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009: "The Balloon People"

The World's Greatest Super Friends Podcast

Release Date: 06/20/2020

The Filmation Files: Aquaman - The Filmation Files: Aquaman - "The Crimson Monster from the Pink Pool"

The World's Greatest Super Friends Podcast

It's another stop the monster episode as Aquaman, Aqualad, Tusky and pretty much the entire local sea life try to stop an acid-throwing monster from a nearby pink pool from destroying everything in its path.

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013: 013: "The Mysterious Moles"

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"The Mysterious Moles"

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The Filmation Files: Aquaman - The Filmation Files: Aquaman - "The Sea Raiders"

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Aquaman

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012: 012: "The Menace of the White Dwarf"

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The Raven has escaped from prison and swears revenge on Superman who put him there.  He obtains a collapsed white dwarf and uses it to collect items from around the country, getting the attention of the Super Friends.

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The Filmation Files: Superman- The Filmation Files: Superman- "The Iron Eater"

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Superman

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011: 011: "The Ultra-Beam"

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"The Ultra-Beam"

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The Filmation Files: Aquaman- The Filmation Files: Aquaman- "The War of the Quatix and the Bimphar"

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Aquaman

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010: 010: "The Fantastic Frerps"

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King Plasto has plans to create a kingdom made of plastic, but to do it, he needs to steal government shipments of a special form of plastic which brings in the Super Friends to investigate.

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The Filmation Files: Teen Titans - The Filmation Files: Teen Titans - "The Monster Machine"

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John and Dan celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Teen Titans and the 40th anniversary of The New Teen Titans by taking a look at one of the three shorts Filmation produced by Filmation for the Aquaman TV show.  They discuss how the characters match with their comic book counterparts, the groovy dialogue, and why Robin is not part of the animated team.

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009: 009: "The Balloon People"

The World's Greatest Super Friends Podcast

John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension are again at odds over the merits of this episode.  They discuss the potential for the Balloonians to become a cartoon series of its own, the fashion choices of Robin, and how a dopey lackey can ruined a potentially great villain.

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"The Balloon People"

Aired: November 3, 1973

An alien family comes to Earth in the hopes of finding a home and starting over after watching their own world fall apart from pollution.  But a ruthless scientist will stop at nothing to capture them and learn their secrets.  The Super Friends take on the role of the guardians of the aliens, but they are more than able to take care of themselves.

John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension are again at odds over the merits of this episode.  They discuss the potential for the Balloonians to become a cartoon series of its own, the fashion choices of Robin, and how a dopey lackey can ruined a potentially great villain.

John references The Ultimate Super Friends Companion by Will Rodgers.  Check it out for yourself by purchasing a copy via Amazon.

 

Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

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