I love me some animation and, even at my wise age, I often prefer to get my “news” from the two-dimensional denizens of the Galactic Ghetto Glow-box. Still, I am not one to claw toward the heavens, screaming like some doomsayer in his last moments, “Dost thou remember this olde show? Was it not ‘rad’!?”
Conversely, I want to explore ‘toons I never watched, but probably should have. Whilst perusing intros, I have cataloged those with which I am not familiar, and the first of these potential epics is BRAVESTARR!
I like both cowboys and space, so I can’t believe I didn’t catch this show in my Jammy Days (the old testament version, that is, because I still wear jammies). I’m particularly intrigued by the horse that transforms into a muscled sidekick! I’ll try to dig up an episode.
So, was I “missing out”?
8 thoughts on “Car-tune Week: Bravestarr”
Fuck yes you missed out. I LOVED ME SOME BRAVESTARR. I had a couple of action figures from the show and I cherished those damn things as though they were the holy grail. I mean come on, his sidekick/steed was named Thirty/Thirty, as in the rifle. How bad ass is that? That and I remember Marshall Bravestarr having all of these rad native american powers that he got from his ancestor spirits.Man, why can’t cartoons still be this rad…
I’ll probably watch an episode today before I remove my jammy jams!
its was like thundercats….but WITH COWBOYS AND A GUNSLINGING HORSE!
Jesus, what were you, ONE YEAR OLD when it came out?
I’m against things that portray native americans as non-alcoholics.
I see no evidence to the contrary in Bravestarr.
There were a couple of Cowboys in Space shows that were on TV in the late 80s. Bravestarr was the fully American one. There was also the very awesome American written/Japanese animated Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMpsAmWbSJgAnd the Imported from Japan Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (original Japanese title – Seijushi Bismarck):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiSnbrx9xAWhile I was able to watch all three, Galaxy Ranger was the best of them.
Wow, I can’t believe I never heard of The Galaxy Rangers before. I just watched the Power Badge episode in its entirety and I was floored. I’d have been hooked if I knew about this as a lad.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZWdv__leH0&mode=related&search=