feb 88 Shake Hands with Long Arm John
65. 24 Feb 88 Strength of the Bear (aka The Power Within)

Reruns[]

Availability[]

BraveStarr made its way to VHS in compilations such as Filmation All-Star Theatre and Sampler Collection. Individual episodes of the series found their way to shelves as late as 1989.

BCI Eclipse Entertainment (under its Ink & Paint classic animation entertainment label) (under license from Entertainment Rights) released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time in 2007/2008. Each episode on BCI Ink & Paint's DVD releases of BraveStarr was uncut, digitally remastered and fully restored for optimum audio and video quality and presented in its original broadcast presentation and story continuity order. The series was released in 2 volume sets, with the first volume featuring several bonus features.[3][4] As of 2009, these releases have been discontinued and are out of print as BCI Eclipse ceased operations.[5]

On December 10, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment announced that it had acquired the rights from Classic Media to re-release the series on DVD in North America.[6] They subsequently released a complete series set as well as two single volume releases on May 10, 2011.[7]

As of April 2017, there were still a number of episodes available as free VOD on the verified YouTube account Bravestarr Official.

Reception[]

On the Internet Movie Database, the television series has an average user rating of 7.1 out of 10, based upon 2,478 ratings.[8]

In a 2010 review, Mark Oakley of Den of Geek gave a glowing review of the television series, praising the script, world building, gadgetry and action. However, Oakley also said he found the character of Deputy Fuzz to be 'uber-annoying'.[9]

See also[]

External Links[]

  • Article on Wikipedia for the television series
  • IMDB - Internet Movie Database entry for the television series
  • Best of BraveStarr - a Den of Geek article listing the author's favourite 15 episodes

References[]

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